Health Care

  • Buddy Bench

    Buddy Bench Ireland is a school based positive mental health programme that promotes emotional resilience.  Celebrate children who act with compassion, kindness and empathy and releases the stigma of asking for help and encourages the development of conflict management skills thus relieving anxiety, stress and feelings of isolation.

  • Cois Nore

    A community centre for people affected by cancer. Supports include: free counselling, massage and reflexology, as well as numerous group activities. Specialised counselling for children, advice and information. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm for drop-in support or by appointment.

  • Family Carers Ireland

    Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of The Carers Association and Caring for Carers in 2016. The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers.

  • GROW

    GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening.

    Groups meetings take place on Tuesdays, 10am and Wednesdays, 8pm.

  • HSE Services

    A Primary Care Team is made up of a range of Health Professionals including GP’s, Public Health Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist and Home Help. The aim of the primary care team is to provide coordinated care for patients in their local area. You can access your local Primary Care Team by contacting your local Health Centre.


    General Practitioner (GP)

  • Kilkenny Bereavement Support

    Kilkenny Bereavement Support, set up in 1989, is a group of trained volunteers who offer a free one-to-one support service to individuals of all ages who are bereaved and grieving. We offer talks, training and workshops on the area of loss. Bereaved people are met in a safe and confidential environment in Villa Maria.

  • Kilkenny Memory Clinic

    Kilkenny Memory Support
    Peer support group for people with memory difficulties, facilitated by nurses from Kilkenny Memory Clinic. First Friday each month, 11am to 1pm.

    Kilkenny Memory Supporters
    Meetings for people supporting family or friends to live well with memory loss, second Friday of each month, 11am to 1pm.

  • Rainbows Ireland

    Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children and young people, following a bereavement or parental separation.

    • Specific support groups for bereavement and separation will be formed on the basis of age level.
    • Rainbows is suitable for children and young people from age 7 and in lst Class up to Transition year (4 levels).
    • Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy.

    Parents are invited to visit the website.

  • Samaritans

    Samaritans is a voluntary listening charity supporting people in all sorts of crisis that cause emotional upset. The service provides non-judgemental, confidential, emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair, including suicidal feelings. They are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and encourage people in need of support to get in touch.

    Samaritans recruit new volunteers on an on-going basis. 

  • Teac Tom

    Teac Tom is a peer led organisation which offers a warm and welcoming place for people that have been affected by suicide or mental health issues and for their families and friends. The door of Teac Tom is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm (out of hours service available). We provide a safe space where people can come in for a chat and a coffee. We offer immediate counselling and support face to face and out of hours we provide support over the phone. We are community based and depend on community funding to keep the service going.

  • The Involvement Centre

    The Involvement Centre is a peer-led group which offers a warm and welcoming place for people with mental health issues, their families and friends. The Centre offers and informal place for a cuppa, a chat, a laugh and lots more....The Centre is currently open Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 1pm to 4.30pm, Thursday 1pm to 4pm, Friday 10am to 1pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm.

    Volunteers are welcomed either to share a skill or help out in the Centre.