Friday, November 20, 2020

Kildare Co Council Cathaoirleach Mark Stafford and Chief Executive Peter Carey have welcomed the launch of the new ‘Keep Well’ campaign by Taoiseach Micheál Martin and ministerial colleagues.

This campaign builds on the ‘In This Together’ campaign that happened earlier this year and aims to support people and communities in being resilient through minding their physical and mental health and wellbeing over the coming months.

In welcoming the ‘Keep Well’ campaign, Mr Carey stated that “Kildare Co Council will be a focal point of individual and community resilience throughout this period. The Council always strongly supports individual and community wellbeing through its amenities, services, staff, agency relationships and community supports, and this has never been more important than now”.

Cllr Stafford acknowledged the profound impact the outbreak of COVID-19 has on all and encouraged everyone to engage in Kildare’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign.

“At the heart of this campaign is the Council working to support people, both individuals and communities and strengthen their resilience through an especially challenging time in all our lives,” he said. “A range of wellbeing activities and initiatives will be delivered by the Council with local partners over the winter months and I would urge you all to engage in these activities, to spread the word and to safely enjoy your local amenities.”

The campaign is focused on five themes: keeping active, staying connected, switching off and being creative, eating well, and minding your mood.

The Council, through the established Community Forum, will co-ordinate the local response to local needs, working with Sports Ireland and delivering wellbeing programmes locally.

The Council’s library network has been at the forefront of engaging with communities throughout this year, and the Library Service will continue its ever-creative initiatives across the five themes of the ‘Keep Well’ programme.

Further details on all activities and initiatives at county level will continue to be made available at kildare.ie/countycouncil/coronavirusinformation/Wellbeing/.

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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