#InThisTogether

#InThisTogether

Information

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new and challenging event. Everyone's lives and daily routines are affected by the measures that have been introduced to disrupt the spread of the virus, and keep us all safe.

It's normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/ and find some national and Meath initiatives below.

Covid Playlist

Meath County Council COVID-19 Video Series

The aim of our video series is to share with you how we are working through the current Covid-19 crisis to deliver public services across county Meath. 

We hope that this series will give you a clearer understanding of how are departments are working through the crisis and working with emergency legislation.

See the full playlist on our YouTube Channel at https://bit.ly/MCC-COVID19-Playlist

#StaySafe #StayHome #InThisTogether  

Photo project

Your COVID-19 Life!

Meath County Library, the Climate Action Office and Tourism Section are collaborating on an exciting project and we need your help. 

We are asking you to document your Covid-19 life through photos, pictures and the written word. This can be how you now go about your daily business, your hobbies, what you are eating, how you are keeping fit. We are also interested in how you are connecting with nature and biodiversity, or if you are seeing your 2 and 5km in a new light, maybe getting to know the history of your area better? It can be anything as this is your experience, your story, your record of these times.

The closing date for submitting records is May 25th. Full details can be found at https://bit.ly/3dwSneC 

#StaySafe #InThisTogether #StayHome

Phone

Let’s Keep Meath Talking

What can you do?

Keep Meath Talking by reaching out to a neighbour. Smile, chat at a safe distance, make a friendly phone call or let them know your contact details. Family members, neighbours and friends can all play their part by recognising that even though we have to stay apart, we can still take the time to talk to each other and this can really reduce loneliness. Find out more about how we can combat loneliness at https://bit.ly/KeepMeathTalking  #InThisTogether

Playlist Sports

Keep Fit during COVID-19!

Meath Local Sports Partnership understands the challenges which social distancing presents to both our mental and physical health. Keeping active not only has physical benefits but plays a huge role in maintaining good positive mental health.

Meath LSP has compiled a range of activities that can be done in your home or outside (within 5km distance), like this Home Circuit Sessions Playlist from Ciara McCormack.

Find out more at https://bit.ly/MLSPBeingActiveDuringCOVID-19 

Covid Info Page

Meath County Council COVID-19 Information Webpage

Visit https://www.meath.ie/council/covid-19-information for information on everything COVID-19-related, such as Meath County Council services updates, support for vulnerable people, support for businesses, free legal advice, safety messages, volunteering, and much more. 

Wellbeing packs

Wellbeing Packs for older people and members of vulnerable groups

In mid May Meath County Council in partnership with a number of local community groups and businesses began the distribution of over 1,200 Wellbeing Packs to older people and members of vulnerable groups who have been asked to cocoon in County Meath. 

Read the full story here https://bit.ly/3dZVtIv

Well done to all involved.  

Holdfirm

#HoldFirm

It is really hard to stay away from the people we love – but it’s the best way to take care of each other right now. By staying home, you are supporting the people on the frontline and the people most at risk in communities all across the country. #HoldFirm 🌈

The HSE Campaign video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndJrYIm5zHs

Deirdre Kinahan

Award winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan charms us with a monologue from Dolly Snow  from The Unmanageable Sisters

This  play, a new version of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belle Soeurs by Deirdre Kinahan,  completed two sell out runs at The Abbey Theatre in 2018 and 2019 playing to 26,000 people! 

Sit back and enjoy this poignant yet gently funny insight into the world of Dolly Snow. https://bit.ly/2ZatxgD

#MeathArtsOffice #SupportingTheArts #InThisTogether #StaySafe

Mental Health

Mental Health Supports

It's normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing. Visit https://www.meath.ie/council/covid-19-information/covid-19-mental-health for more information.

Street Feast

Street Feast - Connect with Neighbours at 3pm on Saturdays

 

We're excited to introduce Tea-At-3; a national weekly activity that invites you to (appropriately!) check-in with your neighbours at 3pm every Saturday.

 

Tea-At-3 is a physically distant activity that takes place from your doorstep, in separate gardens, over the phone or across a video call.

 

Let’s encourage neighbours across the country to join with us as we stick on the kettle, pour a cuppa, reach out to our neighbours and support our communities!

 

For more info and access to our fun and FREE Tea-at-3 resources and activities, visit http://streetfeast.ie/tea-at-3/

Cycle against Suicide

Cycle Against Suicide

In this time of great anxiety we need to remain aware of the impact it is having on people's mental health.  We know that there are many people who are struggling through this period and many feeling they have no where to turn.  Suicide prevention needs our immediate attention.

Cycle Against Suicide have designed a unique event to create a deeper sense of empathy, promote an active lifestyle and highlight to people that they are not alone, there are options available. We are urging people to take to their bikes and join our MKMChallenge. Full details are available at: http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/bike4life-the-mkm-challenge/