Archways Vision

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.

Archways Mission

We effect real and lasting change for children and families experiencing behavioural, social and emotional issues. We do this by developing and scaling-up evidence based and innovative national
solutions and interventions that support families to realise their potential.

Archways Values

  • Our Focus is People: What drives all our decisions and work is how this will affect children, young
    people and families.
  • Innovative: We are motivated by dynamic thinking and creative solutions.
  • Evidenced Based: We use proven programmes and data to show that what we do works.
  • Continuously Improving Quality: We improve and adapt to people’s changing needs.
  • Partnering to Maximise: Working with others means we can achieve more than we can alone.
  • Maximising Value: We provide the best service for the least cost in order to reach the most
  • Accessibility and Inclusivity: We work with people where we can make the most difference
    and make to it as easy as possible for people to take part in our programmes.
  • Family Focus: We work with families in a way that respects their perspective and upskills them.

COVID-19 Update

Our team continue to work from the office on a restricted basis and remotely the remainder of the time.

If you need to contact any of the team please see contact details of team leads below. Email addresses for all of the Archways team can be found in the Contact Us section of this website,

Hugh Doogan CEO

Contact Us

Hugh Doogan

Dr Sean McDonnell
Deputy CEO/Research & Training Manager

Noel Fox
Finance & Administration Manager

Karen Costello
Project Coordinator, Blue Skies Initiative (Area Based Childhood Programme)

Paul Johnston
Programme Coordinator, Incredible Years &  Mentoring for Achievement Programme (MAP)

Eimear Collins
Programme Coordinator, Incredible Years & Mentoring for Achievement Programme (MAP)

Alice Ann Lee
Clinical Supervisor, Families First

Christina Riordan
Project Manager, The Changing Lives Initiative

Stephen Coughlan
Project Manager, Systemic Family Support (The Greentown  Project)