Services and Supports available in County Roscommon during Covid – 19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Information

Dedicated Community Support Helpline 1800 200727 (for Non Medical / Non Emergency queries)

Roscommon CYPSC has compiled the following details in relation to member services.

Please note that there are also details of resources available on the Roscommon page of


Child and Family Workers are working across the County to support parents at this time whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. Contact:

  • Sinead O’Neill, Project Leader for information on the North of the County on 087-1907681 or
  • Anne Marie Kenny, Project Leader for the South of the County on 087-9894160

Facebook: Support and information for parents is also available on the Roscommon Parenting Hub facebook page.

Social work services in the County continue to operate and can be contacted at:

You can report a concern regarding a child or young person by telephone or in writing to the local social work duty service in the area where the child lives.


Educational Welfare Officers are working remotely and linking in with vulnerable families on their caseload. They are collaborating with other services in the County to provide essential services to families such as food and addressing child protection or family support concerns. Contact:

  • Catherine Mc Manus, Educational Welfare Officer, Roscommon on 087-4068497



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS services continue to be provided remotely by all staff on the multi-disciplinary team. Referrals to the service can be made as usual, but for the first time in our existence we’ve had to establish a waiting list which we cannot get to until after the pandemic.

Any clinician in the community with significant concerns about a young person, under the age of 18 years, should phone CAMHS directly to discuss with one of our clinicians.

 Roscommon Leader Partnership (RLP)

RLP is open for business and supporting the local community during the Covid -19 crisis. RLP operates a comprehensive range of social inclusion, employment services and community development programmes and we know that many of the people we work with are struggling with isolation, employment or other issues associated with the current restrictions. RLP are providing Meals on Wheels services to those in isolation/living alone/elderly offering a friendly voice from trained volunteers.

The SICAP team are offering one-to-one supports, advice, sign-posting and CV advise remotely. Telephone:

To contact Roscommon Volunteering Information Service email:

To contact Roscommon Friendly Call Service email:

Family Resource Centres (FRC’s)

FRC’s in the County are ‘open behind closed doors’ from 9 am – 9 pm Monday to Friday.

They are offering various supports including help with technology and information, mindful parenting courses, food distribution and activity packs for children.

They can be contacted at the following locations:

 An Garda Siochana

An Garda Siochana have expanded our Community Engagement Teams across the County to ensure all areas are targeted with a view to identifying the needs of the communities we serve including those most vulnerable. Our tasks have been challenging social distancing and those travelling on non-essential journeys at checkpoints as well as increasing our beats, mountain bike and car patrols across the county. We are working hand in hand with the Community Response Forum to ensure support is provided to the county 24/7.

We encourage people to contact us at any stage should they require assistance:

Roscommon Youth Service

Although we have had to close our physical doors, we are definitely still here and working hard to support young people across County Roscommon through a range of services being offered online, by phone or text and more. Groups are being offered online through Zoom and other video platforms, Youth Cafes, Darts Groups, Music lessons, Boredom Buster Groups, Walk and Talk groups and Quizzes. One to one supports are available for young people aged 10 – 24 years via call, video calling or text and online life coaching for 17 – 24 year olds. Activity packs for 10 – 12 year olds have been developed which contain competitions and challenges.

Contact details for all staff:

Worker Number Email
Gary Nugent Senior Youth
Sean Fleming Project
Linda Delaney Project
Aoife Guihen Project
Karen Bowens Project

Facebook: Information is also available on Roscommon Youth Service


Boyle Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre

The Centre is offering counselling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and adolescent therapy by telephone and email. Fees are suspended for the duration of the pandemic. Call:

Vita House

Continues to offer counselling/ family therapy, suicide bereavement liaison service, cancer support and Brazilian outreach by telephone and online video chat. Call:

Roscommon County Childcare Committee

We are operating as normal and the team are answering phones and emails and working through your queries as quickly as we can. We have updated out office telephone system, therefore It is easier for us if you use the main landline number 0949622540 where you will have an option to be then put through directly to the person you wish to speak with.

Further information on our website at

Follow us on facebook

Contact details for our team:

Martina Towey, Administrator:

Sinead Mc Quaid, Childcare Development Officer:

Carmel Dunne, Childcare Development Officer

Áine Mannion, Childcare Development Officer:

Irene Cafferky, County Coordinator/Manager:


Jigsaw continues to provide support to young people, parents and professionals during the Covid-19 period. While our face-to-face services are suspended, Jigsaw Clinicians are providing phone support to young people who had been attending the service.  We have also established a Freephone service so that young people aged 12 – 25, parents and professionals / concerned adults can get some support until our service re-opens.  The Freephone service team (Jigsaw Clinicians) can be contacted directly through the 1800 phone service, or by initiating a request for a return phone call through the dedicated email address and/or text number.

There is also information, advice and guidance available on which is regularly updated with new content relating to the Covid-19 experience and its impact on youth mental health.

Contact details:

  • Freephone number: 1800 JIGSAW (1800-544-729).
    • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 1pm- 5pm.
  • Text number: 086-180-3880. Text: ‘Call me’ and your desired day and time (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
    • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • Email address:
    • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce (WRDATF)

The WRDATF, supporting the Planet Youth initiative in the region, is providing a number of virtual information sessions with a Psychotherapist on “Parenting your Teenager during Covid-19”. The Roscommon session was held on 28th April 2020 and attended by over thirty parents.

Further information is available on: or

Gillian Conway Drug Education Support Worker is available on 086 7814779

Esker House Domestic Abuse Support Services*

Services remain available for those who need them. A 24 hour helpline is available and a specialist team will listen, believe and support. The Outreach service is available via telephone, email or DM on Facebook, offering emotional and comprehensive support. Court Clinic staff are available to assist women who are applying for Domestic Abuse Court Orders.

Call 24 Hour Helpline:

Roscommon Safe Link*

Roscommon Safe Link is providing phone support for those who are feeling fearful, lonely, isolated or in need of information during these challenging times. Call:

Email or send a message via Facebook Roscommon Safe Link

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MCRI)*

MCRI is offering free and confidential information and support for those who are “undocumented” in Ireland. Their Drop in Centre is now virtual and caseworkers are available to answer questions by phone, web query and email.

Contact details:

*not a CYPSC member but query arose in relation to these needs at Roscommon CYPSC teleconference