Please continue to read to the end of the page and  ensure to click on all of the links where hopefully you will get the answers to your questions, useful suggestions and lots more.

Please click here to download a list of support services available during school holidays.

If you have any queries please email

Post primary years is a critical time in young peoples’ lives. Students are exposed to a range of influences and require support to make positive responsible decisions relating to their health and wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.

Wellbeing is one of the principles that underpins junior cycle education, however it is something that we endeavour to provide to all year groups through various school activities. Wellbeing is about young people feeling confident, happy, healthy and connected and knowing where to get the supports if needed.

We have two guidance counsellors and a school chaplain available to support student wellbeing.

Supports for the Local Community Following the Incident on Thursday 23rd of November 2023

  • Special-Crisis Line: 24 hour listening service for children and young people up to and including the age of 18, with all our staff/volunteers being trained in best practice in supporting children through traumatic events on 1800 400 100

    Click here to access ISPCC Parent Information Booklet 

  • Click here to access ISPCC Poster

  • Parent Support Line: For adults who may be seeking guidance, signposting, emotional support at this difficult time. This service is not a freephone number, it is available 9-1pm Mon-Fri on 01-522 4300.

Student & Parent Support From CDETB Psychological Services

Please click here for a link to the Student "What to do When Something Big Happens" leaflet

Please click here for a link to the Covid 19 Student ​Support Leaflet

Parent Support Leaflet

Please click here for "What to do When You are Worried About Your Child".

Please click here for the parent "What to do When Something Big Happens" leaflet

Assisting Parents/Caregiver in Coping with Collective Traumas

Advice for Parents and People Working with Young People in a Time of War

Advice for Parents - Supporting Young People in a Time of War

Advice for School Staff - Supporting Young People at a Time of War



Wellbeing Newsletter

 Throughout Covid-19 Ms. O' Higgins and Ms. McKenzie took the time to put together a fantastic wellbeing newsletter for the school community.

Please click on the links below to download a copy to read at your leisure.

Larkin Community College Wellbeing Newsletter Issue 1      

Larkin Community College Wellbeing Newsletter Issue 2

Larkin Community College Wellbeing Newsletter Issue 3

Larkin Community College Wellbeing Newsletter Issue 4




Advice, Guidance and Supports from the Dept of Education

Dept of Education Wellbeing Supports Throughout Covid19

Advice for Young People When Schools Closed

Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques for Students and Staff

Support for parents

Advice from NEPS & Dept of Education with Guidance for Parents on Supporting young people with routines.

Parents Plus - Supports for Individuals, Families and Parents Throughout Covid-19

Guided Meditation

Click here for details of the headspace app

PE with Joe Wicks

Every morning Joe Wicks will be doing a live workout on his you tube channel aimed at students! We would encourage all year groups to get involved and get active!

Covid19 Resources

Link to a range of covid19 resources in different languages

World Health Organisation

Larkin Community College Student Support Team

Ms Brennan: Behaviour and Learning Teacher

Alison Donohue: School Completion Coordinator

Ms Doyle: Deputy Principal
Ms Hynes: Guidance Counsellor
Georgie Maher: Psychologist with CDETB Psychological Services
Karen Mertig: School Counsellor (part-time on Tuesdays)
Ms Neill: Home School and Community Liaison Officer

Ms O’Higgins: Chaplain
Mr Usher: Principal

Mr. Windle: Behaviour and Learning Teacher

Support Agencies and Contact Information

We hope you and your families remain safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Wellbeing Activities October 2021

Wellbeing Activities October 2020

Friendship Week



Stand up Week


DCU Life Programme

Relationship Keepers


Go Back