Kenmare Family Resource Centre

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Kenmare Family Resource Centre

 

Our Services

Community Development

Community Development worker Kathleen O' Connor is available every Monday & Friday at Kenmare FRC to offer support to community groups. Kathleen will happily support community groups taking collective action on issues that are important to them.  Please feel free to contact Kathleen on 064 6642790. 

Community Resource Room

Our community resource room is a comfortable space consisting of a medium sized room equipped with comfy couches, DVD, radio/CD player, kitchenette & toilet.  The room is ideal for community meetings & low impact activities.  The rental rate is between €10 - €15 per hour and can be booked by ringing the office on 064 6642790.  Priority for use of this room will be given to community groups or those offering a low cost service or activity that is of some benefit to the community.  Groups already using the room include Brownies, community art groups, peer support group, parent & toddler, community drumming group, knitting group & Breastfeeding Group.  

Therapies

Low cost counselling

Offered weekly at Kenmare FRC, every Thursday by appointment only.  Please call Kenmare FRC on 064-6642790 to book an appointment. 

Other limited number of appointments available throughout the week in partnership with local counsellors.  Contact Kenmare FRC directly on 064 6642790 to discuss options. 

Art Therapy

Delivered at Kenmare FRC every Thurs in partnership with a local therapist, Karena Constable.  Please contact the centre directly on 064 6642790 to book an appointment.  Art Therapy is available to children over the age of 6 years and teens.

Child and Adolescent counselling

Offered weekly at Kenmare FRC in partnership with Shannon Wilson. Child and adolescent counselling aims to help children cope better with their emotions, understand problems, develop necessary coping skills and make positive choices. During counselling children are encouraged to explore and express their feelings through one of many media depending on the child’s individual preference. To make an appointment for child and adolescent please contact Kenmare Family Resource Centere on 064 6642790.

 

Low Cost Wellbeing Treatments

On offer every Fri morning at Kenmare FRC.  Cost is €15 / half hr or €30 for one hour.  Booking essential. 

For Massage, Indian Head & Relexolgoy contact Mary Frances on 087 2450056. 

For Massage, Pancafit, Reflexolgy, REIKI & Crystal Therapy contact Andrea & Roberta on 083 -8359503 - (Please send WhatsApp or Text to book appoinment)

Family Support Work

Family Support Services are for families and individuals who need help. Family life is not always easy. Life events like birth, death, depression, redundancy, separation, illness, abuse or financial problems all put stress and strain on family life and relationships.

Family Support Services can help.  Simply having someone to talk to about your problem can be the easiest way to begin to deal with your problem. There are many support groups for adults, teenagers, children and carers that give people the chance to tell their own stories and give support to each other. Specialist services provide support for domestic violence or child abuse. Family Support services are generally provided to families in their own homes and communities.  Family Support Worker Irene Carey is available at Kenmare FRC every Wednesday & Thursday and can be contacted on 064 6642790.  Call her today if you think she can help your family in any way.  Irene offers one to one confidential meetings with families, offers the delivery of Meitheals, works with other organisations & agencies such as schools & Public Health Nurses to support vulnerable families.  Irene also organises parenting programs.  Kenmare FRC hopes to deliver the Rainbows Bereavement & Loss program for children, in Kenmare, Autumn 2018.  

Parents Plus

Parenting program for parent’s of primary school children.  Runs over 6 nights.  Skills based program that supports parents in tuning into their children, communicating positively with children, dealing with challenging behaviour & implementing consequences, how to use reward charts etc.

Register your interest in this program with the centre.

Parent’s Club

Meets once per month & supports those parents that have completed the Parent’s Plus program.

Parent’s Support Group

Meets monthly & supports parents that are parenting special needs children.

Empowering Parents

A 6-week program that equips parents to better advocate on behalf of their special needs children.

Parent , Baby & Toddler group

Parent, Baby & Toddler Group meet every Monday & Wednesday morning and is designed for parents, baby & toddlers to attend together.  Mondays consist of arts & crafts/ jigsaws/ play doh, followed by some nursery rhymes, a snack, more singing & a story and Wednesday's group is free play.  €2 per family

Breastfeeding support groups

Public Health Nurse Breastfeeding Support Group - (Please note: This is run every other week staring from the 17th January 2019) from 11.45am-12.45pm

The Kenmare B-Group - Bumps, Babies & Breastfeeding Support Group - (Please note: This is run every other week staring from the 10th January 2019) from

11.30am - 1pm 

Parent-Child retreats

Spend some quality 1 on 1 time with your child.

Contact centre to register your interest. 

Ante-natal Classess

Please ring 076 1083075 from 9am – 10.30am, Mon – Fri.

Ask for Mary or Sandra - Public Health Nurse 

Meitheal

Does your family need some support?

What is Meitheal?

Meitheal is a national support model led by Tusla- Child and Family Agency, which can help you and your child to get the supports you need, easily, locally and when you need it.

The old adage says it takes a village to raise a child. Tusla knows this is still true today, so it came up with a model for local services, community groups and professionals to work together with parents to give children and young people the best possible start. The model is called “Meitheal” after the old Irish term that describes how neighbours come together to help harvest crops or other tasks.

The kinds of services that might be involved in Meitheal are schools, youth services, family resource centres, medical services and others like these.

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Well Being Programs

‘Wellness & Self Care Mornings’

Low cost massage & reflexology available every Fri morning.

Contact Mary Frances for massage appointments 087 2450056 and contact Susana 087 666 3686

 

‘Time for You’

Self care program delivered by South West counselling over 4 weeks, 1 night per week.

Ring us on 064 6642790 to register your interest in this program

 

‘Caring For Our Wellbeing’

Self care program delivered by SHEP (Social Health Education Program) over 8 weeks, 1 night per week.

Ring us on 064 6642790 to register your interest in this program

 

After School Activities

Some of our after school  activities include

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