Family Carers Ireland offers free, one-to-one counselling to family carers by appointment. A trained counsellor will be available to listen and to help if you feel the stresses of caring or related issues are impacting negatively on your life or on your physical or psychological wellbeing. If you feel you would benefit from this service, please contact Marian Mahon at firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.
Please note that this service is subject to funding limitations, and its availability currently may vary by area, depending on the availability of qualified counsellors. We will do our utmost to support carers wherever we can.
It can be difficult to negotiate the system of health and social services in Ireland; often, individuals feel uninformed, inexperienced or otherwise unequipped for engagement with it. It is not uncommon for them to feel intimidated in dealing with that system, and unwilling or unable to challenge or question its representatives. Family Carers Ireland offers a free personal advocacy service to family carers. A member of our organisation can accompany you and assist you in dealing with enquiries, appeals and other appointments with health or social service professionals. If you feel you would benefit from this service, please contact Marian Mahon, our National Carers Support Manager, at email@example.com.
Please note that this service is subject to funding limitations, but we will do our utmost to support carers wherever we can.