Operation Transformation 2020

Operation Transformation: Keeping Well Apart

25 Mar 2020
Caroline O'Mahony

In these uncertain times that we find ourselves in Operation Transformation – Self Isolation is coming to RTÉ One on 15th April 2020.  

As the population across Ireland learn to live their lives in self-isolation, Operation Transformation want to hear from households from across the country to capture how they are coping behind closed doors since Covid-19 arrived in Ireland.  Whether you are living alone, in a house share, working from home, adapting to home school your children and have chosen to self-isolate our Operation Transformation experts want to support and help you.

Coccooning, self-isolation, physical distancing, Never before has our collective health depended more on our ability to stay apart. Over the past weeks we've seen huge efforts across the country to do just that in a collective effort to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable in our society.  

This way of living is not something that comes naturally to us and, as our time in separation increases, it may become increasingly difficult to keep up our collective efforts, 

In Operation Transformation: Keeping Well Apart, the team from Operation Transformation are back to try and help people get through these challenging times. 

This is not a weight loss series. It is about providing individuals and families with the tools to sustain our collective effort.  

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Eddie Murphy will be offering tips on mental health and our resident GP Dr. Sumi Dunne will be on hand to advise people on their health concerns. Dietician Aoife Hearne will be offering ideas on meal planning, weekly shops and there will be helpful “how to cook” videos available online. While Karl Henry, the champion of the Ad Break Challenge will be showing people how they can stay fit in their homes.  All exercises, resources tips and recipes will be available on line.

At the heart of any series of Operation Transformation is people sharing their lives and experiences and in doing so helping others. In this series we will be following the lives of households who have asked for the support of the Operation Transformation experts.

In studio Kathryn Thomas will be linking to the families at home, we will see how they are getting on and the experts will be there to offer ideas on food, exercise and mental well-being.  

This is a special series of Operation Transformation where nobody steps on the scales and nobody has a weekly target. It is about the experts and the participants sharing their knowledge and real-life experience to help others. We have to stay apart to keep well and this brings a unique set of challenges and Operation Transformation with its team of experts will be there to give support to the many people who are want some guidance on how to get through these difficult days.