Online events aim to support Roscommon, Mayo and Galway parents

Parents of primary school pupils in Roscommon, Mayo and Galway have been invited to free online events designed to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Planet Youth, a primary prevention initiative that aims to enhance young people’s health and wellbeing and assist them in achieving their full potential, has announced a schedule of events over the next fortnight.

Three workshops entitled Parenting your pre-adolescent through COVID-19 will take place at 7.30pm on May 19, May 21 and May 26. Parents can register to attend one of the workshops by emailing their preferred date to

“These workshops will be interactive and will allow parents to talk, in a facilitated environment, about the challenges they are currently facing and the good things they are doing to get through COVID-19. Gina will also attend these events and provide support and guidance to parents,” added Emmet.

“These evenings have been specifically developed for the parents of children who are currently in Fifth and Sixth classes.  These Sixth class children will be starting secondary school later this year and are really facing into the unknown, as are their parents”.

“For these three workshops, it is important, though, that parents register beforehand. It is not happening on a public forum like the Planet Youth Facebook page.”

Parents interested in attending will receive a video-conferencing link.

Planet Youth has been operating in the counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Galway since 2018. “A key area of focus for us has been to provide support to parents in the region. We are very conscious that parents are now dealing with extraordinary challenges and we want to be there for them,” said Emmet.

The workshops are supported by Healthy Ireland funds.