Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Government Plan for Living with COVID-19 – Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021

The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19 – Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 highlights the important role that individual and community resilience will play in contributing to our ongoing response to COVID-19. It is  a call to action to everyone across our society. It is an invitation to individuals, communities, voluntary groups, sporting organisations, those involved in creativity and the arts, local heritage and history, businesses, as well as local and national government to find ways to support everyone to discover new activities and routines that will do us good.

The “Keep Well” campaign will show people of all ages how to mind their own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to their daily and weekly routines.  The Healthy Ireland “Keep Well” campaign will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things to help all to keep well through the coming months.

This Resilience and Wellbeing information is available on  www.gov.ie/healthyireland under the following sections: Staying Active, Keeping Connected, Switching Off, Eating Well, and Minding Your Mood.

The “Keep Well” campaign is focussed on five main themes:
Keeping active – keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and
mental health and wellbeing.
Staying connected – staying connected with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives
that support person-to-person connection is important to our wellbeing.
Switching off and being creative – switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to
nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
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.
Minding your mood – equipping people with information on where to go if they need support. This will also be
linked with the local community helpline to ensure that people can access the support they need.

The national campaign, which will unfold over the coming weeks across different advertising channels, and will be supported at a local level. Local Authority and Healthy Ireland /Healthy City and County colleagues are updating and linking Local Authority websites with information about local resources and initiatives and adding some of the campaign imagery.

A suite of creative assets are available  if you have use for them. Contact healthyireland@health.gov.ie