Our Services

Family Support

Family support is offered daily in the centre. It is a style of work and a wide range of activities that strengthen positive informal social networks through community based programmes and services. The main focus of these services is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, well-being and rights of all children, young people and their families. At the same time particular attention is given to those who are vulnerable or at risk.

Family Support Services in the centre are designed for families and individuals who feel they need help. Family life is not always easy. Life events like birth, death, depression, redundancy, separation, illness, abuse or financial problems all put stress and strain on family life and relationships. Family Support Services can help. Simply having someone to talk to about your problem can be the easiest way to begin to deal with your problem. Lus na Gréine FRC has many support groups for adults, teenagers, children and carers that give people the chance to tell their own stories and give support to each other. Specialist services provide support and sign posting for domestic violence or child abuse. Your concerns are dealt with in confidence by trained personnel who will give the appropriate support, advice and help.

Family support provides practical, listening and emotional support to family members in a variety of ways at times of challenge and vulnerability. When family support is offered, it allows both the family and the practitioner to make a plan to best meet specific needs. As part of family support we have a range of parenting programmes, rainbows support group, one to one supports, mindfulness, holistic wellbeing and much more to offer. If you feel professional of peer family support could help, please contact us on 043-6660977

Counselling & Psychotherapy

If you are in need of support, please contact us 043-6660977. Counselling and Psychotherapy is available Monday to Sunday. It is available at a time to suit the needs of the individual. Our Therapists have a wide variety of training and experience. We offer various types of services such as person-centred, play therapy, holistic and integrative and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and also family therapy.

Bereavement Support

The loss of a loved one can be difficult and can trigger a dip in your mental health. There is no right or wrong way to experience loss or to grieve. You may experience a wide range of emotions. This is part of coming to terms with a loss or bereavement. Everyone deals with grief differently. We can support all ages in dealing with loss or bereavement. Please contact us on 043-6660977 for more details.

Drop in & Administration

Our Service is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-6pm and by appointment at the weekend. Why not drop in and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and see what goes on in our busy centre or simply rest your feet while waiting a lift and enjoy friendly conversation. The public are welcome to browse our library get involved in our book club, or avail of a home read. We also offer a wide range of office and administration services alongside youth and family services:
  • Photocopying
  • Printing (Black and white/Colour)
  • Email services
  • Scanning documents
  • Internet Café
  • Youth Café
  • Information on services and supports available locally
  • Information on Transport services
  • Local history and tourist guidance
  • Health, wellbeing and addiction supports
  • Family Access services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Community garden
  • Outdoor playground
  • Laundry service for individual/families experiencing homelessness

Social Support Groups

Joining a group at Lus na Greine FRC is a great way to contribute to your community, make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy the camaraderie and company of others. There is a wide range to choose from:
  • ‘Women in Touch’ – our women’s group meets every Tuesday from 10am-12noon. The group enjoy a range of activities, outings and events
  • Granard Art Club – is a group of amateur artists who meet every Wednesday from 10am-12 noon. No skill or previous experience required
  • Busybees Parent & Toddler Group – meet on Thursday mornings from 11am-12.30 pm. This is a great way for your little one to socialise is a safe environment, play and learn sharing skills. Music, storytelling, games and play.
  • Knitter/Natter Group – members come together to enjoy knitting and craft on Monday mornings from 10am while enjoying conversation and camaraderie
  • Granard Mens Shed – Meet Tuesday mornings from 10am-1pm. Men of all ages come together to get involved in practical projects, conversations and outings
  • Granard Garden Club – Meet on the first Monday of each month from 8pm to 10pm to enjoy and share tips on gardening, veg and fruit growing, flower arranging and much more. The group has a range of professional speakers who deliver talks and demonstrations.
  • Granard Youth Club – Meet every Thursday evening from 7pm. The club is open to teens from 13+ and enjoy a range of youth activities, music, dance, games and outings
  • Cool Girls Club – meet on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6pm. The girls enjoy a range of crafts and activities suitable for ages 7+
  • Sunflower Club – Meet on Wednesday afternoons at 3.30pm for children aged 5-7 yrs. They enjoy free play, art and craft, outdoor activities, music and dance
  • Boys Zone – For boys aged 7+ who meet on Thursdays to enjoy a host of sport, activities, projects and lots of fun
  • Children’s Art Club – Takes place every Monday afternoon from 4pm with professional tuition and lots of free art creativity. Booking essential
  • Glee Club – every Saturday from 1.30 pm Booking essential
  • Granard Music/Dance Club: provides musical and dance tuition to a broad age range under professional guidance for a range of musical instruments
  • Mental Health Support – people interested in supporting and maintaining positive mental wellbeing come together bi-weekly in the centre on Monday evenings to converse, share and listen in a supportive environment.
Contact the centre for full details.

Personal Development Support and Learning

Do you feel you want to better yourself, grow your talents and up-skill those talents you possess, if so there is always something on hand to support you. There are a regular range of courses on offer from:
  • Personal development
  • Ageing with Confidence
  • STEPS to Excellence in Personal Success
  • Parenting Courses
  • Family wellness
  • Digital learning/IT
  • Basic computers
  • Learning to Learn (introduction to third level courses)
  • Health & Safety
  • First Aid
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Interior Design
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Much more………….

Ursula Meehan. Art Therapist

Ursula has a wealth of experience practicing as a professional Art Therapist. An artist in her own right she works at a therapeutic level with children, young people and adults, guiding them through the process of self-healing. The Art Therapy space at Lus Na Gréine Family Resource Centre offers a variety of materials and mediums to help the individual express, explore and talk about their emotions, develop insights and self-awareness and make sense of difficult life experience. Session’s normally last one hour. There is no right or wrong way to make art in art therapy and it is suitable for all ages.

Jade Bardon

Jade specialises in counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and integrated creative therapies in helping individuals to work through their concerns in a relaxed and safe environment. Jade has achieved excellent rapport in working with children, teens, couples and individuals. She offers on line therapeutic supports as well as in house counselling sessions for Lus Na Gréine Family Resource Centre clients. Sessions normally last one hour.

Anne Maher

For Whom Services offered:
Adults, Couples, Groups, One to One, Teenagers, Telephone Counselling

Professional Membership:

Therapeutic Services:

Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child Related Issues, Cultural Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, General Counselling, Health Related Issues, Identity Problems, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental Health Issues, Obsessions, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Self Esteem / Confidence, Self Harm, Sex Related Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Transgender / Gender Variance, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work Related Issues

Marian Masterson

Fully Certified Holistic therapist. Marian provides a range of services to help understand and manage stress and anxiety. These services include; breathing techniques, reflexology, muscular relaxation, stress relaxation exercises, meditation and reiki therapy.