Parenting & Family Support Services

ALL THREE COUNTIES  |  GALWAY  |  MAYO  |  ROSCOMMON

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, many of the services listed in our Services Directory have adopted new working arrangements. Please contact them directly to ascertain their current arrangements. 

All three counties

 

Parentline

A confidential helpline for parents and guardians.

T: 01 873 3500  or 1890 927 277 / W: www.parentline.ie / E: info@parentline.ie

 

Planet Youth

Planet Youth is an international evidence-based primary prevention model that has been developed in order to reduce substance use rates amongst adolescents.

T: Emmet Major 087 662 9953 / E: info@planetyouth.ie / W: www.planetyouth.ie

 

Tusla

Tusla coordinates parenting supports. For key messages on parenting from pregnancy to the teenage years and beyond click here.

 

HSE – My Child

Guides on pregnancy, labour and birth, baby and toddler development stages, parenting advice.

W: www2.hse.ie-my-child

 

Meitheal & the Child & Family Support Network

Meitheal is a National Practice Model which ensures that the needs and strengths of children and their families are effectively identified, understood and responded to in a timely way so that children and families get the help and support needed to improve children’s outcomes and realise their rights.

It is a multi-agency approach that can be used across all child and family services. A number of Meitheal meetings will be held where services that will potentially support a child will be brought together at the parent’s request. The Meitheal group will agree a co-ordinated plan to support the child/young person to achieve in all areas of their life. Child and Family Support Networks (CFSN’S) are defined as collaborative networks of community, voluntary and statutory service providers intended to improve access to support services for children and their families

E: Connemara/ West Galway/ Doughiska/ Loughrea/ North Galway:  michelle.moran@tusla.ie ; Galway City East/ Ballinasloe/ Gort:  aine.shanahan@tusla.ie ; Roscommon: denise.swanick@tusla.ie ; Mayo: elaine.english@tusla.ie
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Child and Family Social Work

The Child and Family Social Work Department promotes the welfare and safety of children living in all three counties.

We work in partnership with families and communities and offer the following services:

– Supporting children and families who are experiencing difficulties.
– Assessing suspected and alleged child protection concerns.
– Providing alternative care for children.
– Recruiting assessing and supporting foster carers.
– Conducting domestic/inter-county adoptions and working with individuals in relation to searching and assessing reunion.

To report a concern about a child click here for Galway, Roscommon or Mayo.

 

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable body set up by, and with the support of women and men who themselves have been experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage.

W:  http://www.miscarriage.ie

 

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Ireland

Website that lists all support services particular to pregnancy and infant loss.

W: https://pregnancyandinfantloss.ie

 

For Parenting & Family Support services news & events on this site, go HERE

 

Galway

 

Parent Hub Galway

Parent Hub Galway is an online directory of services providing information and contact details for children and family services throughout Galway. Along with service information, the site will show a calendar of events, activities and programmes offered.

W: www.phg.ie

 

Family Resource Centres

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

T: Doughiska 091 768 852 / Oughterard 091 557 6334 / Gort 091 630 902 / Loughrea 091 871 149 / Headford 093 36446

 

Ballinasloe – Portumna Family Services

Work directly with children and young people at individual and group levels. Provide support to parents and guardians through home visits.

T: 090 964 6200

 

Loughrea – Gort Family Services 

Work directly with children and young people at individual and group levels Provide support to parents and guardians through home visits.

T: 090 964 6200

 

Amach LGBT Parent Support Group
A network and peer support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) headed families in Galway
city and county.
E: info@amachlgbt.com

 

Time4Us Family Support Service

Time4Us family support service provides a safe, neutral and comfortable place for children to meet with their non-resident parents or family. Time4Us is a voluntary organisation that is independent of the Courts.

T: 091 860 018 / E: info@time4us.ie

 

Galway County Childcare Committee

Provides information on childcare, toddler groups and financial supports for parents in Co. Galway.

T:  091 752 039 / E: mail@galwaychildcare.com / W: www.galwaychildcare.com

 

For Parenting & Family Support services news & events on this site, go HERE

 

Mayo

 

Play Therapy

Play Therapy provides a child with an opportunity to ‘play out’ their thoughts, feelings and problems.

The Play Therapist works in a systemic and child-centred manner working with children in the context of their family, school and other environments. The Play Therapist works in partnership with other disciplines and agencies.

T: 094 904 2510

 

Family Focus Mayo

Family Focus Mayo is a family support service offering programmatic interventions to promote better outcomes and brighter future for children and families.

A Family Focus Mayo worker will provide support to families at an early stage which may prevent the escalation of problems/difficult situations arising.

T: 094 902 5211

 

Family Resource Centres

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

T: Castlebar Voluntary Social Service 094 902 1378; Clar IRD, Claremorris 094 937 1830; Westport Family & Community Resource Centre 098 244 19; Tacu Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre 094 954 2908; Ballina Resource Centre 096 755 73; Ballyhaunis Resource Centre 094 963 0929

 

Zero2six Family Support Service

Tusla Child and Family Agency Zero2six Family Support Service is a child centred family support service that works with families and their children from birth to six years in County Mayo.

The service provides a strengths based programme to support families in their home and the community to improve the outcomes for children by focusing on parenting skills, child development and general family support issues.

Teresa Quinn T: 094 904 2510

 

Common Sense Parenting – Mayo

Common Sense Parenting is a skill based programme where parents learn and practice practical and effective ways to encourage their children’s positive behaviour, to teach children alternatives to problem behaviour and to discourage children’s negative behaviour.

Parents learn to develop their own Calm Plan when dealing with difficult behaviours and to teach children strategies in how to develop their own calming-down in intense situations.

Parents learn to use consequences to encourage or change behaviours, to develop positive methods of discipline with their children and to teach their children skills helpful for interpersonal interactions.

It is available for two age groups:

For parents of children aged 2-6 years: facilitated by Public Health Nurse; 7 weeks for two hours per session.

For parents of children aged 6-16 years: facilitated by qualified Parent Trainers within Tusla; 6 weeks for two hours per session.

Common Sense Parenting is available at various locations in the local community in spring and autumn.

There is a once off cost of €20 which covers a parent book and bound workbook. If you are interested in attending a Common Sense Parenting course or wish to invite a course to your school, parish or community centre contact:

T: Martina O’ Kane – 094 902 5067 / E: martina.kane@tusla.ie  / W: www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven

 

Mayo County Childcare Committee

Provides information on childcare, toddler groups and financial supports for parents in Co. Mayo.

T:  094 906 4396 / E: mayochildcare@mayococo.ie / W: www.mayochildcare.ie

 

Roscommon

 

Parent Hub Roscommon

Parent Hub Roscommon is an online directory of services providing information and contact details for children and family services throughout Roscommon. Along with service information, the site will show a calendar of events, activities and programmes offered.

W: www.phros.ie or https://www.facebook.com/roscommonparenting/

 

Family Resource Centres

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

T: Boyle 071 966 3000 / Ballaghderreen 086 780 7483 / Castlerea 086 461 5537 / South Roscommon 090 662 8621

 

Roscommon County Childcare Committee

Provides information on childcare, toddler groups and financial supports for parents in Co. Roscommon.

T:  094 962 2540 / E: info@roscommonchildcare.ie / W: www.roscommonchildcare.ie

 

For Parenting & Family Support services news & events on this site, go HERE

 

ALL THREE COUNTIES  |  GALWAY  |  MAYO  |  ROSCOMMON