COVID-19 for vulnerable groups
Migrant Health COVID-19 resources
Roma COVID-19 resources
HSE COVID-19 resources
HSE COVID-19 Vaccination information
Translated resources can be found at the following link COVID-19 Vaccine translated materials and videos
About the Irish Health System
A guide for refugees and other migrants
The guide is in three parts;
- Part 1 gives information on how to access different types of health care, the services that are free and how the GP, Pharmacy and hospital systems work.
- Part 2 gives information about specialist services (dental treatments, eye tests, hearing aids, vaccinations) and some of the staff you may meet in the health system.
- Part 3 advises what to do in an emergency.
Available in: English, English/Irish English/Albanian, English/Arabic, English/Bulgarian, English/Chinese, English/Czech, English/Farsi, English/French, English/Georgian, English/Kurdish, English/Lithuanian, English/Pashto, English/Polish, English/Portuguese, English/Romanian, English/Russian, English/Slovak, English/Somali, English/Spanish, English/Ukrainian, English/Urdu.
Below is a poster with QR codes, these are codes that can be scanned by a smartphone, which brings you to the booklet 'About the Irish Health Service'. There are 21 QR codes on the poster, one for each language.
About the Irish Health Service PRINT poster with QR codes in 21 languages
About the Irish Health Service WEB poster with QR codes in 21 languages
HSE My Health, My Language
HSE National Social Inclusion Office and Translate Ireland have developed a series of videos entitled “My health, my language” for migrants and international protection applicants to give them information on healthcare in Ireland.
The videos on 11 health topics are translated into 17 languages; English, Irish, Arabic, Czech, French, Georgian, Mandarin Chinese (simplified), Romanian, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Urdu.
HSE Second National Intercultural Health Strategy Executive Summary
Available in English, Irish, Arabic, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian
HSE health information for Ukrainians
Information in Ukrainian and Russian
HSE GP visit card
Posters with information on the GP visit card, available in English, Irish, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese,Lithuanian, Chinese, Latvian, Ukrainian, Arabic.
A multilingual website which provides information on health services in Ireland including GP Practices, hospitals, maternity and women's health and mental health. Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. Visit healthconnect.ie
HSE unplanned pregnancy support services
Interpreters can be provided in 240 languages. This service is free and confidential. Freephone 1800 828 010. You or someone on your behalf will need to tell us what language you speak and give us a phone number. An interpreter will then phone you back for a 3-way call between you, a MyOptions counsellor and the interpreter.
My options freephone line
Rape Crisis Network of Ireland help
rapecrisishelp.ie is available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian. Just visit the site and choose your preferred language from the drop-down menu.
HPSC measles information poster
Available in English, Dari, Latvian, Pashto, Polish, Arabic
HSE measles information leaflet for Roma communities
Available in English, Romanian, Czech,Slovak
HSE Multilingual Aid
This aid helps health staff to communicate more effectively with patients. It is intended for use prior to asking for the services of an interpreter or while waiting for the interpreter to arrive. This is available in:
Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Czech, French, German,Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Pashtu, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Urdu.
Language identification card (PDF)
HSE 'I need to see the Pharmacist' translation aid
A basic aid to assist in visiting the pharmacist in English/Arabic
HSE National Medication Safety Programme 'Know, Check, Ask'
Safermeds have produced a leaflet encouraging patients to 'Know, Check, Ask' in relation to their medicines.
KNOW your medicines and keep a list. CHECK that you are using the right medicine the right way. ASK your healthcare professional if you’re unsure. Available in English, Georgian, Russian, Somalian, Ukrainian, Arabic
Cork Kerry Community Healthcare migrant health
Visit the Cork Kerry Community Healthcare migrant health website
- Trauma and PTSD- what it is and what it feels like -Videos available in English, Arabic and Farsi
- How to manage sleeping and anxiety and other issues - Leaflets available in English, Arabic
- Meditations - available in Arabic and English
Asthma Society of Ireland Education Resources for Minority Groups
1. Top Tips for Asthma Management
Leaflet available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Iberian Portuguese, English, French, Georgian, Pasto and Romanian
The video is available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, Georgian, Pashto and Romanian.
English script of the video is available here.
2. 5-Step Rule animated video
An educational ‘5 Step Rule’ animation video outlines what an asthma attack is and what to do if someone is experiencing an attack.
This video is available in Romanian, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, English, French, Georgian and Pashto.
English script of the video is available here
HSE Constipation Treatment Protocol
Available in English and Arabic
HSE Cervical Check Leaflet
Available in English and Arabic
Healthy Eating and Weight Management Treatment Protocol
Available in English and Arabic
Diet planning for coeliacs
This resource is available to registered Dietitians in English and Romanian by contacting the Gastroenterology Interest Group of the INDI via email@example.com.
HSE Information for Roma
Health information available in English, Romanian, Czech and Slovak
HSE Radiology (X-Ray) Pregnancy Poster
Multilingual (many languages) poster asking people to let the Radiographer (person who performs an x-ray) know when you are pregnant.
HSE Mychild.ie My Pregnancy booklet
mychild.ie My Pregnancy booklet is available in English/Arabic
HSE Mychild.ie booklet 0-2 year olds
The Mychild.ie booklet for 0-2 year old's is available in English/Arabic
HSE Mychild.ie booklet 2-5 year olds
The Mychild.ie booklet for 2-5 year old's is available in English/Arabic
HSE Heel Prick Screening - what it is
Heel prick screening – also known as 'newborn bloodspot screening' – checks for 8 rare but serious conditions in babies. Screening is strongly recommended.
Find out more about heel prick screening
HSE Post Partem (after giving birth) booklet
Available in English and Romanian
HSE School Health Service
Information booklet for parents/guardians of Primary School Children in English/Arabic
Lost in Translation? A guide for HSE staff
Lost in Translation? Good Practice Guidelines for HSE Staff in Planning, Managing and Assuring Quality Translations of Health Related Material and Other Languages.
Health Services Intercultural Guide
Health Services Intercultural Guide: Responding to the needs of diverse religious communities and cultures in healthcare settings.
This is a resource to help health-care professionals to care for patients from diverse ethnic, religious and cultural groups. It is also available as an app - Understand me - free of charge from Google Play.
An app is a piece of software that can be used on a mobile phone, tablet or sometimes a computer. You can get more information about this app in Communicate your health mobile apps.
HSE Immunisation translations
Information about childhood, school and adult vaccinations
HSE Flu vaccine information
The HSE has launched a flu vaccine campaign and produced leaflets for 1) at risk groups 2) healthcare workers 3) pregnant women 4) children and young people
Translations are available in 9 languages: English, Irish, Arabic, Czech, French, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian.
HSE Childhood Immunisation Calendar
The Immunisation Calendar was designed to accompany HSE information on vaccinations.
FDYS Childhood Diseases
Leaflets developed by the Waterford and Wexford Roma Health Projects managed by the Integration and Support Unit and the Ferns Diocesan Youth Service; supported by HSE Social Inclusion and the Department of Public Health, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 5. The leaflet is available in English and Romanian.
The Childhood Diseases leaflet was designed to accompany HSE information on vaccinations.
Scabies Treatment Leaflet
This leaflet is in English/Arabic
Do you know how to take this medicine?
A leaflet giving standard medicine measurements in English and Arabic is available.
Cairde Pathways To Being Well
Cairde develops culturally appropriate information materials about health and health services in Ireland. Some are available in various languages. To access these resources, you can visit the Cairde website.
HSE Your Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI'S)
HSE Your Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infections (sexualwellbeing.ie)
HSE What you need to know about contraception
Available in several languages (sexualwellbeing.ie)
HIV Treatment leaflets
The HSE's Sexual Health and Wellbeing programme have treatment leaflets in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Their Prep information leaflet is also available in Portuguese.
HSE Tuberculosis (TB) leaflets
HSE patient information leaflets on TB are available in 14 languages – English, Irish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian and Spanish.
Download the tuberculosis leaflets
HPSC Hepatitis B factsheets and leaflets
Hepatitis B information leaflets are available from the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian and Russian. Hepatitis B leaflets.
HSE National Cervical Screening Programme
CervicalCheck website has a sample CervicalCheck information sheet and Cervical Screening form in several languages. These documents are to aid HSE staff in explaining what cervical screening is to participants where English is not their first language. However, it is important that you use the English screening form when you are submitting the screening sample:
English, Chinese, French, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, German, Hindi, Filipino, Arabic, Bengali, Croatian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
HSE Cork/Kerry Animation on domestic violence - English (Youtube)
HSE Cork/Kerry Animation on domestic violence - Arabic (Youtube)
Hill Street Family Resource Centre Domestic Violence poster
A poster developed by Hill Street Family Resource Centre (Dublin) is available in:
English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Russian.
AkiDwA Women Support Services leaflet and poster for Domestic Violence
Available in English leaflet, Arabic poster, Arabic leaflet, French poster, French leaflet, Swahili poster, Swahili leaflet
HSE Your Service Your Say
Your feedback matters. it helps us to improve our services. If you have a comment, compliment or complaint, please let us know. Find out more about giving feedback
Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Videos
Women's Aid have developed videos to share the signs of domestic violence and how and where to access safe, supportive help in many languages.
Visit the Women's Aid website
BelonGTo Youth Services Online Hub
Within the online hub, helpful advice and tips can be found about issues of mental and physical health, relationships, understanding sexuality and gender identity, coming out and more.
This resource is for LGBTI+ young people seeking advice and guidance with information available in French, Polish, Lithuanian, Arabic and Urdu. Visit the BelonGTo Youth Services Online Hub