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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.