Welcome to Archways

Thanks for visiting! You will find everything you need to know about Archways. You can access our Strategic Plan, Annual Reports, Research Reports and much more. There is information on our team, governance structures and all the programmes/projects we deliver across the country that address the universal and specific needs of children, young people, families and the communities in which they live.

The Impact of Archways in 2023

Our Services


We conduct research with a focus on psychosocial functioning and ensuring interventions are effective and fit for purpose.


We provide implementation support to organisations and agencies seeking to introduce evidence-based programmes or evidence-informed practices into their service provision.


We provide a portfolio of evidence-based and evidence-informed training programmes.


Supporting Children, Young People, Families & Communities since 2007

Since 2007, we have supported thousands of children, young people, families and the professionals who work with them in communities across the country.

You can find more information in our Annual Reports | Archways

children and their families were provided with a Blue Skies Initiative Ready Steady School Transition Programme Pack in 2023

families in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland received an intervention through the Changing Lives Initiative INTERREG VA funded project

20,000+ children have been supported through the Archways basis.point Initiative since 2014


Our Vision & Mission

We affect real and lasting change for children and families experiencing behavioural, social and emotional issues. We do this by developing and scaling up evidence-based/evidence-informed and innovative national solutions and interventions that support families to realise their potential.

We work towards an Ireland where children and families experiencing challenges have the capacity to create lasting positive change in their lives, with access to timely, high-quality support programmes.

Our Projects

What We Do

Archways is a national organisation that works in collaboration with local and national agencies.

We research, develop, and promote evidence-based and evidence-informed programmes for children, young people, parents, and the professionals that support them.

Our programmes begin with antenatal support and provide a series of interventions for young people, under the age of 18 and their families.

Blue Skies Initiative

Systemic Family Support

Families First

basis.point Initiative

Changing Lives Initiative


We are very appreciative of the support of our funders. We are though always open to individuals and/or organisations who wish to support the programmes and projects we deliver across the country.



We have received the Excellence in Community Projects Award from the Irish Public Sector Magazine.

We were a finalist in the  2022 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards for our Changing Lives Initiative project. The innovative early intervention programme for families with children (3-7 years) at risk of an ADHD diagnosis was shortlisted in the category of Healthcare Initiative: Child Health & Wellbeing.

In 2021, Archways was the proud recipient of Ireland’s Community Project Award for The Changing Lives Initiative Project.

Archways award in Excellence in Community Projects
The Archways senior management team holding the award
Archways was awarded as finalist at Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2022
In 2021, Archways were the proud recipients of Ireland’s Community Project Award for The Changing Lives Initiative Project.

Archways Board & Subcommittees

Archways places huge significance on our governance arrangements as they give the organisation, our partners, our stakeholders and our funders reassurance that our approach, spending and strategy maximises the investment in our work.



‘Words fall short of conveying how grateful myself and my husband are, for all the guidance and support you have given us over the last number of weeks. You have changed our lives and helped us achieve a happy home for our child. I won’t say he doesn’t continue to test us, but we now have the confidence and the tools to help him through it.’


“I was very, very interested [in delivery], and a bit overwhelmed, when we went to the training because it was completely out of our comfort zone. As a Public Health Nurse, you are all the time giving information, trying to solve the problems, fix people’s problems, make it better, and this is a sort of a situation where you sit back and facilitate”.


‘Amazing Support. The help and advice from the group were amazing, especially the phone calls between sessions. I have really improved my bond with my children and I feel like my children’s behaviour has greatly improved.’


“I found the programme really helpful because it helps me get other tips from mams and the babies get to play. My friend is pregnant and I told her about the course, she thinks it is a great idea and she is going to join up now too.”


“I would definitely recommend the course. It has been quite reassuring and it is quite a social thing as well, I really enjoyed it.”


‘It was great to see my child for the great little man he is, to be able to understand him better. It was great to see that you’re not on your own, that there are other parents who struggle as well. It was great to make new friends and have a laugh and be able to help, when you could. I will miss the programme when it’s over.’


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