Public Health Measures
Ireland is now at Level 5. You can see all of the measures that are in place at Level 5 here.
Minding Your Wellbeing
HSE Health & Wellbeing are launching a new free on-line resource on the 3rd November ‘Minding Your Wellbeing’. Book your place here to join this webinar and learn more about this new resource.
This online training programme encourages everyone to take a positive approach to their mental health and wellbeing. You will learn about practicing self-care, understanding our thoughts, exploring emotions, building positive relationships and improving resilience. Also referenced in the ‘Keep Well’ campaign information below and attached.
Healthy Ireland Resilience and Wellbeing ‘Keep Well’ Campaign
We are pleased to share the next phase of the Healthy Ireland Resilience and Wellbeing campaign. Attached is a press release and an overview of the campaign.
The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19 – Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 highlights the important role that individual and community resilience will play in contributing to our ongoing response to COVID-19. The launch today is a call to action to everyone across our society. It is an invitation to individuals, communities, voluntary groups, sporting organisations, those involved in creativity and the arts, local heritage and history, businesses, as well as local and national government to find ways to support everyone to discover new activities and routines that will do us good.
The “Keep Well” campaign will signpost to people of all ages about minding their own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to their daily and weekly routines. The Healthy Ireland “Keep Well” campaign will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things to help all to keep well through the coming months. This Resilience and Wellbeing information is being added on www.gov.ie/healthyireland and under the following sections: Staying Active, Keeping Connected, Switching Off, Eating Well, and Minding Your Mood. Funding from Sláintecare to support a number of initiatives through the Healthy Ireland Fund will be rolled out over the coming months.
The national campaign, which will unfold over the coming weeks across different advertising channels, and will be supported at a local level. We have a suite of creative assets and happy to share with you if you have use for them. Follow on support on social is always welcome. #keepwell
New COVID-19 Campaign
We previously shared our Bubbles campaign with you. We have also developed an Irish language version of the ad. The idea of the Bubble is to create a visual reminder for the protection we share when we follow public health actions, and how easily it can be lost. The bubble idea makes the invisible, visible.
Flu Vaccine Animations
The following animations about the flu vaccine have been developed for people in the Traveller and Roma communities with support from the Wexford Roma Health Advocacy Project, the Intercultural Health Hub in Waterford and the HSE Traveller Health Office in the South East.
Due to COVID-19, the Irish Heart Foundation had to cancel its free CPR training programme in communities nationwide, but CPR is still a very important skill. Around 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home, in front of a loved one and performing CPR can double, if not triple, the person’s chance of survival. The good news is that performing CPR is relatively simple and the Irish Heart Foundation has developed a new campaign ‘The Hard and Fast Rule’ to help everyone learn the two key steps in CPR. Take one minute to view this important video that’s available on their website.
Public Health Information
As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ and https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/. Clinical and professional guidance relating to COVID-19 is available on www.hpsc.ie where you’ll find up to date guidance for healthcare settings and non-clinical settings.
You can view the latest information on how Ireland is responding to cases of COVID-19 here.