What is Let’s talk about Parenting?
’The ‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Programme is a FREE series of talks and workshops for Parents and Professionals working with children and young people in County Kildare. The programme is provided by Kildare Library Service, is funded by Kildare County Council, and is supported by Kildare CYPSC and members of the multi-agency Kildare & West Wicklow Parenting Forum. For more information on the Parenting Forum and the supports available in County Kildare visit www.parentingsupport.ie Presently all our talks are being provided online.
June 2021 Programmes
‘Tackling Social Anxiety as society prepares to re-open’
Presented by Helen Vaughan, Maynooth Counselling & Psychotherapy
Wednesday 16th June 7pm
This talk will cover the following: What is social anxiety and how do I know if I am affected by it? Social anxiety & Covid-19 – shouldn’t I be less anxious now that restrictions are easing? Who’s more likely to become socially anxious: contributing factors and causes. What to do about social anxiety – improving your thinking & preparing to go out (CBT techniques). Helping children & young people with social anxiety – signs to look out for / ways to help Dealing with avoidance & using exposure therapy. Tips for dealing with the reopening of society and some self-care
Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tackling-social-anxiety-as-society-re-opens-tickets-156880855863
Healthy Food Made Easy’ Course
Thursdays 10am – 11.45am from 24th June – 29th July
Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6 session programme designed to help people develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to eat well and improve their health. This online programme has been developed by HSE dietitians and local people have been trained to deliver the course in their community. Participants will be encouraged to shop for a chosen recipe and cook at the session each week. Participants will need access to a tablet, laptop, smart phone or desktop and an internet connection.So set aside a small bit of time for yourself one morning each week, to enjoy cooking and learning some easy and healthy recipes for yourself and your family!
Book via Eventbrite here – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/healthy-food-made-easy-tickets-156755350473
Talks Available on Demand Via Vimeo
Recorded talks now available on Vimeo* as follows:
‘Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies up to 3 years’ – Babogue Sleep Solutions
‘School Children & Teenage Sleep’ – Babogue Sleep Solutions
‘Children & worrying during Covid 19’ – Dr Mary O’Kane
‘Resilience in a Digital Age (healthy relationships with technology for all the family)’ – Dr Colman Noctor
‘Building Self-esteem in Children and Teens’ – Foroige
‘Sibling Bullying’ – Dr Emma O’Friel
‘Starting Secondary School’ – Dr Mary O’Kane
Remember under the Government’s Keep Well Campaign – Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature, and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing. For more information check out our blog posts here and here or take a look at the Kildare County Council’s Keep Well page for the latest activities to help you Keep Well.