Local resources

 

Local Resources

 

Some of the local 'Keep Well' initiatives underway in Cavan include:

  • Cavan County Library Service is providing a book delivery service to vulnerable members of our community who are cocooning, through the Community Call helpline, 1800 300 404.
  • Cavan Sports Partnership is engaging with people with disabilities to support the individual and their carers to maintain activity at home. Read more
  • Cavan Sports Partnership is encouraging outdoor play by providing skipping ropes, outdoor chalk, and bubbles for families in need.
  • Cavan County Museum is creating a collection of stories and images documenting the experiences of Cavan people through the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Cavan County Library Service is supporting access to its free online services including e-books, online newspapers and training courses. Read more
  • Cavan County Council Arts Office is developing online workshops to support adults and children to explore creativity in isolation. Read more
  • Cavan County Library Service is engaging with parents and young adults via social media to support home schooling/study. Read more
  • Cavan Sports Partnership and Cavan County Council’s Healthy Ireland Coordinator are promoting online exercise opportunities and sharing health promotion information. Read more
  • Cavan County Council Heritage Office is engaging with the public to consider their surrounding heritage and upload photographs/drawings to Heritage Office Facebook.
  • Cavan County Council Arts Office in association with the Rural Hub are providing online continuing professional development for artists. 

The 'Keep Well initiative' will provide guidelines, information, and tips on how we can make a plan to do things that are good for us everyday. The campaign website on gov.ie/healthyireland contains lots of information about local resources and initiatives that will be available through the Local Authorities.     

For more information on any of these initiatives, please contact info@cavancoco.ie or call 049-4378300

 

 

 

This page signposts useful advice to help people of every age group to cope with the ongoing restrictions, whether they are looking after children, dealing with self-isolation, preparing for the Leaving Cert, or coping with cabin fever.

There is a wide range of activities that you can pursue in your home or your locality, by yourself or with family members or with friends online. There are ideas and activities for people of all ages.

A full range of supports is available online at gov.ie/together including 

 

Just some of the local wellbeing initiatives underway in Cavan include:

  • Cavan County Library Service is providing a book delivery service to vulnerable members of our community who are cocooning, through the Community Call helpline, 1800 300 404.
  • Cavan Sports Partnership is engaging with people with disabilities to support the individual and their carers to maintain activity at home. Read more
  • Cavan Sports Partnership is encouraging outdoor play by providing skipping ropes, outdoor chalk, and bubbles for families in need.
  • Cavan County Museum is creating a collection of stories and images documenting the experiences of Cavan people through the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Cavan County Library Service is supporting access to its free online services including e-books, online newspapers and training courses. Read more
  • Cavan County Council Arts Office is developing online workshops to support adults and children to explore creativity in isolation. Read more
  • Cavan County Library Service is engaging with parents and young adults via social media to support home schooling/study. Read more
  • Cavan Sports Partnership and Cavan County Council’s Healthy Ireland Coordinator are promoting online exercise opportunities and sharing health promotion information. Read more
  • Cavan County Council Heritage Office is engaging with the public to consider their surrounding heritage and upload photographs/drawings to Heritage Office Facebook.
  • Cavan County Council Arts Office in association with the Rural Hub are providing online continuing professional development for artists. 

The initiative brings together National Government, local government, Government agencies, community and voluntary sectors, and the Community Call Forums around the country.

Wellbeing initiatives right across Government are being collated, and that information can be easily found on Gov.ie.

 

For more information on any of these initiatives, please contact info@cavancoco.ie or call 049-4378300

 

 

Keep Well Podcasts

As part of the 'Keep Well' campaign, Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council have partnered with Northern Sound FM to run a series of podcasts throughout December focusing on minding your mental and physical health.

Thursday, 17th December

As part of the Keep Well campaign we’re talking about connecting.

Emmett, Oran and Adam from St Macartan’s College in Monaghan town have been writing letters to and playing music for people living in nursing homes.

They joined Eddie Butler on The Wider View to talk more about it. Eddie began by asking Adam if this had been a difficult year for them: Listen now.

 

Tuesday, 15th December

As part of our our Keep Well campaign, brought to you by Healthy Cavan and Healthy Monaghan, we are looking at how different generations of people keep well, not just during lockdown – but at all times.

On Tuesday We heard how younger people and older people have been engaging with each other to learn more about themselves and other generations.

Bob Gilbert is the Chair of the Cavan Older People’s Council – which is linked to Age Friendly Ireland. Listen now.

 

Thursday, 10th December

As part of the Keep Well Campaign run by Healthy Cavan and Healthy Monaghan, this week we’re talking about Befriending services.

On Tuesday, Liza Hackett joined us on The Wider View to talk about the Befriending Monaghan service and the idea behind it.

As part of the Keep Well series in partnership with Healthy Cavan and Healthy Monaghan we also heard from a lady who has used the service and who has now decided to volunteer with it too: Listen now.

 

Tuesday, 8th December

As part of the Keep Well Campaign run by Healthy Cavan and Healthy Monaghan, we’re talking about Befriending services.

On Tuesday 8th December, Liza Hackett joined us on The Wider View to talk about the Befriending Monaghan service and the idea behind it.

As part of the Keep Well series in partnership with Healthy Cavan and Healthy Monaghan we also heard from a lady who has used the service and who has now decided to volunteer with it too. Listen now.

 

Thursday, 4th December

Throughout December we’ll be talking about keeping well and looking after yourself, in association with Healthy Cavan and Healthy Monaghan.

On The Wider View on Thursday we heard from Dermot Foley who’s a former service user of the mental health supports in County Monaghan.

As part of the Keep Well Campaign, he spoke to Aaron McElroy about this week’s theme of “Staying Connected through services and supports”: Listen now.

 

Tuesday, 2nd December

The Healthy Monaghan and Healthy Cavan “Keep Well Campaign” aims to cover a variety of topics that might help somebody to keep well both physically and mentally during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Miffy Hoad is the Development Officer with Mental health Ireland and sit on Healthy Monaghan Committee, and joined Aaron on The Wider View to outline the first strand of the campaign – Staying Connected through Services and Supports. Listen now.