10
MAY
2020

Let’s Keep Meath Talking

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Let’s Keep Meath Talking

What can you do?

Keep Meath Talking by reaching out to a neighbour. Smile, chat at a safe distance, make a friendly phone call or let them know your contact details. Family members, neighbours and friends can all play their part by recognising that even though we have to stay apart, we can still take the time to talk to each other and this can really reduce loneliness.

What can community groups do?

Keep Meath Talking by asking members to make regular “comfort calls” to vulnerable citizens by telephone or video call. Help people stay connected and get online. Remember some people may be reluctant to ask for help and thus we need to offer them a friendly chat as well as practical supports.

Let’s Keep Meath Talking

T – Take time to chat. Together, we can get through

A – Ask your neighbour how they’re doing

L – Let your neighbour have your contact details

K – Keep in regular contact by telephone and video call

I – -Initiate conversations with a friendly wave or smile

N – Never feel alone. Meath Community Call Helpline is here to help you.

G – Get Talking. It’s good for you and your community

 

Meath Covid-19 Community Response Forum is reminding people that anyone who needs help or is experiencing loneliness can call the Meath Community Call Helpline freephone 1800 808 809, 8am to 8pm, seven days a week or the national ALONE Helpline 0818 222 024. Other supports are also available at YourMentalHealth.ie

Meath Befriending Service is available, offering a check in call each day and practical support where needed. Contact Eva 085-8622496

Third Age’s SeniorLine FREEPHONE 1800 80 45 91 operating 7 days a week 10am-10pm is a peer-support helpline service.  The confidential service has been operating for 22 years in Meath.

The national “In this Together” campaign, aims to promote wellbeing during the current pandemic. It offers a range of activities and supports, for mental health, tstaying fit and active, and staying connected, which can be found on gov.ie/together

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