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Laois County Council – in association with Healthy Ireland – Small Grants Scheme for projects with a Mental Health Theme.
“The Community Mental Health Fund, supported by the Department of Health”
Laois County Council has recently secured €30,000 from The Department of Health’s Mental Health Unit under the Healthy Ireland Fund 2019 – 2021 to deliver a small grants scheme for local community, voluntary and sporting organisations to support them in the delivery of initiatives which will address the “mental health” priority theme contained within Healthy Irelands, a framework for improved health and wellbeing 2013 – 2025. For More information click here
Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), understanding local needs and issues work to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of all people living in County Laois. Since 2017, Laois LCDC has successfully applied for and received grant funding through the Healthy Ireland Fund. The Healthy Ireland fund was created by the Department of Health to establish and support the implementation of Healthy Ireland programmes and projects which would improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation. Laois LCDC through a serious of partnerships and cross-sectoral cooperation administer programmes targeted at different groups throughout the county. The emphasis on these programmes is the need to empower communities and people to look after their own health and wellbeing by improving health and promoting healthy lifestyles. Actions undertaken through Healthy Ireland are in line with the values of A Framework for Health and Well-being 2013-2025. Underpinning these values and ideas of improving health and wellbeing, is the Healthy-Laois-Plan-2018-2020.
Healthy Ireland has funded initiatives that have been far reaching and have left an impact on all those involved, whether participation involved training, learning, up-skilling or availability of equipment. Programmes have been designed to help address and respond to local community health and well-being needs throughout the county and are targeted at all age and socio economic groups. Laois County Council’s Community Section provides financial oversight and management in the delivery of the Healthy Ireland fund on behalf of Laois LCDC.
Public Health Information:
For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please see:
Department of Health – https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
Health Service Executive HSE – https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Health Protection Surveillance Centre HPSC – https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/
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Wellbeing ‘In this Together’
This is a joint Department of Health & HSE campaign that gives mental health and well being advice through Healthy Ireland
Videos covering the topics below are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnppf81g7anACu4znMeHsA/videos?view_as=subscriber
**Tips when visiting your GP
**Tips for the traveller community
**Staying safe in your own home
**Managing sleep difficulties
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For tips on Positive Posture while working from home – see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46HEPdzOFWg
Some of us are finding the current situation very hard and may be worried about smoking at this time. The video below shares some helpful tips for quitting smoking and where to access support. Visit www.gov.ie for further supports
Everyone in Ireland has helped to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and worked together in difficult circumstances to save many lives. Now that our services and communities are re-opening, we all want to stay safe and keep protecting each other from coronavirus. We do this by cleaning our hands, social distancing and covering sneezes and coughs.
We can also do this by wearing a face covering. Face coverings help prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from spreading it to others. They should be worn anywhere it’s difficult to stay 2m apart, like shops or public transport, or when visiting anyone who is more at risk. This includes people aged over 70, or people who are medically vulnerable.
Wear a face covering to show your support for others, and to help in our fight against coronavirus.
For further information on wearing face coverings, see https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/face-masks-disposable-gloves.html