- Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:14
We at Right of Place Second chance believe in a collaborative approach to the Services that we provide. If we cannot provide services directly, we will link in with mainstream services to help them understand Survivors and then tailour their services specifically to our Target Group.
Each of the organisations identified below either offer our clients a priority of Service or we recommend as knowing and understanding Survivors having worked with them in various capcities.
If you think your organisation can help Survivors and want to work with us, please see the details at the bottom of this page.
Cork Education & Training Board (formally Cork VEC)
Right of Place Second Chance has a great long standing relationship with Cork ETB.
We have an employee from the Cork ETB (Mr. Pat Sheehan) who specifically works with Survivors of Institutional Abuse to look at different training & education opportunities.
He is based in ROP/SC offices in Cork City two days a week and has many years experience of working exclusivly for Survivors in the area of education & Training.
Towards Healing (National)
Towards Healing is an independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland.
They are funded by the Religious orders and offer expert Counselling to Survivors free of charge. We currently have a memorandum of understanding with Towards Healing that ensures our clients are understood and supported in a unique manner.
icap (UK Based)
icap is a registered charity providing high quality counselling and psychotherapy to help people heal their lives and deal with emotional trauma, depression and risk of suicide.
Originally founded to meet the needs of Irish immigrants resident in Britain, they continue today to support the Irish community as well as people from other communities. People come from all walks of life, as emotional distress can affect anyone at different times of their lives.
icap has two clinical centres – London and the West Midlands. They also provide therapy at partner organisations, and through their network of therapists across Britain. Every month icap’s highly qualified therapists see over 300 people.
Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. You can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.
Instead of your traditional face to face counselling, trained and qualified counsellors can help & listen over the phone.
For more info, please click here
National Counselling Service (National)
The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is a professional, confidential counselling and psychotherapy service available free of charge in all regions of the country.
Established in September 2000, the HSE NCS employs over 70 Counsellor/Therapists who are highly qualified and experienced in working with developmental trauma. People can refer themselves directly by calling a freephone number. Healthcare professionals can also refer clients.
Directors of counselling with a wealth of experience and knowledge of working with trauma in the public and private sectors globally, manage the NCS on a daily basis. They work together to ensure that there is consistency of service nationally in terms of professional and ethical standards and equity of service for residents within the State.
Since the inception of the NCS, its primary clients have been adults who experienced abuse whilst in the care of the state as children.
The mission of the NCS is “to listen to, value and understand those who have been abused in childhood, in particular those abused in institutional care. The National Counselling Service aims to assist clients to live more satisfying lives, and in learning from their experiences, strives to prevent further abuse in Ireland”
Survivor support organisations
Aislinn Centre (Dublin)
The Aislinn Centre provides a mixture of certified, therapeutic, and recreational adult education classes to survivors of institutional abuse and their families. In addition it serves as a supportive meeting place, and a centre of information in regards to issues which affect survivors and their families.
Irish Women Survivors support Network (UK Based)
IWSSN supports, advises and campaigns for survivors of the Irish institutional care system who live across the UK and attended institutions between the 1930s to 1990s.
They provide information, advise and Outreach/one to one meetings with Survivors in the UK.
Irish Survivors in Britain
Linking up Survivors, supports, groups networks and services in the UK.
For a full breakdown of all the services and groups available to Survivors of Institutional Abuse in the UK;
Please click here
Become an organisational partner
If you would like to become an organisational partner please get in contact to discuss how we can work to ensure Survivors have every support available to them;
Name: Micheál Walsh
Title: Director of Services
Address: ROP/SC, Healing & Training Centre, 15 Parnell Street, Waterford City
Tel: Ireland: 1890 200 709 International: 00353 (0)51 841 819