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

Children & Young People support services in Mayo

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1. Art Therapy by Helplink View More Details on Art Therapy by Helplink Visit the Art Therapy by Helplink  Website Email Art Therapy by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:
1st Floor, The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway (also available in Castlebar).
Contact: Admin
Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: helplink.ie

Art therapy is the use of art materials for self expression and reflection in the presence of a qualified art therapist. Art therapy is a unique process, combining creativity and psychotherapy for growth, awareness and healing. It is done in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Why do people see an Art Therapist? Some people can find it difficult to talk directly about their feelings and experiences. Using art materials can be an alternative form of expression. The art process itself can be deeply relaxing, satisfying and positive. It can provide some physical and emotional relief as we express feelings using tactile art materials. Art therapy can potentially provide a space where people can experiment, make a mess, be playful and spontaneous. Do I need to be artistic? No artistic skill is necessary. It is not about making realistic drawings or painting a masterpiece. The artistic quality of the end product is unimportant. The therapist will not make judgments and all work is accepted in its own right. What will happen in a session? Sessions usually last for between 50 minutes to an hour, at the same time and place each week. A range of art materials will be available in each session and you can choose what to make or do, with freedom to express your experiences and thoughts in your own individual way. All images you make, and what you may say about them is treated as confidential Art Therapy can help with: addiction and recovery, anger, bullying, depression, low self esteem and confidence, grief and bereavement, stress and anxiety and much more! Group workshops are also available. Please contact us for further information. The cost for this specialist counselling service is only €50 Euro an appointment. *To cancel or postpone an appointment you must contact us 48 hours before your appointment is due to take place or you may be subject to a cancellation fee. (Caregivers must give written permission to us for young people under 16 and children to participate in art therapy). CRA Number: 20143237 CHY Number: 21366

People to Contact

Admin
helplinksupport@helplink.ie
091 759887

 
2. Ballaghaderreen Youth Reach View More Details on Ballaghaderreen Youth Reach Visit the Ballaghaderreen Youth Reach Website Email Ballaghaderreen Youth Reach
Address: Contact Details:
Old Vocational School,
Ballaghaderreen
Contact: John Moore (Co-ordinator)
Telephone: (094) 986 0087
Email: ballayc@eircom.net
Website: www.yrballaghaderreen.com


Youthreach is a programme of second-chance education and training in Ireland and is directed at unemployed young early school leavers aged 15-20. It offers participants the opportunity to identify and pursue viable options within adult life, and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification. It operates on a full-time, year-round basis.

People to Contact

John Moore (Co-ordinator)

 
3. 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


 
4. Ballina Neighbourhood Youth Project View More Details on Ballina Neighbourhood Youth Project Email Ballina Neighbourhood Youth Project
Address: Contact Details:
Pearse St,
Ballina,
Co Mayo
Telephone: 096 22012
Email: mary.glacken@forioge.ie
Email: roisin.moyles@foroige.ie

Provide young people with the oppotrunity to participate in different activities such as drama, arts & crafts, sports, discussion groups, exchange link programme, peer leadership skills & life skills group.

 
5. 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

 
6. Big Brother Big Sister View More Details on Big Brother Big Sister Visit the Big Brother Big Sister Website
Address: Contact Details:
The Mall,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
Telephone: 086 3835359
Website: www.bbbsireland.ie/

Create positive difference in lives of young people through a professionally supported 1-1 relationship with caring volunteer. Assist young people in achieving their unique potential.

 
7. Castlebar Neighbourhood Youth Project View More Details on Castlebar Neighbourhood Youth Project
Address: Contact Details:

Chapel St,
Castlebar,
Co Mayo

Telephone: 094 9026760

Provide young people with the oppotrunity to participate in different activities such as drama, arts & crafts, sports, discussion groups, exchange link programme, peer leadership skills & life skills group.

 
8. Childminder Advisory Officer Service View More Details on Childminder Advisory Officer Service
Address: Contact Details:
Childminder Advisory Officer Mayo
Primary,Community & Continuing Care,
2nd Floor,
Mill Lane,
Bridge Street,
Castlebar.
Co. Mayo
Telephone: Tel: (094) 9034776
Mobile: (087) 216 8496
Fax: (094) 9034815

 Childminder Advisory Officer’s role:

To provide a free support system for Childminders caring for 3 or less children outside of the inspection process
To promote voluntary notification of Childminders
To provide advisory visits to Childminders homes.
To provide information and training for Childminders
To facilitate the establishment of local networks of such Childminders
To provide Childminder Vacancy list for parents

 
9. 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

 
10. Connaught Counselling Centre View More Details on Connaught Counselling Centre Email Connaught Counselling Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Primary Care Centre

1st Floor 

Golflinks Road

Roscommon

Contact: Mary Larkin
Telephone: 0876596790
Email: councellorlarkin@gmail.com

We at Connaught Counselling Centre provide a range of Counselling services to anyone who is experiencing difficulties in life.  We are all professional working in this field for years with great sucess.  

Our premises are private warm welcoming and totally confidential.

Our Therapies include

  • C.B.T 
  • Person Centre Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Life Coaching
  • Youth Counselling
  • Suicide Ideation Counselling
  • Mindfullness.

 

 

People to Contact

Mary Larkin
councellorlarkin@gmail.com
0876596790

Patricia Blighe
patriciablighe@hotmail.com
0868394323

 
11. 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

 
12. 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

 
13. Eating Disorder Solutions View More Details on Eating Disorder Solutions Visit the Eating Disorder Solutions  Website Email Eating Disorder Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Milltown Tuam Galway
Contact: David O'Farrell
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Website: eatingdisordersolutions.ie

EATING DISORDER SOLUTIONS


CBT-E One Therapist

Out patient Treatment available to fit in with your work, college, and personal lifestyle. One therapist to assess, treat and monitor your progress beyond the nightmare of Eating Disorders. No need for psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, dietitian or nutritionist, all your needs are addressed by David.

Client specific treatment, designed to address the maintaining mechanism keeping the eating disorder in place.

CBT-E is designed to address: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Eating Disorders. It is the only treatment which has extensive research findings proving it's effectiveness in treating eating disorders in children and adults worldwide.

"Helping You to Help Yourself" contact David @ 085 7637059 for appointment / assessment. Find me in Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway.

People to Contact

David O'Farrell
dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
085 7637059

 
14. Garda Youth Diversion Project View More Details on Garda Youth Diversion Project Email Garda Youth Diversion Project
Address: Contact Details:

3 Humbert Mall

Castlebar

Co Mayo

Telephone: 086 6250339
087 7751058
Email: jamesapplegate@eircom.net

 
15. 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)

 
16. Irish Wheelchair Association View More Details on Irish Wheelchair Association Visit the Irish Wheelchair Association  Website Email Irish Wheelchair Association
Address: Contact Details:
St Anne's
Newport Road
Castlebar
Co.Mayo
Telephone: 094 906937
Email: castlebar@iwa.ie
Website: iwa.ie


The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) was founded in 1960 by a small group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland.

IWA has gone on to become an important provider of quality services to people with limited mobility throughout the country. Today, our association is made up of a vibrant network of 20,000 members and 2,300 staff, as well as many dedicated volunteers.

Together we work to achieve greater independence, freedom and choice for people living with a disability.

 
17. Knock Counselling Centre View More Details on Knock Counselling Centre Visit the Knock Counselling Centre Website Email Knock Counselling Centre
Address: Contact Details:

c/o Our Lady's Shrine of Knock
Knock
County Mayo

Contact: Fiona McCarthy, Director
Telephone: 094 9375032
094 9388100
Email: counselling@knock-shrine.ie
Website: www.knock-shrine.ie/counsellin...

Counselling for any individual who wishes to attend to issues affecting emotional or mental well being.  Examples of such issues include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Personal relationships
  • Neglect or abuse
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Lack of direction in life
  • Sexual issues

 

People to Contact

Fiona McCarthy, Director
counselling@knock-shrine.ie
094 9375032

Alison Dalleywater, Secretary
alisondalleywater@knock-shrine.ie
094 9375032

 
18. Macra na Feirme View More Details on Macra na Feirme Visit the Macra na Feirme Website Email Macra na Feirme
Address: Contact Details:
Macra na Feirme
Irish Farm Centre
Bluebell
Dublin 12
Ireland
Telephone: 01 426 8900
Email: macra@macra.ie
Website: www.macra.ie

Macra na Feirme is an organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35 who are interested in getting involved in sports, travel, drama, debating, or just want to meet new people and have some fun! To be a member of Macra, you must join a Macra club in your area. This will open the door to new friends and new activities. There are hundreds of clubs across Ireland bursting with activity who always welcome a new face.

What does Macra provide members?

- 31 County Executives, National Council, National Executive and a National Office.

- Training and support through a professional training staff.

- Representation through our role as a social partner.

- An opportunity for personal development through training and development

- A fully organised national programme of activities.

- Public liability insurance for those who organise normal Macra activities.

- A full colour Magazine delivered directly to each member.

- A Diary and Membership Card.

- And most of all, great craic!

 
19. Mayo County Childcare Committee View More Details on Mayo County Childcare Committee Visit the Mayo County Childcare Committee Website Email Mayo County Childcare Committee
Address: Contact Details:

Mayo County Childcare Committee,

First Floor,

Chambers House,

Ellison St,

Castlebar,

Co. Mayo.

 

Telephone: 094 9047010
Email: mayochildcare@mayococo.ie
Website: www.mayochildcare.ie

The aim of Mayo County Childcare Committee is to develop a society in County Mayo which cherishes the individual child and parent by providing a range of quality, fun-filled affordable childcare services suitable to the individual needs of all children and which meets the needs and aspirations of all parents.

 

 
20. 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

 
21. Mayo Youth Officer View More Details on Mayo Youth Officer Email Mayo Youth Officer
Address: Contact Details:

Castlebar Further Esducation and Training Centre
Lucan Street
Castlebar,
Co Mayo

Telephone: 094 9250730
Email: bredaruane@msletb.ie

Promote, support and co0ordinate the development of Voluntary Youth Clubs, community based projects and youth services in the county in response to the changing needs of young people.

 
22. National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) - Mayo View More Details on National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) - Mayo Visit the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) - Mayo Website Email National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) - Mayo
Address: Contact Details:
Thomas Street
Castlebar
Co Mayo
Contact: Adrian Gavin
Telephone: 094 9028310
(0761) 108831
Email: neps@neps.gov.ie
Website: www.education.ie

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) is a service of the Department of Education and Science. NEPS psychologists work with both primary and post-primary schools and they are concerned with learning, behaviour, social and emotional development. Each psychologist is assigned to a group of schools.

NEPS psychologists specialise in working with the school community.  They work in partnership with teachers, parents and children in identifying educational needs. They offer a range of services aimed at meeting these needs, for example, supporting individual students (through consultation and assessment), special projects and research.

"NEPS mission is to support the personal, social and educational development of all children through the application of psychological theory and practice in education, having particular regard for children with special educational needs."

People to Contact

Adrian Gavin

 
23. North Connaught Youth & Community Service View More Details on North Connaught Youth & Community Service Visit the North Connaught Youth & Community Service Website Email North Connaught Youth & Community Service
Address: Contact Details:
Clarkes Lane,
O'Rahilly Street,
Ballina,
Co Mayo 
Contact: Paul Maguire
Telephone: 09670615
Email: yicsligo@eircom.net
Website: www.ncycs.ie

North Connaught Youth & Community Service is a community based Youth Organisation
Also an affiliate member of Youth Work Ireland

  • Mainline Youth Work
  • Establishment of new youth groups
  • Offering advice and support to existing youth groups
  • Help with setting up summer camps
  • Providie support with funding applications
  • Assist with the provision of inter-club activities
  • Training and development of young People
  • Provide issue based workshops on Personal Development, Alcohol Awarness, Health awerness
  • Provide a yearly programme of events, Lark in the park, Orienteering, Soccer Competitions,Activity Days
  • Special projects for disadvantaged youth

People to Contact

Paul Maguire
maguirep1@eircom.net
09670615

Michelle Gallagher

 
24. 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

 
25. 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)

 
26. Shore Farm Pony Therapy View More Details on Shore Farm Pony Therapy Visit the Shore Farm Pony Therapy Website Email Shore Farm Pony Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Ballysokerry,
Ballina,
Co. Mayo
Contact: Emer Quinn
Telephone: 087 2110129
Email: quinnemer2@gmail.com
Website: www.northmayo.ie/shore-farm-po...

Shore Farm Pony Therapy is based in the scenic location overlooking Killala Bay with access to the shoreline for horse and rider. This centre is the only Therapeutic Riding Centre in County Mayo. The facilities include a sand arena, stable yard and sensory trail, providing fantastic opportunities to expose riders to a rich variety of sensory experiences.

Shore Farm Pony therapy caters for children with emotional, physical or cognitive disabilities between the ages of 4-12. A Therapeutic riding session is a healthy and fun activity that gently challenges the rider and rewards them with a sense of achievement and freedom. A roller and pad are used for the rider to sit on, this allows the rider to get an enriched sensory and physical experience. The horse’s movement mimics and helps to develop the movement of walking for the rider. This promotes strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and confidence for rider.

Therapeutic riding sessions are individualised and designed to encourage participation and the development of individual abilities, with specific goals designed for each rider.Therapeutic riding offers many benefits including emotional, social and physical, leading to greater awareness and self-confidence for people with special needs.

https://www.facebook.com/shorefarmponytherapy/?fref=ts

People to Contact

Emer Quinn
quinnemer2@gmail.com
087 2110129

 
27. The Maple Youth Centre View More Details on The Maple Youth Centre Visit the The Maple Youth Centre Website Email The Maple Youth Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Bowgate Street
Ballinrobe
County Mayo
Contact: Grace
Telephone: 094 9521645
Email: tacucdw@eircom.net
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Map...

Provides a range of supports and services and advice (including the Youth Booth Café) to young people living in the Ballinrobe area.

People to Contact

Grace
087 7714967

 
28. 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. 

 
29. 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.


 
30. Youthreach Ballina View More Details on Youthreach Ballina Email Youthreach Ballina
Address: Contact Details:
Further Education Centre
Cathedral Rd
Ballina
Co.  Mayo
Contact: Paul Large, Co-ordinator
Telephone: (096) 71237
Email: pflyrb@gmail.com

Youthreach

What Is Youthreach?


Youthreach is a programme of education and training and work experience for early school
leavers provided in an out of school setting. Youthreach aims to develop the core skills needed for further learning and to prepare young people to progress to further education/training or to employment

Who is Youthreach For?

You can apply for Youthreach if you:

Are aged between 15 and 21.
Have left school early with either no qualifications or minimal qualifications (e.g. have left school without sitting the Junior Cert or have achieved less than 5 grade D's in the Junior Certificate examinations) and
Are at least 6 months out of school.
What is the programme?

A foundation phase, normally a year, develops the skills essential for further learning - communications, maths, life skills, along with a choice of vocational options such as welding and engineering, building construction, car mechanics, computers, woodwork, sport and recreation and art and crafts.

A progression phase after that, which allows for further development through education, training and work experience options. These can be provided in the centre through FAS, CERT, linked work experience and customised training or through a return to school. National certification at foundation level has been developed by the Further Education & Training Awards Council (FETAC). Participants also have an opportunity to sit the Junior Cert and Applied Leaving Cert.

Guidance support and counselling are also provided

Duration of Course

The course normally commences in September and finishes in July and participants can spend up to two years on the course

Other Benefits of Youth Reach

A second chance to gain education and training
A chance to develop new skills
A chance to gain national certification and progress to further education and training
Course is free of charge and participants receive a training allowance.

People to Contact

Paul Large, Co-ordinator

 
31. Youthreach Ballinrobe View More Details on Youthreach Ballinrobe Visit the Youthreach Ballinrobe Website Email Youthreach Ballinrobe
Address: Contact Details:
Further Education Centre
Neale Rd
Ballinrobe
Co. Mayo 
Contact: Frank Brady, Co-ordinator
Telephone: (094) 9541117
Email: info@youthreachballinrobe.net
Website: www.youthreachballinrobe.net

Youthreach

What Is Youthreach?


Youthreach is a programme of education and training and work experience for early school
leavers provided in an out of school setting. Youthreach aims to develop the core skills needed for further learning and to prepare young people to progress to further education/training or to employment

Who is Youthreach For?

You can apply for Youthreach if you:

Are aged between 15 and 21.
Have left school early with either no qualifications or minimal qualifications (e.g. have left school without sitting the Junior Cert or have achieved less than 5 grade D's in the Junior Certificate examinations) and
Are at least 6 months out of school.
What is the programme?

A foundation phase, normally a year, develops the skills essential for further learning - communications, maths, life skills, along with a choice of vocational options such as welding and engineering, building construction, car mechanics, computers, woodwork, sport and recreation and art and crafts.

A progression phase after that, which allows for further development through education, training and work experience options. These can be provided in the centre through FAS, CERT, linked work experience and customised training or through a return to school. National certification at foundation level has been developed by the Further Education & Training Awards Council (FETAC). Participants also have an opportunity to sit the Junior Cert and Applied Leaving Cert.

Guidance support and counselling are also provided

Duration of Course

The course normally commences in September and finishes in July and participants can spend up to two years on the course

Other Benefits of Youth Reach

A second chance to gain education and training
A chance to develop new skills
A chance to gain national certification and progress to further education and training
Course is free of charge and participants receive a training allowance.

People to Contact

Frank Brady, Co-ordinator

 
32. Youthreach Kiltimagh View More Details on Youthreach Kiltimagh Visit the Youthreach Kiltimagh Website Email Youthreach Kiltimagh
Address: Contact Details:
Kiltimagh Further Education Centre
Coláiste Raifteirí
Balla Road
Kiltimagh
Co. mayo
Contact: Patrick Howley
Telephone: 0949381338
Email: youthreachkiltimagh@msletb.ie
Website: www.youthreachkiltimagh.com

Youthreach is an integral part of the national programme of second-chance education and training in Ireland and is a central part of the Government's contribution to the achievement of a lifelong learning society.

The programme is directed at unemployed young early school leavers aged 15-20. It offers participants the opportunity to identify and pursue viable options within adult life, and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification. It operates on a full-time, year-round basis.

Youthreach offers a flexible and dynamic programme of integrated general education, vocational training and work experience. Learners set personal and educational goals that increase their self-esteem, skill and knowledge base and employability. Essential course elements include Personal and Social Development, Vocational Skills and Communications Skills.

The Youthreach process involves

- personal development and exploration;

- identification of needs, interests and capacities;

- setting learning goals

- sampling general vocational skills;

- development of specific aptitudes;

- work experience;

- literacy and numeracy development.

We offer certification at FETAC level 1 & 2, Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied

People to Contact

Patrick Howley