Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit
Launch of Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit for children and young people
Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee and Boyle Family Resource Centre launched the Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit for children and young people in Boyle Family Resource Centre recently.
The tools and resources in the toolkit aim to support children and young people’s wellbeing in Roscommon and can be used by those working with children in many different contexts in the County. Staff in youth and family support services, family resource centres and social inclusion projects in the county as well as teachers, social workers and parents can use the resources provided in the toolkit to promote the wellbeing of children and young people. It contains advice on the importance of routine and a healthy lifestyle and tips to help children and young people understand feelings and emotions.
There are a variety of activities in the toolkit which are suitable for all ages.
The development of this toolkit has been funded through the Community Resilience Fund which was provided by the Department of Health to Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee to assist in responding to emerging needs arising from Covid 19 pandemic restrictions.
The toolkit is the result of collaboration between a number of different services in the county including: Boyle Family Resource Centre, Roscommon Youth Service, Foróige, Tusla, HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Roscommon Children and Young People’s Services Committee.
Minister Frank Feighan, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and National Drugs Strategy launched the Roscommon Wellbeing Toolkit today and said
“how this toolkit is an excellent example of working in consultation and collaboration with young people to bring this project to fruition. He praised the local people and agencies in Roscommon in developing a toolkit to improve the overall health of children and young people. “
Minister Feighan spoke of all the brilliant work that has been done through Healthy Ireland funding in so many communities across the country.
Gerry Hone, Regional Chief Officer Tusla concurred with Minister Feighan and said there should be a national showcase of all the great work that has been done through the Healthy Ireland funding.
The toolkit is now available throughout Roscommon and online see link below-