Sherpa Kids Ireland | Before & After School Care, Holiday Care

Mental Wellbeing

Sherpa Kids Ireland | Buddy Bench

The mental wellbeing of the children we care for is our priority at Sherpa Kids.

We partner with Buddy Bench Ireland to promote the positive wellbeing for school age children.

Buddy Bench Ireland is a not for profit, award winning evidence informed, children’s mental health initiative for schools. Their early intervention programmes empower a generation of children to create a world where it is normal to express yourself.

Buddy Bench covers topics such as positive mindset, resilience, coping strategies, interpersonal and social media relationship skills, fostering kindness and friendships.

Sherpa Kids schools have a “Buddy Bench” on site (made with lots of TLC by the Mens Sheds on a national level). Interactive workbooks are used to teach some of our younger children about thoughts or feelings through stories.

For children aged 9 -12 we empower them to be Ambassadors of their own mental wellbeing. We encourage them to embrace “Its Cool To Be Kind”

Following the impact of COVID-19 Buddy Bench have developed an e-mental portal, offering expert professional innovative support and resources to Sherpa Kids parents in preparation for their children returning to school and this major re-adjustment

We believe children, their parents, and their teachers will need to be supported following the impact of COVID-19 on society. To support Sherpa Kid’s parents as their children return and adjust to school, Buddy Bench have developed an e-mental portal, offering expert professional innovative support and resources. We are proud to provide parents with access to this wonderful additional support.

Sherpa Kids Ireland | Buddy Bench
Sherpa Kids Ireland | Mental Well-Being
Sherpa Kids Ireland | Mental Well-Being
Sherpa Kids Ireland | Buddy Bench
Sherpa Kids Ireland | Buddy Bench
Sherpa Kids Ireland
Summer Holiday Care


To support parents, we offer extended holiday time care at as many schools that we can.  Check out our schools offering Multi-activity summer care.