Welcome to Archways!
Thanks for visiting our website where you will find lots of information about Archways, our team and governance structures, as well as all the programmes and 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.
We work in collaboration with local and national agencies to research issues impacting children, young people, families and communities to identify evidence-based programmes and approaches to meet their needs.
Support to communities
We provide training and coaching to communities to enable them to deliver sustainable programmes that build on their existing strengths and resources.
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 suite of multi-faceted training designed to address the universal needs and the specific needs of children, young people, families and organisations in the communities in which they live.
Supporting Children, Young People, Families & Communities since 2007
Over the past 15 years, we have supported thousands of children, young people, families and the professionals who work with them in communities across the country. We are proud of our achievements!
You can find more information in our Annual Report.
children were provided with a Blue Skies Initiative Ready Steady School Transition Programme Pack in 2021
families in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland received an intervention through the Changing Lives Initiative
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.
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
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.
The work of Archways has been recognised in the past year. We received the Excellence in Community Projects Award from the Irish Public Sector Magazine. We were also a finalist at 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 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.’
Get in Touch
+353 1 457 4306