Children and Young Peoples Services and Supports

Athy Children’s Social Clubs

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5th Kildare Scouts Athy

Athy Scout Den
John’s Lane, Athy. Co. Kildare

Ray Whelan
08576 94842

Coder Dojo
Open to young people of school going age, under 12’s need parental supervision. Open to all

Athy Community College,
Athy, Co. Kildare
Sat 10am – 12pm

Adolescent Mental Health

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Jigsaw

www.jigsawonline.ie
Support line: freephone 1800 JIGSAW (544729)

Mental health information and a Q&A service for young people, their parents and guardians, and those who work with young people. Jigsaw also offers an online group chat service.

Provides free, relevant and accessible advice on mental health support, education, advice & guidance to young people aged 12 to 25 and/or to their parent/guardians/concerned others.

LGBTQIA+ Services

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In Sync KLGBTI+ 

Kildare LGBT+ is a youth group for LGBTI+ young people aged 14-18. It is a drop in centre that is free of charge for young people and friends. Please contact for more information.

BeLonG To (Text Support)

Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 to chat in confidence with a trained crisis volunteer (anytime day or night, standard SMS rates may apply)
Visit www.belongto.org

BeLonG To provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland

Tusla Based Support & Services

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TúslaChild and Family Agency

Child and Family Support Networks

Local CFSNs consist of all services that play a role in the lives of children and families in a given area

Tusla Family Support Service

Katheryn Reynolds, FSS Coordinator
Suite 7, Vista Primary Care, Ballymore Eustace Road, Naas, Co. Kildare

Meitheal Athy

Caoimhe Brosnan (Athy and Newbridge Area Coordinator)

Supports & Services for Young People

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Childline

Call 1800 66 66 66 (any time, day or night)
or
freetext 50101 (from 10am to 4pm every day)

Chat online at www.childline.ie (from 10am to 4pm every day)
Both available 24/7.
Childline is open every day and is a confidential, non-judgemental service for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland.

Children & Young People Disability Support & Services

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Ability – supporting young people with disabilities to reach their potential

County Kildare Leader Partnership


Carol Donohoe
Ability Programme Project Worker

https://www.countykildarelp.ie/programmes/ability-programme/

South Kildare Network Disability Team

First Floor Kildare Primary Care Centre, Old Dublin Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare

045 908644

In Sync Youth & Family Services (Formally Kildare Youth Services)

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Athy Youth Project

Steven Fahy (Project Leader)
Athy Youth Project
Unit 5 Ricklian Place, St. John,s Lane, Athy. Co. Kildare.

In Sync Counselling Service

Lorraine Shortt (Coordinator)
Unit 34/35 1st Floor
Dublin Road,
Naas, Co Kildare

045 856968 / 083 4476370

counselling@insync.ie

the HALO Project
(Under 18s drug and alcohol treatment service)

Tommy Hunt (HALO Project Coordinator)
Wolfe Tone House,
Wolfe Tone Street,
Naas, Co Kildare

FAIM – family assessment and intervention model

Unit 39, first floor, Nass Town Centre, Dublin Road, Naas

045 898623

Naas Child and Family Project

Same address as above

Same number as FAIM above

Garda Youth Services

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Garda Youth Diversion Project

Eimear Flood – Extern
Office 8,
Athy Community Enterprise Park, Woodstock Industrial Estate,
Kilkenny Road,
Athy, Co. Kildare

05986 32354
eimear.flood@extern.org

Juvenile Liaison Officer (JLO)

Kevin Fahy
Athy Garda Station
Green Alley, Bleach, Athy. Co. Kildare R14 TN29

Athy Garda Station
059 8634210