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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.

 
 

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Support Services

Children & Young People support services in Galway City

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1. Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy View More Details on Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy Visit the Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy Website Email Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
9 Kilkerrin Park,
Liosban Industrial Estate,
Galway City

Contact: Emer Mc Donagh
Telephone: 0876841231
Email: emer@acorns2oaksplaytherapy.com
Website: www.acorns2oaksplaytherapy.com

Acorns 2 Oaks is a Galway based Play Therapy Service, which offers a variety of services individually catered to each client.
Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy is run by Emer Mc Donagh, Play Therapist and Child Psychotherapist.  
I use a variety of toys and techniques in my work, including Non Directive Play Therapy, Therapeutic Story Work, Drama,
Puppets, Masks, Sand Play, Art and Clay.
I welcome contact from anybody who wishes to discuss a concern related to children in their care.


The desired outcomes of Play Therapy include a reduction in anxiety, increased confidence and independence, improved relationships with family and friends, positive behaviour changes, improved coping skills and increased resiliency. Play Therapy can benefit children from 3 years of age upwards. I also offer creative counselling and play therapy for older children and adolescents.


Play Therapy can be effective for children experiencing a broad range of difficulties, including:

•Emotional difficulties such as aggression, depression, low self esteem, anxiety and withdrawal
•Behavioural difficulties
•Loss or bereavement
•Abuse or neglect
•Problems with socialising
•Having poor play skills
•Have delayed development with ASD, ADHD or any Learning Difficulty
•Parental Separation
•Being bullied or has become a bully
•They are not reaching their fullest potential academically, socially, physically and/or emotionally


People to Contact

Emer Mc Donagh
emer@acorns2oaksplaytherapy.com
0876841231

 
2. Ballybane Community Resource Centre View More Details on Ballybane Community Resource Centre Visit the Ballybane Community Resource Centre Website Email Ballybane Community Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Ballybane Community Resource Centre,
Ballybane,
Galway
Telephone: 091-768300
Email: reception@bcrc.ie
Website: www.gcp.ie

We provide a drop-in service for people from the community seeking advice and or referrals about education, training, access, finances, migrants rights, housing, form filling, etc. We provide practical assistance in the form of photocopying, faxing and printing documents. We support children from 0-10 years and all adults. We provide support & information to community & voluntary groups in the community. We run a range of accredited and unaccredited courses in the community ranging from cookery, zumba, stress management, sewing machine use, wood turning, car maintenance, organic gardening, forging & welding, women's & men's DIY, beauty specialism, childcare, and more. We provide a range of other ad-hoc services responding to the needs in the community at any given time.

 
3. Ballybane Library View More Details on Ballybane Library Visit the Ballybane Library Website Email Ballybane Library
Address: Contact Details:
Castlepark Rd
Ballybane
Co Galway
Telephone: 091 380590
Email: ballybanelibrary.ie
Website: galwaylibraries.ie

 
4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland - Galway View More Details on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland - Galway Email Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland - Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Westside Community Resource Centre
Old Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091-554423 (Reception)
Email: andreagallagher@foroige.ie

Matching a male or female volunteer with a referred young person aged between 10-18years.  The programme offers friendship resulting in a positive impact on the young person’s development.

AGE GROUP:   10 – 18 years male/female

 
5. Brothers of Charity Services Galway View More Details on Brothers of Charity Services Galway Visit the Brothers of Charity Services Galway Website
Address: Contact Details:
Woodlands Centre
Renmore
Galway
Telephone: 091 721400
Website: www.brothersofcharity.ie/galwa...

Our services are divided about equally between children (48%) and adults (52%). We provide a wide range of services with an emphasis on community based services provided mainly through four community-oriented teams, our Early Childhood Services, our School Age Team, our Aftercare team and Supported Employment, and our Ballinasloe-based multidisciplinary team. This work is supported by a range of multidisciplinary specialists and there is a network of respite care and a family support system.

Centre-based services include specialist pre-schools, special schools, centre-based services for adults in Ballinasloe, Casla, Galway, and Gort; and we have two village-type residential centres, The John Paul Centre and the Kilcornan Centre. About 48% of those who use our services attend centre-based services for some or all of their programme while the other 52% are supported in their local preschools, schools, and in other community settings.

While the Brothers of Charity Services Galway work in close association with the other Brothers of Charity regions around the country (Clare, Limerick, Roscommon, the South East, and the Southern Services), the Galway Region’s autonomy is recognised and protected by our National Structure.

 
6. City of Galway Youthreach View More Details on City of Galway Youthreach Visit the City of Galway Youthreach Website Email City of Galway Youthreach
Address: Contact Details:
22a Liosban Estate
Tuam Road
Galway
Contact: Janet Sutton
Telephone: 091380809
Email: janet.sutton@gretb.ie
Website: http://galwayyouthreach.wordpr...

Youthreach Galway City provides a safe,supportive, mutually respectful environment for young people to develop the skills and confidence to take part fully in their lives, learning and society.  We offer QQI/ FETAC Level 3 and 4 with a broad range of supports.  Our students are aged between 15 and 20

People to Contact

Janet Sutton
janet.sutton@gretb.ie
091380809

 
7. Clare McGee Therapy View More Details on Clare McGee Therapy Email Clare McGee Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Galway City
Contact: Clare McGee
Telephone: 086 270 6709
Email: claremcgeetherapy@gmail.com

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Occuptaional Psychology.  In addition, I am also an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP) and work within their code of ethics.

I work from an integrative perspective and tailor sessions to each client's individual needs.  I see my work as a collaberation with you, my client, to enable you to understand what has been troubling you and to help you to find ways to heal.

I offer counselling to help clients deal with many issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, anger, berevement, low self-esteem etc.

If you feel you might benefit from counselling, please give me a call or email me.

People to Contact

Clare McGee
claremcgeetherapy@gmail.com
0862706709

 
8. 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:
Central to Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mind and Body Solutions clinic in Milltow Tuam Co.Galway is within 45mins of Galway city, Castlebar, Roscommon Town.
Contact: David
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
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

David
dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
353857637059

 
9. Croi Na Gaillimhe View More Details on Croi Na Gaillimhe Email Croi Na Gaillimhe
Address: Contact Details:
Croí na Gaillimhe, Resource Centre
Maureen O'Connell House
1 Mill Street
Galway
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: lorettaneedham@gmail.com
Email: abellsvp@gmail.com
Email: jkehelleysvp@gmail.com

Croí na Gaillimhe is actively involved in the provision of a range of services to isolated people in Galway City and County. Croí na Gaillimhe works with people affected by poverty, isolation and social exclusion, including older people, intergenerational groups, disadvantaged parents and people parenting alone, migrants, adults with a range of educational needs and socially isolated men.  Since its inception Croí na Gaillimhe sought to fill a gap in existing provision for people experiencing social isolation and to complement and coordinate with existing services in Galway.

CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS BASED IN THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Croí na Gaillimhe Parent’s Network

Crói na Gaillime Men’s Group

Croí na Gaillimhe Lunch and Social Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Knitting Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Creative Writing Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Intergenerational Programme

Croí an Gaillimhe and Third Age – Conversational English Programme

HSE – Teenage Parents Group

COURSES ON OFFER

Money Advice and Budgeting Courses

Computer Training

SERVICES

Meeting Rooms available for rent on an Hourly basis

Rooms set and furnished to your requirements including the use of:

Multi-Media Projector, Overhead Projector, Flipchart Stand, Whiteboard, Internet Access and Tea and Coffees by Arrangement.

Computer Suite

Suitable for delivery of Classes and Courses with 10 Networked Computers Broadband Internet Access and Printing Facilities.

Suitable for:

Local Community and Voluntary Groups, Statutory Agencies, Non-Profit and Charitable organisations, Educational Courses and Classes.

Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. All fees charged are applied to the operating costs of the Centre.  All groups must comply with the Centre’s policies and procedures.

Insurance Requirements

Leaseholders must hold a current insurance policy and provide a letter from their insurance company or broker which specifically indemnifies Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre.

Regular meeting room users are advised to hold an insurance policy suitable for their requirements.

Advance bookings are required.

 

 
10. Dochas don Oige View More Details on Dochas don Oige Email Dochas don Oige
Address: Contact Details:
Liosban Industrial Estate
Tuam road
Galway
Contact: Helen Kelly
Telephone: 091-770887
087-9301470
Email: dochasgalway@eircom.net

Dochas don Oige is a training centre for young offenders and young people at risk from the age of 15 + both male and female.
Primarily we offer Fetac level 3 /4. This is in addition to a range of personalised services. Please ring Helen Kelly for more details

People to Contact

Helen Kelly
dochasgalway@eircom.net
091-770887

 
11. Family Wellbeing View More Details on Family Wellbeing Email Family Wellbeing
Address: Contact Details:
Liosbán Industrial Estate
Tuam Road,
Galway
Telephone: 0868072322
Email: loughreaplaytherapy@gmail.com

Parent Mentor, offering counselling and education (courses, workshops and one-to-one counselling).
Play therapist, offering one-to-one or group sessions to help children work through their feelings and difficulties using the powerful medium of play and creative activities. Suitable for children from three upwards, and there is no upper age limit.

 
12. Family Wellbeing - Parenting Course View More Details on Family Wellbeing - Parenting Course Email Family Wellbeing - Parenting Course
Address: Contact Details:
People's Resource Centre,
St Clare's Walk,
Merchant Road,
Galway
Telephone: 086 8072322
Email: jenniec28@gmail.com

Ten week parenting course Covering the following topics:

-All parenting starts with self
-Family relationships and feelings
-All children are geniuses
-Helping children to become resonsable
-Family communication I
-Family communication II
-Children's challenging behaviour I
-Children's challenging behaviour II -Parents' challenging behaviour
-A different kind of discipline

Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.00pm
Starting on 14th Oct 2014
Facilitated by Parent Mentor, Jennie Clarke Special price for ten weeks: €100, Unemployed €75 Coupled, €180

 
13. Foroige Galway View More Details on Foroige Galway Visit the Foroige Galway Website Email Foroige Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Foróige Office,
Ozanam House,
St. Augustine St.,
Galway.
Contact: Gerry Prior (Regional Youth Officer)
Email: gerry.prior@foroige.ie
Website: www.foroige.ie

Founded in 1952, Foróie provides a range of youth work services. Their approach aims to meet the developmental needs of young people in general and, in particular circumstances, focus on vulnerable young people in relation to issues arising from marginalisation and social exclusion. Gerry Prior is the Regional Youth Officer  and he supports communities setting up  volunteer-led Foróige clubs, provides training, assistance and advice.

People to Contact

Gerry Prior (Regional Youth Officer)
gerry.prior@foroige.ie
086 2478007

 
14. Galway Autism Partnership View More Details on Galway Autism Partnership Visit the Galway Autism Partnership Website Email Galway Autism Partnership
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Autism Partnership
Tigh Ronan
36 Laurel Park
Newcastle
Galway city
Contact: Louise Sheehy
Telephone: (091) 588 899
Email: info@galwayautismpartnership.com
Website: www.galwayautismpartnership.co...

Galway Autism Partnership GAP is a registered charity for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Galway city and County.

Mission
Galway Autism Partnership was formed to support, assist and identify requirements of families living and support a person with autism.  Our current aim is not to re-create a system but identify the 'gap'.

Origin
GAP was formed in 2011 by parents struggling with the lack of information and support while raising children with autism IN THE WEST, through a facebook page.  Our patron is President Michael D. Higgins.  We are currently based at Tigh Ronain, Laurel Park Newcastle from 9.30-1.30pm four days a week, provide telephone support seven days a week and facilitate a facebook page and website.  We have one part time office manager.

Membership
Our current membership is just peaking at over 400 families.  Our families are based in Galway City and County, however we do have families from surrounding counties in the region who liaise with us and we have established fantastic links with other autism groups in the country.  An average of 3 families join GAP a week.

What does GAP do?
As stated above we aim to bridge the gap in current support systems for families living with the challenges of autism.  We liaise with our members on an ongoing basis and take our direction from them.  Based on that we have established -

1. A junior youth group - in conjunction with foroige this group facilitates children with autism aged between 11-14 years with the aim of easing the transitions to teenage years and secondary school.  This has been identified by parents as a hugely problematic area with some serious consequences for these kids.  This group facilitates 12 children and has been established since September 2012.

2. A senior youth group - this group again delivered in conjunction with Foroige continues to support individuals aged 15-18 years with mainstream challenges and liviing with autism.  Our facilitators encourage the group to work on social interaction with an aim to problem solving and being able to advocate for themselves.  This group facilitates 12 individuals.

3. 3 afterschool groups - we currently provide three afterschool groups for children aged 4-7 years in Tuam, Knocknacarra and Doughiska.  The groups are facilitated by primary schools presently.  The groups provide a fun environment for children with autism to work on social skills through play and necessary respite support for parents/caregivers on that given afternoon.

4. 1 Saturday kids club - we are launching our first Saturday kids club next week for children with autism and complex sensory needs.  The children in this group have a complex level of autism and do not partake in mainstream activities.  The group will be based at Tigh Ronain with an emphasis on outings in the community.  The group provides essential respite support to these families to concentrate on other family requirements of siblings.  It would be our vision to have a 2nd Saturday kids group in 2014 as demand for weekend activities is evident.

5. Summer camps - In 2013 GAP undertook their first summer camps for children with autism TO INCLUDE their siblings.  When schools close for Summer the majority of families with children with autism struggle.  We identified this and facilitated 40 children over 4 weeks in August.  We offered a range of activities from swimming, yoga, music therapy, circus skills, computers, cooking and outings in the community.

6. Social Care Respite Program - In March 2013 GAP did a pilot study with students of the Social Care Degree program at NUI Galway.  These students are required to avail of 200hours practical placement during each academic year.  GAP identified this opportunity and through talks and alot of work we will have 30 families availing of student placement to assist their families one day a week for 3 hours.  This service will provide an essential support system for families.

7. Assisted support - GAP has launched a major recruitment, interview and assessment campaign for volunteers in 2013.  Galway is academically rich due to our 2 fantastic third level institutions and we identified the need for the students studying relevant childcare/education courses for practical experience.  Based on this recruitment GAP has a wonderful network of volunteers to assist all of our programs and also assist any child with autism on a 1:1 capacity should they wish to participate at a mainstream activity i.e. Art classes at Galway Arts Centre.

8. GAP holds monthly support meetings at our base in Tigh Ronain and quarterly family days out in a variety of locations i.e. Loughwell farm, Kilcornan walled garden and Busy Bees.

Based on the above information alone 80 families in Galway City and County will be availing of direct practical support and a service this September.

Partnership Models
At GAP we are totally aware of our limitations on services we can provide.  However to maximise our service provision we buit valued partnerships in the community.  Some of those partnerships include
School awareness packs - In March 2013 GAP produced a school awareness pack for 50 primary schools in Galway city and county.  This information pack and 10 minute CD presentation was very well received with schools from all over Ireland requesting copies of same.
Brothers of charity services and use of their facilities at Kilcornan, Clarinbridge
Forogie - use of their facilities at Foster Street Galway for Youth groups
Health and Leisure clubs - facilitated swim sessions for members at Salthill hotel & Maldron hotel Galway.
City Taxis- this taxi company kindly facilitated our summer camps this summer.
Rosedale school - Through a very generous offer of practical support from Celestrica Galway, GAP identified the need for support for Rosedale school and its children.  Rosedale school facilitates 68 children with severe to profound intellectual disability and severe autism.  The condition of this school is an absolute disgrace in modern society and GAP has endeavoured to to built on community spirit and generosity to engage with these wonderful schools and facilities who work tirelessly with autistic children.  Through much work and meetings Celestica has committed financial support and personnel to improving this school.

Achievements
GAP was recognised for their contribution to the community and its valuable resource to its members with an invite to speak at the World Autism Conference at NUI in April 2013.  Many worldwide professionals attended and presented at this event.  We continue to liaise with ICAN (Irish Centre for Autism and Neurological Disorders) at NUI Galway on projects, including managing challenging behaviour and oral hygiene.
We also won the Volunteer Organisation Section of the 2013 national Better Together Awards and were recogised by Galway City Council in 2013 for our contribution to social inclusion

Short Term goals
GAP has began the process of identifying the individuals with severe to profound intellectual and autism who are now 18 and have left the education system.  This group have profound needs and to date are being returned home to their families with no structured placements for many and no respite system in place for families.  GAP are working on identifying the current plans in place and bridging these gaps.
GAP will be producing 50 more school awareness packs November 2013
A strategic plan to engage more multinational companies in Galway to pursue practical projects for much neglected special needs facilitates in Galway city and county
A planned conference to liaise with all teachers of children with autism in Galway to also include social workers and early intervention teams, Iin November 2013.
Planned week long event to celebrate World Autism Week to encompass World Autism Day April 2nd 2014 and our very successful Light It Up Blue Campaign, see Galway Cathedral Light It Up Blue 2013.

Long Term goals
A sustained service delivery model with core government funding.
A GAP transport system!!
A permanent well functioning base!!

People to Contact

Louise Sheehy
info@galwayautismpartnership.com
0831222302

 
15. Galway City & County Childcare Committee View More Details on Galway City & County Childcare Committee Visit the Galway City & County Childcare Committee Website Email Galway City & County Childcare Committee
Address: Contact Details:

9b, Liosban Retail Centre,
Tuam Road,
Galway.

Telephone: 091 752039
Email: mail@galwaychildcare.com
Website: www.galwaychildcare.com

The key goal of Galway City & County Childcare Committee is to coordinate the implementation of National Childcare Policy at local level on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. 
KEY OBJECTIVES

    to coordinate and assist the development of quality childcare services.
    to implement DCYA-funded schemes at local level.
    to administer grant applications and oversee the implementation of DCYA-funded schemes.
    to coordinate the provision of accredited training and in-service training for childcare providers/staff.
    to provide information and resources for childcare providers, parents and the general public.
    to promote inclusion of children with disabilities, and children from ethnic minorities including children from the Traveller Community in childcare services.
    to participate in the development and delivery of interagency family support initiatives that promote social inclusion.
 

 
16. Galway City Library View More Details on Galway City Library Visit the Galway City Library Website Email Galway City Library
Address: Contact Details:
St. Augustine Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 561666
Email: info@galwaylibrary.ie
Website: www.galwaycoco.ie

All library branches open on Saturday and provide public Internet access. In co- operation with An Post, the library delivers books-on-tape to the visually impaired for free.

 
17. Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS) View More Details on Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS) Visit the Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS) Website Email Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS)
Address: Contact Details:
4 Augustine Street,
Galway City
Telephone: 091 568483
091 562114
Email: gdyouthservices@gmail.com
Website: www.gdys.org

Galway Diocesan Youth Services was founded in the late 70's to respond to the needs of homeless and marginalised young people at that time.  The ethos of GDYS has always been to identify and meet the needs of families and young people in the community.

GDYS initially opened a Drop in Centre at No 4 St Augustine - a property purchased at that time by the Augustinian Communtiy - and developed services over the years to include Community Training Workshops (later handed over to FAS), Residential Hostels for homeless young people (later handed over to HSE West), an After School Activity Club  and a Youth Information Centre.

Today, GDYS manages five projects in Galway City:  No 4 Drop in Centre, Mol an Oige After School Activity Club, Galway Youth Information Centre, Tithe na nOg and a Counselling Service.  We employ a staff of 20 including 11 Community Employment Scheme Staff.

GDYS is a network of support services that aims to enhance the quality of young peoples lives, providing an effective and holistic response to a wide variety of issues pertaining to young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years.

See our website for more information.

 
18. Galway Psychotherapy Practice View More Details on Galway Psychotherapy Practice Visit the Galway Psychotherapy Practice Website
Address: Contact Details:
Doughuisce,
Galway
Contact: Ilona Haberska
Telephone: 0861941889
Website: www.galwaypsychotherapy.com

I am a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist accredited by Eurapean Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I received my MA in Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland.

I also completed two years of training in Group Analysis and four years of postgraduate proffessional training  in Psychotherapy, obtaining Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I worked as a psychologist with the National Psychiatric Services in Poland and in private practice in Ireland.

I offer help to people suffering from: depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, identity issues, childhood sexual abuse including incest,
childhood abuse and neglect, eating disorders, obsessional behavior and thoughts.

People to Contact

Ilona Haberska
0861941889

 
19. Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services View More Details on Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services Visit the Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services Website Email Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road
Galway

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/counselling/pl...

Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services

Play Therapy with Helplink is for children aged 3 to 10 years old and our Creative Therapy  service is for young people aged 11 to 15 years old.

These forms of therapy allow children and young people the time and space to work out what may be troubling them and also to express their feelings through their most natural method of communication – PLAY.

In our Galway Play Therapy and Creative Therapy service appointments are 45 minutes long, they are non-directive and non-investigative in nature, whereby the child/young person leads the sessions and the therapist follows. The room holds the play/creative therapy ‘tool kit’ which includes sand, clay, puppets, role play, art materials, therapeutic stories, creative visualisations and music/movement. The aim is that when the child/young person feels comfortable they will begin to express the negative or difficult emotions through their actions, the therapist is able to track and observe what is happening and gently guide the child/young person when necessary.  The therapist provides the space which allows the child/young person to play/be creative as they need to with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary (for physical and emotional safety). All play/creative therapy sessions are confidential, details of the sessions shall only be disclosed in line with child protection procedures.

Who is this service for?: Any child over the age of 3 years can benefit from play therapy appointments as this type of therapy nurtures creative thinking, builds self-esteem, confidence, resilience and much more. Play therapy can be specifically used to support children with any emotional or behavioural difficulties, who have suffered bereavement/loss, suffering with anxiety or are having any family issues but to name a few referral reasons. Creative therapy is for older children aged 11 to 15 as above this service can assist these children across multiple areas. At this time appointments are only available in Galway City.

Our Play/Creative Therapist: Denise Gordon is graduate of NUI Galway and the Academy of Child and Play Psychotherapy. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Based Play Therapy (NFQ:Level 9), as well as this Denise has completed her Degree in Arts with Children Studies (NUIG).  All of Denise’s work is guided by the Play Therapy International Framework and she is a member of Play Therapy Ireland. For more on Play Therapy Ireland, you can visit their Website at http://www.playtherapy.ie/. Furthermore, Denise is supervised, insured and Garda vetted.

Fee for appointment/s: If either parent is working the fee for one appointment is €65. It both parents (or if lone parent) are (is) unemployed one appointment is €45.

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie or check out more of our information at www.helplink.ie.

 
20. HSE Civil Registration Service View More Details on HSE Civil Registration Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
25 Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546277

Registration of all life events – births, stillbirths, marriages and deaths.
Issuing of certificates for life events. You may also order online at www.certificates.ie. Solemnisation of civil marriages.

 
21. HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service View More Details on HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548335

Provides information and support to individuals and groups on healthy eating and weight management.

 
22. HSE Dental Galway View More Details on HSE Dental Galway
Address: Contact Details:
HSE Shantalla Health Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546028

The Dental Department provides dental care to primary school children, and some special needs groups. Adults with a current medical card can access care from some dentists. A list of the contracted private Dentists is available from the dental department, Shantalla.

 
23. HSE Disability Service View More Details on HSE Disability Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546209

The Disability Services Office works with a range of voluntary services in the area to provide care, training and development for children and adults with learning or physical disability.

 
24. INCADDS// Irish National Council of Attention Deficit Disorder Support Groups View More Details on INCADDS// Irish National Council of Attention Deficit Disorder Support Groups Visit the INCADDS// Irish National Council of Attention Deficit Disorder Support Groups Website Email INCADDS// Irish National Council of Attention Deficit Disorder Support Groups
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 17A Ballybane Enterprise Centre,
Ballybane, Galway.
Contact: Rose Kavanagh
Telephone: 091 755090
Email: info@incadds.ie
Website: www.incadds.ie

Information, Support .  

To raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
To facilitate, inform and promote training opportunities for those involved in service provision to people effected by ADHD.
To help develop policies on ADHD.
To develop appropriate networks and strategic links with relevant bodies at local, national and international level.
To promote activities appropriate to the needs of people affected by ADHD.
to promote and undertake training, Education and rehabilitation for persons suffering from ADHD.
The relatioship between ADHD and Substance Misuse.
Gaining Knowledge on the size and scope of the problem.
Early detection and treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD.
Development of evidence.   ICASA www.adhdandsubstanceabuse.org/about ICASA.

People to Contact

Rose Kavanagh
info@incadds.ie
091 755090

 
25. 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)

 
26. Jennie Clarke, Play Therapist and Parent Mentor View More Details on Jennie Clarke, Play Therapist and Parent Mentor Visit the Jennie Clarke, Play Therapist and Parent Mentor Website Email Jennie Clarke, Play Therapist and Parent Mentor
Address: Contact Details:
9 Kilkerrin Park, Liosbán Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway
Telephone: 086 8072322
Email: info@jennieclarke.com
Website: www.jennieclarke.com

I help children to work through and resolve difficulties, using the child's most natural means of expression, which is play.

Play therapy helps children to become happier, more resilient and more able to express their feelings in a healthy way.

I also work with parents, to help them enjoy healthier family relationships, communicate better and understand their children's behaviour. I have over 1000 hours of experience, and have worked with people from a wide range of cultures, with many different presenting issues.

 
27. Jigsaw View More Details on Jigsaw Visit the Jigsaw Website Email Jigsaw
Address: Contact Details:

Fairgreen Road
Galway City
(across from the new Coach Station)

Telephone: Text: 087 772 52 32
Phone: 091 549252
Email: galway@jigsaw.ie
Website: www.jigsaw.ie/galway

Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25, living in Galway city and county.  We focus on a positive mindset and guide young people in dealing with life’s ups and downs.

We have a range of professionals available to find out what a young person needs; we provide non-judgemental listening, emotional support, guided self-help and supported access to other services.

Young people can get in touch with the service by text, email, phone or online.

We believe that whatever support you need, you should be able to get it when you need it and in a place where you feel safe, respected and comfortable.

We also provide information, advice and guidance to others (such as parents, relatives, teachers, youth workers) on how they can best support a young person who they are concerned or worried about, or how they can suggest Jigsaw to that person.

We also work with other professionals throughout the county.  Our aim is to build the ability of the local community to respond to the mental health needs of young people – so that they have better use of the supports in their local town / area. 

We want to work towards a community that is supportive of young people’s mental health and well being.  Presentations and talks in schools, workplaces and community groups aim to create a discussion on mental health and raise awareness of the support that Jigsaw Galway and other people can offer. 

 
28. Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy View More Details on Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Visit the Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Website Email Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Ross House,
Merchant's Road (off Eyre Square)
Galway
Contact: Mary Kilraine Hannon
Telephone: 086 8110648
Email: mary@marykilrainehannon.com
Email: mary.kilrainehannon@gmail.com
Website: www.marykilrainehannon.com

Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Galway           Tel: 086 8110648 


Adults: Counselling and Psychotherapy



Counselling can a provide safe supportive place to find new ways to address a crisis in work or a relationship. Psychotherapy works on long standing problems often rooted in difficult traumatic early life experiences which when spoken about in detail can enable you to make better choices in relationships and life in general.

Counselling, sometimes called “talk therapy,” is a conversation or a series of conversations between the counsellor and client.  Counselling usually focuses on a particular problem and in taking steps decided by the client to address this problem.  The problem is often discussed in the present tense without too much attention to past experiences. You do not have to be in crisis to benefit from counselling or psychotherapy – however, it can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.

Psychotherapy, like counselling, is based on a healing relationship between the therapist and client. Psychotherapy takes place over a series of meetings between the therapist and client over a longer timespan  than counselling. It enables you to deal with deeper, more long-term issues that may have their roots in your past, (e.g. traumatic issues from childhood) which are affecting our present life.

http://marykilrainehannon.com/adults

Adolescents: Counselling

Adolescence is a complex developmental stage, starting around twelve years of age. It is distinct from childhood and yet is not adulthood. Adolescent therapy helps teenagers and their families to negotiate the difficulties that can sometimes emerge at this time.  These include challenges in relationships at home, school, moving to third level education, bullying, sexuality, eating disorders, withdrawal, depression, anxiety, aggression, suicidal thoughts, family changes and bereavement.  Counselling can help the adolescent understand and make sense of their feelings/behaviour and who they are and want to be. It can also be the place where they learn about relating with a safe and caring adult.

I provide confidential one to one counselling and psychotherapy. I offer teenagers a safe, non- judgemental space  to explore the issues and challenges that they are meeting their daily lives.

It is important that adolescents feel secure to talk in a confidential place.  As such parents will be asked to allow their child the freedom to attend their sessions on their own.

I am interest in working with this age group as I believe that many of the problems faced by adults later in life could be helped with counselling and psychotherapy earlier in life.

http://marykilrainehannon.com/adolescents


Children: Play Therapy

Play Therapy refers to a variety of techniques and methods used to help children  who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour.  Playing, drawing, building, using sand and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems for children and adolescents.

Play Therapy helps children understand confused feelings and upsetting events. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace. Play Therapy helps children work through emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and helps address family problems. It uses the medium of play, rather than talk, to help the child learn to express themselves, explore and make sense of the world in which they live and resolve any difficult or painful experiences.

Play therapy may involve an individual child, a family, or multiple families or a group of children. In children and adolescents, playing, drawing, building, using sand and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems.

http://marykilrainehannnon.com/children



People to Contact

Mary Kilraine Hannon
mary@marykilrainehannon.com
086 8110648

 
29. Scouting Ireland View More Details on Scouting Ireland Visit the Scouting Ireland Website Email Scouting Ireland
Address: Contact Details:

Provincial Office:
1, Wine Street,
Sligo
Contact: Joe Doherty (Provincial Support Officer)
Telephone: (071) 916 9363
Email: jdoherty@scouts.ie
Email: pc.west@scouts.ie
Website: www.scouts.ie

ABOUT SCOUTING

The Aim of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the physical, intellectual, character, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society.

Getting youngsters involved in outdoor adventures and challenges helps them to achieve these aims and have fun. While enjoying themselves outdoors they will make strong friendships, volunteer in their community, learn adventure skills, travel, become leaders and team-members, and appreciate the importance of our outdoor environment.

Friendships and memories made in Scouts can last a lifetime.

Skills like leading a group, teamwork, planning, project management, dealing with difficulties & weather, packing, budgeting, first aid, cooking, navigation, building structures, volunteerism, and making a shelter will always be useful and underpin future careers and life choices.

Scouting is a non-formal educational experience that is firmly rooted in the experiential educational model. What does this mean?

Formal education is highly structured and is provided in the primary, secondary and college education system that we are all familiar with.

Non-formal education is learning through fun, adventure, discovery for ourselves, interaction & experience. The word non-formal is not to be confused with informal!

The Scout Method

In any organisation, team sport or endeavor there needs to be a method, a structure, a culture which underpins its purpose. An obvious example is a team sport like hurling or soccer. There is an ethos; a coaching method; a place where the game is played; a progressive structure as you develop in the game; a team structure; an identity; and a set of rules to play by.

In Scouting we apply the Scout Method, which has 8 interconnected components, to achieve our aim:

  1. Scouting fosters a value system based on the Scout Promise & Law. This value system becomes the method by which a Scout lives and works with others.
  2. Through learning by doing and reviewing our experience, we gain knowledge about the task completed and about ourselves.
  3. Scouting happens outdoors whenever possible. Challenge, adventure and a sense of freedom are all present in close contact with nature and away from everyday home life.
  4. The success of the Scout’s task or adventure is not important. The dynamics of the team, and the growth of the individual within that team, is of real importance. Each Scout will progress at their own speed through Scouting challenges individually and within their small team.
  5. In Scouting we work in small teams so Scouts learn individually and in teams. Every Section is a collection of small teams, not a collection of individual Scouts.
  6. We use names, themes, stories and traditions to spark the imagination and to aid learning. In so far as possible this is created by the Scouts themselves.
  7. Scouting is a movement FOR young people and supported by adults. In the younger Sections the adult’s support is greater, whereas in older Sections the adult’s role lessens and it becomes more of a partnership.
  8. Scouts interact with their local community.  Service to others is the element of the Scout Method dealing with this commitment. We support young people to become active citizens and to work to create a better world.

People to Contact

Joe Doherty (Provincial Support Officer)

 
30. The Speech Centre View More Details on The Speech Centre Visit the The Speech Centre Website Email The Speech Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Knocknacarra Medical Centre
Clybaun Road Lower
Knocknacarra
Galway

Sports Clinic West
McHale Park, McHale Road
Castlebar
Mayo 
Telephone: 085 7489988
091 862220
085 1681158 Castlebar
Email: galway@thespeechcentre.com
Email: castlebar@thespeechcentre.com
Website: www.thespeechcentre.com

Providing private Speech & Language Therapy for Children and Adults, throughout Galway and surrounding areas. See our website for specialist areas. 

 
31. Westside Library View More Details on Westside Library Visit the Westside Library Website
Address: Contact Details:
Seamus Quirke Rd

Galway
Telephone: 091 520616
Website: www.galwaycity.ie/libraries

 
32. Westside Youth Project View More Details on Westside Youth Project Visit the Westside Youth Project Website Email Westside Youth Project
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Janice O'Hanlon, Community Youth Worker
Email: westsideyouth@hotmail.com
Website: www.youthworkgalway.ie

People to Contact

Janice O'Hanlon, Community Youth Worker
0872363021

Sinéad Allen, Community Youth Worker
0872066190

Kerry E'lyn Larkin, Project Worker
0879141522
 
33. WINGS PLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS View More Details on WINGS PLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS Email WINGS PLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Address: Contact Details:
No. 9 Kilkerrin Park
Liosbaun Industrial Estate
Tuam Road
Galway City
Telephone: 0871302338
Email: ccjacque@gmail.com

I am a Child/Adolescent Play Therapist and I am based in Liosbaun Industrial Estate, play therapy can help children or adolescence who are finding life difficult, or have been through trauma, parental separation, been recently diagnosed or has trouble making friends or communicating.  Play Therapy involves  50 minute weekly sessions with therapist and child in a room full of toys.  The sessions are majority non-directive and the therapist follows the childs lead in all aspects of the session.  

If you have any queries or would like more information on this type of therapy please feel free to contact me, after 7 is usually best.

Thanks

Jacque

 
34. Youthreach Galway View More Details on Youthreach Galway Visit the Youthreach Galway Website Email Youthreach Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Youthreach Centre
Unit 22A, Liosban Business Park
Tuam Road
Galway
Contact: Janet Sutton Director
Telephone: 091 380809
Email: janet.sutton@gretb.ie
Website: http://galwayroscommon.etb.ie/...

Youthreach is a full-time training programme for early school leavers aged between 15 and 20 years and is provided in over 90 locations throughout Ireland. It offers young people a second chance to gain recognised qualifications at FETAC Levels 3 and 4 and work experience in a supportive environment.

What can you do there?  

Art/Design
Careers Preparation
Communications
Computer Literacy
Health Related Fitness
Mathematics
Nutrition & Cookery
Personal Effectiveness
Personal and Interpersonal Development
Sport & In-house Modules
Textiles and sewing
Understanding Interculturalism
Work Orientation

We also offer a range of supports for students to make sure they get the most out of their time at Youthreach. 

Upon successful completion, students can apply to take Post Leaving Certificate courses at either the Galway Technical Institute or Galway Community College.

They will also be better equipped to enter the world of work.

People to Contact

Janet Sutton Director