MDI would like to let you know about two webinars coming up to mark Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness month. Please be aware some information in the webinars may be relevant to the UK only. Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK is hosting a Q & A session with Professor Mary M Reilly at midday on Friday 16 October. Professor Reilly will answer questions […]
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As members of Disability Federation of Ireland, MDI is sharing with you the DFI’s initial press statement in response to Budget 2021 and a summary sheet of the key measures that relate to people with disabilities, their families and organisations. They will continue to update the summary sheet as more detail arises on budget commitments. […]
Neurodisability: COVID-19 advice for families The message is for families of children and young people with disability who attend CHI Neurodisability services, for whom this may be an anxious time. Access to your usual supports and routines will have been disrupted, so it may feel that it is harder to get help if and when you need it. […]
The National Transport Authority are looking for your feedback on how accessible you find the public transport system in your area. You can do so by completing the survey below before 29 October. The NTA operate the public transport system by contracts with Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, Irish Rail, Luas, Go Ahead and Local Link. […]
Do children with underlying health problems need to cocoon during the COVID-19 pandemic? We hope you find this guidance published by the Faculty of Paediatrics and the National Clinical Programme for Paediatrics and Neonatology, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland helpful. https://www.rcpi.ie/news/releases/covid-19-interim-guidance-on-medically-vulnerable-children/
We are aware of many members seeking advice on going back to school. Here is the Government’s Back to School Guidance for Children with health conditions. You can also find this by scrolling towards the end of https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/40e9c-protecting-your-child-from-coronavirus/ For lots more information for students and their families returning to school, including a section on wellbeing resources, follow […]
This year, The MDI Board have made the decision, considering Covid 19 Pandemic, that the AGM process will be carried out electronically, including election process and holding of a virtual AGM on 12th September 2020. And we need your help! To run a successful charity, we need member participation on our board! We simply could […]
In response to the mental health challenges posed by COVID 19, MyMind is now working with Sláintecare and the HSE to provide fully subsidised counselling, psychotherapy and psychological support for individuals over 18 years in all regions of Ireland. The main mental health issues include issues arising from unemployment, bereavement, social isolation/cocooning, illness, stress, depression, […]
We thought that some of our members might be interested this free Mindfulness and Compassion six-week course which is available online at this link: https://www.sueredmond.com/onlinecourse. Sue Redmond has a Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher training and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living Teacher training.
There are great HoldFirm colouring sheets available for children and adults on the HSE website in the drop down menu https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/ Links to downloadable PDF’s of these colouring sheets are also below. children-s-colouring-sheet-1 children-s-colouring-sheet-2 children-s-colouring-sheet-holdfirm-rainbow adult-colouring-sheet-holdfirm