The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new and challenging event. Everyone's lives and daily routines are affected by the measures that have been introduced to disrupt the spread of the virus, and keep us all safe.
It's normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing.
The Department of Health with the HSE, in association with other government and key partners, including Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Department of Education and Skills, Department of Rural and Community Development, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and their agencies, have come together to share and promote advice and resources to help support and protect people’s wellbeing at this time.
When you visit https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/ you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing, stay active and stay connected. In This Together draws together a huge range of activities that you can pursue in your home or your locality, by yourself or with family members or with friends online. There are ideas and activities for people of all ages.
In This Together draws together a huge range of activities that you can pursue in your home or your locality, by yourself or with family members, or with friends online. There are ideas and activities for people of all ages. The campaign provides tips and advice from cross-government and Healthy Ireland partners on topics such as physical activity, parenting, coping with daily routines, supporting the ‘cocooned’ and getting involved in the community solidarity efforts.
This campaign is about uniting all of us, bringing us together in the name of wellbeing to support everybody. It emphasises the importance of collective support and staying connected to others, and while all of us are experiencing different concerns, it highlights: “no matter what you’re going through, let’s stay connected and make it through, together."
In This Together is a one-stop shop site that is signposting people to links across all the government departments and relevant agencies who have an offering in this wellbeing space.
This website gives people advice, information and support under 8 headings:
• Your mental health
• Coping at home
• Eating well
• Staying active
• Helping in the community
• Let's Play Ireland
• Local Resources
For further information :
Contact the HSELive team:
Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Callsave: 1850 24 1850
You can also contact the HSELive team through social media channels: