These are difficult times for everyone. St Louis is lucky to be in contact with a vibrant co-ordinator in the Louth area Paula Mc Cabe who is also a past pupil of our own!

Here is the latest news from support services to offer help and advice to all members of our community. We hope you find something of interest for your family here.

1. Deehub Bookclub:
Deehub in Ardee has started an online book club. If you know anyone who may be interested please contact Lorraine through the Ardee Hub on Messenger. The group meets once a week on Zoom.

3. Information for Families of young people with ADHD:
The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has begun to release a series of short videos to provide practical help for families of young people with mental illness during Covid 19. The first video provides information on how families can support young people with ADHD. To watch this video please click on the following link:

4. Age Action Hardship Fund:
Age Action has launched a COVID-19 Hardship Fund in conjunction with the Irish Red Cross to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardship as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Why: Age Action and the Irish Red Cross know that some older people in vulnerable situation and at the highest risk of the corona virus will need additional supports over the coming weeks, particularly as they are now required to cocoon to protect themselves and others. This scheme is designed to provide immediate practical relief to assist in alleviating the hardships they experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Who Can Apply: Older people in need of assistance, family members supporting an older person and carers of older people, social workers and local voluntary organisations or community groups providing direct assistance to individuals within this target group.

For  information on how to apply please follow the link below. Top tips for Family Wellbeing  


Louth Community Call Forum – this is a handy page with lots of numbers for people to call if they need help at this difficult time.