We hope you and your families are safe and well. This section of our website aims to support you as a parent both during these difficult times as we face uncertainty with Covid19 and throughout the years of parenting a teenage daughter. We hope you find the range of services and website resources useful.
As a school community, we are always here to support you and your daughter when needed. At times expertise from specialist support services may be required and the supports below may help you find the support you need when times get tough for you or your daughter.
If you have concerns about your daughter you should always speak with your GP as your first step. The supports listed below are intended to be a help but should not be used in place of intervention through your GP. In urgent situations you should contact the hospital emergency department who are available to provide urgent care where required.
Online counselling and supports
Your Mental Health
The https://www2.hse.ie/mental-health/ website provides information and signposting on all mental health supports and services that are available nationally and locally provided by the HSE and its funded partners. You can also call the freephone Your Mental Health Information Line to find supports and services 1800 111 888.
Mental health information and a Q&A service for young people, their parents and guardians and those who work with young people. Jigsaw also offer an online chat service. Visit www.Jigsaw.ie
Online counselling service at https://mymind.org/
Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18 https://turn2me.ie/
Support for people with mental ill health. Shine also are currently providing remote support and an outreach service. www.shine.ie
Bodywhys Online support
Support for people who are affected by eating disorders including for friends and families.
Suicide or Survive (SOS)
A series of free online wellness workshops and programmes are available from SOS. Visit https://suicideorsurvive.ie/programmes/online-programme/
Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for young people up to the age of 18
Freephone 1800 666 666 (24 hours a day) or Text 50101 (from 10am to 4pm every day)
Chat online at www.childline.ie
Information and support ot anyone over 18 about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of a friend or family member who experiences depression. Online education programme https://www.aware.ie/education/life-skills-online-programme/?utm_source=Social
Freephone 1800 80 48 48.
Emotional support to anyone in distress or struggling to cope. Freephone 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/
Support is offered both by phone 1890 929 539 and online https://lgbt.ie/
Mental Health Ireland
Information and support at www.mentalhealthireland.ie phone line 01 284 1166
Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Mental Health Service
Telephone and online services and supports are available at 01 8721094 or www.exchangehouse.ie
https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app is a popular mobile app that teaches meditation and easy to use mindfulness skills. Map your journey, track your progress and reap rewards in your overall health and wellbeing.
Free Recreational & Well-being Apps can be found for the areas of Edcuation, Wellbeing, Music, Health and Leisure which are available free of charge to you and your child to access during the Covid19 pandemic. A list and links can be found at https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/