Healthy Ireland




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.


HSE Suicide Prevention Training Schedule: April – June 2022

Following the Covid-19 restrictions of the past two years, the HSE are now commencing to resume delivery of face to face programmes on a gradual basis.   See attached an outline of the training schedule for the next few months which is also outlined on their booking website (see below)  – as additional programmes are scheduled they will be added there.

Click Here – Booking Link

Click Here – HSE Training April – June 2022 Schedule

Click – Info re Suicide Prevention Training Programmes March 2022



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

**Tips when visiting your GP

**Tips for the traveller community

**Staying safe in your own home

**Managing sleep difficulties














For tips on Positive Posture while working from home – see

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 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




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