Wellbeing: ‘In This Together’
The joint DOH, HSE campaign continues to give mental health and wellbeing advice across the country and local authorities through Healthy Ireland are also rolling it out on a regional basis.
New videos covering the following topics have been added here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnppf81g7anACu4znMeHsA/videos?view_as=subscriber
- Tips when visiting your GP, Dr John O’Brien, GP
- Staying safe in your home – Sgt Graham Kavanagh, An Garda Siochana
- Managing Sleep Difficulties, Daniel Flynn, HSE
A new National Bereavement Support Line
The Irish Hospice Foundation, in conjunction with the HSE, has set up a new National Bereavement Support Line to provide connection, comfort and support to those grieving in these exceptional times.
It is a freephone service and will be open from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, starting from today, Tuesday 9 June.
The number to call is 1800 80 70 77. Please find more information on:
The service will provide a confidential space for people to speak about their experience with personnel specifically trained to provide bereavement support and information.
It is anticipated that the Line will be used by health care staff seeking support too.
It is staffed by Irish Hospice Foundation and HSE personnel and volunteers.
The HSE is issuing letters to more than 5,000 people inviting them to participate in the study to measure exposure to COVID-19 infection in the population using an antibody blood test. The presence of antibodies indicates that a person was infected with the COVID-19 virus. Initial results are expected in late August and will enable HPSC to estimate prevalence of infection of COVID-19 in the population across different age groups. A representative sample of people in both Dublin and Sligo will be invited to participate as it will be representative of the wider population, with higher and lower known levels of infection respectively. Those who consent to take part in the study will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and will provide a blood sample taken by a phlebotomist in a local HSE centre.
The Government’s roadmap for reopening society and business can be found here.
Please also check here for the most up to date partner resources for COVID-19.
Public Health Information: As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to:
Department of Health DOH: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
Health Service Executive HSE: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Health Protection Surveillance Centre HPSC: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/