The toolkit aims to support children and young people’s wellbeing in Roscommon and can be used by those working with children in many different contexts in the county.
Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) and Boyle Family Resource Centre recently launched the Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit for children and young people. This valuable resource will be used by local family support services, family resource centres, social inclusion projects as well as by teachers, social workers and parents to promote the wellbeing of children and young people.
It contains advice on the importance of routine and a healthy lifestyle and tips to help children and young people understand their feelings and emotions. The wellbeing toolkit is suitable for all ages.
The development of Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit was funded through the Community Resilience Fund provided by the Department of Health to Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee to assist in responding to emerging needs arising from the Covid 19 pandemic and public health restrictions during that time.
The toolkit is the result of collaboration between a number of different services in Roscommon including: Boyle Family Resource Centre, Roscommon Youth Service, Foróige, Tusla, HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee.
Minister of State Frank Feighan, with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, launched the Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit saying
“this toolkit is an excellent example of working in consultation and collaboration with young people to bring this project to fruition”.
Minster Feighan praised the local people and agencies in Roscommon in developing a Wellbeing Toolkit to improve the overall health of children and young people.
Gerry Hone, the Regional Chief Officer of Tusla West-North West noted at the launch event that "there should be a national showcase of all the great work that has been undertaken through the Healthy Ireland funding including the Community Resilience Fund."
You can download the The Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit for Children and Young People here.
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