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Mind Your Wellbeing - A new mental health and wellbeing programme launched

Mind Your Wellbeing - A new mental health and wellbeing programme launched

HSE Health & Wellbeing has launched a new, free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing. This evidenced based programme, focusing on the promotion of mental wellbeing, has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of online videos for everyone at this time.

What does the programme consist of?

Consisting of 5 video sessions (20 min) which can be accessed by visiting www.yourmentalhealth.ie and following the links.  The content focuses on:

  1. 1. Practicing Self-Care

Explores the importance of individual ‘s ‘self-care’ and encourages  participants to build their own ‘self-care toolkit’ which includes healthy habits for their mental health and wellbeing.

  1. 2. Understanding Our Thoughts

Invites participants to reflect on their own thinking and consider how thinking patterns can impact   wellbeing.

  1. 3. Exploring Emotions

Encourages participants to notice their emotions and increase their positive emotions to improve their wellbeing.

  1. 4. Building Positive Relationships

Discusses ways in which participants can nurture, value and foster positive relationships which are so important for mental wellbeing.

  1. 5. Improving Our Resilience

Invites participants to improve their resilience, learn about the building blocks of resilience including the importance of focussing on strengths.

This provides a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and practice key elements of mental wellbeing such as mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience.  

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Anam Cara Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support Group have asked us to share the following information

Anam Cara Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support Group have asked us to share the following:

On Saturday 7th November, Anam Cara will be remembering all families who have experienced the death of a precious son or daughter. Since 2009 we have hosted a annual remembrance event that brought families together, from all over Ireland. This event is always on the first Saturday in November, a difficult time of the year, with the dark cold evenings and the 'festive' season around the corner!

This year due to the global pandemic and current restrictions, we cannot bring our families together ‘face to face’ however, that will not stop us from giving them an opportunity to remember their child in a special way.

Anam Cara are going to bring bereaved families together and connect them virtually.

The details are:

Anam Cara 'Remembers' at Midday on Saturday 7th November 2020.

Anam Cara have set up a special page https://anamcara.ie/remembrance-day-2020/ (click on this link) to bring parents to our website where they can;

  • Leave a message in memory of their son or daughter in the Anam Cara Remembrance book
  • Request for us to send them our special commissioned Anam Cara ‘Remembrance Card’ ,which will be personalised with their child’s name and can be framed.
  • We will also send families wild flower seed pack, a reminder there are brighter days ahead
  • On Saturday 7th November to light a candle and listen to the inspiring song 'Rise Up' which we have chosen to unite all bereaved families at Midday.

We are also asking local and national radio stations to play this song after the midday news on that Saturday in memory of all bereaved families who have suffered the loss of a loved one this year.

Finally, Anam Cara recognises what a challenging year it has been for everyone and in particular parents whose son or daughter has died. A simple idea like this could just be enough for these bereaved mothers and fathers to help them feel they are part of a bigger community of bereaved families. We also need them to be aware there is support and solidarity available to them, that they are not alone in these very tough times

Please click on the link below for more information:

Performing Arts Opportunity

Performing Arts Opportunity. Kerry Education & Training Board in Partnership with Kenmare Family Resource Centre and Dance Artist Eilise Sullivan are providing a series of Free Creative Movement workshops starting in November 2020. Training and Rehearsals will take place after school with a time and venue to be confirmed. You can message Eilise on the number provided on the poster to register your interest and receive updates on the program schedule. At the end of the year participants will get to take part in a professional film shoot highlighting their creative work so far. The program is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th year students. Places are limited so pre registration is required.

Community Education Autumn 2020

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Transition Kerry - Biodiversity & Climate - Community Leadership Programme

Kenmare Family Resource Centre Newsletter - Summer 2020

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Support Options 2020 - COVID-19

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Covid Tracker

COVID Tracker is a free and easy-to-use mobile phone app that can:

Alert you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
Advise you on what to do to protect yourself and others
Alert other app users that you were in close contact with, if you test positive for coronavirus

Just click on the link below for further information.

Covid Tracker

Transition from Preschool to Primary School - online session for parents

Please see the below information from the NPC - National Parents Council which maybe be of intrest to parents who have children transitioning from preschool to primary school.

Due to Covid-19 we are unable to continue with the delivery of the parent programme supporting transitions from pre-school to primary school around the country as we had planned.  However, we still feel that it is important that we support parents to prepare themselves and their children for this transition so we have developed a short video with some of the key information from the programme which is available here. 

There is no need to register just hit the play button below and if you have any questions please contact one of our helpline officers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be happy to assist you.

This session can also be accessed and shared via Facebook and Twitter

Transition from Preschool to Primary School

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