Adult Education Guidance and Information Service

Advice and Support for During COVID-19

Register for this event through EVENTBRITE click on image to register

 

An online conference which will celebrate the International Day for Families

About this Event

The HSE’s Mental Health Engagement and Recovery Team and its community partners will on May 15 – the UN’s International Day of Families –host an online event to celebrate and promote family recovery.

This event will be run via ZOOM and we will email the link to you closer to the event date.

Twitter will also be used to promote and share on the day.

The day will include a panel discussion, conversation, sharing of recovery narratives, workshops, meditation and music.The theme throughout will be family recovery and peoples personal experience of this.

Please note that the workshops will be facilitated by our Recovery Education partners and we will have to share your email address with them .

Please contact debbie.murphy5@hse.ie if you have any queries

 

Online Support Websites and Apps

Continuing to highlight relevant online resources to support people during COVID 19 you can also contact us by phone on 01 8417763 and 01 8408946 and the Adult Education Guidance Service can direct you appropriately.

 

MABS- Money Advice and Budgeting Service

If you are experiencing financial difficulties and challenges Money Advice and Budgeting Service is still open and available to support you remotely.  Click on image to go directly to website.

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
MONEY AND DEBT ADVICE
Book a call back on mabs.ie
Email helpline@mabs.ie or
Call 0761 07 2000 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are some recommended websites click on the image for access to the websites:

Mental Health Ireland offers a wide range of supports and resources that promote Positive Mental Health, Wellbeing and Recovery via a wide selection ​ of links to mental health services.

 

A Health Service Executive (HSE) website for minding your mental health, advice and useful links during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

 

SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. We  provide our readers with a dynamic, responsive website full of up-to-date, factual information, free of any shame or bias

 

Below are some recommended Apps click on the image for access to the App websites:

The Headspace App offers you some great tips on how to reduce your stress levels and offers you a wide range of meditations ranging from 10 – 20 minutes in duration helping you to maintain mindfulness for your everyday life – Stress less. Move more. Sleep soundly.

 

The Calm App offers you some great tips on how to reduce your stress levels and offers you a wide range of meditations ranging from 10 – 20 minutes in duration helping you to maintain mindfulness for your everyday life – Stress less. Move more. Sleep soundly

 

As days of isolation turn into weeks, many of us are feeling increasingly uprooted from our normal lives. In a world on lockdown, it isn’t just our routines that are being disrupted, but our relationships too. Thankfully, distance doesn’t have to mean disconnection.

 

 

The following are some recommended Facebook Pages to support your mental health and well being:

Click on images below to go directly to the facebook page.  ‘Please note you may be requested to Join some of the pages to access information’ 

 

 

Dublin North East Recovery College – Take an empowering and inclusive educational approach to mental health and well-being.

 

Power of Positivity – pictures, videos and quotations on the topic to provide daily inspiration, motivation, quotations/sayings and tools to live a more positive life

Mindfulness Ireland – lovely diagrams, videos and advice pieces to practice on a daily basis on mindful living and meditation in Ireland according to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh

Growth Mind-set – A positive learning mind-set for all is essential to making progress and achieving happiness and success. Lovely one about having confidence to do things

 

Center for Mental Health – Promoting positive mental health and well-being. Includes lovely diagrams and resources from the US.

Sounds True – Free resources to build resilience in challenging times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES DURING COVID 19

 

https://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/8-powerful-affirmations-that-will-get-you-through-tough-times/ Here are 8 powerful affirmations, or mantras, that will successfully get you through some trying times, provided you repeat them as often as

necessary.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health  – A UK based charity providing an A-Z Information and Advice section on a huge range of mental health topics.  Some useful downloadable resources too including mindfulness.

NEPS Advice & Resources  https://www.education.ie/covid19#15

The Department of Education and Skills’ NEPS psychologists have developed advice and some resources for students to manage and stay well at this time.

Please note the following resources also:

NEPS – relaxation techniques: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/new-relaxation-techniques.pdf   Mindfulness

 

NEPS Advice & Resources for keeping Children and Young People well during Covid-19 – https://www.education.ie/covid19#15

 

 

National Freephone Careline No. 1800 24 07 24

EMERGENCY CARE PLAN_Family Carers Ireland 

Click on care plan to Download

CARING FOR A PERSON AT HOME WITH COVID-19

Support During the Covid 19 Emergency

Support During the Covid 19 Emergency

Click on the Link below handy tips and Ideas for students who are studying from home click on link

Ideas And Tips For Students Who Are Studying From Home

 

Have you lost your employment due to COVID 19?

We understand that,  Covid-19 has caused disruption to many industries in Ireland, you, your family and friends might be facing possible financial difficulties now or in the future.

For that reason, we have attached resources that might help you, a family member or a friend if you or they need to find employment during these challenging times.

 

CV Writing Tips and Guides

Please find two videos below which demonstrate how to structure and write a CV.

The first video is aimed more towards people who have never written a CV before.

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG_LKVJjuAc

 

The second video is aimed more towards people who have an employment history, qualifications and skills they can bring to a potential job.

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fP43gcBywU

 

Both videos are very informative and you might get useful tips and ideas from both.

 Preparing for an Interview

Please find links to two resources below which might help you prepare for a job interview.

The first resource is a video which offers guidance and tips on how to prepare for a job interview.

Resource 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYXfjeohyaM

This includes understanding the company and role, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, practicing common interview questions as well as many other tips and ideas you might find helpful.

The second resource is a list of 20 common interviews questions along with tips on how to answer those questions and how not to answer them.

Resource 2:  https://standout-cv.com/blogs/interview-preparation-technique-blog/common-interview-questions

The Adult Education Guidance Service

The Adult Education Guidance and Information Service provides a CV writing and job interview preparation service.

However, due to HSE Guidelines regarding Covid-19, the Adult Education Guidance Service cannot currently meet with members of the public in a face-to-face or 1-to-1 setting.

We can be contacted by email. Please find contact details for the Adult Education Guidance and Information Service below – we will try to reply to your queries as promptly as possible during these challenging times.

The Adult Education Guidance Service wishes you the best during these difficult times.

 

Contact Information:

Majella Callaghan – Guidance Counsellor/Coordinator (Swords)

majellacallaghan@ddletbaes.ie

 

Kevin McCabe – Information Officer (Balbriggan)

kevinmccabe@ddletbaes.ie

 

James O’Toole – Information Officer (Swords)

Jamesotoole@ddletb.ie

Free Adult Guidance & Information Support

The Adult Guidance and Information Service provides access to a quality, free, impartial, confidential and professional guidance counselling service. The information service provides information on education, careers, skills and the job market.
Entry Requirements
The service is free and confidential to adults in the local and surrounding community.
The service offers support and an opportunity to discuss your options on the following areas:
• Support choosing the right course
• Exploring your options
• Identifying transferable skills
• Developing your CV
• Job search strategies
• Course Information
• Details of qualifications and certification
• Career change
• Developing an action plan
• Interview preparation
• Mock interviews
• Applying for jobs online
• Returning to study or work
• Sources of funding
• Seeking further qualifications to gain employment
• Second chance education
• Support if experiencing difficulties on your course
• Progression

Location
Balbriggan and Swords.

Contact Information:

Majella Callaghan – Guidance Counsellor/Coordinator (Swords)

majellacallaghan@ddletbaes.ie

Kevin McCabe – Information Officer (Balbriggan)

kevinmccabe@ddletbaes.ie

James O’Toole – Information Officer (Swords)

Jamesotoole@ddletb.ie

Balbriggan     Tel: 01 841 7763
Swords             Tel: 01 840 8946