St. Michaels Family life Centre

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Address:
Church Hill,, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Coordinator
Service / Organisation: St. Michaels Family life Centre
071 9170329
Description of main activities / services for children and families: Counselling is targeted at those who are not in position to access private help and is through self referral and all other agencies. Rainbows is for children bereaved by separation/divorce or death. Support groups are open to all. Educational courses are open to all but targeted to those most in need.
Description:
St. Michael’s Family Life Centre promotes the wellbeing of the family through education for relationships, with God, with each other and with our earth. It aims to create a place of compassion and confidential listening where people are welcomed at all stages of their lives. It models social inclusion and seeks to enable all those who come to the centre to create community wherever they live and work.  Hours Available  Office hours 9.30am to 4pm. Centre open for use until 10.30pm
 

Counselling: Counselling is targeted at those who are not in position to access private help and is through self referral and all other agencies. Rainbows is for children bereaved by separation/divorce or death. Support groups are open to all. Educational courses are open to all but targeted to those most in need.

 Play Therapy Service: Túsla Child & Family funded  Play Therapy Service in available in the Centre two days per week.  Referrals come through Social Work and allied services. Referrals can also be made from GP’s, Schools and other agencies when places are available. Parents are also welcome to contact us for further details Tel: 071 9170329

More Services Offered

Counselling service with after hours availability                                    Personal development and stress management courses                           Anger management classes                                                                                            Support Groups                                                                                                              Senior Citizens Group                                                                                        Community Organic Garden                                                                          Bereavement support service                                                                              Rainbow Group (Children bereavement support programme), Christian meditation                                                                                                          Art classes                                                                                                                  Mindfulness                                                                                                                            Irish for beginners                                                                                                            Bridge club                                                                                                                              Creative writing                                                                                                                GROW support group                                                                                              Pilates                                                                                                                                  Crochet club                                                                                                                Computer classes                                                                                                          Cooking classes                                                                                                                  

 

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north
Túsla Child & Family funded Play Therapy Service in available in the Centre two days per week. Referrals come through Social Work and allied services. Referrals can also be made from GP’s, Schools and other agencies when places are available. Parents are also welcome to contact us for further details Tel: 071 9170329
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Optional donation
  • Charges depend on income / circumstances of service user
  • Charge applies for some services / some services free
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Notes on referrals to the service: Referrals come through Social Work and allied services. Referrals can also be made from GP’s, Schools and other agencies when places are available. Parents are also welcome to contact us for further details Tel: 071 9170329.
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service? :
  • Under-18s need parental permission
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)
Younger age group catered for by Rainbows programme; no age restrictions for courses or counselling
Brief Intervention
Are counselling services regularly supervised? If so, please state what these arrangements are.: Both counsellors are fully accredited by IACP and receive ongoing supervision
What, if any, regulatory bodies are counsellors members of?: IACP
 
 

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