Here you will find links to websites we think parents might be interested in:

School Websites
 
Confey College school website
Confey College Guidance and Counselling Website
Bullying and Cyberbullying
 
www.reachout.com – A service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health. Aim to provide quality assured mental health information and inspiring real life stories by young people to help other young people get through tough times.
 
www.internetsafety.ie – Website of the Office for Internet Safety. An Executive Office of the Department of Justice and Equality.
 
 
 
 

http://www.webwise.ie/Parents_Snapchat_Guide.shtm A guide to Snapchat for parents

Substance Abuse
 
www.drugs.ie Drug and Alcohol information and support.
 
www.alcoholhelp.ie – The national charity for drink related issues.
 
HSE-Straight Talk: A Guide for parents on teenage drinking.
www.alateen.org – For young people, aged 12-17 inclusive, who are affected by a problem
drinker.

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.

National Parents’ Council for Secondary Schools
www.npcpp.ie – National Parents’ Council for Post Primary

Curriculum etc

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.

www.projcectmaths.ie – The website of the Project Maths Development Team, where you can find out all you need to know about this subject.
www.juniorcycle.ie – From  2014, the new junior cycle will feature newly developed subjects and short courses, a focus on literacy, numeracy and key skills, and new approaches of assessment and reporting. Schools will have
more freedom to design programmes that meet the learning needs of all students. Follow the change as it happens on this website.
www.examinations.ie  The State Examinations Commission is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the second-level examinations of the Irish state.

www.cao.ie – The Central Applications Office for applying to third level.

www.susi.ie – Student Universal Support Ireland. Online student application system for third level grants via www.studentfinance.ie

www.edmodo.com – 

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
suicide.

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.ieCreating 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.

Parenting Support – The aim is to improve the level of support offered to parents as they face the challenges of raising children and young people in today’s world. The website is an initiative of the Kildare West Wicklow Parenting Training and Support Forum. This multi-agency forum was established by the Health Services Executive (HSE) in 2009.