Therapeutic Services : Low cost counselling and play therapy
Parental Support : parenting programmes and individual support including NVR (non violent resistance) training.
Family Support though information provision & connections to other relevant services.
Rainbows Programme : support for children who have experience loss through bereavement or parental separation
Community Education : Hosting of English language classes to non Irish communities, children's sewing class
Community : grandparents peer group, over 65s coffee morning, over 50s pilates
Support to refugee families in our community
Collaboration with community and other services to meet needs.
Parenting is exhausting, and often stressful, no matter how much we love our children. Our qualified and experienced parenting and relationship mentor can help.
Counselling provides people with an opportunity to explore issues of concern in a safe and confidential environment. GFRC offers up to 12 sessions for anyone in our area who needs support.
We currently support Bray Area Parternship to facilitate their Failte Isteach English language classes.
We partner with Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) to provide access to community education courses.
These have ranged from IT skills to gardening. Is there a course you would be interested in? Get in touch and let us know!
Non-Violent Resistance Support
This programme has been developed to target aggressive, violent, controlling, and risk-taking behaviour in young people. GFRC offers this on a group and 1-2-1 basis.
The Rainbows Programme
The Rainbows Programme provides peer-based support for children affected by parental separation or bereavement.
Children & young people are sometimes strongly affected by life events. Play/creative therapy not only provides children & young people with an opportunity to safely express their feelings and thoughts but supports them in developing the tools to cope life’s difficulties in a more positive and constructive way. This service is available for 3 - 18 year olds. Please contact the centre for more details or click here to find out more.
Currently we are delighted to be hosting the 'Tigernutters' for thier weekly coffee morning.
We have recently established the 'Grandparents group' for grandparents who are child minding for their own children and would like to meet some of their peers socially. Grandparents can come with their grandchildren or on their own.
We support Bray Womens' Refuge to run their outreach service in the Greystones area and we collaborated to run an awareness event for UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November 2022.