Here are some useful links suggested by our Jack & Jill families & The Liaison Nursing Team.
The HSE has published new COVID-19 Guidance for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities.
All of the materials are available to download here: https://www.hse.ie/…/new…/covid19-updates/partner-resources/
The HSE has published a good resource for any parents with children that might have to visit a Coronavirus test centre. It is a handy explainer guide for young, enquiring minds in a comic-book style. Click here
Health & Wellbeing
Breethe are offering a free collection of meditations called inner wellness During Coronavirus
Calm app –
Calm are offering free meditation resources to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.
Mindfulness.ie are offering twice daily guided meditations at 12pm and 8pm on Zoom. These sessions are offered free of charge however if you can support the teachers if you are in a position to do so.
Institute of Health Sciences- The institute of Health Sciences have launched a short course called ‘Survive & Thrive” which is free to enrol in and aimed at those who want to take time to improve their education across nutrition and health.
Recreate are offering workshops to give you and your family creative ways of reusing everyday items.
Audible – Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will encourage dreaming and learning for all ages.
David Walliams– David is releasing a book reading at 11am everyday for little ears.
Jigzen– Irish designed app that allows you to take on a jigsaw puzzle free of charge throughout the duration of Covid-19.
Lámh is offering free and open access to Lámh Signs Online until May 31st 2020. This resource has videos of all 580+ Lámh signs, including timely signs like Wash Hands, Space, Hot, Clean, and Doctor.
How to: 1: Go to http://lamhsigns.org 2. Click on Apply for Membership 3. Enter the code lovelamh 4. Fill in your name and email 5. Check your emails to get the link to create your own password 6. Login and see all signs
Arts & Crafts
Have you bought some Lego from our Jack & Jill Boutiques lately? Click here to learn how to get the most fun out of them.
Incognito Artist Don Conroy has started a Youtube channel for all ages to learn how to draw. So why not Draw with Don?
Think you have what it takes to be an art expert after that?
Incognito art sale is one fundraiser that hasn’t been cancelled, with the collection now online for viewing at www.incognito.ie and the sale happening on Friday 24th April. Remember each piece of original art, all postcard size, costs €50 but you won’t know the identity of the artist until after you buy the art! With many well-known artists and a few rock stars involved, this is an amazing opportunity to buy a prized painting or simply a piece of artwork that you love while also supporting Jack & Jill.