Local Resources


Covid-19 -Information Resources


South Dublin CYPSC will work collaboratively with its member agencies to provide information and resources to reassure children, young people and families that there is support and information available throughout this period of change.




Community Call        South Dublin County Council has been mandated by the government to co-ordinate the community response to the COVID-19 emergency in the County.  South Dublin Community Response Forum has been established to lead the co-ordination of COVID-19 community supports and resilience, including, An Garda Síochána, Health Service Executive, Dublin GAA, ALONE, South Dublin County Partnership, Tusla, and other agencies.

South Dublin Community Response Forum

Phone: 1800 240159

Email: covidsupport@sdublincoco.ie



South Dubiln Partnership helpline / Community Check in   

South Dublin Partnership is managing a community check in local helpline ,  this is operating in partnership with the County Council and activities are being co-ordinated  with them.  The helpline can be contacted on 01 4149043 or 01 4649300. Full details can be accessed please click here.


Information Advice Supports for Community & Voluntary Agencies

Roadmap for the reopening of society and business click here  NEW

Public health measures in place right now please click here

Templates and advice for organisations return to work click here  NEW

COVID 19 Supports and Resources available from The Wheel click here


Services & Supports South Dublin

Dublin CYPSC COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources

Clondalkin Local & National Covid Contacts

South Dublin County Tusla Contacts

Information Supports for Parents on COVID-19

Department of Chidren & Youth Affairs Parents Information Centre

Latest information on COVID-19

Information resources for parents

Tusla Emergency Family Plan Booklet

Parenting Resources

National Parents Council – a short video to assist parents to prepare themselves and their children for transition from preschool to primary school. Click here

Mind the Gap Transition Supports- Developed by Navan School Completion Programme (NSCP) staff team with the support of Meath CYPSC, this reousrce is designed to assist young people successfully transfer from primary to secondary school. Click here NEW

Guides for Parents supporting children & young people  with routines Published by Dept of Education & Skills

Guidance and advice to support the well being of Leaving Cert Students

NEPS has developed guidance for Student Support Teams to support the wellbeing of students click here

Parents Guide- Keeping teens safe during COVID-19 restrictions  

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 

Parenting Tips- 4 videos developed by South Dublin Partnership and Tusla Prevention Partnership & Parenting Support. 4 the Family is a series of 4 sessions offering simple tips to families around the areas of Play, Parenting, Health & Technology. These may be useful to some families at this time. 


4 short videos of the 4 THE FAMILY PROGRAMME

Video 1 Play

Video 2 Parenting

Video 3 Health

Video 4 Technology



Parent Helplines

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

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.  086 180 3880. or help@jigsaw.ie Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. or JIGSAWONLINE

Family Carers are more likely to struggle with stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. As a carer, there are times when you may find yourself struggling with your mental health and emotional well-being due to a combination of the demands of your caring role, and the additional challenges you might be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Carers Ireland are now offering free online/ phone counselling supports to family carers. Click Here NEW


Bereavement Supports

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the traditional ways we mark our grief. The Irish Hospice Foundation has developed a number of useful resources to help people and families through this difficult time. 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



Supports for Older People

Alone National helpline 0818 222 024 www.alone.ie   

www.ageaction.ie    (01) 475698 

Keeping your home safe


An Gardá Síochána have recently published some Home Crime Prevention Advice, please click here


Checking in on the vulnerable


Postmen and postwomen across the country will call to the front doors of older and vulnerable customers along their delivery route, particularly those who are living alone in isolated areas. If you want to nominate someone for our post people to check in please click here



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