June update

The Department of Health has updated its public health information. The most up-to-date information from the HSE is available here

 

Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades - Online Registrations Open

The online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opened on Tuesday 26th May. All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students should register on this page

 

Advice for Renters Whose Tenancies Are Affected by COVID-19 Measures

Tenancies are being impacted by the current pandemic in a number of different ways. Making rent payments is not the only difficulty being faced by renters: those living in house-shares are also being impacted by self-isolation and social distancing requirements. You can contact Threshold if you need advice, need their help in contacting your landlord to protect your tenancy or engaging with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Their helpline is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and can be reached at 1800 454 454. Alternatively, you can contact Threshold online. They have also created a dedicated freephone helpline to support workers in the hospitality sector impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. If you are worried about making rent payments, you can contact them for advice on 1800 778 899.

 

Aware - Zoom support and self care group

Aware have announced a Zoom Support & Self Care group in addition to the conference call Phone In groups which were introduced recently. The Zoom Support & Self Care group is for people experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other mood-related conditions – who would like to see others on video. Good wifi is necessary. The purpose of these groups is for people to give and receive support and coping skills in relation to their mood-related condition and feelings. Book a place on either the Zoom or the Phone In group.

 

Family Carers Free Counselling Sessions

Family carers sometimes have difficulty coping with their emotional well-being and their mental health and are more likely to struggle with stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. As a carer, there are times when you may find yourself struggling with your mental health and emotional wellbeing due to a combination of the demands of your caring role, and the additional challenges you might be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Carers Ireland offer help to family carers, as they believe no one should have to care alone. They have developed a free, short-term online and phone counselling service for family carers and will connect carers with a qualified counsellor from a panel of approved professionals. The service can be accessed through the Family Carers Ireland website or through the National Freephone Careline on 1800 24 07 24.

 

Age Action - Using digital Technology

Age Action have developed 'How to' guides on using digital technology such as downloading Apps to your phone, using Zoom, using WhatsApp etc. These are all great ways to keep in touch with family and friends. You can also call Age Action on 01 8730372, leave your name and address and Age Action will post the Guides to you within 10 days. Check the guides at the links below:
How to download apps to your smartphone
How to set up an email account on your smartphone
How to use Facetime on your smart device
How to use WhatsApp to make video calls on your smartphone
How to use Zoom on your smartphone and laptop
How to avoid false information about COVID-19

 

Let's Play Ireland

Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency. See the Let's Play Ireland website for more details.

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