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Message from The Department of Education National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS) for parents

The Department of Education NEPS psychologists have developed the following advice and resources for parents, students and school staff to support them during school closure due to COVID-19.

They can be found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/af24b-wellbeing-guidance-documents-for-parents-students-and-schools/#parents-primary-schools.

This is a challenging time for everyone and we probably all need to remind ourselves of the key messages from psychology about how to cope with uncertainty and stress and get through the hard times:
 Try to be calm and gather information from reliable sources
 Ensure your own safety and that of others
 Build on what you are already doing that is effective and recognise the positive contribution
of others in the community in responding to our current crisis
 Stay connected with others
 Have hope- things will get better!

Please find attached the advice sheets for parents while schools are closed.

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