Sorry everyone for the lack of notes last week as I was away at the wonderful wedding of Bobby Farrell and Catherine Coaxley. Hope ye are having a great time on your honeymoon.

Longford Stress Management and Counselling Clinic

The Clinic offers the following range of Evidence-Based Therapies: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Assertiveness Training, Positive Thinking, Person-Centered Holistic Therapy, Anger Control Therapy, Stress Management Training, Mindfulness, Relaxation Techniques, Life Coaching. The Clinic works with Men, Women, Children, Adolescents/Parents and Company Staff on a broad range of issues. Tel: 087 1142006. Web: Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays.

Parent and Toddler Group

The Parent and Toddler Group Initiative is a nationally available fund from POBAL and Department of Children and Youth Affairs(DCYA). Parent and Toddler groups (P&T’s) are organised on a not for profit basis and encourage parent participation in childhood development and support, a kind of peer support. Funding is available for Equipment, Training, Materials for Activities, and Minor Refurbishments.

Childminders grant

The new Child-minder Grant criteria apply if you are minding or intend to mind 2 children, minimum 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time. It is recommended that only 1/3 of funding is spent on consumables like paint, sand, and materials for crafts. Further Information & Application forms from