NEPS Advice & Resources for keeping Children and Young People well during Covid-19

The Department of Education and Skills’ NEPS psychologists have developed advice and some resources for young people to manage and stay well when schools are closed. 

NEPS psychologists have developed guidance for parents supporting children to create new routines at home.  Having a Plan for the Day is key for children/young people to manage and stay well at this time.

NEPS psychologists have developed advice for parents and schools on talking to children and young people about Covid-19 which is also available on the website.

The link to these resources is below:


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Additional resources;

NEPS resources

EPNET information for EPs re Covid-19 –

Mental health Covid-19 resources for families –


Coping With Coronavirus: How to Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health – A Psychological Toolkit

March 2020 Dr Brendan Kelly: Irish Academic Press €0.99


Middletown Centre Webinar Series March – April 2020

In order to provide support during the suspension of face to face delivery Middletown is offering a series of twice weekly live webinars (with a week’s break for Easter). These sessions will feature members of their own multi-disciplinary team and international speakers on a series of themes.

Please click on the link beside each name to read more about the session and register to attend a live session. Please note the live sessions will hold a maximum of 100 attendees but they will be posted on social media and on the Centre’s website so no-one will miss out on these valuable learning opportunities .

Getting Settled;

Jill McCanney –
Introduction to Sensory Processing<>
Tuesday 31st March 2020 – 19:00

Jed Baker
Handling the New Normal!<>
Thursday 2nd April 2020 – 19:00

Life Skills and Personal Care;

Brenda Myles
Wellbeing and Being Well <>
Tuesday 7th April 2020 – 19:00

Jill McCanney
Personal Care<>
Thursday 9th April 2020 – 19:00

Play and Leisure Skills;

Lorraine Scott
Play and Leisure Skills<>
Tuesday 21st April 2020 – 19:00

Peter Vermeulen
Promoting Leisure, Fun and Happiness<>
Thursday 23rd April 2020 – 19:00


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