Wellbeing for Parents HSE Health and Wellbeing

This is a challenging time to be a parent.

We've put together some information and resources to support you and your family's wellbeing.

We hope you find them useful.

Minding your Wellbeing

A series of 20 minute videos describing practical ways for you to mind your wellbeing.

  • Practicing self care.
  • Understanding our thoughts.
  • Exploring our emotions.
  • Building positive relationships.
  • Improving our resilience.

Watch or listen to all 5 videos on:


Supporting Children while schools are closed - Advice from Educational Psychologists.

Practical supportive advice from educational psychologists on:

  • Supporting children and young people with daily routines.
  • Managing stress and anxiety.
  • How to calm and support your child.
  • Planning the day.


Practical supportive advice from Educational Psychologists.
Energizing stretch break.

We are all at home more than usual at the moment, try this 4 minute energizing stretch break to refresh you during your day.

Parenting and Covid 19.

Advice from parenting expert Prof. John Sharry, brought to you by Safefood.



For more support and information on:

  • Reducing screen time.
  • Tackling treats.
  • Setting up a bedtime routine.
Family cooking with easy everyday recipes.

101 square meals is a recipe book of easy recipes for every day life.

Download or order a hard copy here:


Quitting Smoking during Covid 19.

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