Monaghan Integrated Development have created a visual map of supports and resources available across Co. Monaghan during the Covid-19 restrictions.

The map is not exhaustive and if your community group or organisation would like to be displayed please contact MID at  or 087-7189396.

For any queries relating to Covid-19 or accessing services please contact the Monaghan Community Call Helpline on 1800 804158.

Looking for work during Covid-19
  • Keep looking for work, there are still companies hiring
  • Part-time work can lead to full-time work
  • Remote working and social media are great skills to learn during this period
  • There are great online course available in all employment sectors
  • You can still network with people and employers, use social media & use your contacts, let people know you are available for work
  • If you’re in a position volunteering is a great way to support your community, adding skills and experience to your CV and connecting you with people.
If you require support with job seeking skills please contact Monaghan Local Employment Service on 047 72191

Colin Walker shares his experience of setting up in business

In times of uncertainty it can be unsettling for owners of a small business to envisage how their business will survive and grow. This is particularly relevant to the clients of Monaghan Integrated Development

However, it can also be an opportunity to think of new approaches to doing business or developing a completely new business idea

In light of this Monaghan Integrated Development asked a past client - Colin Walker to share his experience of setting up his business, the challenges he faced along his journey and how he continued to grow and diversify his business with the training and mentoring supports he availed of from MID

His story gives hope and reassurance that with the right outlook and can-do attitude a small business can overcome the challenges that these uncertain times present.

Age friendly ireland Age Friendly Ireland news updates

A new Teagasc telephone helpline to assist farmers with queries in relation to the current #COVID19 challenge has been set up.
This helpline is open to all farmers for a range of farming issues they face on a day to day basis.
Call 076 1113533 or find out more here 
Banking and Payments Federation Ireland have today launched their ‘BPFI Guide to Cocooning During Covid-19’ advising those who find themselves at home during these uncertain times, of how they can best bank from home. To access the guide, click here

Freephone services have been launched by Ireland’s five main banks to help cocooning customers make payments and carry out other banking services. Here are the banks’ numbers, which operate during normal banking hours:

AIB: 1800 207 232
Bank of Ireland: 1800 946 146
KBC Bank: 1800 804 472
Permanent TSB:  1800 218 000
Ulster Bank: 1800 656 001
 clap for carers
On Thursday the 26th March we saw hundreds of thousands of Irish people join in a national round of applause for workers who are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Clap For Our Carers’ is now taking place on a weekly basis in the UK, every Thursday at 8pm and we are encouraging Ireland to do the same. Let’s take a moment, together as a nation, to say thank you to the health care staff who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.
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Women’s Aid information poster for people who may be in unsafe and abusive homes during COVID-19. See poster here 
spinal injuries ireland
Spinal Injures Ireland is committed to supporting all of their service users and their families during CV19. Their services are being delivered remotely by a dedicated and experienced community outreach team. They are also delivering up to date accurate information and support via phone, text and email. Their weekly emails and online resources include yoga, exercises and mindfulness delivered by service users and experienced practitioners. Their expertly trained peer support volunteers are available to provide one to one phone support for people with a spinal cord injury and their family.
If you are feeling worried, isolated or concerned or need advice you can call SII on 01 6532180 or visit their website here 
Dogs trust
Dogs trust are giving people ideas of how to keep your dog happy and healthy within the comfort of your own home if you or anyone else is unable to take them out for a walk or run at the minute!
From activities involving their favourite treats, to building doggy dens and treasure hunts, there are ample ways you can keep your dog active, without stepping outside your front door.
For more info see here
Dublin Zoo
Did you know you can now take virtual tours of Dublin Zoo on their YouTube channel. They also have live animal cams where you can catch a glimpse of the giraffes, zebras and rhinos on the African Savanna, get a birds-eye view of the penguins or watch the wondrous herd of Asian elephants bathe and chomp on their lunch. For more information see here 
Important Tips
Always have your Eircode close by in case of emergency. You can find your Eircode here
Perhaps keep a daily diary to record the people you are in contact with every day, so if you develop symptoms it will be easier to trace them
Useful Contacts
Age Friendly Ireland Shared Service Office T: 046 9097413 E:
HSE Advice Line: Callsave 1850 24 1850
Call from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
SICAP Covid Tagline

Stress Control online

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class.

‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world. You can find out more here:

As you can’t come to a regular Stress Control class due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions. Each session will play twice a day (at 2pm and repeated at 8.30 pm) on Mondays and Thursdays beginning on the 13th April (Session 1 will also repeat on Tuesday 14th). The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, who created the class and who has taught most of the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) trainers who would normally be running classes across the country.

To take part:

  1. Go to where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness - can be found in the ‘Free zone’. If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.

  2. On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control 2020’ link to access our YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available. You can also follow this link:

  3. The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle.

  4. Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your Stress. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress. This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.
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Safefood have lots of practical healthy eating resources on their website and YouTube channel which may be of use. Please see links below:


MyWelfare: Quick and Easy Online Application Process for Everyone
The Department’s online portal is by far the easiest and quickest way for all customers to apply.
All a customer needs is their email address, PPSN and bank account details.
Now on all customers can;
  • Apply for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment;
  • Apply for Enhanced Illness Benefit for Covid-19 including for self-isolation cases;
  • Apply for a jobseeker’s payment; and
  • Request to close their Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
All you need is, an email address, a bank account and a PPSN. Simply go onto the Covid-19 Services section of the website and apply for the payment. You will have to set up an account but it is a simple and straight forward process.
This online channel enables the Department to quickly process applications, while being convenient, safe and easy for individuals to use.

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Jobs Club One to One Service

The Jobs Club are providing a one to one service to clients via telephone and email to assist with:-

  • CV Preparation & Advice
  • Job Applications
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation & Techniques
  • Mock Interview

If you require any assistance, please contact Teresa on 042-9748090 or email to


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