Useful Links For Parents

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Family Support

Irish Hospice Foundation (link is external)

Irish Hospice Foundation supports those coping with loss.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland(link is external)

Offering support and help for people who’ve lost a baby.

Winston Wish (link is external)

Charity for bereaved children. Helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling.

Barnardos(link is external)

Working with children and families offering wide range of services such as literacy support, representing children in court, coping with bereavement, lobbying and campaigning government.

Children’s Rights Alliance(link is external)

Working to secure the rights and needs of children in Ireland. Supporting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment(link is external)

Supporting change in schools and education centres.

ISPCC – Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children(link is external)

The ISPCC works to stop  discrimination and exclusion of children and to end cruelty and injustice to children.

Irish Preschool Play Association(link is external)

Committed to supporting its members in providing quality education, play and care for children.

Suggradh – Celebrating the child’s right to play(link is external)

Promotes and protects children’s play as a fundamental human right of all children in Ireland.

Parentline(link is external)

Provide a confidential helpline for parents and guardians offering support, guidance and information.

Rollercoaster (link is external)

Discussion forums and information on parenting.

School Days(link is external)

Online resource for parents and teachers in Irish Education.

Treoir (link is external)

Offering information for unmarried parents.

Doras Bui – Parents Alone(link is external)

Encourages social and economic independence and personal empowerment for one parent families. They offer training and support.

OPEN(link is external)

National network of one parent families.Working at community level to ensure that one parent families get support and services they need.

One Family(link is external)

Working with all members of one parent families: mothers, fathers, children, grandparents and step parents offering a range of services, support and information.

Families, Fathers and Friends(link is external)

A charity providing specialised counselling, mediation, information, advice and educational workshops.They endeavour to provide supports that help unmarried, separated or divorced fathers play a fu

Unmarried and Separated Fathers and Mothers of Ireland(link is external)

A self directed voluntary organisation which provides an information and support service to unmarried and separated parents.

AMEN(link is external)

A voluntary group providing a confidential helpline and support service and information, for male victims of domestic abuse.

Cuidiu – Irish Childbirth Trust (link is external)

Education and support for parenthood. They offer antenatal classes, breasfeeding counselling, postnatal and parenthood support

La Leche Laegue of Ireland (link is external)

Information and support for women who chose to breastfeed.

CURA(link is external)

CURA is a voluntary organisation, which offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy.

Domestic Violence refuge(link is external)

Respond to the needs of women and children suffering violence in their home. They operate a 24 hour helpline service, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Postnatal Depression Ireland(link is external)

Provides support, help and friendship to those suffering with postnatal depression.

Womens Aid(link is external)

Working to end violence against women.

Health Related Websites

Aware(link is external)

Information and support for people coping with depression.

Pieta House(link is external)

Support centre for the prevention of self harm and suicide.

Irish Maternal Foetal Foundation(link is external)

Patient service centre adjacent to the Beacon Hospital in Sandyford. They offer ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis.

Education and Youth Websites

City of Dublin Youth Service Board(link is external)

Supports the development of youth work in Dublin city.

Yap Ireland working in partnership with young people, families and communities:(link is external)

Addresses the needs of young people who are vulnerable to a range of negative life outcomes including, early school leaving, criminal activities, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, poverty, viol

Youth Work Ireland

Works to improve the quality of life for young people in the context of community based youth services.

Youth Reach (link is external)

Education and training programme for early school leavers.

Community Information Websites

SVP – Saint Vincent de Paul(link is external)

Aims to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

Samaritans(link is external)

Confidential, 24 hour service, offering emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or dispair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Department of Social Protection(link is external)

Contains information on benefits available.

Baby Massage Ireland(link is external)

Information on infant massage and bonding.

Citizens Information(link is external)

Provide comprehensive information on public services and the entitlements of Irish citizens.

Daughters of Charity(link is external)

Provide a wide range of child and family services to promote human dignity, equality and acceptance.

FÁS – Irish National Training and Employment Agency(link is external)

Operate training and employment programmes; provides a recruitment service to jobseekers and  employers, an advisory service for industry, and supports community-based enterprises.

HSE – Health Service Executive(link is external)

Information on health and social services including H.S.E. approved childcare facilities.

MABS – Monetary Advice and Budgeting Service(link is external)

MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt

NALA – National Adult Literacy Agency(link is external)

Helping adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Sphere 17 – Regional Youth Service(link is external)

Provide an integrated, high quality youth service to young people 10-21 years in the Dublin 17 area reflecting their different interests, needs and age profile.

Turas Family Centre

Provides therapeutic and supportive services to individuals and families currently experiencing difficulties in their lives. Contact: 01 8678180

Darndale Belcamp Village Centre(link is external)

Provides a combination of integrated community services operating in and around the community of Darndale and Belcamp.

Dublin North East Drugs task Force(link is external)

Promote awareness and understanding of drug misuse in the area. Offer support to drug users.

Near90fm Radio

Community radio station

Northside Community Law Centre(link is external)

Provides free legal advice and servies.

Northside Counselling Service Ltd(link is external)

Providing a quality, accessible and low cost professional counselling service that meets the on going needs of the local community.

Northside Local Employment Services(link is external)

Provides a range of labour market guidance and placement services

Pavee Point(link is external)

Partnership of Irish Travellers and settled people working together to improve the lives of Irish Travellers.