Family life has become a little more complicated now that we have to respond to Covid-19. Barnardos is here to support parents throughout this challenging time. We have just launched a dedicated telephone and email support service to provide advice to parents on a wide range of issues that may have come up during this time. If you or someone you know needs extra parental support we are here to help. This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals. Some issues that parents may need support on include:

  • How to talk to your children about the corona virus
  • Setting a good routine
  • Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics
  • Managing aggression and family discord
  • Home schooling/managing school expectations.
  • Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home
  • Healthy eating
  • Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children
  • Managing your child’s worries
  • Self-care for parents
  • Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties
  • Managing children’s online activity

You can make contact with this service by phoning 1800 910 123 between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday or by emailing We also provide specialist services and support in relation to bereavement, adoption and fostering. Stay safe. Regards, CEO Suzanne Connolly  

16/03/2020 - If you develop a new continuous cough or fever (high temperature above 38c) - please refer to this web link for self isolation advice. Only call the practice if you need additional advice, thank you.


Alcohol Consumption

Our Alcohol Consumption Questionnaire is a short survey which enables us to assess your alcohol consumption rate and offer any necessary advice.


In the unfortunate event that someone passes away, you must get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor in the first few days. This is necessary to register the death.


If you are a carer for someone please let us know - we may be able to help you. There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. We have also included further information to help carers on our Useful Websites and Telephone Numbers page.

Community Navigation

Community Navigators can help you improve your health and wellbeing by supporting you to access a range of community services, groups and activities based on your wants and needs. They can help anyone aged 18+, by providing 1:1 support to overcome issues including loneliness, anxiety, depression, housing, income, employment, diet, exercise, and language and cultural barriers. You can find out more about the service in the leaflet below or on their website. If you would like to talk to a Community Navigator, you can ask us to refer you.

Depression Questionnaire

The PHQ-9 Depression Assessment Questionnaire is an easy-to-complete survey which has been validated for use by your Doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment. It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.

Hearing Loss

The Living With Hearing Loss website is full of resources for those who have or know someone with hearing impairment.

Smoking cessation

Quitting can be difficult, but if you want to stop smoking then there is plenty of support available to you. These websites have more information about Local Services and NHS Choices to help you if you are thinking about quitting. You can also book an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants who have been trained to help you with Smoking Cessation.

You can find out more about the immediate health benefits of quitting smoking on the NHS website, which explains how your mind and body will feel better the sooner you stop smoking and lists 10 health benefits to stopping smoking. These include: breathing more easily; giving you more energy; feeling less stressed; better sex and improved fertility; younger-looking skin; whiter teeth, and; keeping your family safe. 

Staying Healthy

The NHS Tools website contains lots of tips on how to stay healthy, including apps to help with health eating and exercise techniques.

Your condition(s) and treatment

The Health Information website is a helpful way to identify a condition and find out what kind of treatments are available for it.

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