Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.

 
 

Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

Support Services

Family support services in Mayo

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1. Accord Marriage and Relationship Counselling View More Details on Accord Marriage and Relationship Counselling Visit the Accord Marriage and Relationship Counselling Website Email Accord Marriage and Relationship Counselling
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 01 5053112
Email: info@accord.ie
Website: www.accord.ie

ACCORD's essential function is to provide you with access to information and support if you are:

  • Looking for help with marriage and relationship difficulties
  • Preparing for marriage
  • Seeking to enhance your relationship
  • Learning more about marriage and family issues


Counselling - the service is based on the client's needs rather than their ability to pay.  A contribution is requested if the person or couple can afford to make one

Centres:

Accord has centres in:

Ballina                        096 21478
Ballinasloe                  090 9643573  
Castlebar                    094 9022214
Charlestown               094 9254944
Galway                       091 562331
Tuam                          093 24900      

For further information and email addresses please see our website.

 

 
2. Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy View More Details on Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy Visit the Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy Website Email Arlene Naugthen @ Sugru Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Main Office:
Monksland,
Athlone,
Co Roscommon
Outreach Service in Various Locations
Telephone: 0867920925
0906499144
Email: arlene@sugru.ie
Email: info@sugru.ie
Website: www.sugru.ie

Arlene Naughten, the Clinical Director at Sugru, provides a range of services to meet the developmental and therapeutic needs of families, children, young people, teenagers, and parents. The main aim of Sugru is to provide a service that is fully accessible and thus has an option for everyone. 

For New & Expectant Mothers - Child Development & Parenting Workshop - Offering a valuable support to new mothers to equip them with tools to improve their emotional health and the well-being of their child.

For Families -  

An Individual Parenting Consutation is the first port of call for any parent experiencing any difficulty, where parents will get professional advice based on their individual needs as identified. 

Family based Therapeutic Intervention is designed to meet the needs of a family as a whole and will often include play therapy for younger children, cognitive behaviour therapy for teenagers, parenting support for parents, and attachement work with the whole family. (see www.sugru.ie for more information on each of these therapeutic techniques)

Parening Workshops - Small numbers per group, gives parents the opportunity to learn parenting skills specific to their families needs

o Communicating with your Child, From Baby to Toddler: The Early Years
o Managing the Family: A Tool for Busy Families
o Parenting a Teenage
o Parenting through Divorce/Separation
o Parenting a Child with Special Needs

For Children:

o Developmental Play Groups (age 2-3 years)
o Individual Therapeutic Play (age 3 - 12 years)
o Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (age 10 - 18 years)

Mindfulness for Everyone - Learn important relaxion technique and have the opportunity to practice same in the variety of sessions on offer

o Mammy & Baby Mindfulness
o Parent & Toddler Mindfulness
o Parent's Mindfulness
o Childrens Mindfulness
o Adult Mindfulness

Specialised Services for Children with Additional Needs - such as Autism, Dyspraxia, etc.

o Specialised Developmental Play Groups
o Social Skills Workshops
o Meditation & Movement Classes
o Socialisation Camps
o Sibling Support Groups

Your Practitioner: Arlene Naughten BA, PGDipPsyc, PGDipEd, MScPsyc, MScFPsycC, PGCertPBPT, mBPsS, mPsSI, mPTI, mTCI is a highly trained and experienced practitioner with a range of specialisms including working with Domestic Violence, Neuro-Developmental Needs, Fears, Anxiety, Attachment, Early Childhood Trauma, and Family Communication Breakdowns, to name but a few. Arlene's full biography can be seen at http://sugru.ie/?page_id=38. 

 
3. Aware View More Details on Aware Visit the Aware Website Email Aware
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1890 303302
Email: info@aware.ie
Website: www.aware.ie/help/support_grou...

Support Groups operate nationwide, including in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. For more infromation see our website.

Our objectives

  • To educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression.
  • To provide emotional and practical support to those affected by depression and related disorders.
  • To support research into the development and treatment of depression and related issues.

 
4. Ballina Community Based Family Support Service View More Details on Ballina Community Based Family Support Service Visit the Ballina Community Based Family Support Service  Website Email Ballina Community Based Family Support Service
Address: Contact Details:
Family Support Service
Ballina Family Resource Centre
Abbey Street
Ardnaree
Ballina
Co Mayo
Telephone: 096-75573
087-213 4078
Email: rionekilcullen@yahoo.ie
Website: www.familysupportmayo.wordpres...

The community based family support service is based at Ballina Family Resource Centre.  It offers & provides a family support service to parents and their children aged 0-17yrs in their local community.

Parents and children can access regular support around any issues that may be causing stress in the family home. All families can experience stress resulting in poor relationships, conflict, out of control behaviour, difficult parenting and distress in the family home.

Support is provided in a strictly confidential manner in your family home or at the family support office.

We also teach Common Sense Parenting skills including;

• encouraging positive behaviour,
• developing techniques for using effective discipline,
• using consequences to change behaviour,
• preventing problems, and
• correcting problem behaviour.

It is a free, non judgemental and non-denominational service. 

To access the service contact the local Family Support Project Worker;  Rione Kilcullen  @ 087-213 4078 / 096-75573


 
5. Ballina Family Resource Centre View More Details on Ballina Family Resource Centre Visit the Ballina Family Resource Centre Website Email Ballina Family Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Abbey Street
Ardnaree
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Telephone: 096 75573
Email: ballinafrcadmin@eircom.net
Website: www.kbfrc.ie/

 
6. Ballinrobe Community Based Family Support Service View More Details on Ballinrobe Community Based Family Support Service Visit the Ballinrobe Community Based Family Support Service Website Email Ballinrobe Community Based Family Support Service
Address: Contact Details:
Tacu Family Resource Centre
Credit Union House
Main Street
Ballinrobe
Co. Mayo
Telephone: 087 6060535
Email: familysupportworker@tacufrc.ie
Website: familysupportmayo.wordpress.co...

Ballinrobe Community Based Family Support Service
The community based family support service is based at Tacu Family Resource Centre in Ballinrobe. We provide a family support service to parents and their children aged 0-17yrs in their local community.

Parents and children can access regular support around any issues that may be causing stress in the family home.
All families can experience stress resulting in poor relationships, conflict, out of control behaviour, difficult parenting and distress. Support is provided in a strictly confidential manner in the family home or at the family support office.

We also teach Common Sense Parenting skills including;
• encouraging positive behaviour,
• developing techniques for using effective discipline,
• using consequences to change behaviour,
• preventing problems, and
• correcting problem behaviour.
It is a free, non judgemental and non-denominational service.

To access the service contact the local Family Support Project Worker; Claire Forrestal on 087 6060535

 
7. Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre, Tacu View More Details on Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre, Tacu Email Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre, Tacu
Address: Contact Details:
Credit Union House
Main St
Ballinrobe
Co. Mayo
Telephone: 094-9542908
Email: ballinrobefrc@eircom.net

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.

Key services provided by FRCs include:

    The provision of family support, information and advice at local level.
    Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities).
    Education courses and training opportunities.
    Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme.
    After-school clubs.

 
8. Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre View More Details on Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre Email Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

The Friary House

St Mary's Abbey

Ballyhaunis

Co. Mayo

 

Telephone: 094 9630929
Email: ballyhaunisfrc@eircom.net

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.

Key services provided by FRCs include:

    The provision of family support, information and advice at local level.
    Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities).
    Education courses and training opportunities.
    Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme.
    After-school clubs.

 
9. Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Website Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Address: View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy	View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy	 Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Website	 Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Address: Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy	View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy	 Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Website	 Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Address: Website Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy	View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy	 Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Website	 Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Address:
Address: Contact Details:
St Catherines Sports Centre
Marrowbone Land
Dublin 8
Telephone: 01 482 4802
Email: info@briireland.ie
Email: support@briireland.ie
Website: www.briireland.ie/

Brí, Independent brain injury support & advocacy is a charity organisation that provide support, information & advocacy to people with brain injury, their families and carers all over Ireland. Our Head Office is based in Dublin but we have support groups in Mayo and Roscommon:

 
10. Cairdeas Family Resource Centre View More Details on Cairdeas Family Resource Centre Email Cairdeas Family Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Kilmovee Community Centre

Kilmovee

Ballaghdereen

Co. Mayo

 

Telephone: 094 9649814
Email: kilmoveefrc@eircom.net

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.

 

Key services provided by FRCs include:

    The provision of family support, information and advice at local level.
    Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities).
    Education courses and training opportunities.
    Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme.
    After-school clubs.

 
11. Castlebar Le Cheile Family Resource Centre View More Details on Castlebar Le Cheile Family Resource Centre Email Castlebar Le Cheile Family Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Tucker Street

Castlebar

Co Mayo


 

Telephone: 094-9025126
087-9697777
Email: info@castlebarfrc.com

 
12. Claremorris Family Resource Centre View More Details on Claremorris Family Resource Centre Email Claremorris Family Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Mount Street

Claremorris

Co. Mayo
 

Telephone: 094 9377838
Email: claremorrisfrc@eircom.net

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.

 

Key services provided by FRCs include:

    The provision of family support, information and advice at local level.
    Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities).
    Education courses and training opportunities.
    Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme.
    After-school clubs.

 
13. Community Based Family Support Service Mayo View More Details on Community Based Family Support Service Mayo Visit the Community Based Family Support Service Mayo Website Email Community Based Family Support Service Mayo
Address: Contact Details:
Olivia Varley
Team Leader
Foroige Office
St Marys HQ
HSE West
Castlebar
Co Mayo
Telephone: 086-174 00 88
Email: olivia.varley@foroige.ie
Website: www.familysupportmayo.wordpres...

What

Offers and provides a family support service to parents and their children aged 0-17yrs in their local community 

AIMS

The family support service aims:

• to build family strengths & social supports
• to develop positive relationships by creating a nurturing family environment
• to promote positive behaviours by teaching personal social skills
• to empower parents  to build their childrens self-determination

It is a free, non-judgemental and non-denominational service funded by HSE West Mayo Integrated Service Area

WHERE

Currently in four communities in Co Mayo:

1. Ballina area @ Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree, Ballina
2. Ballinrobe area @ TACU Family Resource Centre, Main Street, Ballinrobe
3. Claremorris area @ Curam Family & Community Centre, D'Alton Street, Claremorris
4. Westport / Louisburgh area @ Westport Family & Community Resource Centre, The Fairgreen, Westport

Team Leader:  Olivia Varley, Foroige Office, St Marys HQ, HSE West, Castlebar Co Mayo

 
14. Counselling West View More Details on Counselling West Visit the Counselling West Website Email Counselling West
Address: Contact Details:
Kilconly
Tuam
Co Galway
Contact: Gina Dowd
Telephone: 087 9913179
Email: counsellingwest@gmail.com
Website: www.counsellingwest.ie

About
My name is Gina Dowd and I work as a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist with Adults, Teenagers and Children. I have been providing counselling and support to individuals and families for over 15 years in various settings.  A qualified Psychotherapist, I trained with the Tivoli Institute in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I am a member of the Irish Association of Counselling Practitioners and am Garda vetted by the HSE.
My initial training was in Social Work. I have worked within both the public and private sector of the HSE and NHS in Ireland and the U.K. Having completed a Degree and Masters in Social Work I gained further training in Bereavement and Loss, Family Therapy, Children and Loss, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My experience includes work with Bereaved adults and Children in Hospice and Palliative Care Teams, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, direct work with young Children and Teenagers with anxiety and loss. Personal development in Yoga training with adults and children has enabled me to incorporate and understanding of both body and mind in my counselling approach.


Services
Children
This work offers an opportunity to young children to explore issues of anxiety, loss change or upset that may be happening in their lives. Working alongside parents in family sessions promotes the interaction and communications patterns that facilitate change. All work requires parental consent and initial family consultation. I work with children from age 4+.

Teenagers/ Adolescents
One to one work which supports the sharing of feelings regarding anxiety, change & loss, sexual identity, fears and worries loneliness or frustration. The therapeutic space I offer is an opportunity for a young person to begin to get to know themselves and figure out their own place in the world. Family sessions are offered in consultation with the younger person as a way to encourage communication and facilitate positive change within the family network.

Adults
The work of therapy is most often associated with present difficulties and a sense of unease in the world. For many this often relates to childhood memories, experiences and introjections. My training in the psychodynamic and eclectic model affords me the opportunity to work with adults who face many challenges and upsets in their lives. For many feelings of stress, despair or anxiety lead to unhappiness in themselves and confusion around identity and the way forward. I offer adults the opportunity to talks through their concerns in a helpful and supportive way so that a person can make sense of both their feelings in body and mind. Short or long term support is offered depending on individual need and requirements.

The Older Adult
From my experience over the years older people today face many issues which are unique to the 65+ age range. Elder Abuse, Issues of identity, Bereavement and Separation are some of the many issues which face the older adult today. Having worked with older people for most of my career to date I have found that support to enable the older person to express feeling of loss and change due to illness, death or abuse are so important. The support I offer is grounded in an appreciation of the wisdom and challenges faced by many older people today and the opportunity to share and express all that is relevant about ageing today.

The many issues that I deal with include:
Childhood Issues & Trauma, Sexual Identity, Grief, Loss& Relationship Separation Anxiety & Depression, Personal Development, Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse, Self Esteem Confidence & Assertiveness.

People to Contact

Gina Dowd
counsellingwest@gmail.com
087 9913179

 
15. Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions View More Details on Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions Visit the Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions Website Email Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Milltow Tuam Co.Galway
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: 085 7637059
Website: www.mindandbody.ie/

At Mind and Body Solutions, the first session focuses on a needs Assessment, this will enable us and the client to focus on the issues that will impact on their quality of life immediately, by using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling we can ensure an immediate improvement in how you are feeling and a timely resolution to your difficulties.

Too often we put our own difficulties on the back burner, so why don't you begin to look after yourself."When You correct your Mind, everything else will fall into place" Lao Tsu

As an NLP Mind Coach and Counselling Psychotherapist my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying Scientifically proven therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

We are trained in Reality Therapy, CBT, CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression, Grief, Relationship Counselling. Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, NLP, using a holistic Multi disciplinary approach to our clients allows us to work towards a solution focused resolution to all presenting issues.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.Please call or email me for a consultation today!Corporate stress . CBT Child Counselling . CBT & RT Teen counselling . Relationship counselling.Mind & Body Solutions use an accredited integrative approach to all psychological support, we work together with your medical practitioner to ensure a Holistic  outcome. We also offer specific CBT for Children & Teens experiencing Anxiety or Bullying.

Psychotherapy is an Evidence based appraoch for a wide range of Psychological Issues, including the Psychotheraputic treatment of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromylagia.

By using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling we can ensure an immediate improvement in how you are feeling and a timely resolution to your difficulties.

David is the only Brainspotting Psychotherapist in Ireland, recently trained to level2 certification by the founder of Brainspotting David Grand Ph.D. ( see Video below).Brainspotting is a new Brain Based Therapy for dealing with trauma and complicated issues such as severe Depression, Anxiety, Complicated Grief, PTSD.

There is no need to struggle on in silence, seek help from your GP or Contact Mind & Body Solutions for a consultation to start the journey on the road to recovery.

Mind & Body also specialise in Corporate related Stress Solutions.

We are trained in Reality Therapy, CBT, CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression, Grief, Relationship Counselling. Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, NLP, using a holistic Multi disciplinary approach to our clients allows us to work towards a solution focused resolution to all presenting issues.

Mind & Body Solutions " Helping You To Help Yourself

"When you correct your mind, everything else will fall into place"Lao Tzu

People to Contact

 
16. Couples Counselling by Helplink View More Details on Couples Counselling by Helplink Visit the Couples Counselling by Helplink Website Email Couples Counselling by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor, Enterprise House
Aiden Street
Kiltimagh
Co. Mayo

Contact: Administration
Telephone: 094 9557007
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/

COUPLES COUNSELLING BY HELPLINK 

Marriage/Couples Counselling Mayo, Galway and Online Nationwide

Helplink offers couples and marriage counselling/therapy services in Mayo and Galway face-to-face. We also offer an online couples/marriage service nationwide and internationally. Both services are available 7 days a week and out-of-hours.

The Goal:

The Goal of Helplink’s couple and marriage counselling/therapy service is to identify stresses within your relationship. Furthermore, we want to help you to increase your understanding of yourself and your partner, and learn the patterns of interaction between you. Most of all, we want to help you to identify the patterns that are leading to problems within your relationship. As a result of these sessions, we devise a treatment plan designed to establish harmony and alleviate relationship distress.

The Objective:

It is important to know the life you want to build as a couple. Due to this, it is our intent is to work with you to get you there. The aim of our sessions is to restore healthy functioning to your relationship. Most importantly, we want to help you, as a couple, move forward in your lives.

We have two options for couples counselling:

  • In our Mayo (Kiltimagh) and Galway City offices, we offer face-to-face appointments for couples.
  • Helplink’s online video counselling is available nationwide and also internationally should one of the partners be abroad.

Some of the areas we work on include:

 

  • Poor communication (tools and skills will be introduced to achieve results)
  • Trust issues
  • Lack of intimacy (tools & skills will be introduced to establish deeper levels of intimacy)
  • Incompatibility (issues might be explored to establish mutual goals for you to live together as a couple & family)
  • Spectrum of psychological disorders including alcoholism, depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, psycho-sexual issues etc Ref: http://www.minddisorders.com/Br-Del/Couples-therapy.html
  • Maybe you notice that things just aren’t ‘right’, and need some objectivity to explore what’s going on.

FEES:


The fee for this specialist counselling service is 65 Euro. However, our fee is 60 Euro if both people are in receipt of full-time social protection payments. You can pay in cash for face-to-face appointments.

Please note: if you want to cancel or postpone your session you must do so 48 hours in advance. Consequently, a cancellation fee may apply.

People to Contact

Administration
helplinksupport@helplink.ie
094 9557007

 
17. Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation View More Details on Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Visit the Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Website Email Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
Address: Contact Details:
Croí House,
Moyola Lane,
Newcastle,
Galway
http://www.croi.ie
Telephone: 091 544310
Email: info@croi.ie
Website: www.croi.ie

A range of specialised Cardiac Health and lifestyle Programmes are now available in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre.

  • Heart Smart
  • Cardiac Fitness Assessment
  • 6 Week Back to Fitness' Programme
  • Specialist Cardiac Dietetic Consultation
  • Weight  Management
  • Yoga
  • Specialised Physiotherapy and Exercise Prescription
  • Croi Health Wise Programme
  • Low Functioning Exercise Class
  • Walking Football

 
18. Cúram Family Centre View More Details on Cúram Family Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Dalton St,
Claremorris,
Co Mayo

Telephone: 094 9362096

Cúram provides a caring and confidential environment where individuals, families and groups can empower themselves through education, training in formation and participation. Cúram offers many services/supports to the local community. while our services are available to all the community we have a particular focus on those who are disadvantaged / marginalised.

 
19. Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy View More Details on Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy Visit the Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy Website Email Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:

Rehins,

Ballina,

Co. Mayo

Telephone: 087 652 1039
Email: yourjourney2dblewitt@eircom.net
Website: www.facebook.com/DeirdreBlewit...

Counselling & Psychotherapy within a safe, confidential space for a wide range of issues including; Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Grief & Loss.

 
20. Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy View More Details on Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy Email Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Willowbrook Rehins Ballina Co.Mayo
Telephone: 087 6521039
Email: dblewittcounselling@gmail.com

Adolescent & Adult Counsellor & Psychotherapist providing a safe, confidential space where you will receive support for a wide range of issues including; Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Grief & Loss. I am passionate about promoting positive mental health.

 
21. Deirdre Judge Psychotherapist View More Details on Deirdre Judge Psychotherapist Visit the Deirdre Judge Psychotherapist Website Email Deirdre Judge Psychotherapist
Address: Contact Details:
Kiltimagh Co Mayo
Telephone: 0857830091
Email: mayocounselling@gmail.com
Website: www.deirdrejudge.ie

I hold a Master of Science (Psychotherapy) and a professional Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from Dublin City University, Ireland. This highly professional training ensures that I have the necessary skills to deliver Integrative Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy and Couple Therapy to my clients. I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and I work within the ethical framework provided by this organisation. I have also been garda-vetted in accordance with IACP ethical procedures. In addition, I hold a Batchelor of Education degree from Carysfort College, Dublin and have previously worked as a primary teacher for many years in Dublin. I have also been garda-vetted in accordance with IACP ethical procedures. I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families and children in my private practice. My current work involves supporting those who present with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicide ideation, bereavement, work-related stress, school related issues (staff or children), relationship issues and many more. I am one of a few psychotherapists in the west of Ireland to have reached a master’s level in psychotherapy. My training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) ensures that I am one of the few therapists in Co. Mayo offering this evidence-based therapy which is proven to be very effective in dealing with such issues as anxiety and depression.

 
22. Department of Social Protection View More Details on Department of Social Protection Visit the Department of Social Protection Website Email Department of Social Protection
Address: Contact Details:
Áras Mhic Dhiarmada,
Store Street,
Dublin 1
Telephone: 01 7043000
Email: info@welfare.ie
Website: www.welfare.ie

The Department's role is to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families. Older people are supported through income and other support services including the following;

– Information Services – 1890 66 22 44
– Free Travel, Household Benefits, State Pension, Domiciliary Care, Widow(er)s Pension, Widowed Parent Grant, Blind Persons Pension - Tel: 1890 500 000
– Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit, Disability Allowance, Disablement Benefit, Invalidity Pension, Bereavement Grant - Tel: 1890 927 770
– Supplementary Welfare Allowance - 071 9157100
– Homemakers Te 1890 690 690
– Respite Care Grant – Tel: 01 6732222
– Illness Benefit, Injury Benefit, Medical Care – Tel: 1890 928 400
– Treatment Benefit -Telephone 1890 400 400 
Social Welfare Local Office Galway Tel 091 500800 
Hynes Building, St. Augustine Street, Galway, Co. Galway

 
23. Family Carers Ireland View More Details on Family Carers Ireland Visit the Family Carers Ireland Website Email Family Carers Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
CentreCastle Street
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon

The Glebe, 
Tuam
Co.  Galway

Barrack Street
Loughrea
Co Galway

MOSAIC 
The Harlequin Plaza
Garvey Way
Castlebar
Co Mayo

Telephone: 091 880418
086 3775702
090 6627698
Email: info@familycarers.ie
Website: www.familycarers.ie/

 
24. Family Carers Ireland View More Details on Family Carers Ireland Visit the Family Carers Ireland Website Email Family Carers Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Barrack Street,
Loughrea
Co Galway
091 880418

The Glebe
Tuam
Co Galway
093 70022

MOSAIC Centre
The Harlequin Plaza
Garvey Way
Castlebar
Co Mayo
086 3775702

Castle Street
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon
090 6627698
086 8099494
Contact: Ann Gardiner
Telephone: (091) 880418
Email: info@familycarers.ie
Website: www.familycarers.ie/

Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers in 2016. The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers. 

See our website for all the services that Family Carers Ireland has to offer.

Carer Groups

Family Carers Ireland runs carer groups all over the country. These groups meet regularly, usually once a month. The carers that attend set the agenda. Carers often use the time to share coping strategies and local information in addition to offering emotional support. Guest speakers such as Public Health Nurses, HSE and Social Welfare experts are invited to meetings to address carers on issues of interest to them. Groups provide a valuable opportunity to meet others with similar caring experiences. Indeed this is how many enduring friendships began.

Groups are also integral to the operation of Family Carers Ireland. We operate on the basis of group membership because it believes that local networks best promote inclusion and support at local, regional and national levels. Groups play a vital role in promoting recognition of the identity, contribution and needs of family carers, in articulating existing and emerging need and in representing family carers’ issues both to policymakers and to the general community. The organisation recognises three categories of group as eligible for membership in this capacity: local groups, regional forums and virtual groups.

Five or more members coming together with the same goals and meeting on a regular basis may form a group affiliated with Family Carers Ireland. Members of FCI groups will be united by a common bond, which could simply be a shared geographical area, or caring for family members with a condition in common, e.g. parents of children with Autism / ADHD.

There are three different fee options in relation to membership:

An annual subscription fee of €10, (€8 for group members) enables you to become a full member of FCI and add your voice to that of other family carers.
In addition, full members can, on payment of an annual €10 supplementary fee, avail of a discount card which entitles you to our negotiated exclusive deals.
Some groups may opt to become Associate Members of Family Carers Ireland, for €250 per group per annum.
Your membership fee helps to fund a range of services to carers and their families.

Carer groups allow carers to:

  • share their experiences, feelings, ideas, concerns, information and problems
  • access information on their rights and entitlements
  • act together to highlight carers issues with decision makers
  • have a sense of connection with other family carers in similar circumstances
  • have a break from the caring situation
  • relax, socialise and learn from other carers
  • cope from day to day

People to Contact

Ann Gardiner
agardiner@familycarers.ie
(086) 0271454

 
25. Family Life Centre View More Details on Family Life Centre Visit the Family Life Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:

Upper Chapel St

Garryduff

Castlebar

Co Mayo

Telephone: 094 9025900
Website: www.thefamilycentre.com

 
26. HSE National Information Line View More Details on HSE National Information Line Visit the HSE National Information Line Website Email HSE National Information Line
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1850 24 1850
Email: info@hse.ie
Website: www.hse.ie

The HSE provides a national information services on a wide range of health services, entitlements and eligibility. The Info line operates from 8am to 8pm Monday- Saturday.

 
27. I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) View More Details on I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) Email I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links)
Address: Contact Details:
Neale Park,
The Neale, 
C.Mayo 
Contact: valerie farragher
Telephone: 0949545623
0874192469
0873567300
Email: valfarragher@ymail.com
Email: maryhomedetox@ymail.com
Email: homedetox@mail.com

I.D.E.A.L is a brand new service.  To date it is the only one of its kind available in Ireland and is now providing home-based alcohol detoxification services for people who are dependent on alcohol and wish to stop drinking.
We provide "at home" care and support for the whole family in the family home.
Our program works by having a visiting health care worker, recovery mentor and family facilitor who comes to the family home until detoxification treatment is completed and recovery is well under way.
Our program lasts for a total of 7 weeks from start to finish.  Alcohol detoxification medication is prescribed for comfort and safety 
Home treatment is proven to be more cost effective than residential and this can be another huge benefit to financially restricted families.
it is not always necessary to be admitted to hospital or rehab for alcohol detoxification.


Home alcohol detoxification is suitable for

  • Self employed
  •  Lone parents
  •  Those in the public eye
  •  Low income families
  •  Those who do not wish to be separated from family for treatment
  •  Farming families
  • Those who need ultimate privacy
consultations are free of charge and we also have payment plan options 

People to Contact

valerie farragher
valfarragher@ymail.com
0949545623

Mary coyne
maryhomedetox@ymail.com
0874192469

 
28. Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) View More Details on Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Visit the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Website
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 4 Galway Retail Park
Headford Road
Galway 
Telephone: 091 532422
Website: www.ispcc.ie

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity.  The ISPCC has a long, proud history of service delivery and advocacy on behalf of children.

Our Vision:

To see an Ireland where all children are heard and valued.

Our Work:
The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through our Childline service. Childline receives the majority of its 2,300 calls and messages per day after 6pm each evening, when most other support services are closed. Childline receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of donors and volunteers to help run this vital, unique service.

ISPCC support workers and volunteer mentors also work with over 1,500 individual children and families nationwide each year through our suite of ISPCC support services  Our support workers encounter many issues such as emotional and behavioural problems, anxiety, grief, risk of drug and alcohol abuse and early school leaving.

The ISPCC is a child centred organisation providing a range of independent and unique services which are preventative and empowering in nature.

Our Targets:

    Inclusion – to include children in society
    Support – giving children the support they need to work through emotional problems
    Protection - preventing cruelty to children
    Consultation & Participation - seeing children as equals and letting them have a say
    Citizenship - valuing children’s rights as citizens


Our Funding:
The ISPCC receives less that 10% of funding from the Government and so has to fundraise 90% of its annual income; relying on the generosity of the general public, companies and schools. In 2011, we need to raise over €4.5 million to maintain our services and continue to be there, 24 hours a day, for children and young people in Ireland.

Our Services:
ChildFocus & TeenFocus: Therapeutic interventions for children and young people who are experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Youth Mentoring: A mentor volunteer is matched with a young person to support them.

Childline / Childline Online / TeenTxt: A FREE service for children and young people to access to talk about what's going on for them and what they would like to see happen.

Missing children’s Hotline for support regarding a missing child 116 000 (24 hour service)

 
29. MABS - Money Advice & Budgeting Service View More Details on MABS - Money Advice & Budgeting Service    Visit the MABS - Money Advice & Budgeting Service     Website Email MABS - Money Advice & Budgeting Service
Address: Contact Details:

Cualgara

Teeling Street

Ballina

Co Mayo

Telephone: 07610 72660
Email: ballina@mabs.ie
Website: www.mabs.ie

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the only free, confidential, independent and non-judgmental service for people in debt, or in danger of getting into debt in Ireland.  We are a national service with over 60 offices nationwide.

MABS works with clients by supporting them in drawing up realistic budgets and maximising their incomes.  MABS also supports clients in dealing with their debts according to the budgets and negotiating with creditors on behalf of clients. 

MABS does not give financial advice on  i.e.  investments or specific financial products or give our money or loans.

Our Helpline (0761 07 2000) operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 8.00pm.  email - Helpline@mabs.ie

 

 

 

 
30. Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support View More Details on Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support Email Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support
Address: Contact Details:

TACU Family Resource Centre, Credit Union House, Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo 

Contact: Mags Dillon
Telephone: 087 3352831
Email: mags.dillon@wrdatf.ie

The service provides a safe space to receive support for family members affected by drug or alcohol use. The service is free, confidential and non-judgemental to those over 18 years of age in the Mayo area. For more information or to make an appointment please contact Mags Dillon @ 087 3352831 or email: mags.dillon@wrdatf.ie

People to Contact

Mags Dillon
mags.dillon@wrdatf.ie
087 3352831

 
31. Mayo NE Leader partnership Company View More Details on Mayo NE Leader partnership Company Visit the Mayo NE Leader partnership Company Website Email Mayo NE Leader partnership Company
Address: Contact Details:
Main Street  (over the old library)
Belmullet
Co. Mayo
Contact: Leanne Barrett
Telephone: 097 20828
Email: info@mayonortheast.com
Website: www.mayonortheast.com





People to Contact

Leanne Barrett
097 20828

 
32. Mayo Women's Support Services View More Details on Mayo Women's Support Services Visit the Mayo Women's Support Services Website Email Mayo Women's Support Services
Address: Contact Details:
Breaffy Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Telephone: 094 9025409/094 9027519
Email: mwss@eircom.net
Website: www.mwss.ie

Supports women who suffer violence. It offers refuge, outreach, transitional housing and advocacy.

 
33. MRSA and Families Network West View More Details on MRSA and Families Network West Visit the MRSA and Families Network West Website Email MRSA and Families Network West
Address: Contact Details:
Kilmore
Barnaderg
Tuam
Co, Galway
Contact: Tony Kavanagh
Telephone: 093 49928
0863693226
0857264869
Email: tony@mrsaandfamilies.com
Email: noeleen@mrsaandfamilies.com
Email: margaret@mrsaandfamilies.com
Website: www.mrsaandfamiliesnetwork.com

MRSA and families network is a national organisation who provide advocacy/ councilling/support to survivors and their families of mrsa, c/diff hospital and healthcare acquired infections.

People to Contact

Tony Kavanagh
tony@mrsaandfamilies.com
09349928

Noeleen Freel
noeleen@mrsaandfamilies.com
0863693226

Margaret Dawson
margaret@mrsaandfamilies.com
0857264869
 
34. New Choices View More Details on New Choices Visit the New Choices Website Email New Choices
Address: Contact Details:
Gortglas,
Neale Park,
The Neale,
Co. Mayo
Contact: Valerie Farragher
Telephone: 0949546107
0873567300
0874192469
Email: valfarragher@ymail.com
Website: homedetoxireland.com

We provide help for anyone who is having problems in their lives because they are drinking alcohol heavily or dependently. The treatment is done in your own home.This may also include an Alcohol Detox and this is done, again in your own home, by a registered, qualified nurse. Our treatment is called Integrated Treatment or Dual Diagnosis Care. Dual Diagnosis are the words you may hear when someone is talking about a person that has a mental health difficulty, like anxiety, stress or depression and along with that they also have an alcohol or drug problem. This means that the person is treated for their mental health condition along with their addiction or alcohol abuse problem. If both problems are diagnosed then both must be treated or neither will get better. 

People to Contact

Valerie Farragher
valfarragher@ymail.com
353873657300

 
35. Play Therapy Mayo View More Details on Play Therapy Mayo Visit the Play Therapy Mayo Website Email Play Therapy Mayo
Address: Contact Details:
Ross West, 
Castlebar.
Contact: Siobhan Gallagher
Telephone: 087 6652463
Email: playtherapymayo@gmail.com
Website: www.playtherapymayo.ie

Play is a child’s natural way of expressing themselves, and Play Therapy provides them with an opportunity to “play out” their thoughts, feelings and problems in a non-directive way, in a safe environment with a caring therapist. In a Play Therapy session, the therapist follows the child’s lead and allows them to explore the wide range of toys available. As their relationship develops the child gains greater insight into their personal problems, through their play. The therapist uses a Play Therapy Tool Kit as well as specialist techniques such as empathetic listening and reflection to aid the therapeutic process. Play Therapy can also be more directive, for example when used with groups rather than individuals. The therapist will form a plan for the group, incorporating different parts of the Play Therapy Tool Kit, and working toward a therapeutic aim – for example, to increase self esteem, or to develop an understanding of loss.

At Play Therapy Mayo, play therapy is administered through one-on-on sessions. How this works is there will be a initial meeting with the parent/guardian to discuss the best way of working with the child. If the pre-therapy conditions are met the child will come to play therapy for a weekly hour long session. After the first 5 sessions there will be a parent review with the therapist to discuss how the child is engaging in the process.

People to Contact

Siobhan Gallagher
playtherapymayo@gmail.com
087 6652463

 
36. Westport Family & Community Resource Centre View More Details on Westport Family & Community Resource Centre Email Westport Family & Community Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

The Fairgreen

Westport

Co. Mayo

Telephone: 098 24419
Email: westportfrc@eircom.net

The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.

Key services provided by FRCs include:

    The provision of family support, information and advice at local level.
    Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities).
    Education courses and training opportunities.
    Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme.
    After-school clubs.

 
37. Westport/Louisburgh Community Based Family Support Service View More Details on Westport/Louisburgh Community Based Family Support Service Visit the Westport/Louisburgh Community Based Family Support Service Website Email Westport/Louisburgh Community Based Family Support Service
Address: Contact Details:
Family Support Service
Sharkey Hill Community Centre,
Pairc Na Coille,
Golf Course Rd,
Westport,
Co Mayo
Telephone: 087 9974733
087-9974733
Email: familysupportworker@eircom.net
Website: www.sharkeyhill.com

The community based family support service is based at Westport Family & Community Resource Centre. It offers a family support service to parents and their children aged 0-17yrs in their local community.

Parents and children can access regular support around any issues that may be causing stress in the family home. All families can experience stress resulting in poor relationships, conflict, out of control behaviour, difficult parenting and distress in the family home.

Support is provided in a strictly confidential manner in your family home or at the family support office.

We also teach Common Sense Parenting skills including;

  • encouraging positive behaviour,
  • developing techniques for using effective discipline,
  • using consequences to change behaviour,
  • preventing problems and correcting problem behaviour.

It is a free, non judgemental and non-denominational service funded by HSE West Mayo Integrated Service Area.