For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the hse webiste here.
Services and Supports available in County Roscommon during Covid-19 Pandemic
For up to date information regarding services and supports for children, young people and their families please click here
COVID-19 Roscommon Community Response Helpline
View details for Rescommon COVID-19 Community Response Helpline here.
Resources for Families and Children
Supporting Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead by The Genises Programme, The Changing Lives Initiative and The Area Based Childhood Programme.
Directory of Online Supports compiled by DCYA Parenting Unit [categorised by Resources for Children; Wellbeing; Learning; COVID-19; General Supports; parenting Supports; Notes]
Talking with Children about COVID-19
My Name is Coronavirus by Manuela Molina [for Younger Children]
Advice: Talking to Children about Illness by The British Psychological Society [categorised by age group of child]
Swab Test Social Story [preparing young children for swab testing]
The Psychological Society of Ireland has a range of resources available through the following link
Young People's Mental Health
Jigsaw is providing a range of information and supports for young people, their parents, and those working with young people through a new e-mental health platform – www.jigsawonline.ie. Here, you can find articles, videos, daily live group chats, webinars and can post questions about your mental health and have them answered by a Jigsaw clinician.
Freephone number: 1800 JIGSAW (1800-544-729). Opening hours: Monday to Friday 1pm- 5pm
National helplines for Traveller and Roma communities
Questions answered alongwith emotional and practical support:
Traveller Helpline: 083 1006300 (available 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week)
Roma Helpline: 0871264606