What is Meitheal?

Meitheal is a national practice model and is aimed at supporting children and families experiencing problems in their lives before the issues become so big they require Social Work intervention. It involves gathering all the necessary people, agencies and services around the table to ensure the child or family receive the supports they require.

This process is family-led and the family is the ultimate decision maker. Bagenalstown FRC can support you in organising a Meitheal for your child or family if you feel it is the most effective way of getting the supports and services you need to assist you with your difficulties.

Why would my family need Meitheal?

Preventing problems from arising or getting worse is better than dealing with them later. Meitheal can help stop current challenges from getting any worse for a child/young person.

Examples of the challenges that Meitheal could help with are:

  • Problems at School
  • A child feeling down
  • Parents and children not getting on
  • Family Problems
  • Coping with illness or bereavement
  • Difficult Behaviour
  • Worrying a lot

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