Innovation Project Newsletter – December 2020

Welcome to the second edition of CAWT’s cross border Innovation Recovery Project newsletter. Innovation Recovery Project eZine – December 2020 This issue features news and updates on the pilot of their ‘Staying Connected’ online educational support programme for students and their Winter Wellness Programme 2020. You can keep up to date on the work of our Innovation Recovery Project Team via Facebook and Twitter. For information on CAWT’s Innovation Recovery Project contact Cathy McCloskey, Project Manager, email: cathy.mccloskey2@westerntrust.hscni.net.

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Innovation Recovery’s Winter Wellness Programme 2020

CAWT’s cross border Innovation Recovery Project is working in partnership with local GP practices to deliver an online Winter Wellness Programme. The Winter Wellness Programme’s overall aim is to reach out to local communities to enable people to remotely access the programme and stay connected, feel supported and equipped with wellness tools to help get through these challenging times. Currently 7 GP practices are working closely with the project to offer these workshops. The topics covered include Top Tips For Anxiety, Mindful Sleep, Recognising and Strengthening Resilience, Finding Joy Through Gratitude and The Winter Wellness Toolbox. Tracy Gray, Western Trust […]

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Cross border Innovation Recovery College pilot helps over 100 students to Stay Connected

CAWT’s Innovation Recovery Project teamed up with a number of colleges including St. Angela’s College Sligo, Cavan Institute and Monaghan Institute of Further Education and Training, to pilot the new ‘Staying Connected’ online educational support programme for students. The programme aims to address the potential impact that the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions may be having on students attending third-level colleges in Ireland. Following successful training courses in Sligo and Cavan, the sessions took place in Monaghan during November. Kevin Curran, HSE Co-ordinator, explained: “At a time when students had expected to be attending lectures on campus, socialising with friends and […]

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Keeping Connected During Times of Crisis

At the beginning of lockdown, experts warned physical and mental wellbeing was likely to be severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. This prompted the Innovation Recovery Project, a cross-border mental health education initiative, to adapt its services and switch to free online and interactive learning. The Project, which uses a ‘lived experience’ learning approach to helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing has ran over 69 courses since the COVID-19 lockdown. John Meehan, Project Chair of the Innovation Recovery Project explains why making the move to online delivery during the pandemic was vital, “Looking after your mental health by […]

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