Keeping in Contact
Staying connected with people; looking after other people and addressing their isolation can help your mental health and wellbeing.
Below is a list of Staying Connected Initiatives:
Bealtaine At Home 2021, Bealtaine is a month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. This year all activities in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will be online and ‘Bealtaine at Home’ features a variety of great free activities, including story telling; drama; arts and crafts workshops; gardening and cookery demonstrations; Dance Theatre Ireland dance well at home; chair yoga; flower arranging; Beginners Zoom computer lessons; workshops on accessing the digital services that dlr libraries offer as well as creative writing; Ciorcal Comhrá Gaeilge and much, much more! ‘Bealtaine at Home’ is organised by dlr Libraries, dlr Arts Office and the Age Friendly Office with the co-operation of the PPN, Dublin South FM and Southside Partnership. You can find all information on the programme and how to register for events here
Age Action - Getting Started Keep in Touch Programme (KIT)
As part of the Getting Started Keep in Touch Programme (KIT), Age Action currently have over 400 volunteer tutors available to provide up to five one-hour sessions of remote tutoring to older people to support them with basic digital literacy skills. For further information, please click here.
Making Connections Volunteer Befrienders and Telephone Support
Friendly check-in calls from a volunteer who is trained and Garda vetted for befriending and support. Referrals can be made by HSE clinicians on behalf of people over 65 in need of this service.
Further information: click here or Email: email@example.com
50808 is a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small. Text HELLO to 50808 to start a conversation, any time - day or night. Further information at click here
Zoom Video Tutorials- Beginner and Intermediate level
The dlr PPN in conjunction with dlrcc have put together a few short videos on the use of zoom at beginner and intermediate level.
Beginners: To view the videos click here
Intermediate level: To view the vidoes Part 1 click here and Part 2 click here
dlr Community Call
Contact our Community Call Team in dlr County Council for details on Covid 19 supports at 1800 804 535 (Freephone) or 01 271 3199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more information.
dlr Community Response Team Directory of Covid Support Services
Lists support organisations and services operating in dlr and nationally compiled by Southside Partnership. Available in the 'Related Documents' Section on this page.
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 01 280 1147 or email email@example.com, or contact the dlr County Council Community Call helpline on 01 271 3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
dlr Libraries Online Clubs and Events
dlr Libraries Online Book clubs and Events Calendar is available here
Peer to peer helpline and confidential listening service. Freephone 1800 80 45 91, lines are open every day from 10a.m – 10p.m and more information avilable here
Grow Mental Health Support Group & Community Educational Programme for all ages
Friendly, free, community based peer support groups for anyone experiencing mental health issues.Tel: 1890 474 474 or email email@example.com and more information available here
Men’s Shed Programme for Traveller men aged 25+
Offering a range of projects to bring about positive changes in men’s physical and mental health. Contact: Exchange House – Tel: 01 872 1094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
dlr Social Prescribing Programme for Health & Wellbeing
Would you like to have support to improve your health and wellbeing? Would you like to try something new, access supports or connect with others? The Social Prescribing team can help. The team can talk to you about activities that interest you, or supports you may need and then they will assist you in availing of these. Contact: Southside Partnership – email: email@example.com ) or firstname.lastname@example.org 087 356 3035. Click here
Living Well with Dementia - Sweet Memories Choir
Come together in a relaxed environment and reconnect through music. Music and singing help lift mood, provide cognitive stimulation and support social interaction. While Government restrictions are in place these classes take place over the Zoom platform. For further Info & to Registration Email: Mary Spain email@example.com or Phone: 086 041 8450
An Post Community Focus
Postal Staff will do a personal check in on their routes. For more information and to book these services, click here
dlr Comhairle na nÓg
Engaging with the young people’s Council and booklet available on top tips for positive mental health for young people. Visit their website here.
Database of Supports for Children and Young People
Produced by Dublin Children and Young People’s Services Committee. For more information click here
Let’s Talk dlr
Connecting young people to the right mental health support in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, click here for more information.
Ireland's Youth information website where information on a range of different topics is broken down into sections including employment, health and education.is available here.
DLR Age Friendly Activity Magazine, Winter 2020 Includes information on Health & Wellbeing, Local Services & Supports, Short Stories & Poetry, Age Friendly Questionnaire, Recipes, Puzzles & lots more here
DLR Age Friendly County - here