Covid-19 Keep Well Campaign

We’re having quite a year, and we all need a little help to get us through. Starting with a plan to do one small thing that will keep you well is a great way to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Find ideas from all our partners on what you can do and what’s available in your local community.

Most people’s lives have changed over the last number of months; their routines have been affected by the outbreak in different ways. We are all adapting to the ‘new normal’ and many of us are experiencing fatigue. Concerns regarding the reopening of child-care, schools, colleges and places of work are wearing on people and their families. Some people have withdrawn from active social engagement with life to protect themselves and their lives.

Our challenge is to equip ourselves with a better understanding of how we can be resilient by caring for our mental health and wellbeing. The five ways to wellbeing are simple actions to practice each day to maintain or improve our mental health and wellbeing

The Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines.

Keep Well Events & Initiatives in Kerry

Click here to see the great programme of activities in our County.

 

 

 

Staying Connected

Make time each day to Connect. Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. By staying connected and nurturing these relationships we feel happier and more secure, giving us a better sense of purpose.
Kerry County Council, in collaboration with local, regional and national partners, are delivering a range of events, supports and initiatives, designed to help the people of Kerry to ‘Keep Well’ during this challenging time.

Managing your mood

Many of us are still getting used to the disruption of our daily routines caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the measures that have been introduced to help 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 and to keep ourselves well. For more support on minding your mental health during COVID-19, go to www.yourmentalhealth.ie. Kerry County Council, in collaboration with local, regional and national partners, are delivering a range of events, supports and initiatives, designed to help the people of Kerry to ‘Keep Well’ during this challenging time.

Eating Well

By nourishing our bodies and minds, we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
Bord Bia will provide information and resources to support healthy eating this winter. Safefood will implement the next phase of their “START” campaign, focussing on making the most of family time and adding healthy habits. In addition, the network of libraries around the country will facilitate a major initiative with Grow It Yourself in early 2021, to support more people to grow their own food – in whatever small way they can – helping to forge greater connections between growing food and eating well and develop community networks.

Visit https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/healthy-ireland/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/healthyireland/ for more information.

Keeping Active 

Look for ways to be active everyday. Go for a walk or a run. Step outside. Cycle, play a game, garden or dance. Discover a physical activity you enjoy which suits your lifestyle and level of mobility and fitness. Research has shown being physically active can improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Kerry County Council, in collaboration with local, regional and national partners, are delivering a range of events, supports and initiatives, designed to help the people of Kerry to ‘Keep Well’ during this challenging time.

 

Switching Off & Being Creative

Switching off and being creative or learning something new. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Be Curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Pay attention to the present moment – to your thoughts, feelings and to the world around you.
Kerry County Council, in collaboration with local, regional and national partners, are delivering a range of events, supports and initiatives, designed to help the people of Kerry to ‘Keep Well’ during this challenging time.

Community Support Helpline

Click here for more information on the Community Support Helpline.

Community Support – Map of local service providers

Click here to view the PPN’s map of community services across the County.

Contact Us

The Community Department
County Buildings
Rathass
Tralee
Co.Kerry
066 7183680

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