Fegans’ Election Plea

Fegans’ Election Plea

Fegans’ Election Plea Fegans’ job is to counsel traumatized and vulnerable children and work with parents to achieve a wholesome, enjoyable, hope-filled family life. However, much of the issues we deal with have, at their core, common characteristics which we...
Breakfast at school?

Breakfast at school?

Breakfast at school?  We are concerned about the proposed policy to replace free school lunches with free school breakfasts. Obviously, if children are coming to school hungry, they need feeding but we believe feeding a child is the parent’s job. If parents are not...
What single mums really want

What single mums really want

As a single mother, working for Fegans’, I am in the privileged position of working term times only. I can drop off my children at school, and pick them up, this really is a wonderful thing to be able to do, and I realise how lucky I am to work for a ‘family first’...
General Election Priorities

General Election Priorities

    Election Priorities The Children’s Society has two big asks of the Government in this election, the first of which is to provide funding for the provision of counselling in schools, they say: “By making counselling provision compulsory and backing...
Let us be the prevention

Let us be the prevention

Let us be the prevention… As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close until next year, we can reflect on the positive changes in attitudes towards mental health, in the media, and in our communities. As an official supporter of the national Heads Together...
How to look after you

How to look after you

Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world and does not come with a manual. Because so much of life gets in the way of being the parent “we wanted to be” we can end up feeling like we are the worst parent in the world when really we are not. At...
The Anxious Child

The Anxious Child

­This fascinating account of what it is like to parent an anxious child has been bravely written by Fegans’ Parent Support Worker Leonie Vickers. The account highlights the need for greater understanding of the realities of living with mental health issues...