Helpful Information & Resources
Irish Hospice Foundation -The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is a national charity dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. The following Bereavement leaflets are available at hospicefoundation.ie
Barnados help transform children’s lives through their services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children. They provide practical and professional supports for children, young people and families. Free ebooks are available to download at https://www.barnardos.ie/resources/bereavement
Contact Barnardos Bereavement Helpline Service:
Tel: (01) 473 2110 Open Monday to Thursday, 10am-12pm
Rainbows Ireland is a free, voluntary service for children and young people experiencing loss following bereavement and parental separation. Their website has a lot of useful articles and book recommendations on preparing a child for loss and also how to help grieving children and teenagers.
Tel: +353 1 4734175 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Mon – Thurs and 8:30AM to 1PM on Friday
One family Ireland’s organisation for one-parent families, people sharing parenting & separating. Call our askonefamily helpline: 1890 662212/01 662 922. Their website has a list of books for children and teenagers on bereavement suitable for ages 3 to 16.
Barnardos: The following ebooks are available at: www.barnardos.ie/resources/separation
ISPCC: The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s national child protection charity. The ISPCC is for children. The purpose is to listen to them, empower them, strengthen their resilience and enable them to live their best possible lives. There are some advice and tips for parents /carers going through a separation.
Rainbows Ireland: There are a number of articles and books recommended on the website to help parenting when separated and helping children through this difficult time.
One family – useful articles on separation onefamily.ie/resources-supports/10-ways-to-parenting-tips/10-ways-to-talking-to-your-children-about-your-family/
There is also a list of book recommendations for children between the ages of 3-16 years on separation and divorce. onefamily.ie/booklist/separation-divorce-booklist/
Citizens Information Centres provide free impartial information, advice and advocacy from more than 214 locations around the country. Citizens Information also provides a nationwide phone service on 0761 074000. This services is available from Monday to Friday.
The Family Mediation Service is aimed to help married and non-married couples who have decided to separate or divorce, or who have already separated. www.legalaidboard.ie
Women’s aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 www.womensaid.ie/services/helpline.html
They offer confidential information, support and understanding to women in the Republic of Ireland, who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands.
The service also supports family members, friends, and professionals who have concerns about a person, they know or are working with, who might be experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
HSE: Find out the signs and where to get help www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/domestic-violence-and-abuse.html
Citizens Information Call Centre
Tel: 1890 777 121 www.citizensinformationboard.ie
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
Tel: 1800 778888 www.drcc.ie
Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Tel: 1850 609090 www.samaritans.org
Support & Information for Men
Men’s Aid Ireland formerly known as Amen, is the only dedicated national service supporting men and their families experiencing Domestic Violence in Ireland. Our professional and qualified support team have years of experience in supporting men and families experiencing domestic abuse.
National Confidential Helpline – 01 554 3811
MOVE Ireland- Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and wellbeing of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship.
Tel: 065 684 8689
Fax: 065 684 3010
Mens Development Network providing the opportunity for men to talk about what our lives are really like in a safe, confidential and beneficial way.
Tel: +353 51 844260
Supports for children
Barnardos -children and domestic abuse
For the following free ebooks shop.barnardos.ie/search?q=domestic+abuse&type=product
- Parenting Positively with Domestic abuse for Parents of children aged between 6 and 12
- Parenting Positively with Domestic abuse for Children aged between 6 to 12years
- Parenting Positively helping teenagers to cope with domestic abuse
Childline can be contacted by any child or young person by calling 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), texting to 50101 (10am – 4am daily) or chatting online at Childline.ie (10am – 4am every day).
HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline
Freephone 1800 459 459 for confidential information and support
Advice on coping with alcohol related situations www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/alcohol/coping-with-difficult-situations/
- How to cope with a family member’s problem
- How to help a high functioning alcoholic family member
- How to help a child of a problem drinker
- How to talk to someone about their problem drinking
Al Anon Family Groups
Help and support for families and friends of problem drinkers.
Telephone: 01 873 2699 10 am to 10 pm
National Family Support Network – supporting family members living with substance misuse
Telephone: 01 898 0148
Rise Foundation – support for families impacted by a loved ones addictive behaviour through awareness, education and therapy, and to combat the associated shame and stigma.
Telephone: 01 764 5131
- Parenting Positively -Coping with a Parent’s Problem Drug or alcohol use for Parents of children between 6 and 12
- Parenting Positively -Coping with a Parent’s Problem Drug or Alcohol use for Parents of children 6 and 12
- Parenting Positively- helping Teenagers to cope with a Parents Problem Drug or Alcohol use
Department of Education & Skills
- What is bullying?
- Who is responsible for dealing with bullying in schools?
- Resources for parents, students and schools
Articles on Bullying
- What to do if you are the bully
- Places to turn to if you are experiencing bullying
- The problem with viral shaming
- How to deal with internet trolls
- Bullying campaigns
- Peer pressure and it’s influence on decision making
- How to deal with harassment
- Why do people bully?
- 6 different types of bullying
- How can I help stop bullies?
- Cyberbullying: what to do if you’re being bullied online
- What you can do if you are being bullied at work
A Lust for Life
Help your child to take a stand against bullying by Tyler Jacobson
Jigsaw Meath provides a free and confidential youth mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 in Navan. They can give information or offer one-to-one support with a qualified mental health professional if you are feeling feeling low, depressed, anxious or distressed.
Tel: 046 907 1702
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Adults – Children – Teenagers
Helpful hints to home happy life – Parenting through Covid 19
Meath Local Sports Partnership
0-3km walk to jog programme