Useful Information for Patients
Here are some links to useful websites:
Health Information on common illnesses
HSE Official Website
Patient Information leaflets
HSE Healthy Eating Guidelines
Immunisations for children
Information about meningitis for parents
Information about caring for children with coughs
Applying for a medical card
Driving Licence forms
SouthWest Counselling Service
Address: Emmett's Road (adjacent to the Aras Phadraig and KDYS).
Tel: 064 6636416
Hours: Mon-Fri and some Saturday, evening appointments available.
Heartbeat Killarney is a voluntary Support Group for those with heart disease or who have had a cardiac event of stroke in their lives. Run by heart patients and carers, its objective is to help people to return to living as full a life as possible. Heartbeat Killarney Kerry Cardiac Support Group meets on the last Monday of every month (except July and December) at 8pm in the Serenity Centre next to the Killarney Parish Hall just off St. Annes Road in Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Here are links to local resources:
Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney
Tel 064 6632644
ACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. They provide a Marriage & Relationship Counselling Service as well as marriage preparation programmes for couples of all denominations.
ADAPT WOMEN'S REFUGE
Killeen Road, Tralee
Remember, you are not alone - you can get help and support! Although ADAPT Kerry women’s refuge is located in Tralee, it services the catchment area of Kerry and operates on a 24-hour basis. Some of the other services they provide include, court accompaniment, outreach support and links with other agencies; accessing support from other services of legal aid, the community welfare office, local housing authority, department of social & family affairs. The refuge service provides residents with some breathing space, where with the support of staff, they can come to some decisions regarding their needs.
ADAPT KERRY AIDS HELPLINE
Tel 1800 459459
Helpline for people with HIV/AIDS
Serenity Centre: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8.30pm Saturday 3.00pm
Sunday 11.30am – 8.30pm
Parish Hall: (off St Anne’s Road): Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12noon
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30pm Methodist Church: Please check Church notice boards for meeting times
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. requirements. There are no fees for AA. Weekly Meetings in Killarney are held at the above venues.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND
Tralee Day Care at the Rosemary Centre, Boherbee Tralee 066 7180377
North Kerry Homecare Service 087 2291583 Kathleen Herlihy
South Kerry home Care Service 066 9475430 or 087 9281234 Una Fogarty
As the major dementia-specific service provider in Ireland, The Alzheimer Society's network includes numerous dementia specific services such as day care centres, home care services, carer support groups, social clubs, a national respite centre and an advocacy service.
Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support
HCL House, Second Avenue, Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Tel 01 4045 378 or 085 2888 888
Anam Cara is a national voluntary organisation, set up by bereaved parents to support bereaved parents and siblings throughout Ireland.
Aware Helpline on 1890 303 302
Tralee - St. John’s Church, Castle Street. (Rooms at Back) Every Tuesday at 8pm. Kate on 087-2993142 or main office on 01-6617211 for details.
Kerry Relatives - The Meadowlands Hotel, Oakpark, Tralee. 1st Wednesday of every month at 8pm. Kate on 087-2993142 or main office on 01-6617211 for details.
National organisation providing support, information and education services for those suffering from depression. They provide face-to-face, phone and online support for individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate depression, as well as friends and families who are concerned for a loved one. Please visit their comprehensive website for more information.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT (RAINBOWS)
Contact: Elizabeth O’Doherty 0646632047 mob: 0872932598 Website:
Rainbows, is a peer-support programme to assist children and young people who are grieving a death, separation or divorce in their family. Rainbows helps by providing a safe setting in which children and young people can share their feelings, emotions and struggles with others who have similar experiences. They are supported in this process by a trained facilitator. This is currently run in St Oliver’s School Killarney.
CITIZEN’S ADVICE BUREAU
Killarney CIC, Unit 2, 1 St Floor, Park Court,
Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Tel: 0761 07 7820
Fax: 064 6634692
Killarney.email@example.com Monday 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 10am – 1pm Thursday 10am – 1pm Friday 10am – 1pm nd Free Legal Advice Centre: 2 only)
Monday of each month 6pm-7pm (By appointment
The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. It provides the Citizens Information website, www.citizensinformation.ie, and supports the voluntary network of Citizens Information Centres and the Citizens Information.
COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE
1. Holy Cross Day Care Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.
Landline: 064 663 5005
The Centre has full time nursing supervision, is open Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm, and a hot meal is served each day to 30 people. The Centre is wheelchair accessible. Other services provided at the Centre include – arts and crafts, music, spiritual services, Holy Communion, physiotherapy, Chiropody, assisted showers, talks on topics of interest to older people, bingo and cards and outings
2.Transport. Our minibus provides transport to and from the centre for our less physically able people. The minibus is wheelchair friendly, and is available for use by other voluntary community organisations.
3. Meals on Wheels
Contact: (064) 6631987 for Manager of Day Centre
(064) 6635005 for Secretary E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Killarney Community Services is responsible for the administration of the Meals on Wheels service, liaising with HSE and Public Health Nurses. Contact: (064) 6631987 for Manager of Day Care Centre (064) 6635005 for Secretary E mail: email@example.com
CRIME VICTIMS SUPPORT AND HELPLINE
Tralee Centre: St. John's Castle Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry Tel: 066 - 7127355 \Diocesan Chaplain: Rev. Kevin Sullivan
Cura Kerry was established in 1977 as a caring service for all women who are unhappily pregnant and to anyone affected by this crisis. CURA Kerry, though situated in Tralee provides support for all of the Kerry Diocese. It is a voluntary, non-directive counselling, information and referral service, offering support and practical assistance to any vulnerable woman who feels under threat because of a pregnancy.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
Kerry Diocesan Youth Services Drugs Project Killarney
Killarney Community Drugs Initiative,
KDYS Youth Centre,
Fair Hill, Killarney
064 6631748 /086 7364605
Community based, low-threshold intervention for young people, who are either at risk of alcohol and/or drug misuse, actually sing/misusing or have recently stopped using/misusing and therefore need further help and support. Support also for parents and loved ones of young people caught up in substance misuse.
EPILEPSY IRELAND (FORMERLY BRAINWAVE) THE IRISH EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION
Community Resource Officer: Kathryn Foley
Epilepsy Ireland Glenwood, Park Road
Killarney, KerryTel: 064 6630301
Monday - 9.00am -6.00pm
Tuesday - 9.00am - 3.00pm
Wednesday - 9.00am - 3.00pm
Thursday - 9.00am - 3.00pm
Epilepsy Ireland is committed to working for, and to meeting the needs of everyone with epilepsy in Ireland and their families and carers.
FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL
Chairperson: Betty Crosbie 064 6632030
Friends of the Children of Chernobyl is a charity which was set up in 1992 to bring children from Chernobyl to Killarney for the month of July each year. The children stay with local host families and have two interpreters on call for the month. They also send humanitarian aid to orphanages, hospitals, schools, families in need and invalids in Belarus.
Monday 8pm - Ozanam House, Day Place Tralee
Wednesday 8pm – Church of Resurrection, Killarney
Friday 8.30pm – Talbot Grove, Castleisland Saturday 11.30am - Ozanam House, Day Place Tralee
Going to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting is simple. You find out where and when there is a meeting convenient for you and just turn up. That’s it. There’s no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make. There are no intrusive questions, no obligations. Privacy and anonymity is respected. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
GROW – IRELAND’S COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT
Southern Region: 11 Liberty Street, Cork
Tel: 1890 474474 or 0214277520
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
GROW is a Mental Health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering from mental health problems. Locally held 12 step program of personal growth for people with mental health issues. Help to recover or prevent through group support, social outings and community weekends.
IHCPT (Irish Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust)
Contact: Denis Mc Carthy Southern Chairman 0872328769 Catherine Foley Nurse 0876963814
For over forty years, the Trust has been travelling on pilgrimage and on holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland. They travel on Easter Sunday and participate in a unique week in Lourdes. Together with friends from the wider community of HCPT, over five thousand pilgrims enjoy this exceptional experience every year.
IRISH ADVOCACY NETWORK (IAN)
Smithfield Business Centre,Suite 1.9, The Distillers Building,New Church Street,Dublin 7
Tel 01 8728684
Support and advocacy network for people with mental health difficulties. Peer advocates are people who have personal experience of mental health difficulties who have achieved a sufficient level of recovery to complete an accredited training course in peer advocacy. Their main job is to give support and
information to people by befriending them and offering a confidential listening ear or peer advocacy.
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY (Killarney/South Kerry Branch)
Freephone 1800 200 700
Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Kathrina Breen 0872612992
Neilly Moynihan (Chairperson) 0879831655
Ireland’s National Cancer Charity. They are here to listen, support, provide care, create awareness, provide information, fund research and influence decisions about cancer. Contact the service free of charge by dialling 1800 200 700 for more information. Local support group helps with fundraising. Volunteers always welcome.
IRISH TRAVELLER MOVEMENT
The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) is a national network of organisations and individuals working within the Traveller community. 1990 and now has over eighty Traveller organisations from all parts of Ireland in ITM was established in its membership. The Irish Traveller Movement consists of a partnership between Travellers and settled people committed to seeking full equality for Travellers in Irish society.
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION – KILLARNEY BRANCH
Killarney Reeks Gateway, Unit 8, Ardnamweely, Killarney, Kerry
Tel 066 718 0154
The Irish Wheelchair Assocation (IWA) was founded in 1960 by a small group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland. Locally they raise awareness, organise outings and holidays for members; repair and loan of wheelchairs; take part in fundraising activities. They also have their own bus for transport of members locally.
JIGSAW KERRY – YOUNG PEOPLES HEALTH IN MIND
Unit A1, Edward Court Tralee Co. Kerry
Jigsaw works with, and for, young people aged 12 to 25. Jigsaw projects involve them right from the start. Young people have a real say in changing how services and supports can work better for them and their community. Jigsaw works by engaging young people, organisations, families and other support agencies in the community, so that we are all better able to respond to the mental health and well being needs of young people aged 12-25.
KASI (Killarney Asylum Seekers Initiative)
KASI Drop-In Centre Unit 6, Old Credit Union Building, Beech Road, 91 New Street, Killarney,
Tel: 064 66 20705
KASI is a community based, nongovernmental organisation which was set up in 2000 to support asylum seekers who arrived in Killarney. As the work evolved and developed over the years, KASI has extended its support and services to refugees, migrant workers and their families. For the last ten years KASI has organised several activities and initiatives including health, education and various training workshops, language support, information sessions, awareness raising programmes and social and intercultural events. In recent years, the KASI Community Garden (Rookery Road, Ballycasheen) and the KASI Ethnic Flair charity shop (New Street) have opened.
KERRY AUTISM SERVICE
Unit 3, Manor Village, Tralee, Co Kerry Tel: 0667192546
Services for autism.
KERRY CARE FOUNDATION
Louis Collier (chairperson) 0646632878 or 0863461300
Pauline Fleming 0646634021 or 0861038060
Kerry Care is a voluntary group that organise healing therapies at affordable rates for people with long term illness such as; Multiple Sclerosis, people who are recovering from joint operations, people with arthritis, people who have had accidents, other conditions. Four trained therapists offer a range of therapies in a private, comfortable setting. Each session lasts twenty minutes; the main aim is to promote well-being. Kerry Care takes place every Wednesday 10am – 1pm in the Serenity Centre (floor 1, lift available), St Anne’s Road Killarney. Price €15 per session. There is no appointment system. People are welcome to come along, have tea/coffee and join in the group exercises until a therapist becomes available. Twenty people can be catered for each Wednesday.
Resource Centre, 4 Gas Terrace, Tralee 0667120399
Kerry Deaf want to ensure that deaf adults, children and their families have full access to services and information which are in the Kerry region so that they become self determining and independent, and able to participate at all levels in the Kerry Community.
KERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH SERVICE
Tim O’Donoghue CEO 064 6631748
KDYS (Kerry Diocesan Youth Service) is a voluntary youth work organisation providing a range of quality services responding to the needs of children, young people, their families and communities in the Diocese of Kerry. These services include; Youth Clubs, Youthreach, Family Support e.g. Springboard, Neighbourhood Youth Project, Youth Diversion Projects, Youth Information, support and Help, Youth Cafes, Youth leadership courses, Comhairle na nOg.
THE KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Thursday is a free day for administration)
Contact Numbers: 066 7184085 or 066 7103400
Web site: www.kerryhospice.com
The Kerry Hospice Foundation (KHF) was established in 1990 as a voluntary organisation. The Kerry Home Care Team was founded by the KHF in conjunction with the Southern Health Board and with some funding from the Irish Cancer Society. Kerry Hospice funds a wide range of palliative care services in Kerry. The Suaimhneas Centre Palliative Care Day Unit was officially opened on the 13th April 2007. The mission of the Suaimhneas Centre/Palliative Care Unit and the Health Service Executive is to support patients and their families from County Kerry with advanced diseases requiring Palliative Care to attain the best quality of life.
- Medical Assessment 2. Management of pain and symptom control 3. Group activities (creative and social) 4. Personal Care (shower/bath with Jacuzzi facility available) 5. Rehabilitation
- Spiritual support/pastoral care 7. Art Therapy 8. Complimentary therapy i.e., reflexology, massage therapy 9. Fully equipped hairdressing salon and access to beauty therapy.
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Worker
- Refreshments: A cooked mid day meal is provided together with refreshments throughout the day. There is a free designated parking area at the centre
KERRY MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Address: Kerry Mental Health Association, Upper Lewis Road, Killarney, Co Kerry
Tel: 0646631009 Best times to phone are Monday and Wednesday mornings
Kerry Mental Health promotes positive mental health through research, local radio, newspaper articles, talks, National Public Speaking Project in schools, literature, promoting the Mental Health Resource Pack (Mental Health Matters) in all post primary schools, Directory of Services and Supports for Young People, mental health promotion poster, website and newsletter. It also supports people with mental health problems through social housing, befriending, recreational programmes, holidays, breaks for carers, transport, sheltered employment and the provision of occupational therapy and IT equipment. The KMHA also advocates on behalf of people with mental health problems and their families and carers.
KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS
Contact: Marie Linehan CEO Reg. Office: Old Monastery, Port Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Tel: 064 6632742
Fax: 064 6633370
Kerry Parents and Friends Association was established in 1973 as a support to families of people with an intellectual disability and also to support the Franciscan Sisters of the Divine Motherhood in their work with persons with an intellectual disability at St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort, near Killarney. The Association became a Service Provider in 1978 in response to an urgent need for services for adults with an intellectual disability in Co. Kerry. The Association provides community based day, residential, respite and support services for more than 250 adults with an intellectual disability and their families in various locations throughout Kerry.
KERRY RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE CENTRE
5 Greenview Terrace,Tralee, Co. Kerry Freephone 1800 633333/066 7123122
The Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre provides a professional, confidential and free counselling service to female and male survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. The service is available for teenagers and adults. The centre offers a wide range of services. Professionally qualified accredited counsellors are available to meet with you to answer any queries or concerns about counselling or any requests for information. The centre is open Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm but appointments are available outside of these hours. People can be referred by someone or they can simply ring or call in themselves.
KERRY STARS SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB
Secretary: Oonagh Moynihan 087 2365664
The Kerry Stars Stars Special Olympics Club was formed in September 2002. Its objective is to provide athletes with special needs the opportunity to be productive and respected members of society through participation in an all year round sports and competition programme. As of 2012, there are 70 athletes in the Kerry Stars club. The club offers sports such as athletics track and field events, soccer, golf, basketball and swimming, under the guidance of 80 dedicated coaches and volunteers who implement a year round training programme. The club trains at various complexes and existing sporting facilities throughout Kerry. New volunteers are always welcome to join the club. The Kerry Stars is a club that tries to instill an ethos in all of its athletes that it’s not about being the best; it’s about being the best you can be. Special Olympics operates a four year sporting cycle culminating in World Games. The Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club has had representatives in China and Greece for the past two games. The clubs activities are entirely dependent on fundraising efforts of club members and families.
KILLARNEY ACTIVE RETIRED
Arus Phadraigh Lewis Rd Killarney, County: Co. Kerry
Killarney Active Retired meet every Friday in KDYS, Fairhill Killarney 2-4pm. They have a full programme of activities including bingo, crafts, cards, bowling, swimming and guest speakers on occasions. They have great fun and go on holiday at least once a year. Killarney Active Retired are for those people aged 55 years and over.
KILLARNEY ADULT LITERACY
Killarney Adult Literacy & Basic Education Centre provides free and confidential help to adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. Adults can receive one-to-one tuition or be part of a small group.
KILLARNEY JOBS CLUB (FAS)
Killarney / Cahersiveen Sponsor: South Kerry Development Partnership 72 New Street Killarney, Co. Kerry
Tel: 064 37833
Fax: 064 37834
Killarney Jobs Club provide training to assist participants who are ready for work, to develop skills which they can use to find a job. This active, practical and participative process takes place under the guidance and supervision of the Jobs Club leader. Anyone who is ready to work and is between 16 and 64 years of age can join a Jobs Club. Participants do not have to be on a social welfare payment but if they are, it will not be affected by becoming a member of a Jobs Club. The training topics range from health and safety to interview techniques and last up to five weeks. Jobs Club participants retain their social welfare allowances during the training modules and receive €20 per week to help in dealing with additional costs.
LIVING LINKS KERRY
0879006300 or 0669762601
Mon – Fri 10am to 12pm
Living Links is for Families and individuals bereaved through suicide. They provide a supportive and confidential listening service on request, to persons bereaved through suicide, in their home or other agreed venue.
MEN’S SHED CLUB
Upper Lewis Rd, Deer Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Tel: 087 277 8828
The Shed is open Monday – Friday 10am - 4pm The Men’s Shed Club is a dedicated friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. The club is open to all men 18+ regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share your skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop your old skills. New members are always welcome and can be assured that there is something of interest for everyone as the men have ownership of the projects and decide their own programme of events.
MOVE (MEN OVERCOMING VIOLENCE)
Kerry support: Ashe Street, Tralee
0187224357 or 0860205856
They offer a weekly group session in which men can; learn to stop the violence, learn to spot danger signs, learn to break out of isolation, learn other ways of expressing strong feelings safely and learn to build healthy relationships.
MS SOUTH KERRY
Pat O’Neill (Chairperson) 0646631982
Siobhan Lynch (MS South Kerry Social Worker) 0872663489 \
Provides a support group for people with MS to help their families and to co- ordinate fundraising or any other projects for the MS Society. MOVE, Men Overcoming Violence, is a structured group work programme for men who are or have been violent in an intimate relationship. The programmes are designed to help the participants take responsibility for their violence and to choose to behave differently in the future.
Monday – 7.30pm John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney
Tuesday – 8pm St. Marys Parish Hall, Killarney
Thursday – 7.30pm John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney
Meetings and mutual support for people with drug addiction.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND
Marion Geary 0646632709
Raise funds and helps promote an awareness of needs and activities for the blind and the visually impaired. People are helped to develop computer skills, learn daily living skills and are encouraged to increase their mobility. They are involved in organising monthly lunches and winter breaks.
NATIONAL PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND
1800359359 or 018722234
9am -1pm Monday – Friday
1pm – 3pm Wed - Thursday
The National Parkinson’s Association aims is to assist people with Parkinson's, their families and carers, health professionals and interested others, by offering support, a listening ear, and information on any aspect of living with Parkinson's.
NO NAME CLUB
Anne Nagle 0879049393
Name Club is a National Voluntary Youth Organisation founded in 1978 with clubs throughout the country. No Name Clubs are run by and for young people ged 15 years + who come together in a safe and lively environments where theres fun, friendship and enjoyment without the pressure of alcohol or other drugs. No Name Clubs were founded to provide an alternative to pub culture for young people in Ireland. They demonstrate a lifestyle in which the use of alcohol or drugs is seen as unnecessary to the enjoyment of a happy, cheerful and fulfilling social life for young people.
ONE IN FOUR
One in Four professionally supports men and women who have experienced sexual violence, many of them during childhood. The aim is to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse by intervening in key areas of the cycle of abuse. This is done through psychotherapy, advocacy and prevention services.
ORDER OF MALTA –KILLARNEY UNIT
Colette Kiely Officer in Charge 087 239 0125
Ard Kielin Upper Lewis Road, Killarney
Involved in teaching CPR & first aid to teenagers and adults. Killarney unit covers all sporting events and other major events. Members are aged from 10 years upward. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Killarney Unit
O’SHEA’S FUNERAL HOME
Tim & Mary O’Shea
New Street, Killarney, Co Kerry
Tel: 064 6637123 Email: o’firstname.lastname@example.org
Travellers Resource 018780255 Email: email@example.com Website: www.paveepoint.ie
Pavee Point is a voluntary organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers. The group is comprised of Travellers and members of the majority population working together in partnership to address the needs of Travellers as a minority group experiencing exclusion and marginalisation.
Contact Person: Centre Manager - Cora O'Brien
Monday: 9am to 8pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Pieta House is the centre for prevention of self-harm and suicide. It is a respected and recognized service for those who are suicidal. The Centre officially opened its doors in January 2006. Five years later, they have seen and helped nearly 4,000 people, opened up two Outreach Centres, and two other Centres of Excellence in both Dublin and Limerick.
SCHIZOPHRENIA IRELAND - SHINE
Email Support Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schizophrenia Ireland is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by schizophrenia and related illnesses, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services.
44 Moyderwell, Tralee 0667122566
9am, - 10pm
LoCall 24hr: 1850609090
Text Support: 0872609090
Confidential listening service for those who are lonely, in crisis, suicidal or just need someone to listen.
SOUTH WEST COUNSELLING SERVICE
Address: Emmett's Road (adjacent to the Aras Phadraig and KDYS).
Tel: 064 6636416
Hours: Mon-Fri and some Saturday, evening appointments available.
SouthWest Counselling Centre is a registered charity and not for profit community service. The Centre provides Free Suicide Prevention Counselling and Free crisis pregnancy counselling. In addition SouthWest Counselling Centre offer professional low cost affordable counselling (on a sliding scale dependent on the client's own financial circumstances) to children, adolescents, adults, couples and parenting support. We also run workshops and work with schools, local agencies and the HSE. The service is completely confidential.
1800742745 6pm – 10pm
Persons who may be feeling depressed or suicidal or equally for a family member or friend who is concerned about a loved one.
VTOS - Adult Education
Mary A. O’ Connor (Co-ordinator) Ivy House, New Street Carpark Killarney Co. Kerry
Tel/Fax: 064 66 37757
The Killarney VTOS programme under the auspices of Kerry Education Services gives individuals the opportunity to learn and acquire knowledge in a wide range of interesting subjects including computers (ECDL) in a relaxed and adult environment. Killarney VTOS recognize the importance of learning as a life-long process and makes this possible through its flexible structure and varied course content. Following an up-grading of skills, new opportunities should become available which will enable a participant to either return to the work force or progress to third level or further education.