#KEEPWELL Campaign - mind your physical and mental health

#KEEPWELL Campaign - mind your physical and mental health


The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a 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. 

The “Keep Well” campaign was launched on 29 October 2020, and aims to support people and communities to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months. 

The five key messages in the #KeepWell campaign are:

  • Keeping active 
  • Staying connected 
  • Switching off and getting creative
  • Eating well
  • Minding your mood

See below or visit https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/healthy-ireland/  

Art & Mindfullness - Mind your mood

Art & Mindfullness

As part of the Meath County Council’s Keep Well Campaign, Meath Arts Office is delighted to present In the Midst of Masters; a mindful exploration of art. In the Midst of Masters features a mix of audio, text and video presentation and will be available online in a three part series throughout the month of May.

Watch episodes of In the Midst of Masters.

Active at School Week KEEPING ACTIVE

Active School Week 2021

#ASW21 encourages schools and homes to work together to help more children and young people gain more active minutes every day

National #ASW21 takes place 26-30 April, but if those dates don’t suit your school, you are free to choose a different week, later in the term.

More information about ASW21 here

Grow it Forward - Eating Well

Grow It Forward

As part of the Government’s #KeepWell programme, Meath Libraries will have 800 seed kits to help the nation eat well by inspiring and supporting people to grow some of their own food at home while connecting with friends and family to join them.

Register to get your free seeds.

HSE Guideines 2021

HSE Public Health Guidelines 2021

The HSE has issued public health guidelines which can be read here 

 Walking App

Get Ireland Walking App

Get Ireland Walking has launched their new walking app. Let’s get together and walk into 2021, join the Keep Well Walking Challenge by downloading the Get Ireland Walking App today getirelandwalking.ie/app

Switching Off - Hilarious Histories

Hilarious History and Funny Folklore

Find out about Irish myth and folktales.

Hear the story of Lugh, the death of Balor, and the Dagda’s Harp. Were there women knights? 
Zanabelle gives a "fairy facts" quiz, shows you how to build a fairy fort, and has stories about fairy life in Ireland.
Arrrrrrrr you for pirate history? Set sail for fun and imagination as Captain Yarrr tells you about Blackbeard, walking the plank, and women pirates who ruled the seas.

Getting Creative Origami - Solstice Arts

Love & Kindness - Make an Origami Heart

Ongoing, no booking required

Make a heart and share a little Love & Kindness with everyone this Christmas. Create an origami love heart, hang it on your tree at home, or on the Solstice Christmas tree, to celebrate your love for those we cannot visit this year. You can download a PDF for instructions or pop into Solstice where we have some materials waiting for you. https://solsticeartscentre.ie/event/love-and-kindness-make-an-origami-heart

Minding your Mood - How to cope

How to cope better during uncertain times.

Top 10 tips to build resilience and thrive

This is part of a series of talks as part of Work Matters at the Library and presented by Ann Greene 'How to cope better during uncertain times' includes 10 tips to build resilience and thrive in uncertain times, including dealing with the effects of unemployment or threats to business, coping with stress and facing challenges.’

Eating Well

Try out some Delicious Recipes and prevent Food Waste Too!

Catherine Fulvio from Ballyknocken House and Cookery School has partnered with Meath County Council to produce our video series including:

  • some fresh ideas for meal planning,
  • food and money saving tips and tips on how to get the most from t the food you buy, and
  • some delicious recipes.

See details at http://bit.ly/MCCStopFoodWaste 

Sleep Well during Covid-19

Sleep Well during Covid-19

Having trouble sleeping? The Covid 19 pandemic has created a host of new problems for those suffering from insomnia and for those who never previously had a problem with sleep. This is a normal response to these unprecedented times. Join Breege Leddy on Monday 7th December at 7.15pm on Meath Library Youtube channel for simple tips to help get your sleep back on track. 

Keeping Active

Keep Fit during COVID-19!

Improve your cardio and strength from the comfort of your own home.

Follow our Meath Local Sports Partnership team anytime on Youtube for fun activities and workouts

Listen to the latest 3k or 5k jogging podcasts and join lunchtime workouts at http://www.meathsports.ie/events/ or join our Mature Movers Programme

Keep up to date with all our activities - follow Meath Local Sports Partnership on Youtube, Twitter, or Facebook.


Stress Management & Wellbeing

Stress Management & Wellbeing

Join Linda Breathnach & Melissa Moore in their talk on how to be positive in a pandemic 

Where: Meath Libraries YouTube


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

Getting Creative

STEM Kids Activities with Mark

Would you like to

  • attempt to make some candy or how about some plastic milk?
  • make your very own Harmonica and a Speaker for your smartphone?
  • have explosive fun using household items while learning all about chemical reactions?

Join Mark McLoughlin from our library and he'll show you how! http://bit.ly/STEMKidsActivities

Keeping Active 2

Keep Fit Programs for those with Disabilities and for Young People

Have fun while keeping fit! 

Girl reading book

Rewarding Reads

Reading is a great way to relax, boost wellbeing or to learn something new! You can access thousands of rewarding reads from your library online at http://bit.ly/MCCBorrowbox or download to your device by using the BorrowBox App.

Join the library online at https://lgma.iii.com/selfreg

Ceol Comfort

Ceol Comfort - Meath County Council Arts Office Ceol Comfort Series

In the mood for some music? Treat yourself to music for the soul! From some of our many talented Meath musicians. Visit our Arts Office Ceol Comfort music series at http://bit.ly/MCCCeolComfortFacebook and http://bit.ly/MCCCeolComfortYouTube

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

Listen to more readings from Deirdre at http://bit.ly/DeirdreKinahanReadings 

#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.

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. 

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  

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.  


Find out how we can mind our mental health and wellbeing at https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/ and find some national and Meath initiatives below.



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