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Covid 19 Latest Information

Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021:Please Click here Plan for Living with COVID-19

Special Measures in place for Dublin City & County Please Click Here                 

Services & Supports South Dublin

  1. Dublin CYPSC COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources
  2. Clondalkin Local & National Covid Contacts
  3. South Dublin County Tusla Contacts

Information Supports for Parents on COVID-19

Parenting Resources

Parenting Supports ( Online) NEW

South Dublin County Partnership are providing a series of workshops via Zoom, on a new online STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) programme for 7-12yr olds. To access details on this programme please click here

Barnardos now have free parent webinars about online safety.   Delivered via Zoom by an experienced trainer, they are 45 minutes in length, with Q+A after.  To book please click here

Parenting Tips

Dublin City South CYPSC commissioned a series of conversational-style presentation videos by psychotherapists Janet Healy & Joanna Fortune. An introduction video and the 6 thematic series videos can be found via links from the DCS CYPSC webpage

Supporting the playful parenting videos are a suite of creative ‘ How to make’ videos click here 


4 short videos of the 4 THE FAMILY PROGRAMME offering tips on play, parenting, health & technology

Video 1 Play

Video 2 Parenting

Video 3 Health

Video 4 Technology



Parent Helplines

Parentline is a free national confidential helpline which provides support, guidance and information to parents. Parentline is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 9pm and Friday 10am to 4pm. It operates a limited weekend service from 10am to 2pm to meet increased demand. Parentline can be contacted at 1890 927 277

Offers counselling to teens (12-18 years) and their parents. Service Supports click here

Crosscare (01)  5574705 /5576002 Email: teencounselling@crosscare.ie

Onefamily offer phone support around counselling and parenting during COVID-19 to all parents, single and separated. They are also are offering extended hours on askonefamily helpline, Lo call 1890 662212. 


Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic 1800 910 123


 The ISPCC’s Support Line can be contacted between 9am and 1pm Monday to   Friday, by calling 01 6767960, emailing ispcc@ispcc.ie.   Childline can be contacted by any child or young person by calling 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), texting to 50101 (10am – 4am daily) or chatting online at Childline.ie (10am – 4am every day).


Mental Health Supports

MYMIND is now delivering FREE online counselling appointments for people all over Ireland. If you have been directly affected by Covid-19, you may be eligible. This incldues issues arising from unemployment, bereavement, social isolation/cocooning, illness, stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, or domestic violence. Click here NEW

Are you feeling isolated due to the suspension of many peer support meetings nationwide due to Covid-19? Aware is providing a new phone-in Support & Self Care Group. For details please click here


Mental health supports & services during COVID-19

Contact the Samaritans

Dublin CYPSC Service Directory Health & Wellbeing Supports

1800 JIGSAW (544729)    Monday to Friday 1pm- 5pm.  and service can be accessed by young people between 12-25, regardless of whether they live in a Jigsaw catchment area or not.   The number can also be used by parents and guardians if they are concerned about a young person's mental health or JIGSAWONLINE


Family Carers are more likely to struggle with stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. . Family Carers Ireland are now offering free online/ phone counselling supports to family carers. Click Here 


Bereavement Supports

The Irish Hospice Foundation in partnership with the HSE have established a Bereavement Support Line 1800807077 click here for more details. You can access resources by clicking on the various links, please click on the links highlighted in the text to access information on grief, contact supports and  advice.


The Anam Cara website contains relevant information for bereaved parents including links to Anam Cara’s information pack.    Anam Cara central office will be manned, as usual, from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and offer telephone support on 085 2888 888 or 01 4045378. 

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) have also developed some useful resources for parents when talking to their children about trauma, please click on the links highlighted in the text to access information on talking to your child  and helping your child

Barnardos’ Children’s Bereavement Helpline Service



South Dublin CYPSC Children and Young People's Plan

The South Dublin CYPSC Children and Young People's Plan is available here

As part of the development of the Children and Young People's Plan, the South Dublin CYPSC commissioned AIRO to undertake a evidence baseline of the county.

Click here to view the South Dublin CYPSC Evidence Baseline Report 2017.

The South Dublin CYPSC also undertook to complete a audit and needs analysis of all services for children and young people in South Dublin. The research will also feed into the development of the Children and Young People's Plan.

Click here to view the South Dublin CYPSC Mapping and Needs Analysis

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A Strategy for A Healthy South Dublin County

A Strategy for a Healthy South Dublin County is a joint strategy developed by South Dublin CYPSC and South Dublin Local Development Committee. The Strategy inclues over 38 actions which will be implemented on an interagency basis.

Click here to view  A Strategy for A Healthy South Dublin County

Many Hearts No Homes Report

The aim of this project is to explore and understand the needs and priorities of families experiencing homelessness within the South Dublin area.Using a variety of innovative, person-centred methodologies, this project aims to give voice to the lived experience of both families who have experienced homelessness, and to the people who work on a day to day basis providing services to families who find themselves in this most vulnerable of situations.

Click here to view Many Hearts No Homes Report

The Inbetweeners Report

Completed by Childhood Development Initiative this report Identifies and quantifies the unmet mental health needs of children and adolescents in Tallaght study also researched the experiences of parents and service providers.

The findings showed a major shortage of services, and even after formal diagnosis, many young people were still not necessarily able to access services. This is especially the case where young people have a ‘dual diagnosis’ with more than one difficulty.

Click her to view Inbetweeners Report