ENROLMENT FOR COURSES
PHONE 081 9170329 or email
Please enrol as soon as possible as late enrolment may mean a course is not available when you contact us
Call in person during morning office hours
9.30—1.30pm Monday to Friday.
All enrolments are on a first come basis and will continue while places are available.
Deposit for Saturday workshops–€20 is non refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.
Full payment for other courses is payable at enrolment
Minimum numbers are needed for courses
When a course is cancelled by the Centre a full refund is given
ST MICHAEL’S FAMILY CENTRE
Charity No. 20203650
Company No. 635791
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICE
St. Michael’s Counselling service is supported by Túsla and provides help for children, couples, and individuals.
Counsellors are available by appointment and as far as possible at times convenient to the client. Counsellors are fully qualified and professionally accredited.
The service is donation based-the donation being decided between client and counsellor. You do not need an official referral. A waiting list applies. Children (U-18’s) get priority
Please contact the office on 071 9170329 for more information or to make an appointment. Out of office hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you. You may also email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 087 3902661
PLAY THERAPY SERVICE
A Túsla Child & Family funded Play Therapy Service is available in the Centre. Referrals come through Child and Family Agency, Túsla., from other agencies, schools and families themselves.
A waiting list applies with priority being given to Tusla referrals. An agreed donation applies to non-Túsla referrals. Please contact us for details.
Would you like to meet others informally for a chat and possibly new friendships? Maybe you are you new to Sligo, recently separated, widowed, or just interested in meeting new people. St Michael’s invites you to drop in for an hour or two, on a monthly basis, for a chat and a cup of coffee/tea. Open to all ages over 18. If you think you would be interested, please contact us 071 9170329 or email@example.com
SUPPORT GROUPS MEETING IN CENTRE
1-2 PM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY; 1-2PM SATURDAY
8.30PM SATURDAY; 11.30AM SUNDAY
8.30PM MONDAY; 8.30PM WEDNESDAY; 9.30AM SATURDAY
8.30PM MONDAY; 8PM TUESDAY; 8PM WEDNESDAY;
7.30PM FRIDAY; 6PM SUNDAY
8PM THURSDAY; 7PM SUNDAY
GAM ANON: 7.30pm SUNDAY
The Rainbow programme of support for children and teenagers who have experienced the loss of a parent or other significant person in their lives, through separation/divorce or death commences on Tuesday 27th September from 6.30-7.30pm. All facilitators have Child Protection training and Garda Vetting. Children must be a minimum of 7 years of age The next programme will be in 2023 and we take expressions of interest on an on-going basis.
A GIFT WHEN YOU NEED IT
A holistic therapist has volunteered some weekly sessions in St Michael’s in response to need. If you or somebody you know would like to avail of this service please contact 071-9170329 to make an appointment. We welcome other similar therapists who would like to volunteer some sessions.
GROW is a confidential support group which promotes good mental health through a twelve step programme of personal maturity and growth. Enquiries in confidence to 086 8516939 or 074 9161628. Meetings are held at 10.30am on Tuesdays and at 7.30pm on Wednesday. No introductions are needed just come along. No membership fees or dues are charged. All welcome.
In order to maintain and develop the services we provide in St Michael’s Family Centre, we depend on the money we get from rent of rooms. We have rooms suitable for individuals, groups and organisations. We rent by the hour, the day or half day and, also, rent out a small number of rooms on a full -time basis. Our rates are reasonable and the centre is accessible until 9.30pm each night. Parking is free. Please contact the office @ 071 9170329 for details and availability.
ART CLASS Aideen Connolly
Have you always wanted to learn how to draw or paint in a fun and creative space; how to improve or get to grips with basic techniques to create beautiful images? If so, why not sign up for these art classes with Aideen here in St Michael’s Centre? We believe everyone can find her/his inner creative self. Whether you are just starting out, returning to art after years without practice, or already have some knowledge of techniques, Aideen will help you develop your skills and potential. 8 Monday mornings 10-12pm starting September 19th. Cost: €50 Part funded by msletb
Aideen is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and art educator working in the North West. She teaches classes in drawing and painting, (charcoal, pastel, acrylic and watercolour as well as print).
BRIDGE CLUB Peadar O’Donnell
Our very popular Bridge groups resume on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September. We hope to welcome back all our regulars. Please note that there are no vacancies for beginners but there may be a small number of places for improvers in the Thursday group.Please contact 071 9170329 for further details.
Wednesday and Thursday 7th and 8th September. Please contact the office to check for any availability Cost: €75 for 15 weeks
St. Michael’s hosts two book clubs—a morning one which meets monthly on 2nd Wednesday of the monthat 11am and an evening one which meets on the last Monday of the month at 6.15pm. Both clubs are very popular and spaces are limited. Please contact 071 9170329 for details of places available. Cost: A voluntary contribution
HEALING AND HELPING YOURSELF BUILD RESILIENCE IN A POST COVID WORLD OF TURMOIL. Gerry Farrell
One of our core beliefs, that this world is generally benign, has been seriously challenged, from a mental health point of view, by both Covid and the Ukraine crisis. Another core belief that sustains us, namely, that REASON will generally prevail, has also been shaken. Both these beliefs now seem questionable when, nightly, on our news channels we witness the unnecessary suffering of families in a peace loving country.
This workshop seeks to help participants regain perspective and understand the steps necessary to restore mental health with that key element for all human functioning –TRUST. The workshop is designed to be of relevance to all age groups, both the general public, and mental health care professionals. Based on up-to-date trauma research, as well as the useful tools of CBT, participants can expect to become more aware and equipped to cope with life in the context of current crises.
Saturday October 22nd 10-1.30pm Cost: €30
Gerry is a psychotherapist who has lectured at ATU Sligo as well as NUI Maynooth and UCD.
He has extensive experience in private practice as well as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.
MAKING A START ON YOUR FAMILY TREE Eileen Sheridan
Are you new to researching your family history? Would you like to create a basic Family Tree and get tips on finding your ancestors? This 6 week course will help participants find information and organise it into a basic Family Tree. The aim is to finish with at least, a 4 generation tree and discover tips on how to go further. The course will be participant led, so how we proceed will be determined, at much as possible, by what participants are interested in.Numbers limited so that everyone can get individual attention.
6 weeks starting Tuesday 20th September at 10.30am. Cost: €60
Eileen has a degree in History for UCD, a certificate in Family History for UL and a Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogy from UCC
UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES AND OTHERS USING THE ENNEAGRAM – AN INTRODUCTION Therese Ryan
The Enneagram is a system describing nine different personality types. It is a powerful tool for personal growth. Combining traditional spiritual wisdom and modern psychology it provides profound insights into our patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as well as the inner motivations behind them.
The Enneagram is a mirror because it shows us what we do and why we do it. But it’s also a map that can guide us towards a happier healthier way of being.
A follow up weekend , going deeper into the Enneagram, will be held in the spring.This is a 2 day workshop Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. 10am to 4.pm.
Light lunch is included each day. Cost: €100
Therese Ryan is an Enneagram teacher in the Narrative tradition. She’s also a coach, facilitator and Iyengar yoga teacher.
COACHING FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING WORKSHOP
Dr Patsy McSharry
This workshop will explain what constitutes Psychological Wellbeing; how we can assess our own psychological wellbeing; what factors impact this; how we can boost it and develop a plan to build and improve our own wellbeing and learn how to promote the psychological wellbeing of others around us.
Saturday 26th November 10-2pm. Cost: €50
Patsy is an accredited Health and Wellbeing Coach as well as being Doctor of Health Promotion and a Lecturer in nursing and health. Website: http//patsymcsharry.com