Service Provision During COVID-19 Restrictions
Limerick CYPSC is working with partner to ensure everyone has an up-to-date list of what services can offer during the COVID-19 restrictions. In the current environment service delivery may change as the weeks go by. This listing will be updated on a weekly basis with a new edition uploaded every Monday.
*Note: these listings are not exhaustive and will be updated with additional services over the coming weeks.
A listing of Parenting and Family Support services that are available to parents and families during the COVID-19 restrictions. The list identifies what service is available, who the service is available to, and how the service can be accessed. It is updated fortnightly. Click here or on the heading to access.
A listing of Mental Health Support Services that are available to children, young people, adults and families during the COVID-19 restrictions. The list identifies what service is available, who the service is available to, and how the service can be accessed. It is updated fortnightly. Click here or on the heading to access.
This listing was developed in collaboration with Connecting for Life Mid West.
Limerick CYPSC launched its online Back To School campaign at the beginning of August in collaboration with the East Limerick Child and Family Support Network. The campaign is aimed at parents to help them support their children as they transition back to the classroom for the first time in almost six months. It is running throughout August and September.
COVID-19 has brought huge challenges and changes to all our lives. Children and young people have experienced unexpected transitions with school closure and extended time at home. In September our children can expect to return to a school which looks quite different from that experienced previously. This campaign aims to support parents across three tiers of engagement. For more information and resources developed by the campaign, click here.
Resources for Parents and Families
A large amount of resources have been made available through service to child, parents and families. The two below documents have been collated by organisations working in Limerick. While they don't include everything that is available online, they do distill the resources available into simple categories.
Supporting Parents and Families
A document of resources and local supports for parents and families. The Tusla Prevention Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) team and Limerick Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) have collaborated with our colleagues in The Genesis Programme in Co. Louth to producing this resource.
Click here or on the heading to download.
Child and Family Psychology Service - Family Resource Pack
The Child and Family Psychology Service in Lmierick have put tpgether this Family Resource Pack. It is divided into sections and themes covering family, young children and adolescents. Topics include art, story time, exercise, healthy eating, mindfulness, sleep and media.
Click here or on the heading to download.
Limerick CYPSC, in collaboration with ABC Start Right developed www.loveparenting.ie. The purpose of LoveParenting is to provide parents with information on elements of how positive parenting can support their child’s development at each stage and how they can access further support. A new element to the website, "Parenting during Covid-19", has been added in recent weeks. It has two sections: “Advice & Information” will offer tips and advice on how to positively support your children and yourself; “Key Messages” will offer some shorter positive messages about parenting during the current restrictions.
Other Useful Resources
Healthy Limerick envisions a Limerick where everyone is empowered to enjoy positive wellbeing which is supported at every level of society and achieved by working together. Click here to go to the Healthy Limerick webpage. Click here for a dedicated section on health and wellbeing during the pandemic.
A great way to connect with your family is by keeping active. We all have different options for exercise at the moment – some of you will have a back garden, and others may be in an apartment or have no room outside.On the ACTIVE LIMERICK HUB you will find lots of resources, ideas and information that will help you and your household stay active over the coming weeks, including:
- Home Workouts Children’s Activities &
- Family Fun
- Minding Your Mental Health
- Local Parks/ Walks/ Trails’(if you are lucky enough to live within 5km of these)