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Category Archives: "Advice"

26 Mar, 2019

Meitheal – working with children, young people and their families to encourage strengths and identify needs

Do you want some help with school, home, friends, worries, loneliness, family? Maybe a Meitheal could help. Meitheal is an old Irish word that describes how neighbours come together to support each other in times of need. Our Meitheal can support you and your family to get the help you need. Here is a video […]

26 Mar, 2019

Meitheal -supporting you and your family so you can find the help you need

As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. This is still true today. The name Meitheal comes from an old Irish word that describes how neighbours get together to give each other practical help and support. Meitheal is a way of working with children and their families to identify and […]

30 Jan, 2019

Keeping your child/young person safe in the digital age

The Kilmacrennan Families group was established following on from a Pamper the Parents morning in the area in October last year having received a small pot of funding through Tusla.  In addition to setting up a Parent and Toddler group in the area the group have also established a Facebook page to share information with parents […]

14 Jan, 2019

Do you need to talk to your children about relationships and sexual health?

HSE Health Promotion has launched resources for Parents that support communication around relationships and sexual health. A recently published resource ‘Talking to your child about relationships, sexuality and growing up’ is available in both English and Irish, for order or download from http://www.healthpromotion.ie The research report, ‘Supporting Parents Communication with Children Aged 4-9 Years about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing […]

10 Dec, 2018

Finn Valley Family Resource Centre invites you to come and say hello

Finn Valley Family Resource Centre is a newly established FRC based in Stranorlar. We intend to provide a broad range of community based family supports and community development services. We are a company limited by guarantee and a charity with a board of directors who are responsible for the governance around our service delivery. We […]

29 Nov, 2018

Good advice if you are feeling under the weather

Under the Weather Learning how to manage everyday illnesses with confidence and common sense is a great life skill. Whether you are dealing with a cold, flu, tummy bug or other minor complaint, you can trust the advice on this website. It comes from doctors and pharmacists in Ireland. Undertheweather.ie was developed by the HSE […]

29 Nov, 2018

Post Natal Depression: A guide for Mothers, Family and Friends

After giving birth, most mothers experience some degree of mood swings. There are 3 main kinds of post natal mood change: Baby blues Puerperal psychosis Postnatal depression Baby blues. So common they are considered normal for new mothers They usually begin 2-4 days after baby is born. You may have crying spells, increased feelings of […]

27 Nov, 2018

HSE launches Mental Health Campaign for Young People

HSE launches Mental Health Campaign for Young People https://www2.hse.ie/mental-health/   The HSE has  launched a new mental health campaign specifically targeted at young people. The ‘Mind Monster’ campaign was developed to raise awareness among adolescents and young adults of ways to look after their mental health. Focusing on things that are known to cause stress and […]

8 Nov, 2018

How music helps with children’s literacy skills

The Importance of Literacy for Children Literacy is one of the most important skills we develop in our early childhood years. It’s not just about being able to read in school, either. Learning how to read gives children the skills they need to learn and comprehend complex ideas that help shape them into individuals. Being […]