Welcome you to our website. If you avail of any of our services please be assured of our commitment to provide you with a warm welcome and caring support. We are always keen to hear your views, comments or suggestions regarding our services. If you require any additional information please send us an email to info@thefamilycentre.com or telephone us at 094 90 25900.

Máire Ní Dhomhnaill, Director.


Our Spring / Summer programme is now at an end. Our Autumn programme starts in September. Check back to our website in August to see the range of courses we will have on offer at that time. If you want to be on our email list for the new programme just email us at info@thefamilycentre.com  and we will ensure you get an e-mail attaching the the new programme as soon as it is available.

New Director for the Family Centre.

Máire Ní Dhomhnaill has been appointed as the new Director of the Family Centre at Chapel St., Castlebar. Máire will be replacing Cathal Kearney who has retired from the post. She will take up her post from July 1st. Máire is an accredited counsellor / psychotherapist and has worked in the Family Centre since 2002. In more recent years she is particularly associated with the Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service based in the Centre. Previously Máire worked in Disability Services in Dublin, Mayo and Galway for 18 years, of which 13 were with the Western Care Association. Máire graduated from St. Angela’s College Sligo and her first post as a newly qualified Home Economics teacher was in Coláiste Mhuire, Tuar Mhic Eadaigh. Is as An Spideal í Máire agus tá an cheangall aice le Conamara agus an ghaeilge.

In welcoming the appointment of Máire, Archbishop Michael Neary said that he was confident that Máire would continue to develop the services in the Centre to meet the many needs of the people of the Archdiocese of Tuam and beyond. He thanked Cathal Kearney for the wonderful work he has done in the Centre since his appointment over nine years ago.


The services provided through the Centre, or with our support, include;
Counselling, Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liasion Service, Hope & Flourish Projects, Family Mediation, Rainbows, Bereavement Support, Faith development & formation, Educational Programmes, Parenting support, Legal advice Money Advice & Budgeting Service,

Support for individuals and families bereaved by Suicide:

Over the past few years the Family Centre provide a service called the
Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service which provides support to individuals and families affected by suicide. If you call the liaison worker, Fiona Thomas, at the Family Centre on 094 90 25900 or on 087 2172866 she will arrange to provide, or get you in contact with, whatever supports might suit you best. Fiona is an accredited counsellor and has been working in our Service since 2001. The phone numbers are available during normal work hours. Follow the link Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service  to access some further details of the project. This service was evaluated by Dublin City University in 2015. A copy of their evaluation can be accessed through this link;    Evaluation Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service 2015 

For further information you can call the Centre on 094 9025900


If you require any additional information please send us an email to info@thefamilycentre.com or telephone us at 094 90 25900.

Also check out the website www.yourmentalhealth.ie for good quality information on mental health and wellbeing. 

Ma theastaíonn breis eolas uait, seol ríomh phoist chuig info@thefamilycentre.com nó cuir glaoch ar 094 90 25900

Relax and Stay Well CD When someone you Love dies by suicide  HOPE DVD
This CD can help you to become more aware of how relaxing your body can also help to calm the mind and release stress and anxiety. It includes the following tracks (scroll along to the minutes indicated after each track)  1.Introduction to the CD 2. Sitting relaxation (3.06), 3. Blanket of Nourishment sitting relaxation (14.22) 4. Body Scan (22.37) 5. A nice piece of music (48.13) 6. “The “Five ways of Wellbeing” (52.45) positive messages that can help you keep balance in your life This CD is an audio version of the booklet of the same name that is available through the Family Centre. It is written by people who have experienced suicide in their families or close to them. It outlines what they found could be helpful and unhelpful as they tried to cope with this tragedy in their lives. It is produced by the Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service which is based in the Family Centre. This DVD briefly outlines how developing our interests and hobbies and social connections can add greatly to our quality of life and wellbeing. While the DVD is largely based around the HOPE project the Family Centre operates in Erris, this service is also available through the Flourish project based in the Family Centre in Castlebar. For further information contact the Centre.