Familyworks was established in 1999 to provide confidential counselling and training. We provide counselling to Primary, Post Primary and Special Schools across Northern Ireland. We have a highly experienced professionally trained team who believe in working with you to agree a service which is right for your school. We go the extra mile to ensure each young person & family we engage with is fully supported.
Our Primary Service is detailed below. To find out more about our Post Primary Counselling Services. Click Here or phone us direclty on (028) 9182 1721.
We specialise in counselling children in the primary school age group in both mainstream and special schools and working with their teachers & families to create solutions.
We have taken precautions, completed risk assessements and have health and safety protocals in place to keep your children & school safe during COVID-19.
To get in conact with your child's school counseller all you need to do it is complete a refferal form. Click here to make complete the refferal form.
We cater the appointment style to the age and stage of the child and use a range of methods including play, art, talking & group therapy.
We'll find out what your child's concerns, worries & difficulties are and begin to work through to solutions.
Anything from anxiety to behaviour to managing at home. We'll help you any way we can.
Please complete the form below if your child/student's Imagine If counselling sessions have ended/are coming to an end. Thank you.
Did you recieve counselling from one of our counsellors when your school was closed because of coronavirus? We need to know what you think! Click this link to complete the survey.
This video id for P7 parents. Let's celebrate your young people and the journey you have all been on.
This is our video for P7 children. We are encouraging you to celebrate all the tools you have put in your treasure chest this year.
Is your child going back to school soon? They might be feeling 'nervocitement'.
What is nervocitement? Watch our video below to find out
A helpful makaton video exploring feelings.
Here is our second video in the 'Sometimes' series of Makaton videos:
A story about bereavement for young children or those with special needs. Created by the Familyworks/Imagine If Team, Elliot & Logan Age 7 & 10.
Feeling anxious or stressed? Try our breathing circle.
Check out Josh's top tips!
Some encouragement for parents, carers & teachers from the direction of Familyworks & Imagine If, Edith Bell.
We are excited to share the latest book in our children's series, 'Logan and the Magic Thread' By Elliott (age 10) and Logan (age 8). We hope you enjoy!
Downloadable activities for you to complete at home with your kids.
Back To School - Dealing with returning to school during COVID-19. (pdf)Download
Back To School 2 - Dealing with returning to school during COVID-19. (pdf)Download
Learning About Anxiety Primary - A worksheet for children. (pdf)Download
Parents guide to helping children deal with anxiety (pdf)Download
Parents & Carer's Guide - Talking is Key When Dealing With Bereavement (pdf)Download
Parents & Carer's Guide - What Might Not Be The Same -Loss & Funerals (pdf)Download
Parents & Carers Guide Helping Your Child Through Grief (pdf)Download
Parents Guide To Children and Young People's Understanding Of Death (pdf)Download
School's Out - P7 Memories COVID-19 (pdf)Download