Free counselling sessions (maximum of 6 per person) are now offered to those over 18, living in Ireland and identify as one of the following;
✓ Having arrived in Ireland from Ukraine in the wake of the ongoing conflict;
✓ Having family members or loved ones currently based in Ukraine;
✓ Having suffered a bereavement as a result of the conflict;
✓ Suffering from mental health issues as a result of events in Ukraine.
To avail of the free sessions, please register with MyMind. You will be required to submit some personal details and answer a few questions related to your mental health, to help us assess how best we can support you. Once you have completed the registration process, please select ‘Free Counselling Project’ to move forward.
For those under 18 the full rate fee (currently €50) applies to children and adolescents sessions at MyMind. Sessions for children and adolescents are exclusively face to face.
Open Up Laois
Open up Laois Offaly is an online focal point for young people, professionals and parents to easily access information on local supports and services. The aim of this website is to provide a space for children, youth and families to connect and engage with local services and supports.
Please follow the link:
Follow the Resources Link for information for people who are “New to Ireland”. This website can be viewed in Ukrainian or Russian.
Here is a list of summer camps that are available to children in Laois for the summer
Laois Sports Partnership have created a Sporting Wellbeing Leaflet in Ukrainian. Click here to view
Laois PPN have created an interactive map of sports clubs and youth clubs welcoming Ukrainian Nationals, which can be viewed Click Here
It is the aim of Laois County Fire & Rescue Service to provide an efficient and effective response to fires and other emergencies; and to reduce the incidence of fire by the provision of an efficient and effective fire safety education, advice and legal enforcement service.
The new survey includes questions about demographics, movements from Ukraine and within the EU, as well as future intentions, reasons to leave Ukraine and reasons to choose a host country, returns and back and forth movements, the life in the host country and respondents’ most urgent needs.
The results of the survey provide key information to policymakers and help to better tailor services for displaced persons from Ukraine.
Please find attached promotional material in this email (poster/flyer, image), as well as the link to the survey: https://tellusyourstorysurvey.eu/
The HSE (Health Service Executive) is Ireland’s public healthcare service. You will be able to get the same healthcare services as people who live in Ireland
HSE Link – English – Healthcare services for Ukrainian nationals in Ireland
HSE Link – Ukrainian – Медичні послуги для українців, які прибувають до Ірландії
HSE Link – Russian – Медицинские услуги для украинцев, прибывающих в Ирландию
If you do not speak English, tell the medical staff and ask if they can arrange an interpreter for you. In some cases, the hospital or health clinic can provide an interpreter.
Updated resource: HSE About the Irish Health System
A guide for refugees and other migrants
To Apply for a medical card:
1. Complete the application form – make sure all your information is correct.
2. Post the completed form to the National Medical Card Unit, PO Box 11745, Dublin 11, D11 XKF3 or email completed application to PCRS.Applications@hse.ie
HSE National Immunisation Office
The HSE National Immunisation Office has developed a dedicated webpage to support vaccination of people coming from Ukraine is available at https://bit.ly/NIOUkraine. Resources include posters and translated information on immunisation programmes in Ireland.
Dr Oksana Kozdoba a Paediatrician originally from Ukraine supported the office to create a video explaining the vaccination programme in Ireland. The video is available on the HSE YouTube channel. The link is https://youtu.be/lJuvjuam3Q8. The video has been also been made into a series of shorter videos covering a different topic in each video. They can be viewed at the following link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCn16nioK9l1cPV4RCz7AEltql2ANSXYJ.
Confidential & free Sexual Assault Response Services in Ireland
ALONE work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties. We provide an integrated system of Support Coordination, Practical Supports, Befriending, a variety of Phone Services, Social Prescribing, Housing with Support, and assistive technology.
Over 60’s Support coordination, practical supports, befriending, assistive technology, social prescribing.
Can you help register as a volunteer with the Laois Volunteer Centre.