Position: Youth Resilience Co-ordinator

Department: The Pod

Stephanie’s role involves facilitating a group for children which creates a safe and fun environment in which they can meet new friends and learn new skills.

Stephanie Whiteford has been working at Togher Family Centre since 2021. She is the Youth Resilience Project Co-ordinator of “The Pod” at Togher Family Centre. Stephanie has been involved in the Youth and Community sector for 12 years. She has had many significant achievements during her time at Togher Family Centre including: The Launch of “The Pod” and the co-designing and the renovation of Tom O Sullivan house. Stephanie has also secured numerous funding grants for The Pod from the Cork Education and Training Board.

Relevant Qualification

MA in Youth, Arts and Sports Education ( Level 9)

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work ( Level 8)
  • BA in Early Childhood Studies ( Level 7)

Checklist Training

  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Warden Training
  • First Aid Responder
  • Children First
  • CFR Community – Salbutamol
  • CFR Community – Epi Pen

Additional Training

  • Youth Sexual Wellbeing
  • Traveller Culture Awareness Training
  • QRF Training


Special Interest

Stephanie’s area of special interest is young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

1A Glentrasna Drive

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1A Glentrasna Drive, on the northside of Cork City, houses our Glentrasna Early Years service and a branch of Togher Contact Centre.

Tús an Bhothair

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Our Tús an Bhothair Early Years service is located on the grounds of Togher boys primary school with its own entrance via the church car park.

Cur Le Chéile

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Our Cur Le Chéile Eary Years Service is located on the grounds of Togher Girls Primary School.

Togher Family Support

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We provide a supportive space where parents can be heard. Our hope is that parents can get the support they need when they need it, not when things may have…

Togher Counselling Service

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Togher Counselling and Therapy services are located in our Main Centre in Maglin Grove and Tom O’Sullivan House – our Shournagh Grove premises. Our professional counsellors specialise in various areas…

Togher Contact Centre

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Togher Contact Centre provides an opportunity for children, their parents, and extended family members to meet in a safe, neutral environment. Child contact visits are supervised by our experienced and…