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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 our ongoing response to COVID-19. 

The Keep Well  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. 

There are five themes under the “Keep Well” campaign i.e. things we can do that will help look after our mental health and wellbeing this winter. Making a plan of things we can do ‘everyday’ will help make winter a bit easier. Local initiatives which you could incorporate into your daily plan are outlined under each theme below.

1. Keeping active keeping active and being outdoors even during the winter, looking after your physical health can help your mental health and wellbeing

2. Staying connected staying connected with people, looking after other people and addressing their isolation, can help your mental health and wellbeing

3. Switching off and being creative – switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and relaxation can help your mental health and wellbeing

4. Eating well - by nourishing your body and mind you can help your mental health and wellbeing

5. Managing your mood – learning how to manage our moods and reaching out for help if we need it, can help us mind our mental health and to keep ourselves well.

                                          

1. Keeping Active    

 

dlr Sports Partnership:

“Let’s Stay Active Together” Challenges

To help you stay active at home find challenges to suit all ages and abilities including “The Grandparents Challenge”, “The Scrambled Leg Challenge”, “The Fighting Fit Challenge”, “Move to the Rhythm Dance Challenge” – more details  here

Online Video Sports Activities

To keep motivated and active focuses on different ages, activities, abilities and specific sports – check YouTube channel here 

Couch To 2K and 5K

Whether you have never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, this is a free and easy way of getting more energy and healthier in your local area. It starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness & stamina, see here

Your Personal Best Month in November

An exciting project encouraging men to engage in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week, supported by DLR Sport Partnerships, who will provide practical support on the ground, see here

Activities for All – Physical Activity Plan to support people with a disability

A 4-week physical activity plan designed for people with a disability, aims to improve people’s fitness, skills and balance as well as helping build confidence to regularly participate in sport and physical activity. See here

Older Adult Home Exercise Plan

A printable resource, developed to support older adults to try and reach the minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Helps build strength and confidence in the body, to support people being more physically active as well as developing transferable skills for everyday life. See here

Men on the Move Programme

Targeted programme for men over 45 who are returning to activity. Starts 28th October 2020, see here 

Volunteer Training organised by DLR Sports Partnership

- Safeguarding 1 & 2 Workshops online.

- Autism in Sport Workshop (CARA) – next workshop takes place on the 24th November online.

- Safe Return to Sport - Take the COVID-19 Return to Sport Course. Sport Ireland has created an online Covid 19 Return to Sport Course for coaches and volunteers to help return to sporting activities.

More information by emailing sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie and online here

 

 

SWAP – Senior Wellness and Activity Programme – Staying Active Programme, see here 

Southside Partnership - angela.lennon@sspship.ie

Lifting your Spirits through Dance for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dance Theatre of Ireland – Tel: +353 1 280 3455 or email info@dancetheatreireland.com

Physical Activity & Mental Health Initiative for young Traveller men aged 16-25

Exchange House – Tel: +353 1 872 1094 or email info@exchangehouse.ie

Living Well with Dementia

-Weekly walking group in Cabinteely Park Walks are inclusive of people with dementia, taking place Thursday afternoons. The walks are a great way to meet new people while getting some valuable exercise.

-Weekly Movement to Music Online ClassEvery Friday and a wonderful uplifting class encouraging people to keep dancing in their own homes.

Email mspain@livingwellwithdementia.ie and more information here 

Men’s Sheds Exercises & Siel Bleu – see here

Age & Opportunity Exercises: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am on Facebook, see here

Dance Theatre Ireland, Tel: 01 280  3455 or info@dancetheatreireland.com, see here

- Dance Well with Parkinson’s at Home - for those with Parkinson’s and their Care-Partners, to improve physical and emotional well-being, see here

- Dance Well for Seniors - for Residents in Loughlinstown / Ballybrack / Sallynoggin / Rochestown age 55+, see here

Skipping Programme for Schools:

Register through your school and more information available by emailing  sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie

Get Going Get Rowing

Transition Year Girls leadership programme, see here  or email sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie

 

 

2.    Staying Connected       

 

DLR Community Call

Call our Community Call Team in DLR County Council for details on Covid 19 supports at FREEPHONE 1800 804 535 or 01 271 3199 or email covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie – more information here 

DLR Community Response Team Directory of Covid Support Services

Lists support organisations and services operating in DLR and nationally complied by Southside Partnership – Please find above in related documents. 

DLR Libraries Book Drop Service

If you are vulnerable and elderly and need some books and library materials, the Library Team will organise this for you for free! Simply call the dlr Lexicon Library directly at 01 2801147 / dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or the DLR County Council Community Call helpline on 01 271 3199 / covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie

DLR Libraries Online Clubs and Events

DLR Library Online Book clubs and Events Calendar here

Senior Line: Freephone 1800 80 45 91, lines open every day from 10a.m – 10p.m - peer to peer helpline and confidential listening service and more information here

Grow Mental Health Support Group & Community Educational Programme for all ages: Tel: 1890 474 474 or email info@grow.ie and more information here

Men’s Shed Programme for Traveller men aged 25+

Exchange House – Tel: +353 1 872 1094 or email info@exchangehouse.ie

DLR Social Prescribing Programme for Health & Wellbeing

Southside Partnership – email: lisa.sieger@sspship.ie and see here

Living Well with Dementia - Sweet Memories Choir

Meet online every Saturday morning and a great way to stay connected with friends and to keep singing and enjoying the music.

Email: mspain@livingwellwithdementia.ie and more information here

An Post Community Focus

Postal Staff will do a personal check in on their routes and please book here

Young People Initiatives

dlr Comhairle na nÓg – see here 

Engaging with the young people’s Council and booklet available on top tips for positive mental health for young people.

Database of Supports for Children and Young People

Produced by Dublin Children and Young People’s Services Committee, for more information see here

Let’s Talk DLR – connecting young people to the right mental health support in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, see here

Spun Out – Irelands Youth Information Website –see here 

 

 

3.    Switching Off and Being Creative               

 

DLR Libraries Book Drop Service & Online Clubs and Events

If you are vulnerable and elderly and need some books and library materials, the Library Team will organise this for you for free!  Simply call the dlr Lexicon Library directly at 01 2801147 / dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or the DLR County Council Community Call helpline on 01 271 3199 / covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie

Online Book clubs and Events here

Library Initiative - Learn a new language or take an on online course

- Upskill at DLR Libraries with the following online resources

- For more information on learning a new language click here

- For more information on taking an online course here

Library Initiative – Relax, read, listen to podcasts or music

Available from DLR Libraries

- Online Podcasts here

- Online Music Streaming here

- E-books, audio-books and videos available here

- Newspapers available to download here

- Magazines on line here

Arts Initiative - Artworks from the County Collection

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is home to an impressive collection of artworks. The collection includes artists of significant historical importance as well as contemporary artists of local, national and international interest. The Collection includes work purchased from local artists and those involved in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Programme. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to showcase some of the wealth of artistic talent in the County Collection. You can view some of the artwork from the collection here.

Arts Initiative - Our Colours: artworks from dlr County Collection

The Our Colours exhibition in dlr Municipal Gallery featured a range of diverse work from the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Collection and included several recent acquisitions. This was the first time that these artworks from the dlr County Collection had been exhibited together. You can view the exhibition here.

Arts Initiative - Graphic Studio Dublin's 60th Anniversary

Graphic Studio Dublin's 60th anniversary exhibition has been moved to an online exhibition and features the dlr artists who were due to exhibit in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. The online exhibition can be accessed on the Arts Office website here

Arts Initiative - Unfolding Exhibition

UNFOLDING, curated by Angela O’Kelly, features the work of 9 Irish designer-makers and focuses on revealing the design and making process, representing a new approach to exhibiting contemporary craft. The designer-makers all have a connection to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County & supported by Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI). View the exhibition here

Arts Initiative - dlr Writer in Residence, Sara Keating producing literary events online

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce Sara Keating as the new writer in residence based in dlr LexIcon. Look out for her upcoming interviews with authors about places in the County. More information can be found here

dlr Musicians in Residence – Kevin Brady & Tommy Halferty Trio

Drummer and percussionist Kevin Brady and the other members of the Tommy Halferty Trio will explore and compose music influenced by Música instrumental Brasileira (Brazilian instrumental music). For more information see here

Music Generation DLR: Music activities for children and young people, 0-18 years of age, see here 

Ukulele Licence - An initiative giving free access to quality music education for any age group. Music Generation dlr funded the series of 8 modules and 40 tutorial videos, designed by Local Music Education Partner RockJam. These videos can be accessed on the Ukulele Licence YouTube channel

Holly House Art Project

With early years group with special needs & early intervention with teens (14-16yrs), for more information see here 

Loaded Dice project with Adults with Additional needs here 

SWAP – Senior Wellness and Activity Programme – Flower Arranging Programme - Southside Partnership – email: angela.lennon@sspship.ie

 

dlr Environmental Initiatives

- Wildflower guide designed for a phone as a mobile guide for people walking in DLR or in their gardens. The guide can be accessed here

- Composting guide to assist individuals to manage their food and green waste at home. The guide can be accessed here

- Creative Projects at Home booklet offers ideas, activities and projects that re-use materials commonly found in the home and garden. The booklet book can be accessed here

 

dlr Biodiversity Initiatives

- Booklet put together by our biodiversity team, focusing on the huge array of biodiversity we have all across the county. Read online at the following link here 

 

Heritage Initiative

See our 3D virtual tours of some of our buildings:

Click here to tour Marlay House

Click here to tour Cabinteely House.

Click here to tour of Maritime Museum: 

Click here to tour of Dún Laoghaire Oratory:

Tour of Fernhill Park and Gardens

- Senior Parks Superintendent Ruairi O'Dulaing takes us a on tour explaining some of the history of the site and the flora and fauna you can see there.

- Head over to our Instagram IGTV to view Fernhill Diaries.

 

Mill Production of King Lear revised’ researched, developed and produced by Mill Theatre here

Online Dementia Inclusive Gallery Tours here 

Cuairt agus Cultúr 2020 online here 

Online activity for children and young people - Wonder Puppets (online project for children 6-9 with Autism) here

Creativity in the Classroom here 

Artworks Home Poetry here 

Printmaking Technique Workshop here 

DLR Social Prescribing Programme for Health & Wellbeing

Southside Partnership – email: lisa.sieger@sspship.ie and see here http://southsidepartnership.ie/development-of-the-dlr-social-prescribing-programme/

SWAP – Senior Wellness and Activity Programme – Flower Arranging Programme & Mindfulness Programme

Southside Partnership – email: angela.lennon@sspship.ie

 

4.    Eating Well                     

 

Healthy Food Made Easy (for all age groups) by Southside Partnership – email: angela.lennon@sspship.ie and see here

Men’s Sheds Eat Well information, see here

Healthy Ireland Eat Well Guidelines which can be found here

HSE Healthy Eating Guidelines

Safe Food healthy eating tips see here: https://www.safefood.net/

 

 

5.    Managing your Mood           

 

HSE – Mental Health Services - Find out more here

Database of Supports for Children and Young People

Produced by Dublin Children and Young People’s Services Committee, for more information see here

Let’s Talk DLR – connecting young people to the right mental health supports in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, see here 

Spun Out – Irelands Youth Information Website –see here 

Supports for Youths & Parents on Mental Health, Positive Choices & Relationships - My Project – email: info@myp.ie, see here

Alone, Coronavirus Helpline, 8a.m – 8p.m – 0818 222024, see here 

Age Action: Connect, Inform & Support, see here 

Senior Line:  Freephone 1800 80 45 91, lines open every day from 10a.m – 10p.m - peer to peer helpline and confidential listening service and more information here 

Age & Opportunity  Tel:01 8057733

Resilience Video Series here 

Suicide or Survive Online Wellness Webinars - Find out more here

Southside Traveller Action Group - Tel. (01) 295 7372 or email info@southsidetravellers.ie or Twitter: STAG@sstravellers

Purple House - Stanford Cancer Thriving & Surviving Programme

- 6 week online programme, starting Tuesday 3rd November 2020. For more information Tel:  012866966 or email info@purplehouse.ie

Grow Mental Health Support Group & Community Educational Programme for all ages: Tel: 1890 474 474 or email info@grow.ie and more information here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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