Supports for Parents

Supports and Services
A Lust for Life – Staying calm during Covid-19   Includes:
Self-care during Covid19
Covid19 – Information for children
Free courses to manage anxiety.
Mental Health Ireland
“Five Actions for Wellbeing during Tough Times”.
Mental Health Reform – mental health services supports available Includes a comprehensive list of supports and services
Turn2me.org turn2me.org offer peer support, online support, groups and professional support. Offering free counselling by phone / online by fully qualified, professionally registered counsellors and therapists.  
Helplink
📧 helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Helplink provide free/low cost online counselling and therapy 7 days a week including free counselling for people laid off by crisis, people with addictions, people returning home and the Irish stuck or living abroad.  
Aware
☎️ 1800 804 848 (7 days a week from 10 AM – 10 PM)
📧 supportmail@aware.ie

Aware are operating their freephone support line, email support and online Life Skills programme.
Covid-19:Shane Hastings Excellent directory of free online services. Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Business, Education, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Music.  
The Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
☎️ 086 070 9843
📧 info@counsellingonline.ie
The Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service offer an experienced service to anyone experiencing difficulties via instant chat, telephone and video.
HSE 24/7 Mental Health Information Line.
☎️ 1800 111 888
 
HSE: Wellbeing, mental-health, minding-your-mental health during the coronavirus outbreak HSE Mental Health Supports and Services During COVID-19 webpage.
HSE
HSE Your Mental Health website
Barnardos Parent Supportline          1800 910 123 Open: 10am – 2pm, Monday – Friday  
Barnardos: support for parents during covid 19 crisis, resources for parents during covid 19 crisis   Barnardos: Resources for parents
New Free Parental Support Service – The Way In
Parent/Relationship Mentors:
Sheelagh O’Grady 089 4081313 and Aoife Ryan 089 2349339
Offering support to parents during these challenging times. We are making ourselves available, free of charge, to parents between the hours of 10am-11am and 7pm-8pm Monday-Friday (for this acute phase of the COVID19 pandemic). Please text stating whether you would like a morning or evening appointment. We will then contact you with an appointment time. 
Tips for Families during uncertain times  Tips for Families during uncertain times  
Podcast: Owning it- The Anxiety Podcast Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast

Working from Home
Geoffrey James: a beginners guide to working from home without driving yourself your family crazyA Beginner’s Guide to Working From Home Without Driving Yourself and Your Family Crazy
NY Times: Smarter living – how to work from home if you’ve never done it before
How to Work From Home, if You’ve Never Done It Before!
BBC: Coronavirus covid 19 update work from home in a pandemic
Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way
Microsoft: Top 9
Microsoft Best Practice for Remote Working

Mindfulness / Yoga / Meditation Apps and Websites
Mindfulness
Mindfulness.ie are offering twice daily guided meditations at 12 PM and 8 PM on Zoom, Free to all.
Favecrafts: Adult Colouring Pages 43 free printable adult colouring pages
Headspace   Headspace – visit the website or download the app Stress less. Move more. Sleep soundly.
Calm: blog – take a deep breath
Calm
Visit the blog or download the app: Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.
Breethe   Meditation app for anxiety, stress, sleep and more. You can find guided meditations for real life situations, music for every mood, personalized recommendations, and a learn to meditate program to get you started
Yoga with Adriene   Free Yoga Videos and Online Yoga Classes
Michael Ryan Yoga   Michael Ryan Yoga: Live morning meditations at 8.30 am
Diversity Dance Diversity and 20DV Team Dance. Free classes and tutorials until 1st May

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