Minding Your Wellbeing
A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible. Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. As we continue to adapt our lifestyles to deal with COVID-19 and are faced with different challenges, Minding Your Wellbeing aims to provide simple tools and guidance to develop and maintain a positive outlook by looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The programme focuses on the promotion of mental wellbeing, and has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of short online videos for the public at this time. It’s free to access anytime so why not try one of the videos and go from there. Further details can be found at the following link: https://www2.hse.ie/healthy-you/minding-your-wellbeing-programme.html
CARA Centre Upcoming Webinar
To celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities, CARA are hosting an informative and interactive online live broadcast titled ‘Adapting – How Change Creates Opportunities’. Cara, in association with Sport Ireland, are delighted to host this live online event which will include a morning of interviews, panel discussions, personal stories from a host of special guests. It will focus on how small changes to facilities, mind-sets and practices can create life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities through sport and physical activity. The Live Cast is free and open for anyone to attend. For further details on the event and how to register, please follow the following link: https://caracentre.ie/event/livecast-2020/
What is Covid – Downloadable Kids Book
Written from a child's point of view, this book will help reassure your child and answer some of their Covid-19 related questions. You can download this free book from McCauley’s pharmacy by clicking on the following link: https://www.mccauley.ie/free-downloadable-kids-book-what-is-covid
Just a reminder that Christmas is going to be tough for many of our members and our wider community. Many people will struggle with loneliness or may just need a bit of assistance to prepare for Christmas. Please reach out if you are struggling or know someone who may need help.
Cancer Awareness Month
The Marie Keating Foundation have kindly shared information with Lucan Healthy Club about their new campaign to mark lung cancer awareness month:
Each year in Ireland 2,795 people are diagnosed with lung cancer. It is Ireland’s fourth most common cancer and has a survival rate of just 20%. Lung cancer is Ireland’s biggest cancer killer, but only when it’s caught too late.
The Marie Keating Foundation is encouraging everyone to join the Big Check Up, to catch lung cancer out. We’re asking you to check in with loved ones when you are online, know the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and to not let it hide behind COVID-19 or Flu this winter. But why listen to us when you can watch our full campaign video and listen to broadcaster and author Maia Dunphy encouraging us all to get behind the campaign!
While we know that early detection will improve survival, recent research from the National Cancer Control Programme shows that a barrier to people seeing their GP with symptoms of lung cancer, such as a cough, is not wanting to waste the doctor’s time and that’s more than half of people wouldn’t act immediately if they noticed a symptom.
So, we have launched the world’s first cough checker phone-line to help catch lung cancer out, raise awareness of early signs & symptoms and encourage the public to call their GP if they have concerns. Call 1800 – COUGHS, that’s 1800 268 447 to get that cough checked.
For more information on the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, how you can reduce your risk and about our new campaign, make sure to follow our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and please do share the campaign video and phone line with your family and friends when you are next catching up.
The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative is coming to Lucan!
DEYLI has seen over 600 young GAA members (aged 15-18) complete the yearlong programme, gaining from NUIG a FETAC level 6 third level qualification in Youth Leadership and Community Action for their efforts. This unique programme evokes and honours the values Dermot Earley epitomised and is designed to foster them in a new generation of young Irish leaders. The programme comprises of three modules, two of which are facilitated, and one is undertaken by the young people independently.
‘Your attitude is more important than your ability, your motives are more important than your methods, your courage is more than your cleverness and always have your heart in the right place’ - Dermot Earley Snr.
The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative (DEYLI) takes its name from one of Ireland’s most inspirational leaders and one of Gaelic games most iconic proponents, Dermot Earley (1948- 2010).
The initiative, a tribute to Dermot’s lifetime of sporting and professional achievements and his commitment to community service, is brought to life through a partnership between GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway. The programme empowers young people to enhance their leadership capabilities to better enable them to reach their full potential and have a positive impact on the world around them.
There is a limit of 20 places available on this programme. Please register your interest here.
Closing date for applications is Friday 9/10.
Any queries please contact Eoghan Gately 0830759975.
GAA National Inclusion Day was on Wednesday 23 September. Lucan Sarsfields GAA were delighted to be celebrate the GAA National Inclusion Fitness day #GAABelong #BeActive @officalgaa @sportIreland @EUsport. Our SARS Stars team were highlighted on Gaa.ie.
Also, please find below details about some interesting online talks coming up next week... Please find below information about the first event in the RCSI MyHealth Series 2020/2021, ‘Living with the New Normal'. This will be a virtual only event. A panel of RCSI experts will address the significant impact that sudden and extreme change can have on people’s lives, what we can do to make change easier to accept, and how to talk to our children about COVID-19.
The panel discussion will be aired on Tuesday, 29 September at 6.30pm. A link to watch will be shared in advance. For more information and to register your interest, please visit www.rcsi.com/MyHealth20. Details on the next two events, ‘A Toolkit for Winter Readiness’ and ‘Supporting Child and Youth Health this Winter’ can also be found on the website.
As a Healthy Club we would like to remind you that we are committed to promoting health and wellbeing within our membership and with our community. We try to achieve this through the provision of information and initiatives. To this end, we are conscious at the moment of the toll the Covid crisis has had on our mental health and in particular on the mental health of our young people. Please find below some useful links:
The Mental health awareness for parents course was developed by Jigsaw and is proudly endorsed by ESCI – Education Support Centres Ireland. This 30 minute course will help you identify ways to support youth mental health. It also highlights how we can all be ‘One Good Adult’ for the young people in our lives.
One Good Coach: this is an online 40 minute course aimed at adults who coach or train young people in the GAA. https://learning.gaa.ie/courses/OneGoodCoach/#/
Please remember to keep safe and here are some tips from the WHO on how to wear a mask safely.
Thank you to our volunteers from Lucan Healthy Club Committee.
As we enter Phase 2 of the roadmap for re-opening, we would like to say thank you to all those volunteering with Lucan Sarsfields and the Club Together initiative with Supervalu. Whether you did multiple trips to Supervalu or just one or even just a phone call, your time and effort was much appreciated. Our volunteers helped over 50 elderly and vulnerable members of our community many times over the past 3 months. Many of these people have contacted Supervalu and the Healthy Club Committee to express their sincere thanks. We were delighted to have been asked to be involved with such a worthwhile initiative and our club members stepped up readily to volunteer. We have volunteers from all sections of the club, mothers, fathers, professionals, college students, executive members, players from hurling, camogie, football and ladies football.
In the past week, the requests for help have been few as those cocooning have been able to leave their homes more. However, we will still offer help to those who may still prefer not to go to the shops. As we know many of our volunteers are also returning to work, could you please contact us to let us know if you are still available to volunteer during the next phase of the roadmap, if needed.
We hope you and your families are well and thank you again for volunteering with Lucan Sarsfields and our efforts to help look after the vulnerable in our local community.
Help your club win with the Irish Life Healthy Club Steps Challenge - Throughout the Covid-19 emergency, GAA clubs across the 32 counties have been helping their members and communities stay healthy and connected within the restrictions of public health advice. To help reward this contribution and to celebrate the importance of staying active, the GAA’s Community & Health Department has teamed up with Irish Life, CSR partners to the Healthy Club Project, to launch a special ‘Steps Challenge’ set to run during the month of June. To Join the challenge follow the instructions below: (If you have any problems just email firstname.lastname@example.org for help)
1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store
2. Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app
3. Select challenges
4. Select the challenge for your province
5. Tap on join & select your club
The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative
The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative (DEYLI) takes its name from one of Ireland’s most inspirational leaders and one of Gaelic games most iconic proponents, Dermot Earley (1948- 2010). The initiative, a tribute to Dermot’s lifetime of sporting and professional achievements and his commitment to community service, is brought to life through a partnership between GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway. The programme empowers young people to enhance their leadership capabilities to better enable them to reach their full potential and have a positive impact on the world around them. The DEYLI is now looking for interested clubs/individuals across the island of Ireland to get involved with the programme.
About the Initiative
DEYLI has seen over 600 young GAA members (aged 15-18) complete the yearlong programme, gaining from NUIG a FETAC level 6 third level qualification in Youth Leadership and Community Action for their efforts. This unique programme evokes and honours the values Dermot Earley epitomised and is designed to foster them in a new generation of young Irish leaders. The programme comprises of three modules, two of which are facilitated, and one is undertaken by the young people independently (click HERE for further information).
Facilitators will receive full training and ongoing support. A minimum of two facilitators would take on to run the programme with a group of approx. 15 young people in within their club. The programme comprises of three modules, two of which are facilitated, and one is undertaken by the young people independently. Each of the facilitated modules comprise of 15 one-hour sessions. How the programme is delivered is up to the facilitators. It can be run weekly or can be done in a block of a few sessions at a time.
To get involved or for more information please contact email@example.com
Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Ireland have a developed a Family Toolkit, which covers three main areas:
- Keep Communicating
- Work Together
- Strengthen Resilience
Theres also a planner: https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Family-Toolkit-Planner.pdf
SDCC are conducting a survey to collect Older Persons perceptions of downsizing.
We can provide a downloadable or paper copy of the survey for anyone who would like to take part.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Healthy Club team.
Some New Resources
All students guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety (Department of Education and Skills)
Leaving Certificate Students Managing your thoughts and feelings (Department of Education and Skills)
The link to the radio ads is here
Resources from above communication:
Download or read online the Covid-19 Resource Information Pack
Supervalu Community Delivery Service
|Lucan Healthy Club have teamed with our Main Partner, Supervalu Lucan to provide the Lucan Community Delivery Service.|
This service is exclusively reserved for the vulnerable and those who have been asked to cocoon during the current Coronavirus Outbreak.
Our dedicated Community Delivery Team in partnership with Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club volunteers
can do your shopping and deliver it the next day.
Please follow these simple steps:
TEXT YOUR NAME AND NUMBER to 085 772 9814 between 9am & 3pm for next day delivery. Please DO NOT CALL this number.
HAVE YOUR SHOPPING LIST READY - as this will allow us assist as many people as possible.
Our community volunteer will call you back - to take your order & confirm delivery details.
AVAILABLE MON - FRI - as we need to manage the number of people shopping in our store.
This also includes those shopping for you. Please note this service is not related to online shopping.
Please spread the word to those in need of this service.
Please note you can also contact your local Authority for information on community support.
*Some terms and conditions do apply...
To View the COVID-19 Public Information booklet online, please click here
We would like to remind members that in these worrying times, our best strength is working together.
Please email email@example.com if you need support or if you can offer help at this time.
We would recommend following public health advice on https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ or on the news for up to date information.
Please take a break from social media and listen to respected sources.
We would encourage everyone to watch out for neighbours and friends who need support.
The local Gardai can be contacted on 016667300.
Supervalu in Lucan’s number is 016240277.
And sites such as https://randall.ie/help/ are allowing volunteers link up with those who need support and Lucan neighbourhood watch network are also gathering names of volunteers.
Even those who are getting shopping, medicines etc in may still be feeling isolated.
Please remember to give club friends a phone call or call to their door, maintaining at least the 2m social distancing gaps recommended, to ensure they aren't feeling isolated
For families, there are lots of resources to keep children busy.
Scoilnet.ie is the governments education resources page
A primary teacher put up the following https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2500592000155137&id=1420665231481158
http://oti.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Tips-for-parents-March-2020.pdf from Niall Turner of the Dublin Health & Well-being Committee gives ideas to keep kids occupied.
And Unicef gives information for children about the corona virus in a simple way they can understand. https://youtu.be/_kdHECCHV8U