Counselling Services is Tusla funded and is aimed at individuals, couples and children who are not in a position to access private help. Referrals come through Tusla, other agencies, doctors and self referral. Play Therapy is Tusla funded with referrals from that agency taking precedence. Rainbows programme offered in January each year 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.
Update to Service:
St. Michael’s Family Centre is now open to the public with all safety guidelines being adhered to. Face to face counselling with physical distancing is available and the waiting list is short at present.
Play therapy has resumed again with all safety measures in place.
Phone 071 9170329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referrals for Rainbows can also be taken by phone but it is envisaged that there will not be a programme running until January 2021
Support Groups: Many smaller support groups will resume face to face meetings from Monday 29th Larger groups will resume in a few weeks with physical distancing allows
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. Age range for Play Therapy is 3-14 years but referrals are screened for suitability following initial referral. A waiting list applies. Parents are also welcome to contact us for further details Tel: 071 9170329
Rainbow Programme: This programme for children whose families are changed through bereavement or separation/Divorce is run each year starting in January. The programme lasts for 9 weeks and takes place on Tuesdays from 6.30-7.30pm. Children must be 7 years old during the year of the Programme and from 1st Class upwards. Contact Deirdre or Eileen for details
St. Micheal's is a meeting place for many support groups which meet all year round, during the day and in the evenings. Groups which use the centre include AA; Al Anon; GA; Gam Anon; NA; Grow.
Educational courses and workshops take place in the centre and are detailed in our twice yearly brochures available in January and September.
- 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
- Service provided at above address
- Optional donation
- Charges depend on income / circumstances of service user
- Charge applies for some services / some services free
- 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
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.
- Under-18s need parental permission
Rainbow Separation Programme requires permission of both parents depending on circumstances.
- 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 Play Therapy and Rainbows programme (for children from 7 years). No age restrictions for courses or counselling
Both counsellors are fully accredited by IACP and receive ongoing supervision