Supports

Student Supports at Ardee Community School

Guidance & Counselling

Students have the support of our Guidance Counsellors, and Ms Sinead Crossan, Ms. Ciara O’Meara, and Ms Paula Broe who work with the students throughout their school years.  They provide career guidance and individual support to students who may have personal or school issues.  This support is confidential unless it is of a child protection nature. Students are withdrawn from classes for one to one or small group meetings for career guidance and students get whole class support from first year.

 

Useful Links

www.headstrong.ie website exploring issues of mental health

www.spunout.ie magazine exploring health and media

www.sosadireland.ie website raising awareness of suicide in Ireland

www.loveforlife.org.uk Website for young people in making informed healthy choices about themselves, relationships, sex

www.outcomers.org Dundalk Outcomers is a social and befriending support group for gay, lesbian and bi-sexual people.

www.mentalhealthireland.ie Website supporting positive mental health

www.samaritans.org Samaritans provides 24-hour emotional support to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thought.

www.barnardos.ie/what-we-do/specialist-services/bereavement-counselling.html Barnardos Bereavement Counselling for Children is a service for children and young people who have lost someone close to them - like a parent or a sibling - through death.

www.rainbowsireland.com a registered charity, is a peer-support programme to assist children, youth and adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family.

www.youngminds.org.uk YoungMinds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.

www.bodywhys.ie Website on eating disorders

www.wellwomancentre.ie Website on healthcare services for both men and women

www.canteen.ie CanTeen Ireland is a nation-wide support group for young people who have or have had cancer, and for their brothers, sisters and friends.

www.womensaid.org.uk Website on domestic violence

www.qualifax.ie Irish national database of all 3rd & further education courses

www.cao.ie List of all CAO courses & links to all HEI colleges

www.careersportal.ie Irish website with lots of links & information on skills shortages

www.studentfinance.ie Information on financial supports available for higher & further education

www.ucas.com Application to UK 3rd level colleges _ contains links to colleges and assistance for course searching

www.citizensinformation.ie Advice on 3rd level education including fees

www.ofi.ie Information on PLC courses

www.dife.info Information on PLC courses

www.qqi.ie Information on QQI links scheme

www.gov.uk/student-finance/overviewInformation on UK University fees

www.careerdirections.ie FAS career guidance website

www.nqai.ie National Qualifications Authority of Ireland

www.susi.ie  comprehensive source of information about student grants Ireland

www.accesscollege.ie Irish Higher Education and Government are committed to the objective of promoting 'equality of access to higher education, irrespective of social class, age or disability'.

www.examinations.ie Examinations Papers and Marking Schemes