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Parent and Family Support

Parent Support

At Dunmanway FRC, we offer one to one parent support.

This is a free and confidential support service for parents based in the Dunmanway Area and its environs. Parents can seek one-to-one support on any parenting challenge they are facing at this moment in that time. There are no waiting lists and we can also advise on other supports available in the community. At Dunmanway FRC all parents and those in parenting roles are welcome and offered a safe place to talk about the parenting challenges and concerns and to explore ways to address these. Parents call about children of all ages – grand parents, foster parents, carers also call.. Parent support is here to help you when you need it.

We also offer home visits, if you are unable to call into the centre, we can come to you.

For more information contact

023-8856818

Email: info@dunmanwayfrc.com

Family Play Group

Tuesdays from 10.15am – 11.45am

The Family Play Group meet weekly at our centre. The group gives children a chance to play and mix with children in support of their development. It is also a social outlet and for parents from all backgrounds living in Dunmanway and surrounding area. €4.00 per family

This service closes for Christmas, Easter, Mid-term breaks and summer months.

For more information contact

 (023) 8856818 

Email: info@dunmanwayfrc.com

Baby Talk

This is a HSE funded programme that runs regularly from the centre, three times a year. It is run by a public health nurse in collaboration with a family support worker. It is six weeks in duration, offering a space for parents of babies 0-6 months to chat. Different talks are organised for the six weeks e.g. breastfeeding, nutrition, baby massage, physiotherapy, mental health and first aid. The group often continues to meet as a peer support group following the six weeks. 

For more information or to book the next course contact

Reception on (023) 8856818 

Peer Parent Support Groups

From time to time, we have groups that may come together for a course and they continue to then meet as a support for each other. This is always an option for people in our community should they wish to set one up.

For more information

Reception on (023) 8856818 

 

Seasonal Events in the Dunmanway Community Garden

Each year we hold seasonal parties for families in the Dunmanway Community Garden including Easter Party, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Pizza Party, and Halloween Party!! Keep an eye out for when these will run.

023-8856818 

Email: info@dunmanwayfrc.com