Here you will find links to websites we think parents might be interested in:
Bullying and Cyberbullying
http://www.webwise.ie/Parents_Snapchat_Guide.shtm – A guide to Snapchat for parents
Empowering Young People
www.spunout.ie – An independent, youth powered national charity working to empower young people
to create personal and social change.
Kildare Youth Services. – Is a voluntary organisation. It provides a range of development and learning opportunities and services throughout County Kildare. These are provided for and with children, young people, their families and communities to be responsive to their changing needs.
www.ncca.ie – National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. Advise the Minister for Education and Skills on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education and for primary and post-primary schools.
more freedom to design programmes that meet the learning needs of all students. Follow the change as it happens on this website.
www.cao.ie – The Central Applications Office for applying to third level.
Qualifax the National Learners Database – A very helpful site containing information regarding subject requirements for entry to different University and College courses.
www.careersportal.ie – One of Ireland’s leading career guidance websites.
Counselling and Support
www.pieta.ie – Focused one-to-one counselling for young people at risk of self-harm and
www.crosscare.ie – Provides a free professional counselling service for adolescents and their families who are struggling with behavioural and emotional issues.
www.drcc.ie – A 24-hour telephone helpline staffed by trained counsellors for anyone who has
experienced sexual violence of any kind.
www.console.ie – Support group, counselling and helpline for anyone in need of bereavement or post suicide support.
www.aware.ie – Anyone who may be distressed or worried, or just need someone to talk to, as
well as individuals who are seeking information about depression.
www.bodywhys.ie – Provides help, support and understanding for people affected by eating disorders.
www.safeireland.ie – Creating safety for women and children. Domestic violence services.
www.aspergersadvice.org – a good website giving advice on dealing with aspergers and education
C.A.M.H.S., – Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services – A free specialist service for children and adolescents with serious emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. The service caters for young people up to 16-years-old, although some CAMHS services extend to 18 years for young people in full-time education.
Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health – a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland. Their vision is an Ireland where young people are connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health. Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Bates founded Headstrong in 2006.