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Embrace FARM

Since 2014, Embrace FARM has worked for farm families affected by sudden loss or trauma through the compassionate provision of peer to peer support groups, the annual remembrance service and residential bereavement weekends.

Embrace FARM also advocates for those affected by farm accidents.

In 2022 Embrace FARM launched the Encircle Programme which provides a structured, single point of contact access to local professional and peer to peer supports to families seeking these services.

T: 085-7709966  or 057-8510555  or visit


The ‘Living Well’ Programme

Living Well is a recognised self-management support programme, based on the evidence-based Stanford model. It is free of charge and available to adults 18 years and older, who are living with one or more long-term health conditions, or caring for someone with a long-term health condition. The programme supports people to develop skills and confidence to become better self-managers of their own health condition/s.

T: Fiona Cunnane, Programme Co-ordinator 0877185615 Email:    W:



For anybody who is struggling with their sight loss.

T: 1850 33 43 53  /  New referrals can be made via the website: Make a referral to NCBI.


NowDoc (GPs)

Out of hours urgent family doctor service for participating GPs in north Roscommon.

T: 0818 400 911


Traveller Health


Regional Co-ordinator for Traveller Health

Co-ordinates Traveller health supports in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

T: Thelma Birrane 087 6182073 / Email:


Westdoc  (GPs)

Out of hours urgent family doctor service for participating GPs.

T: 0818 360 000 or your GP


Citizens Information Centres

Galway, Clifden, Rosmuc, Tuam.

Citizens Information Centres provide information, advice and advocacy services on a broad range of public and social services. This is a free, strictly confidential and independent service.

T: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm 076 107 4000 / W:


FORUM Connemara

FORUM Connemara promotes, assists and engages in social and enterprise development in the Connemara region.

T: 095 41116 / E: / W:


Family Resource Centres

To combat disadvantage and to support families and build communities through the principles of community development.

T: Ard, Doughiska, Galway 091 768 852  / Clann, Oughterard 091 557 633  / Gort 091 630 902 / Solas, Headford 093 364 46


Galway City Partnership

Galway City Partnership is a local and community development company working in Galway City.  Aims to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion – and focus particularly on helping those who are long term unemployed.

T: 091 773 466  / E:  / W:


Galway Rural Development (GRD)

GRD administers the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme  (SICAP), LEADER , the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), and TÚS Programme. GRD also acts as a sponsor of a Community Employment Scheme providing maintenance work for local communities and clerical and administrative support.

T: 091 844 335 E: / W:


Galway Safe App

The Galway Safe App uses GPS technology to offer support to people detected lingering in particular waterside areas of the city late at night or early in the morning.

The app has been devised by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

It can be downloaded for free from Google Play or iTunes, and users are invited to register three “in case of emergency” contacts.


Galway Sports Partnership

Delivers national programmes such as Safeguarding (child protection), Buntús, Go For Life Games etc, as well as locally devised programmes to help increase the level of participation of people in Galway.

T: 091 / 509 572 / 509 577 / 536 459 / E: / W:


Galway Traveller Movement

Aims to achieve equality and self-determination for the Traveller community using a community development approach.

T: 091 765 390


Galway Volunteer Centre

A centre where people interested in volunteering, as well as organisations with volunteers, can get information, advice and support.

T: 091 581 727 / W:


Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre

Located on Pigott’s St, Loughrea, Co Galway, this centre provides the following services:

  • Counselling Service (general, affordable).
  • Counselling (gambling addiction).
  • Play Therapy Service (affordable)
  • Rainbows Programme for children (parental separation).
  • Meals-on-Wheels Service.
  • Legal Clinic (free, monthly).
  • Community-based family support worker delivering one-to-one and group parenting and family support.
  • Parent and Toddler Group.
  • Fáilte Isteach (English language classes in a social setting for migrants).
  • Welfare Rights and Information Service (Weekly).
  • Womens’ Groups.
  • Older persons’ computer club.
  • General information and advice.
  • Public computer / photocopying /wifi.
  • Community Library.
  • AA / Al Anon meetings.
  • Various outreach services delivered locally from regional and national organisations.
T: (091) 871149, (086)3449950; E:;;; W:



Social Services Centre

An organisation to care for the older and more vulnerable people of Galway and surrounding areas based in Dublin Road, Tuam, Co Galway.

T: 093 24577


Befriending Mayo Community

A network of community groups working in partnership with the HSE. The service makes telephone contact with people who would like a regular call.

T: Castlebar Voluntary Social Service 094 902  1378; Clar IRD, Claremorris 094 9371830; Westport Family & Community Resource Centre 098 24419; Knockmore/Rathduff Community Centre 094 925 8016; Crossmolina Enterprise Centre 096 30935; Lacken Community Care, Carrowmore-Lacken 096 34130;  Cairde le Cheile, Kiltane 097 83881;  Tacu Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre 094 954 2908; Solas Family Resource Centre, Headford 093 36446


Citizens Information Centres

Ballina, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Westport

Citizens Information Centres provide information, advice and advocacy services on a broad range of public and social services. This is a free, strictly confidential and independent service.

T: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm 076 107 4000 / W:


Community Based Family Support Services Families

This is a partnership between Tusla, Tacu FRC, Curam (Claremorris), Ballina FRC, Westport Sharkey Hill Community Centre, Le Cheile FRC and Ballyhaunis FRC.

The aim of the Community Based Family Support Service is to work in partnership with families who are experiencing stress/difficulties at home. It works with families to develop individualised programmes to meet the needs of the family. These programmes are designed to improve the capacity of families to provide a nurturing and safe environment for their children.

The team also offers Common Sense Parenting groups and Parenting When Separated groups.

T: Claire McNally – Team Leader 087 606 0535; Claremorris Cuam – Annette Conway 087 911 9714; Ballina FRC – Rione Kilcullen 087 2134078; Ballyhaunis FRC – Geraldine Glacken 086 047 0587; Erris – Leah Owens 087 7059705; Westport/Louisburgh Frances Groden 087 997 4733; Ballinrobe Tacu FRC Michelle O’Mahoney 087 220 7143.


Curam Family Centre, Claremorris

Provides a caring and confidential environment where individuals, families and groups can empower themselves through education, training, information, support and participation. Curam provides a wide range of practical services/supports to the local community. The main areas of work are counselling, family support, information and adult education.

T: 094 9362096 / W: / E:


The Flourish Project

Flourish offers a support service for adults to link with hobbies and interests and self care practices as a means of enhancing their health and wellbeing.

One to one confidential sessions available, also specialised six-week group programmes called Discover Your Interests are run regularly. Flourish is a social prescribing project and is ideal for anyone who finds themselves socially isolated or withdrawn or in need of self care.

T: 094 902 5900 / 087 185 7280 / E:  or / W:


Mayo Intercultural Action (MIA)

Promotes positive effects of interculturalism and support for migrants and their families.

T: 094 9044511 / E: / W: /


Mayo Men on the Move Programme

Physical activity programme targeting men over 35 in Ballina, Claremorris, Westport,Swinford, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Achill, Ballinrobe and Manulla

T: 094 9047025 /  W:


Mayo North East Leader Partnership Teoranta

Manages programmes on behalf of government departments.

T: 094 9256745 / E: / W:


Mayo Sports Partnership

The aim is to increase participation in all sports and to ensure local resources and facilities are used to the best effect. Programmes include: Men on the Move, Meet and Train, Fit Walk, Goal to Work for Unemployed, Link2BActive, Disability Sports Programmes.

T: 094 904 7025 / E: / W:


Social Services Centre

An organisation to care for the older and more vulnerable people of Castlebar and surrounding areas based in Castle Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

T: 094 902 1378


South West Mayo Development Company Ltd.

Supporting communities and individuals in South and West Mayo through delivery of programmes and activities.

T: 098 41950 / E: / W:


Tacu Family Resource Centre, Ballinrobe

Low cost counselling and psychotherapy. Each call to the service is dealt with promptly and the caller is matched with a suitable counsellor.

T: 087 288 59973
Boyle Family Resource Centre

Boyle Family Resource Centre aims to support and enrich family life in its diverse forms today, to affirm the value and uniqueness of each human being irrespective of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disability, race or membership of the Travelling community.

It is also dedicated to providing an atmosphere of welcome and peace and enrichment for individuals, couples and families to explore important issues and find meaningful ways of living, through its comprehensive range of professional services, support groups and programmes.

In this culture of the individual, Boyle FRC plans to build on families’ strengths.

The centre provides a full counselling and therapeutic service for individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children through play therapy.

It also provides life long learning education classes such as languages,  support groups for bereavement and loss of relationships, family support through parenting programmes as well as basic needs such as food packages for the community.

Manager: Louise Moran. T: (071) 9663000; E:


Castlerea Community & Family Resource Centre

Castlerea CFRC is a universal service to all individuals and families in the area.

Its aims are to promote, support and facilitate a family support and community development approach in response to individual and family needs; to target individuals and families in situations of greatest disadvantage and the most socially excluded in the community.

This is done through the provision of affordable services and supports tailored to help recipients to engage fully in their community.

T: Aisling Nolan, Project Coordinator – (086)4615537; Martina Durkan, Family Support and Community Development Worker – (086) 1711394.


Family Resource Centres

To combat disadvantage and to support families and build communities through the principles of
community development.

T: Ballaghaderreen FRC 094 986 0767 / E:; SouthRoscommon FRC 090 662 8621 / E:


Roscommon Citizens Information Centres

Roscommon, Boyle.

Citizens Information Centres provide information, advice and advocacy services on a broad range of public and social services. This is a free, strictly confidential and independent service.

T: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm 076 107 4000 / W:


Roscommon Leader Partnership (RLP)

Roscommon LEADER Partnership (also known as RIDC – Roscommon Integrated Development Company Ltd) is an organisation that brings together key development projects including rural enterprise, development and social inclusion that work for the betterment of the people of Co. Roscommon.

T: 090 663 0252 / E: / W:


Roscommon Sports Partnership

Co-ordinates and promotes the development of sport and physical activity at local level in Roscommon.

T: 090 663 0853 / E: / W:


Co. Roscommon Traveller Health Programme

The aim of this programme is to increase the health and wellbeing of the Traveller community in Co. Roscommon.

T: 090 663 0252 / E:


Roscommon Well Connected Social Prescribing Project

Social Prescribing is a free service which helps to link you with sources of support and social activities within your community. These can include;
· Physical activity
· Reading groups / books for health
· Music activities / groups
· Self-help programmes
· Men’s Sheds
· Community gardening
· Arts and creativity

Social Prescribing is for you if:
· You feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing
· You feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed
· You simply feel the service can help

T: Coordinator – Anthony Owens 086 780 7820 / E: / W:


Roscommon Women’s Network (RWN)

This is a local community project and charity dedicated to supporting women and families throughout Co. Roscommon. They operate a resource centre, training centre and charity shop in Castlerea.

T: 094 962 1690 / E: / W:
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