Cocooning, 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. 

In Operation Transformation: Keeping Well Apart, the team from Operation Transformation will try to help the nation 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 of social distancing. 

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Eddie Murphy will be offering tips on mental health while 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 and Karl Henry, the champion of the Ad Break Challenge, will be showing people how they can stay fit in their homes.

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, host Kathryn Thomas will be linking to the participating 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 OT, with its team of experts, will be there to give support to the many people who want some guidance on how to get through these difficult days.

Tune in on Wednesday, 15 April, on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.