St. Bernard’s Children’s Services is an independent not-for-profit children’s therapeutic community based in Fethard, Co. Tipperary. The highly qualified team help children who have experienced trauma to understand their feelings, learn how to communicate them and build resilience. They value each child’s individuality, needs and experiences by allowing them to be themselves, to feel what they need to feel without judgement in a safe therapeutic environment.
St. Bernard’s is the only unit in Ireland to have gained UK accreditation as a Therapeutic Residential Centre for children. A new strategic plan is now being investigated to learn how St. Bernard’s services can be expanded to make the most of the skills, knowledge and experience of their specialised team. And most importantly, how they can help more children.