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

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

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:

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.

There is also a list of book recommendations for children between the ages of 3-16 years on separation and divorce.

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.


Women’s aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900

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

Citizens Information Call Centre
Tel: 1890 777 121

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
Tel: 1800 778888

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

The Samaritans
Tel: 1850 609090

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

  • 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 (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

  • 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


Free ebooks

  • 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


Jigsaw Meath

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



Free Ebooks


Healthy recipes

Pizza baked potatoes

Carrot and coriander soup

Quinoa, cucumber and mint salad

Vegan banana pancakes

Chilli con carne


Chicken stir fry


Sticky rice

Pasta with tuna, tomato and sweetcorn

Moms meatballs

Chicken soup


Adults – Children – Teenagers

Helpful hints to home happy life – Parenting through Covid 19


Meath Local Sports Partnership

0-3km walk to jog programme