Family Support

The Sligo Leitrim Directory website  provides official listings of services for children, young people and families in Sligo and Leitrim.  This includes information on health, mental health, education, disability, youth, childcare and other services.   The website’s development was supported by statutory and voluntary agencies in the region and it is operated and maintained by North Connaught Youth and Community Service.

Meitheal is a Tusla led national practice model. It is a multi-agency, early intervention process for children, young people and families. The Meitheal model enables parents and children, assisted by practitioners, to identify their own needs. Practitioners in any agency may undertake a meitheal, and a helpful and respectful relationship with the family is essential.

The Meitheal process is aimed at children who are experiencing difficulties and are unlikely to realise their potential. It can be used when a child’s needs are unclear or it appears that an effective response to those difficulties is likely to require the coordinated support of a number of services. A key feature of Meitheal is that this multi-agency process is initiated by someone whom the family knows and trusts. The Meitheal concept has been introduced to a wide range of agencies and services across Ireland.

Click to view - Meitheal Children and Young Peoples Information Leaflet

Click to view -  Meitheal Parents Information Leaflet