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Get Wise About Your Health - Get Connected, Stay Connected

Get Connected, Stay Connected

A huge thank you to all participants who submitted creations to our Get Connected, Stay Connected campaign. We asked participants to share how they were using technology to stay connected with others and keep healthy. We received wonderful creations from people all across the country. Well done everyone. Check them out here

How do you keep healthy and stay well?

Now That You Have Connected, Stay connected

We have really enjoyed all the fantastic submissions already received and would like to challenge you again to share your ideas. We are hosting an online campaign to engage people with an intellectual disability on what being healthy means to them. This campaign will be shared through our website, Instagram account (@tcaid2020) and Twitter channel (@gethealthwiseID). From your entries, we will be creating a collage of ideas.

Get Wise About Your Health is a project at Trinity College Dublin and is funded by the European Institute of Technology. The aim is to encourage people with an intellectual disability to better understand their health and provides activities to support well-being.

Here's our next Get Wise About Your Health Challenge:


October 2020

Get Wise About Your Health Topic: How do you keep healthy and stay well?

Get Wise About Your Health Campaign Details:

How are you or those you support keeping healthy and staying well? Pieces of work which may be submitted are as follows:

Drawing, Painting, Clay, Art Image, Poem, Story, Music or Song, Photography, Collage, Dance, Video, Animation, Blog or Vlog, Surprise us!


• Please include all participant names to ensure that everyone receives a certificate of achievement from Trinity College Dublin

• Please confirm that you consent to having your creation and name shared on our website

• Please confirm that you consent to having your creation and name shared on social media

To Enter:

In October 2020, entries can be submitted by taking a photo of the work or by uploading the document, photo or video and sending it to Holly Dennehy, Project Manager at

You can print the attached flyer and share the image via your own social media channels. Please encourage individuals who access your service to take part in this campaign and submit as many pieces of work as they wish. There is no limit to the number of pieces an individual can submit, nor is it a competition. Anyone who submits a piece of work will receive an online certificate of participation and have their creation shared on the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability website and social media channels. The certificates will be sent to all participants after the closing date.

We will be engaging with participants throughout the campaign, commenting on their creations and expressing thanks for sharing their work. We will also be sharing positive comments via our social media channels and hosting an online social gathering at the end of the Get Wise About Your Health project. Each month, we will introduce a theme for people to think about. It is our hope that this campaign will empower people with an intellectual disability to think about their health.

For More Information:

If you have any questions, please email Holly Dennehy, Project Manager, at: Additionally, please keep an eye on our website/social media channels for the campaign, so that we can tag you and celebrate your efforts.

  • Click here to contact the Research Team for more information

  • Keeping in Touch - Brother's of Charity

    Get Connected, Stay Connected

    Delighted to introduce Keeping in touch from the Brothers of Charity Midwest, who generously shared their activities during the COVID-19 crisis. A huge congratulations to Kathleen Mc Meel, Lizzy O’Donnell and Helen O Regan for sharing their wonderful work and creativity. Their activity really demonstrates how through ingenuity and creativity we can all keep connected and stay healthy. We are delighted to share their video diary of some of their activities, we hope they inspire you to get active, and please do let us know what you are up to. Send your creations to

    Check out our video with more information from Dr Eilish Burke

    Get Connected and Stay Connected Campaign

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