South Dublin CYPSC Critical Incident Information Hub

The South Dublin Children and Young People's Service Committee (CYPSC) offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends and the wider community of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident which occured in Tallaght 

The CYPSC, which is made up of statutory and voluntary services has activated its critical response procedure and is assessing the risks to, and needs of the community and the range of supports during this difficult time for the community.

South Dublin CYPSC is working to provide tailored/ appropriate supports,  which will be available in the community  through schools, counselling services, family support services, local groups etc. to support children, young peple  and families through the days, weeks and months that follow. 
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Anyone who is concerned about a child or young person in the area  can contact:

  • Child Line 1800 66 66 66 or text Talk to 50101;
  • Samaritans 24hr Freephone helpline 116 123.
  • Pieta house 1800 247 247  Text Help 51444

If you have immediate serious concerns regarding the welfare of a person affected by this incident, please contact your local GP, Emergency Department, An Garda Síochána or Tusla as appropriate. 

Counselling Supports also available from the following:  

HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) established in 2000, has a proven track record of providing consistent, quality, counselling and psychotherapy to a wide range of clients. The NCS is available free of charge across the country.  The aim of the NCS is to support clients to improve their quality of life and reduce their psychological distress through the provision of evidence-based, professional, client centred counselling. The NCS employs qualified, accredited and experienced Counsellor/Therapists.  Face to face, counselling by phone and online video counselling are available     Phone: 1800 234 112                    Email: NCSDSKWW@hse.ie

Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC) provides time limited counselling to adults across Ireland.  This service is available to adults over 18 years who are medical card holders and experiencing mild to moderate psychological and emotional difficulties such as: depression, anxiety, panic reactions, relationship problems, loss issues, stress.  INFORMATION LEAFLET CLICK HERE

Contact CIPSC Counselling Co-ordinator , South West Dublin Phone: 01 9214792, Kilnamanagh - Tyman Primary Care Centre, Airton Road, Dublin 24, D24 CF75

Traveller Counselling Service The service works from a culturally inclusive framework which respects Traveller culture, identity, values and norms and works from a perspective of culture centred counselling and psychotherapy.

Phone:Landline: 01 868 5761   Mobile: 086 308 1476  Email: info@travellercounselling.ie

Supports for Children & Young People are available from the following 

 ISPCCC support Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact a special support line service for free, 24 hours a day, to talk about how they are feeling and about anything which may be on their mind.   A support line service will also operate for teachers, parents and carers in the school community.  Special Support Line for Children – 1800 400 100 (FREE) Support Line – 01 676 7960 (9am – 1pm daily)

Barnardo’s Children’s Bereavement Service   work with families to help them support their child through the grieving process with specialist bereavement project workers. Barnardo’s Helpline Service - (01) 473 2110 - is available from 10am-12pm Monday to Thursday to members of the community seeking support www.barnardos.ie   click here for a resource guide

Jigsaw supports young people's mental health. Supports are available online and in there services in Tallaght which offers  advice and support to young people aged 12–25 years-old. They  give families, educators, and those who support young people’s mental health ways to cope and the skills to be there for young people. Phone 01 538 0087  or email dublinsouthwest@jigsaw.ie  Web link click here 

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network provides   a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families.  Resources can be accessed click here or 1800 807077

Resources for Parents

Ways to help your Child through a difficult time

Helping Children to Understand

Hand out for Parents and Carers- Self Care

Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

Advice for Preschools

Our Reactions to a Critical Incident 

Click here for South Dublin CYPSC contact details.