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Student/Family Support

HSE information -Measles

Healthy Habits for our Teenagers (HSE)

Foróige Youth Service, Cahersiveen- Michelle & Tallion

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Information on Apps your son/daughter may be usingClick Here

Parental information on Online Safety, healthy online behaviour, popular Apps- useful videos and expert advice for parents Click Here

External Supports Available

Supports for Leaving Cert Parents

Emergency numbers

Family Resource Centre Cahersiveen

Play Therapy

Art Therapy


Fore more on the Family Resource Centre- Click Here

Strengthening Families Programme

Evidence based 14 week skills training programme that involves the parent and their son/daughter. Designed to reduce multiple risk factors by focusing on relationships, communication, social and life skills, resisting peer influences, conflict resolution, decision making etc. (Available through Family Resource Centre)

KDYS Mentoring

  • Mentors & young people will meet on a weekly basis to build their relationship.
  • Focused on equipping students with skills and opportunities to make positive life choices.
  • Young people feel more connected to the world around them
  • Families of young people involved will feel supported and enabled to engage in other services should they need them.
  • Volunteer mentors will be trained to a high standard and given opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people For more on KDYS Click Here


Where the school believes a students will be best met through Jigsaw referral parents will be contacted by the Year Head/Counsellor/Principal to arrange the referral. Students receive a bundle of Free counselling courses to support them overcome whatever the challenge they are facing, however big or small. Click Here

South West Counselling Services

Where the school believes a students will be best met through South West Counselling referral, parents will be contacted by the Counsellor to arrange the referral. Click Here

Garda Youth Diversion Programme

It is a community based, multi-agency youth crime prevention initiatives primarily seeking to divert young people who have been involved in anti-social and /or criminal behaviour.

-activities to facilitate personal development promote civic responsibility and improve long-term employability prospects.

The project works with the young person and sets an individual plan of intervention for him/her to assist the individual in an examination of their decision making process, focusing on the actions that may have led them to offend and on the need for change. Click Here

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

CAMHS is run by the HSE. It is a specialist service for people under the age of 18 with mental health difficulties. These are difficulties that affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviours every day.

Some conditions treated in CAMHS include:

  • moderate to severe depression
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • self-harm

Where the school believes a student’s needs will be best met through CAMHS referral parents will be contacted by the Counsellor/Principal to arrange the referral For more about CAHMS Click Here

NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service provided by the Department of Education and Skills)

NEPS is a service which works with students with learning needs and students with behaviour and social & emotional development needs.

Where the school believes a students will be best met through NEPS referral parents will be contacted by the SEN Coordniator/Counsellor/Principal to arrange the referral. For more about NEPS Click Here

KDYS Community Based Drugs & Alcohol Initiatives Click Here


The Meitheal approach helps students where they may need the support of more than one service. A multi-agency team work together to bring together a range of expertise, knowledge and skills tailored to meet the needs of the child and family. For Brochure Click Here


Where the school believes a student's needs will be best met through HSE referral, parents will be contacted by the Counsellor/Principal to arrange the referral.

St Vincent da Paul Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Financial support provided to assist parents with the financial cost of education. St Vincent da Paul deals directly with the parent and meets the parent to assess the support required. This is a confidential arrangement between the parent and St Vincent da Paul.

Support may be provided for book rental, uniform, TY fees etc. They also assist with a host of other areas which go beyond the student’s school needs.Click Here

English Classes for parents- run through the Family Resource Centre. Conversation classes for parents whose first language is not English.

If you feel the need to speak to someone, contact:

  • Your local GP OR Southdoc Killorglin 1850 335 999 Click Here
  • Pieta House 1800 247247 OR text “Help” to 51444 OR email – (suicide, self-harm) Click Here
  • Samaritans 116 123 OR text 087-2609090 OR email (At hand 24/7) Click Here
  • Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety) Click Here
  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19) Click Here
  • Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s) Click Here
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