CYPSC are pleased to be a partner in Government's "Keep Well" Campaign to promote national resilience over the Winter months.
Children and Young People’s Services Committees welcome the launch by An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, and the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, of the “Keep Well” Campaign that aims to help everyone in Ireland to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months.
As part of the overall “Keep Well” Campaign CYPSC will receive funding so that local services dedicated to children, young people and families, in communities throughout Ireland, can enhance or augment their programming and support positive mental health and wellbeing.
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 Ireland’s ongoing response to COVID-19.
The “Keep Well” Campaign calls us all to action. The campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines.
Sláintecare funding has been allocated to support a number of initiatives through the Healthy Ireland Fund including those to be co-ordinated by CYPSC that will be rolled out over the coming months.
The campaign builds on the “In This Together” campaign which happened earlier in 2020. The “Keep Well” campaign is focussed on five main themes:
- Keeping active - keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing.
- Staying connected - staying connected with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important to our wellbeing.
- Switching off and being creative - switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
- Eating well - by nourishing our bodies and minds, we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
- Minding your mood – equipping people with information on where to go if they need support. This will also be linked with the local community helpline to ensure that people can access the support they need.
Further information on local activation will be available from each CYPSC in the coming weeks.
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