Tips on Tuesdays;; HSCL Diary for Parents and Guardians

April 18, 2023

Good evening all. We are now into our last term of the school year and what a lovely start weather wise anyway. We ran our first horticulture workshop today. Our teacher Carmel was a font of knowledge  about all the wild plants growing around and we had a nice time dreaming up planting projects for over the coming weeks. The morning was a great success and I would invite on other potential gardeners to next weeks session. Tuesdays 10am-12!

Sadly our Yoga class has finished for the year and I would like to thank all of those who participated in it.

So to the notices: 

SASSY is a HSE community based service providing support to young people under18 years of age, resident in Dublin North City and County for whom drug use or alcohol use is having a significant negative impact on their daily lives. We provide 1 to 1 counselling, psychiatric assessment and treatment. Our model of care is client-centred.A counsellor is appointed to work with a young person, conducts a comprehensive assessment, develops a care plan in collaboration with the young person, offers evidence based one-to-one interventions such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing and ACRA. We provide psycho-education.We encourage abstinence or reduced use of drugs and alcohol. We promote harm reduction by helping a young person to lower their risk profile. We support re-engagementwith education, family and pro-socialactivities. Parents, young people or any professional involved in the care of a young person can contact the SASSY team by phone 01-7785980, by email to, or by letter to SASSY, Lisburn St, D07 E891, to request information and/or a referral form.

Circle of Security Parenting Program (Cosp) are starting a program for parents of 6-16 year old. There is a forum tonight but it is not too late to get in touch with them. Please read on for further information.

 At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our children

might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to

make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of

Security Parenting program is based on decades of research about how

secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Learning Objectives of the Program:

• Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs

• Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

• Enhance the development of your child's self esteem

• Honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Where: Geraldstown House F.R.C. When: Tuesdays 25 th of April to Tuesday 27 th of June

Times: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Who is it for: Parents of children aged 6 – 16 years. (Free of Charge)

How to register: if this is something you would be interested in come to our

Information Coffee Morning at Geraldstown House, on Tuesday 18 th of April 10.00 – 11.30

or contact

Silvia Busto 087 113 6929


Catherine Smith 087 098 8678