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Let’s Learn About Drugs Together

Post-Primary Substance Use Education Worker
Mid-West Regional Drugs Task Force, HSE
Corporate House, Mungret St., Limerick City
Tel: 086 4678010
Email: Sancha.power@hse.ie
Web: www.mwrdtf.ie

This programme, developed in partnership between the HSE and the Mid-West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum, is aimed at engaging parents and pupils in a shared learning experience with the substance use. The programme is being delivered with the support of local schools and is envisioned to be an additional support to schools and teachers delivering the SPHE Substance Use module at Junior Cycle.

Bedford Row Support Group for Parents

Bedford Row Family Project
Lower Bedford Row, Limerick
Tel: 061 315332
Email: larry@bedfordrow.ie
Web: www.bedfordrow.ie

Bedford Row Support Groups for Parents provide lifeskills and other formal and non – formal groups that focus on family responsibilities at the core of which is “good enough” parenting.

Way to Go Kids!

Senior Community Dietitian,
Health Promotion and Improvement, Parkview House, Limerick
Tel: 061 483215

Way to Go Kids! is an evidenced based 9 week healthy eating and physical activity programme delivered by a Registered Dietitian and local sports development officers from the Local Sports Partnership. The programme aims to stop and reverse the trend towards increasing weight gain in children, through a healthy and fun approach to nutrition and physical activity for kids, while boosting self confidence and self-esteem.

Non- Violent Resistance Training

Mentoring Programme Co-Ordinator
Le Cheile, Youth Space, Galvone Industrial Estate
Southill, Limerick
Tel: 061 422385
Email alan@lecheile.ie
Web www.cheile.ie

Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is an innovative 8-12 week therapy programme, which has been developed to target aggressive, violent, controlling and risk-taking behaviour in young people. Running this therapy in a group setting has ensured that parents can share experiences and encourage each others to practice the techniques. In Limerick, it is available through Le Cheile and referrals are currently accepted from Young Person’s Probation.

Parenting Support and Sexual Health and Education Programme

Limerick Social Service Centre,
Upper Henry Street, Limerick
Tel: 061-314111
Email: martina.hogan@lssc.ie
Web: www.lssc.ie

The programme is part of the Limerick Social Service Centre Parents Support Programme. It supports parents of teenagers and teenagers around the issues of parenting, relationships, sexual health and communication. This support is provided through one to one support and group work. The service is available to parents of teenagers and teenagers living in Limerick City and County.

Referrals can be made by parents, secondary school and centres of education, youth, community and family support agencies, GPs, Social Workers, etc.