Supporting family members or friends with mental health difficulties

If you are supporting someone who has a mental health difficulty you may have questions about their diagnosis, treatment, medication, ongoing support etc. Here is a handy guide from the HSE which you may find useful. You can also download a more detailed booklet at


What’s happening in the Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs?

Here are some updates on what will be happening in the Niall Mór Centre Killybegs over the coming weeks:-

Breastfeeding Group: Meet first and third Friday of every month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

Laughter Yoga: Taster session of Laughter Yoga is being held on Friday 15th June from 2-3pm and costs €5 per person. To book please contact 074 9741863

Saturday Storytime: next Storytime will be held on Sat 16th June from 10:30 – 12 noon.

Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association: Coffee Morning will be held on Thurs 21st June at the Niall Mór Centre from 10:30 – 12 noon, all proceeds go to the Motor Neurone Association.

Children’s Summer Fun Camp: held from Mon 16th July to Fri 20th July from 10 am – 2 pm and costs €50 per child. This is open to 5 – 8 year olds and must be pre-booked. Contact 074 9741863

Chair Yoga with Sarah: New 4 week course commences on Fri 1st June from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Clay Modelling Workshop: Coming to the Niall Mór Centre on Fri 6th July from 11 am – 12 noon and costs €8 per child. To book contact Jumpingclay Letterkenny on 0877101475.

Relax Kids Camp: Wed 4th July & Thurs 5th July from 1:30 pm – 3 pm to book contact Bernadine on 0877474232. Classes include movement and games, stretching and breathing exercises, peer/self massage, positive affirmation and visualisation. Helps support kids with their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Basic Food Hygiene Course: This course is run by DLDC and is being held at the Niall Mor Centre on Thur 12th July from 9 – 5 pm. To book please contact Kathy on 0874126400.
Bricks 4 Kidz: NEW DATE: Sat 14th July Lego Workshop from 2 – 4 pm costing €15 per child. Contact 0863894833 to book.
Children’s Summer Fun Camp: held from Mon 16th July to Fri 20th July from 10 am – 2 pm and costs €50 per child. This is open to 5 – 8 year olds and must be pre-booked. Contact 074 9741863
LEGO Summer Camp: Tues 7th – Fri 10th Aug from 9:30 – 12:30 pm costing €75 per child. Contact 0863894833 to book.

Anam Cara evening for bereaved parents in Letterkenny

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 14th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (please note change of venue). Anam Cara offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

The solidarity experienced by being among people who are bound together by a common feeling of appalling loss is a great help. None of us wanted to be in this group nor would wish it on others but the feeling of understanding – which doesn’t need to be verbally expressed – is a support. We all understand.”

Donegal Refugee Resettlement Programme

Donegal Resettlement Programme

for refugees displaced by conflicts

in Syria and Iraq

Information update and

Cultural Awareness evening

Venue: Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Inishowen


Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Are you interested in finding out more, and / or volunteering to support refugee families settle in Donegal? 

Come and learn more about the Programme; let’s explore together what supports you might offer, and what tools might support you as a volunteer in befriending the families on arrival. 

Everyone is welcome to come along. Please book your place by contacting Marie at 087-291-8699.   


Refreshments provided.

Bluestack Foundation Parent Support Network Meeting

The Bluestack Foundation Parent Support Network meetings will begin again on Tuesday 5th September in the Bluestack Foundation, just opposite the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town. Running from 7.30 – 9.30pm the theme for this month is ‘Social Stories’ and the speaker is Yvonne Shovelin. This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month during term time.

Music and Movement at the Greencastle Community Parent and Toddler Group

Greencastle Community Parent and Toddler group

meet every Thursday from 10-12 in the Greencastle Community Centre, Drumaweir, Greencastle. On Thursday 29th June they will be hosting a morning of music and movement for babies, toddlers and parents. Come along and join the craic! For further information call Susan at 074 9381054 or email You can also check out the website at