Platform for families with children with disabilities

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HealthInformation provisionMental health support
Languages spoken: English, Slovensky, Русский, Українська
Location:All locations



Telephone line and e-mail for parents of children with disabilities. We offer the help of our lay counsellors in the form of listening, giving advice and solving specific life situations. (Slovak, Ukrainian, English)

You can reach us on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00.

+421 911 387 733 (Slovak, Ukrainian)
+421 948 991 444 (Slovak, Ukrainian)

Support groups

At support group meetings, we create a community of parents in which members share their experiences and help each other deal with life situations.

Support groups are open or closed. Each parent has some space for their questions. Parents or a counsellor suggest topics they are interested in. If necessary, professionals are invited. If it is important for the group, we also include relaxation activities in the program. Meetings are held twice a month.

The place and time of a group meeting is to be agreed with a regional coordinator.

Regional coordinators:
Bratislava – Ingrid Vagačová
Žilina, Martin – Eliška Kapitáňová
Banská Bystrica, Zvolen – Adriana Žilová

You can find contacts at Lay counselling

Individual lay counselling

Lay counsellors are there for parents of children with disabilities. They themselves are parents of children with disabilities, so they can provide advice and help based on their own experience.

Lay counsellors follow a code of ethics. They completed 120 hours of training with professionals to be able to provide qualified and safe advice. If necessary, a lay adviser will refer you to professionals.

The place and time of a meeting is to be agreed with a lay counsellor.

You can find contacts at Lay counselling


  • The services are not available on public holidays.
  • The services are also provided by female staff.
  • It is necessary to make an appointment for a support group meeting with a specific coordinator in advance by phone or by e-mail. You can find contacts at Lay counselling
  • These services are free of charge.


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