Wexford CYPSC Weekly Newsletter
Click below to access the weekly "Wexford CYPSC Newsletter";
February 2024 Newsletters
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter February 2nd 2024, click here
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter February 9th 2024, click here
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter February 23rd 2024, click here.
January 2024 Newsletters
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter January 12th 2024, click here
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter January 19th 2024, click here
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter January 26th 2024, click here
December 2023 Newsletters
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter December 1st 2023, click here
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter December 8th 2023, click here
Wexford CYPSC Newsletter December 15th 2023, click here
Additional Information for February 23rd Newsletter;
"Strong not Tough" information, click here
Shine Poster, click here
Additional Information for February 2nd Newsletter;
"Better Together" Launch Information and Invitation, click here
Additional Information for January 26th Newsletter;
Leaflet for One Day Workshop for Professionals / Key Contacts Supporting People Through Suicide, click here
Recovery College South East, Timetable Spring 2024, click here
Additional Information for January 19th Newsletter;
Barnardos Children's Bereavement Service poster, click here
Bachelor of Science Poster, click here
HSE Postpartum Support Booklet South East, click here
Additional Information for January 12th Newsletter;
REACH advert, click here
REACH information leaflet, click here
REACH application form, click here
My Place To Play information leaflet, click here
safeTALK information leaflet, click here
Additional Information for December 8th Newsletter
"Have Your Say" survey, click here
"Vaping Guidelines for Parents/ Guardians and Young People", click here
"Information & Guidance on E-Cigarettes for Schools", click here
Resources / Supports for the Ukrainian Community
"Self Care for Professionals and Volunteers" with Dr. Jennifer Hayes, No Longer Available
Tusla Short Guide for Parents Who Are Newly Arrived in Ireland, English version click here
Tusla Short Guide for Parents Who Are Newly Arrived in Ireland, Ukrainian version, click here
Messaging from Ukrainian Government re: Education, click here
Information Poster for those providing Services to Ukrainian community, English version, click here
Information Poster Ukrainian version, click here
Information Poster Russian version, click here
Post Traumatic Stress : A Self Help Guide, click here
Coping With Trauma Information Leaflet, click here
Reactions to Trauma : Ukrainian version, click here
Child Development and Trauma Guide - Government of Western Australia, click here
"Fast Facts to Support Ukrainian Nationals" - HSE Infographic, access here
Communication for Provider Organisations - HSE, click here
Information Package from HSE Disability, click here
NPC Leaflet Ukrainian, click here
NPC Leaflet Russian, click here
NPC Leaflet English, click here
Wexford Library Resources for People from Ukraine arriving in Co. Wexford : English version, click here
Wexford Library Resources for People from Ukraine arriving in Co, Wexford : Ukrainian version, click here
Child Protection Briefing Doc : Tusla Child & Family Agency, click here
Family Carers Ireland - Ukrainian Rights and Entitlements Poster, click here
Cultural Competency Guide for Ukraine, click here
DSP Supports for Ukrainian Citizens under EU Temporary Protection Directive, click here
"Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine in your School" Guidance Document, click here
"Talking to Children about War" : Barnardos Guidance, click here
"Overcoming the Psychological Effects of Trauma from Clonea Model" SECH, click here
"Rapid Response Psychology Tool -Time of War Resources", click here
Parent and Carers Guide to School Applications - TESS (English), click here
Parent and Carers Guide to School Applications - TESS (Ukrainian), click here
An Garda Síochána Leaflet - English, click here
An Garda Síochána Leaflet - Russian and Ukrainian, click here
"Building Relationships, Sharing Journeys"
"Building Relationships, Sharing Journeys" was officially launched on Thursday June 1st in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
This research which focuses on young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), was named as a priority in the Wexford Children and young People's Plan 2020-2023, click here to access.
The research was co-funded by Wexford CYPSC, Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board and Wexford County Council. An interagency steering group was formed to guide the project. The steering group was committed to ensuring that the voices of young people were heard throughout the research. Thank you to all the young people who contributed to the research through focus groups and the agencies who supported them to do so.
An implementation plan has been identified and we are looking forward to continuing the collaborative approach when rolling out the recommendations.
To access the research, click here
National "Breastfeeding Awareness Week" October 1st-7th 2022
The Health and Diversity Sub Group of Wexford CYPSC have prepared a communication piece that features some of the events that are happening to promote National Breastfeeding Week 2022. Click here to view.
#HereForYouSouthEast Regional Bereavement Support Campaign 2021
The HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office, in collaboration with the Children & Young People's Services Committees and the Healthy County Committees in the South East Community Healthcare region are hosting a Bereavement Support Campaign. Commencing on September 6th 2021 and over the course of eight weeks, eight organisations that provide services and supports to people who are experiencing grief and loss will be profiled. Each week, an information sheet, promotional video and other helpful resources will be released. There will also be materials that you can use on your social media channels. See below for social media assets and videos. Please share on social media / circulate with your contacts as appropriate.
Partner Pack : Click here to access the partner pack that gives you an overview of the campaign and the organisations that will be profiled.
Week 1 : Irish Hospice Foundation
To access the information sheet on the IHF, click here.
To access Week 1 Social Media Assets, click here.
To access Week 1 video, click here
Week 2 : Anam Cara
To access the information sheet on Anam Cara, click here
To access Week 2 Social Media Assets, click here
Week 3 : Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN)
To access the information sheet on the ICBN, click here
To access Week 3 Social Media Assets, click here
To access Week 3 Video and Information, click here
Week 4 : Rainbows
To access the information sheet on Rainbows, click here
To access Week 4 Social Media Assets, click here
To access Week 4 Rainbows Video, click here
To access Week 4 Rainbows Info Sheet, click here
Week 5 : Barnardos
To access the information sheet on teenage grief, click here
To access Week 5 Social Media Assets, click here
To access Week 5 Video, click here
To access Week 5 Assets, click here
To access Facebook asset, click here
To access Twitter asset, click here
Week 6 : HSE Bereavement Counselling Service
To access Week 6 Information Sheet, click here.
To access Week 6 Resource Links, click here.
To access Week 6 Traumatic Bereavement Video, click here
To access Week 6, Suicide Bereavement Survey, click here
Week 7 : Pieta
To access Week 7 Information Sheet, click here
To access Week 7 Social Media Assets, click here
To access Week 7 Video, click here
To access Week 7 Services Information Sheet and Suicide Bereavement Survey, click here.
To access information on Bereavement Supports and Services, click here
Week 8 : Cancer Support Services in the South East
Useful Links During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Children & Young People - Report on Impact of Covid-19;
"Growing Up In Ireland" have prepared a special report on the impact of Covid-19 on children and young people. The report can be accessed here.
General Health Guidance;
The HSE has 36 multi-lingual video messages on the COVID-19 vaccine and ways to avoid the spread of COVID 19. Click here to access the videos
- Information Sheet on Recognising and Reporting Child Protection Concerns - English
- Information Sheet on Recognising and Reporting Child Protection Concerns - Polish
- Information Sheet on Recognising and Reporting Child Protection Concerns - Romanian
Mental Health Ireland : Online Workshops Promoting Positive Mental Health
Mental Health Ireland : For information and support on your mental health, click here.
The Irish Hospice Foundation have launched a free bereavement resource pack. Click here to access the pack.
The National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide "You Are Not Alone" has been launched. You can access the guide here.
The following resources may also be useful:
- Peadar Maxwell, Senior Psychologist with the HSE gives advice and information for parents and carers of adolescents in this YouTube video which was created as part of "Healthy Ireland at Your Library". To view the video, click here.
- Peadar Maxwell, Senior Psychologist with the HSE gives advice and information for parents and carers of young children in this YouTube video which was created as part of "Healthy Ireland at Your Library". To view the video, click here.
- "Bridge Back To School : An Autism Friendly Learning Resource for 2021" is now available to dowload. Click here to access the resource.
- "Supporting Children" is an online resource where you can access information about services for children, young people and families including those with additional needs. Access this resource here.
- DCYA Parents Centre is an online resource with information on supports for parents and families. Click here to access the site.
- Wexford Parents Hub can be accessed on the Wexford CYPSC website. Click here for more information. The Hub also operates a Facebook page which can be accessed here.
- Supporting Parents and Families through Summer 2020. Access this publication from The Genesis Programme here.
- First Five have developed videos and lots of play and learning ideas. Click here for more information.
- Yourmentalhealth.ie. For advice on how to mind your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. Click here for information.
- Samaritans have a 24/7 listening service at 116 123
- Pieta House have a National Suicide Helpline at 1800 247 247
- Peadar Maxwell, Senior Psychologist in Co. Wexford gives tips on talking to children about COVID-19 in this short YouTube video. To view, click here.
- Parentline is a free national confidential helpline for parents. For more information click here. Support is also available by phoning 1800 927 927.
- Tusla Parenting 24-Seven has tips for parents on what works at different developmental stages. Please click here for more information.
- "One Family" supports one parent families and has a dedicated section on COVID-19 supports. Please click here for details.
- Treoir supports unmarried parents and their families. For information on COVID-19 supports please click here.
- Traveller Community - there is now a specific helpline number for members of the Traveller Community. Phone / text 083 100 6300.
- Webwise provides free information, advice and resources to help parents, teachers and students address internet safety issues. Click here for more information
For Children and Young People;
- The Irish Second Level Students Union (ISSU) has developed a set of useful resources for students. For further information see the ISSU website here.
- -ISSU Charter of Student Rights
- -ISSU Email Template for Students
- -ISSU Good Workspace Guide
- Let's Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency. Click here for more information.
- Jigsaw, national centre for youth mental health, click here for more information.
- Spunout, Ireland Youth Information Website, click here for more information.
- BeLongTo provides support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender young people. Please click here for more information.
- Childline provides an active listening service for young people under 18 years of age. Click here for more information. Tel 1800 66 66 66 or Free Text 50101
- Teenline can be contacted 24 hours a day 365 days per year by calling 1800 833 634. Click here for more information.
- Coronavirus : A Book for Children (illustrated by Alex Scheffler "The Gruffalo"). Click here to access.
Parenting Today is a series of talks organised by Wexford CYPSC in partnership with Wexford County Council Public Library Service. Due to public health restrictions arising from COVID-19, all talks have now moved online. Please click here for more information and links to talks or access them on the YouTube channel : https://youtu.be/Xa_Ch0Kb6O0.
Previous talks that are now available to view include;
- "ADHD : What Parents Need To Know" - presented by Ken Kilbride, Chief Executive of ADHD Ireland.
- "Sleep Solutions - Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies and Children" - presented by Paediatric Sleep Consultant, Erica Hargaden from Babogue Sleep Solutions.
- "Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents" - presented by Carina McEvoy
- "Literacy for Little Learners" - presented by Dr. Rebecca Long
- "Understanding Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) - presented by Lorraine and Sarahann Mooney
- "Tik Tok, INstagram and Snapchat for Parents" - presented by Frank Turner, Tek Central
- "Dyslexia Awareness and Support for Parents and Teachers" - presented by Jenny Byrne, Information OFficer for the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.
- "Academic Procrastination: Solutions and Support for your Teenager who can't Study" - presented by Dr. David Moloney
Young People & Mental Health Referral Guidelines Poster
The Young People and Mental Health Sub Group of Wexford CYPSC developed a poster with referral guidelines to child and youth mental health services in Co. Wexford. The poster was launched at an event in the Riverside Park Hotel on February 5th 2020 and is being circulated to G,P’s, schools and professionals who work with children and young people.
Children and Young People’s Plan Leaflet
Wexford CYPSC has created an information leaflet targeted at children and young people. The leaflet was designed with assistance from the Teen Girls Group at Youth New Ross. It contains information on CYPSC and the 5 national outcomes in “Better Outcomes Brighter Futures”. It also directs readers to the Wexford CYPSC website www.wexfordcypsc.ie for more information on services and supports for children, young people and families and signposts to the Wexford Children and Young People's Plan.
Wexford Children and Young People’s Plans
To access the Wexford Children & Young People's Plan Autumn 2020-2023, click here
To access the Wexford Children & Young People's Plan 2017-2019, click here
"Shut Down Cyber Bullying"
Education Resource Pack to tackle cyber bullying
for secondary school teachers & students
Developed by Wexford Comhairle na nÓg
The theme of cyber bullying was identified as an important issue by Wexford Comhairle na nÓg as a result of their own experiences and the experiences of family members and friends. Cyber Bullying was elected as the main theme by majority vote at the Comhairle AGM in 2013. We began to explore the issue, research and create. SHUT DOWN CYBER BULLYING educational resource pack is the result of our work.
The wonderful world of the world wide web presents many opportunities, knowledge and resources to young people. It provides them with a place to express themselves and connect with like minded people. However it is also a place where young people can be very vulnerable and sometimes young people find themselves in situations that can have serious consequences. We are hoping that the activities in this resource pack will stimulate conversation to inform students of the dangers of being online and encourage them to think about responsible online behaviour and how to protect themselves whilst online, we are hoping that the outcomes of the students work can be shared with the wider school community. We believe that the best ways to prevent cyber bullying is Education. We all need to be educated, children, young people, parents, teachers and professionals working with children and young people. We need to learn about our roles and responsibilities as members of online communities. We need to learn how to develop strategies and respond to bullying. We need to prevent it from happening at all. This educational resource has been designed to support these learnings in the classroom. Based on our own reflections and experiences as young people we hope the activities and information provided will create a valuable learning space for you and your students in preventing cyber bullying.
The “Just Be You” Programme Resource Pack
The “Just Be You” Programme was developed through Wexford CYPSC with the assistance of Seed Funding for the Participation of Children & Young People. The main aims of the programme were to raise awareness of LGBTI issues within schools and to aid the development of self-sustaining student-led supports in the school based around the TFLAG model from America.
Initially 6 schools throughout Co. Wexford were targeted. The programme comprises 4 sessions and upon completion the schools received a Resource Pack. The Programme development was led by the LGBTI Project Worker at FDYS Youthwork Ireland. It was a student-led programme and participating students had an important role to play in the development of the programme and the resulting Resource Pack. The Resource Pack is available to download here and also on the FDYS website.
The "Coming Out Guide"
The “Coming Out Guide” is a support for young people who wish to disclose their identity and for teachers to help them understand what to expect”.