Covid-19 Health Communications Update

Dear Members and Residents,

We hope you are all keeping well.

Please find below the latest Covid-19 Health Communications update with links to information and resources.

Please feel free to share with your friends and family.

Research
The Amárach Public Opinion Survey conducted by the Department of Health – here is a link to a report on this published May 6th, 2020

HoldFirm – the HSE’s new campaign
Information on the HSE’s new campaign called HoldFirm, launched 9th May 2020 including links to posters and information guides.
https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/

Updated COVID-19 Resources
The most up to date COVID-19 poster in English can be found here.

Wellbeing ‘In This Together’ –
Leaving Certificate 2020 – Leaving Certificate wellbeing page, here #InThisTogether

Other Resources/Campaigns:

1. The Government’s roadmap for reopening society and business can be found here

2.The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) urges anyone with signs and symptoms of cancer to telephone their GP in this new video available here

3. The Irish Hospice Foundation Covid-19 Care & Inform Hub includes a range of information resources and videos focusing on the themes of grief, funerals in exceptional times, planning ahead and a suite of resources for healthcare professionals. It can be found here.

4. Cancer awareness campaign for anyone with potential signs and symptoms of cancer – The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) launched a campaign urging anyone with potential signs and symptoms of cancer to telephone their GP to check them out. The number of patients being referred to cancer diagnostic services has decreased since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic which is a cause of concern for the NCCP as it indicates that people with symptoms of cancer are delaying seeking medical advice. A video was developed urging people with signs and symptoms of cancer to telephone their GP and have them checked out.

5. Men and COVID-19’ Webinar May 13th- an invitation – The Engage National Men’s Health Training Programme partners have invited Alan White, Emeritus Professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University, to present insights into ‘Men and experience of COVID-19’. The presentation will include current evidence and a Q&A afterwards. To book a place, send an email to Colin Fowler at colin@mhfi.org. Places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. One hour online webinar will take place on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 11.00am.

6. AMRIC Education Programme
On the 1st May 2020, the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Home Visits webinar took place. Information for this webinar, as well as other webinars can be found here.

7. Dawn Chorus – Creative Aging International have come together with Sing Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy of Music to bring you Dawn Chorus. The idea is simple, easy and free and may involve a neighbourhood group or joining a local choir and connection through song. There is an opportunity to rehearse online, on the phone, at the front gate, or on the local street.

8. The Dementia – Understand together campaign offer the following online activities and resources

I. Bealtaine Festival – events and full programme here

II. Age & Opportunity – To help during the pandemic, Age & Opportunity developed a range of resources on building resilience, keeping active and getting creative which can be found on: https://ageandopportunity.ie/covid/

III. Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline – this helpline is expanding with a new free call-back service which offers people with dementia and family carers from anywhere in Ireland the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during the COVID-19 public health emergency. People with dementia and their family carers who want to avail of this new service can contact the National Helpline to make an appointment which is open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on 1800 341 341

Stay well and stay safe.

Regards,

Brennanstown Residents Association Committee

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