Family Support Service

The aim of the Ballymote Family Support Service is to engage with children, young people and families.

Parenting Programmes

Parents Plus Parenting programmes are delivered through the Family Support Service.


One-to-one counselling sessions are available at the Centre.

Play Therapy

One-to-one play therapy sessions are available at the Centre.

Learning & Educational Courses

Healthcare, IT and Child-care courses at QQI Level 4 and 5 (Part Time) are delivered at the centre.

Adult Groups & Support Services

We have several wonderful groups who meet weekly at the Centre.

Groups for Children

Activities and events for young people form a key part of our timetable eg: yoga, pilates and drama.

Admin Services including Personal Alarms

Administration Services are available at the centre.

Fead Food Packages

Food Packs containing dry and non-perishable goods are available to those in need through the Centre.

Garda Vetting Service for Family Resource Centres

We process vetting applications for all Family Resource Centres in the country.

FRC Ballymote Services

The services we provide at Ballymote Family Resource Centre are developing and adapting all the time but include:

  • The provision of information, advice and support to target groups and families. Information concerning the range of services and development options available locally and advice on accessing rights and entitlements is also extended. FRCs act as a focal point for onward referrals to mainstream service providers.
  • Delivering accredited and non-accredited education courses and training opportunities.
  • The establishment and maintenance of new community groups to meet local needs and the delivery of services at local level (for example, childcare facilities, after-school clubs, men’s groups, etc.)
  • The provision of counselling and support to individuals and groups.
  • The provision of play therapy to children aged from 3-12.
  • Practical assistance to individuals and community groups such as access to information technology and office facilities.
  • Practical assistance to existing community groups such as help with organisational structures, assistance with accessing funding or advice on how to address specific social issues.
  • Supporting networking within the community.
  • Contributing to Policy work.

For more information contact us