Family and Child Service

Donnycarney Family and Child Service provides a targeted wraparound service to meet the identified needs of families and children who are affected by substance misuse.

We support people on a one to one basis, as well as providing group work, counselling, holistics and family activities.

Individual Programs of Family and Child Service are tailored for the support of the parents and their children to address issues that are negatively impacting their family life.

The aim of Donnycarney Family and Child Service is to “provide an accessible and welcoming service. We work with families and individuals to help promote and overcome family related issues”.

Our services include:

  • One to One Support Services/Key-working
  • Advocacy
  • Information/ Advice
  • Complementary Therapies/Holistics
  • Counselling (Adult, Young People and Couples)
  • Group Work (Homework Club, Parent and Toddler Group)
  • Family Key-Working
  • Family Groups/Activities
  • Referral Services

Child Service

Individual Play Therapy – Our service provides one to one play therapy for children who may be or have experienced adversity due to family related issues.

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Group Play Therapy – Our 8 week group therapy offers therapeutic support for children who have or are experiencing emotional difficulties such as low self-esteem, poor social skills or difficult life events such as addiction, bereavement or separation.

After School Support Programme – Our family support service provides after school support for 20 children aged 6-10 years. This is delivered to develop a positive approach and help create a safe environment for young learners and reduce behaviour. The team supports the children with homework, educational play through board games, quizzes and group art projects.

Summer Programme – DYP summer programme runs for two weeks for the children who attend the ……. This programme aims to engage children
in a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities. This programme is a fun, hands on, interactive and educational programme to help build confidence and bring out children’s creativity and explore their individual talents.

Adolescence Service

This is an adolescent friendly one to one key working service to support young people who are experiencing difficulties relating to their drug or alcohol use.

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Adolescent counselling – Under 18’s counselling service for young people who have or are experiencing adversity.

Family Service

AFINet- UK 5_Step Method: 5 Step Method is an evidence-based intervention for family members living with a relative’s drug or alcohol use. This can be offered on a one to one basis or in a group setting.

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Counselling provided for family members who are experiencing difficulties due to family related issues.

Interagency work/referrals: Family & Child Service:

  • Internal referrals
  • Youth project, Addiction Service and Youth Justice.
  • External referrals
  • Local Primary and Secondary Schools (HSLO)
  • St Vincent de Paul ()
  • Juvenile Liaison Officer
  • Youth Projects in DNEDTF
  • Tusla Child and Family Agency (Meitheal)
  • Social Workers
  • Northside Partnership (parents and Toddler)
  • Family support services in DNEDTF area
  • Medical Centres/GP’s
  • Sonas Housing

Contact Information


All other queries

Landline: 01 831 4985

Mobile: 0876151929

Opening Times

Mon 9-5pm | Tues 9-5pm | Wed 9-5pm | Thurs 12.30-8.30pm | Fri 9-5pm