How to Speak to Children about the Crisis in Ukraine

National Educational Psychological Service's guide for parents / guardians supporting children in a time of war can be downloaded here.


Child Psychology Institute free online training session (1 hour) on supporting children through the Ukrainian Crisis. This short course is aimed at parents, teachers and professionals who wish to talk with children about the war and related media coverage. Register here.


Barnardos guidance on Talking to Children About War can be seen here.


The American Psychological Association (APA) offers advice on 'How to handle the trauma of war from afar' here.


The American Psychological Association (APA) advises on 'Talking to kids about the war in Ukraine' here

Parenting Supports for Parents on Children Directly Impacted by War

Oxford University (WHO endorsed) resource entitled Parents and Caregivers are heroes: protecting our children in a crisis can be downloaded in EnglishUkrainian and Russian. See here for messages on 1 page in English.

Government Information and Advice Webpage for Ukrainian Refugees

The dedicated webpage hosting information and advice for Ukrainian refugees is here.  To access in Ukrainian language click here.


Irish Refugee Council Information and Advice for Ukrainian Refugees

See Irish Refugee Council information for people fleeing Ukraine after the Russian invasion here (available in Ukrainian and Russian).

Ukrainian language information helpline/Інформаційна лінія українською мовою

Ми запустили гарячу лінію для підтримки людей, які залишили Україну. На гарячій лінії працюють україномовні та російськомовні співробітники.

Час роботи:

З понеділка по п’ятницю з 10:00 до 13:00

Номер телефону:

+353 (1) 913 1528


Signposting those Interested in Volunteering

Services can direct any offers of support to Roscommon Volunteer Centre here.

Signposting Those Interested in Donating Items or Accommodation

Services can direct those offering items or those wishing to donate accommodation to the Irish Red Cross. Relevant contact details can be found in the IRC Frequently Asked Questions sheet. Download here.

Resources Developed for / by Services


Mental Health / Psychological First Aid 

A World Health Organisation (WHO) guide is available in over 30 languages and can be accessed by clicking here.


The Psychological Society of Ireland Special Interest Group in Human Rights and Psychology has produced a rapid response psychology tool to aid the public’s assistance to Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland. Click here to view.


Dr William Mowlds (HSE PCCC Psychology)Presentation entitled Psychological Therapy with refugees and international protection applicants can be viewed here.

Health Services

Download the Health Service Executive's guide entitled About the Irish health system: A guide for refugees and other migrants in Ukrainian here.


Covid 19 Vaccine Information in EnglishUkrainian and Russian.

Poster re Covid 19 Boosters in EnglishUkrainian and Russian.

Legal Services and Resources

See Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association legal advice and resources for Ukrainian Refugees from the IACBA here.

See Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association legal advice and resources for NGOs here.

School and Education

Tusla Education Support Services (tess) application guides for parents and carers. Download English language version here.

Download Ukrainian language here and Russian language version here.


Roscommon Regional Education and Language Team (REALT) will assist children in finding school places and to support schools to meet the needs of these children as they arise. Contact:


Schools of Sanctuary (SoS) Ireland, in conjunction with DCU, hosted a webinar on 23 March 2022 to provide information and a platform to schools in the process of welcoming refugee children from Ukraine and elsewhere. See Recording here.


National Educational Psychological Service's resources for teachers:

A guide for school teachers supporting children in a time of war can be downloaded here.

A guide for teachers in how to deal with Anxiety and Stress in the Classroom can be downloaded here.

A guide for teachers in how to deal with a Panic Attack in the Classroom can be downloaded here.


Department of Education and Skills Relaxation Supports for teachers can be seen here.


Department of Education helpline for School Principals Monday to Friday: 057 9324461 (or


Further Education and Training

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) guide to accessing further education and training opportunities:


Information and Contact details are available to download in English and Ukrainian here and in Irish and Ukrainian here.


See posters in English and Ukrainian here and in Irish and Ukrainian here.


Educational Resources

All Children Reading's solutions and resources to keep children reading during the Ukraine crisis here.


Global Digital Library's Ukrainian Books for Children here.

Childcare / Afterschool / Parent & Toddler Groups

Download a copy of A Guide to Childcare in Ireland in Ukrainian here [coming soon].


Coordinating Structures

View Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage;  Department of Rural and Community Development Press Release on establishment of local coordinating structures here.

Roscommon County Council is convening the Community Response Forum for Roscommon County. Email:


The Health Service Executive is convening a CHW/SAOLTA Operational group to plan to meet the health needs of the Ukrainian Refugees, this is a sub group of the West Area 2 Crisis Management team. See more about HSE Primary Care here.


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