This page provides links to local supports and services
for the Ballincollig Community.  

Cork City Community Response Newsletter No 15
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Cork CIty Community Response - Youth Edition
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Information Services

Citizen’s Information Service. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month @ Ballincollig Library, (9.30 – 1pm)

Ballincollig Library.  Offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including large print books, books on tape and CDs. A selection of general reference books, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries, is also available. Also hosts events, groups, exhibitions etc.

Family Resource Centre National Forum - Information resource on all Resource Centres representing over 100 Family Resource Centres in Ireland. 

Crisis Support

Pieta House. Suicide Crisis Centre, Bishopstown, Cork. 021-4341400.

Mna Feasa. Women’s Domestic Violence Centre. 021-4211757

Samaritans. Phone 116123 or Email

Childline. Phone 1800 66 66 66 or text “Talk” to 50101

SVP. Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Phone 087/6651707

Education, Training & Enterprise

Solution Talk: Free online workshops for parents – Supporting your children’s mental health during the Covid crisis. – Welcome to SolutionTalk, John Sharry's Website |

Cork ETB Adult Education Service provides learning opportunities for adults returning to education, particularly those who did not complete their secondary education.For further information contact Sara Donovan 086-8808057 or 021-4878899 or email

Ballincollig Adult Basic Education Service. The National Adult Literacy Agency is an independent charity committed to making sure people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs. According to the last international survey, one in six Irish adults has problems reading and writing.

Cork ETB Back to Education Initiative. Courses include Retail Sales, Healthcare, Information& Communications Technology Skills. Contact Patrick Callinan BTEI Coordinator @ 086-8532143 or email

Cork Training Centre, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown delivers courses and apprenticeships that provide people with the skills and competencies that are necessary for employment. Call 021- 4856379. For further information on courses and to apply online  visit Cork Training Centre 

Queries contact

Cork Social and Health Education Project & Coisceim Low- cost Counselling service.
Promoting personal, community and social well-being. Phone. Ballincollig.021-4666180. 

Cork Social and Health Education Project & Coisceim Low cost Counselling Service

SECAD. Provides range of innovative and effective rural development and social inclusion supports to motivate and enable our communities to create a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive society.

…. Helping you explore employment, training or enterprise options. Tel. 021-4613432. 

YMCA Ballincollig. 021-4877770. YMCA Ballincollig was set up in 1989. Its work focuses on providing pre-vocational training opportunities for young people who have left school early with few or no qualifications. In addition it has been running a family support programme called PAKT ( Parents and Kids Together) since the late 1990’s. It offers children’s activities, family events as well other supports to parents.  Email:

Youthreach Ballincollig. 021-4875432.Youthreach is a Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers aged 15 – 20. Email

National Learning Network. Provides a range of courses to people who have had an accident, illness, injury or have extra support needs. NLN, Cork Business and Technology Park, Model Farm Road. Phone 021-4341028. Email

Social Services

Child and Family Agency Tusla. The dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland. Contact: South Lee social Work Dept. St Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Rd., Cork 021-4923001.

Intreo Centre/Department of Social Protection & Community Welfare officer @ Abbey Court House, George’s Quay, Cork. Phone 021-4943100. If you are recently unemployed you are invited to apply for Jobseekers Allowance or Jobseekers Benefit at this office.

PAKT Parents and Kids Together. A programme for the whole family. For more information contact Miriam Mc Auliffe. Email

Cork County Childcare. Whether you're a parent, working with children, interested in a childcare career or just browsing, this is the place for you! Contact: Buttevant, Co Cork. Tel 022- 23880 or Email


Health and Wellbeing Services

Public Health Nurse. Reception 021-4872626

HSE Cork South Lee. 021-4965511

TOSNU. Mental Health Services in Cork South Lee

Mental Health Day Care Service, West End Ballincollig. Tel 021-4872688

Brothers of Charity.   Ballincollig CDC. Providing assessment, diagnostic and intervention services to pre-school children with special needs from birth to 6 years of age. Tel. Mary Mulcahy, Clinic Manager  021-4873117.

Drug & Alcohol Project

Clare McCarthy, Community Drug & Alcohol Worker, 087 2844426  or 

Headway is an Irish registered charity and an internationally accredited brain injury services organisation that supports adults (18+) who are affected by brain injury. Headway provides rehabilitation services for people living with Acquired Brain Injury. Our aim is to help you rebuild your life after a brain injury. We want to help you make the most of your potential, improve your quality of life and level of independence.

The Creativity Tonic - an initiative of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Nurturing a healthy imagination in challenging times. Slowing down  |  Noticing  |  Engaging our senses  |  Activating  |  Exploring alternatives. 

Keep Cork Active: A resource to support people of all ages and abilities to keep active during this uncertain time.

Both the website and booklet for the campaign are now live with over 200 resources for people to choose from. Examples of some activities included are a variety of home exercise workouts for all ages and abilities, sports skills and challenges for the young and not so young, as well as interactive games and activities for the family.  

- FAMILY PLAY - Games & Activities 

- OLDER ADULTS - Exercise & Activities 

- CHILDREN & YOUTH - Sports Skills & Challenges 

- ADULTS & YOUTH - Exercise & Home Workouts 

- PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - Inclusive & Adaptive Activities 


- EVERYONE - Health & Wellbeing Tips

Cork’s CYPSC Supporting Parent Action Leaflets to support children’s social and

emotional well-being, these have recently been developed into Parent Action videos which you'll get online 

It is a useful and user friendly resource, the leaflets are available in a number of

languages, they promote a positive message and they are a culmination of

months of hard work by the sub-committee.

Sláintecare and HSE

Counselling and Psychotherapy Project

In response to the mental health challenges posed by COVID 19, MyMind is now working with Sláintecare and the HSE to provide fully subsidised counselling, psychotherapy and psychological support for individuals in all regions of Ireland. The main mental health issues include issues arising from unemployment, bereavement, social isolation/cocooning, illness, stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, domestic violence, etc.

This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund 2019 under Grant Agreement Number 478A.


All counselling and psychotherapy sessions delivered through this project will be provided by MyMind and will be carried out online via video call or phone calls. To learn more, please visit:

Integration Services

NCP. Migrant Family Support Service. Shandon Street, Cork. Phone 021-2399910. Email.

Social Groups

Foroige.  Youth organisation. Office contact. Heron House, Blackpool Retail Park, Cork. 021-4308915.

Ballincollig Men's Shed.  “ Men don’t talk face to face, they talk shoulder to shoulder” Tel 089-2166400 email

CFSN Child and Family Support Networks document - Online Resources
Links organized by topic:
Child resources
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CFSN Child and Family Support Networks document - summary of helplines
Summary of Helplines and other resources
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Publications, Social Media


Ballincollig Health & Wellbeing is a FREE, monthly, local, community health & wellbeing magazine .....full of information, strategies, advice and contact details for the practitioners and services that are right on your doorstep and that can help you improve your mental, emotional and physical health & wellbeing. Each new issue is available from the first Wednesday of every month. 


We hope you enjoy our magazine and become empowered to make new, positive choices about your health and wellbeing! DOWNLOAD the Ballincollig editions here.


Ballincollig Mums and Dads Facebook Group. Note this is a Closed Group and you need to ask to join - To join go to the group and click  + Join Group below the cover photo. You may have to wait for the group admin to approve your request.