took up the position of Mallow Community Health Worker in January 2020 and it
has been a huge learning curve. My role is to collaborate with and support
existing services, and in so doing develop sustainable health projects within
the community. My role is also to be a link within the community for
information and signposting, and to identify needs and ensure relevant
community health initiatives are developed in response to these.
Currently we are
running 2 Walking Groups all year round, and activities include Chair
Yoga/Pilates, Tai Chi, Nature Walking, Mindfulness, health Information
Workshops, training and Health & Wellbeing Programmes. I am Coordinator for
our Syrian Befriending Programme, the Pilot is nearly complete and full
Programme will commence shortly.
I have been with Le Cheile FRC
since 2006 when we were a small organisation on the corner of Fair Street. I
have worked in all aspects of family support over the years including parenting
courses, offering one to one support, participating in Meitheals and referring
families onwards to further services when needed.
My favourite aspect of my work
has to be with young people whether its facilitating a communications programme
or in our camps in the Community Garden. I pride myself in being someone who is
approachable and friendly.
Working in Le
Cheile for 12 years
My work is
family support via one to one or in a group setting.
I am here to
support families as they transition through life stages and difficult times
A huge part
of my role is to facilitate Parents Plus parenting courses annually including:
I can assist
families with necessities like filling paperwork for Social Welfare, referring
to other services including MABS
Working in Le Cheile for 12 years which has encompassed working with sensitive family situations and complex problems and working with families to create support plans to enable positive change. 22 years experience working with early years with families, communities, prevention and early intervention. Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Training in counselling and psychotherapy, therapeutic play skills and Infant Mental Health. My role: - Providing advice, support and guidance to parents to promote positive care and parenting skills through a range of interventions, programmes and support groups. - To ensure the family support needs within the community are met; while supporting families to engage in services provided by other local groups and agencies - To identify the needs of families and children and address their needs through individual work or as part of a group My passion for this role lies within: - building positive relationships and secure attachments. Connected parenting. - prevention and early intervention - building awareness of infant mental health and building resilience to overcome adverse childhood experiences. - self-care for parents, preventing parental stress and burnout in order to help them to raise secure, compassionate and resilient children
I have been part
of the Le Chéile Family Resource Centre team since 2015. I have two different
job title roles in Le Chéile FRC.
My first role is being the counselling co-ordinator
which involves being the first point of contact for anyone hoping to attend the
counselling, play therapy or art therapy services which we provide on a daily
basis. From an intake conversation I would decide which counsellor/therapist is
most compatible to the needs of the client. I co-ordinate the service for eight
counsellors & two art therapists by arranging their appointments and
completing all relevant administration
work to ensure the continued professional deliverance of the services.
My second role
is Literacy Support Tutor where I co-ordinate, tutor and deliver a literacy
support programme to children and adults who experience literacy challenges on
a daily basis. The programme is tailor-made by myself based on the individual
needs of the children and adults who attend. This programme is delivered
through a class setting and also on a one to one basis.
I love both my job roles and look forward to the
variety of clients that I deal with every day. I get a great sense of joy and
feel extremely proud watching the clients grow in confidence, learning how to
face their challenges and how to deal with various issues faced by them on a
daily basis. Having such a supportive team of work colleagues around me makes
the hard days easier to manage and the good days just get better!
I am a social prescribing link worker based in Le Chéile FRC. Social prescribing is a free service that helps you to meet new people, take up a hobby or make a change in your life. Part of the Health & Wellbeing Community Referral Project, the process involves chatting together about what matters to you, and together coming up with a plan to bring about the changes you want. I have been in this role since January 2020 and love meeting new people, and together exploring our community and all it has to offer. Get in touch to see if Social Prescribing is for you!
Karol joined our team in March 2021 My role is to ensure the maintenance of the buildings of Le Cheile FRC encompassing: Daily/ weekly cleaning Daily/ weekly safety checks Organising contractors to do repairs where needed Ordering cleaning & maintenance stock in good time Liaising with contractors and service personnel to ensure all health & safety features are up to date e.g. fire extinguishers, alarms, boiler serving etc.