Old Bawn Community School Chaplaincy Service

Even though our school is physically shut, please remember that the chaplaincy service is open during school hours of


8.45am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday.

8.45am to 12:45pm Friday. 

If parents/guardians wish to speak with the chaplain, Ms Barbara Cunningham or Ms Elaine Brennan  about their son/daughter, please contact them on the following:


Contact Details of Other Services

The services listed below provide mental health information and support for young people up to the age of 18. A number of these services have important information and advice on their websites for young people who are struggling with their mental health.
Childline – Call. Chat. Text
The Childline helpline is open 24 hours every day. 1800666666
JIGSAW – tallaght@jisaw.ie
Belong – belong to.org, Turn2me.irg, spunout.ie

Tips for Managing Corona Virus (Covid – 19) Anxiety – For Parents/Guardians

For You
1. Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage
2. Connect through call/texts/internet
3. Add extra time for daily stress relief
4. Practice self-care
5. Focus on your mental health

For students
1. Reassure them that they’re safe
2. Let them talk about their worries
3. Share your own coping skills
4. Limit their news exposure
5. Create a routine and structure

For Quarantine/Isolation
1. Keep in contact with your loved ones via social media, texts, and phone calls
2. Create a daily self-care routine
3. Keep yourself busy
4. Focus on relaxation techniques