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Posted by KYSS on 22 November 2017
Friendship is a crucial element in protecting our mental health. We need to talk to our friends and we want to listen when our friends want to talk to us. Our friends can keep us grounded and can help us get things in perspective. It is worth putting effort into maintaining our friendships and making new friends. Friends form one of the foundations of our ability to cope with the problem that life throws at us.  To find out more click on the link below.  http://www.mentalheal ... More

Posted by KYSS on 27 November 2017
Socialising and making friends is fun and it makes us feel more connected to the people around us. Join the Kcs-pa team this coming Saturday in bringing back the 80s to the White Lady Kinsale Community School has launched an appeal to the public to help raise funds for a new all-weather pitch and running track. Although the school has had national success in multiple sports, the playing field has been frequently waterlogged and unplayable over the past few years. For this reason, ... More

Posted by KYSS on 17 December 2017
Finals Night - Strictly Come Dancing, Kinsale Actons Hotel, 7:30pm KYSS are delight to be one of the chosen charties for Strictly Come Dancing Special, The support from our communities is vital to the free and confidential services that Kinsale Youth Support Service provides to our communities. If you have a concern about yourself, child, family, neighbout or anyone in the community, please ring the Kinsale Youth Support Services on 085 8725789.. A problem shared is a problem halved. Ta ... More

Posted by KYSS on 17 December 2017
Finals Night - Strictly Come Dancing, Kinsale Actons Hotel, 7:30pm KYSS are delight to be one of the chosen charties for Strictly Come Dancing Special, The support from our communities is vital to the free and confidential services that Kinsale Youth Support Service provides to our communities. If you have a concern about yourself, child, family, neighbout or anyone in the community, please ring the Kinsale Youth Support Services on 085 8725789.. A problem shared is a problem halved. Ta ... More

Posted by KYSS on 21 December 2017
  What can I do to help maintain positive mental health? Eat well, be well. A lot of what you put into your body can affect how you feel inside and out. The right food and drinks can help keep your mind hydrated, active, energetic and at optimum levels for concentration. Visit out Health Hacks page for more info on how to improve your food. Get a good night’s sleep. Most people need at least 7 hours of quality sleep to function properly; if this is causing you pro ... More

Posted by KYSS on 02 January 2018
Free and Confidential. If you have any concerns about yourself, your child or anyone in the community be sure to contact KYSS today.  Talking out loud about what’s going on in your head and explaining it to someone else, even if you think it doesn’t make sense, helps you to clarify the things that are worrying you. CALL Ger on 085-872 5789.   ... More

Posted by KYSS on 09 January 2018
  There may come a time when you find yourself in crisis or emotional distress. In this situation, you might feel out of control and others (family, friends or health professionals) might need to take responsibility for your care. If you are worried about your mental health, or you have experienced problems in the past, it can be helpful to write a plan that sets down your wishes for care, support and recovery. By doing so, you will be more prepared for any set-backs in the future ... More

Posted by KYSS on 10 January 2018
KYSS would like to take this opportunity to thank the Class of 92 (Convent of Mercy Kinsale) for their kind donation of €220.00. We are so fortune and blessed to live in such a caring and compassionate community. Fortunate too that there is a deep understanding of and the commitment in supporting mental health and wellbeing in our communites. Without the generous support of our communities our mission to support people wouldn’t be possible. Thank You Class Of 92 ... More

Posted by KYSS on 24 January 2018
Self-care is important for your physical health as well as your mind, soul and, let’s face it, your overall health. Without self-care, your relationships with others can suffer tremendously.   The following ideas are self-care activities you can fit into a short amount of time and while on a budget. Inner Self-Care Make a date with yourself. Spend an hour alone doing something that nourishes you, not work or things on your to-do list (reading, your hobby, walking ar ... More

Posted by KYSS on 30 January 2018
  A big thank you to Breaking the Silence Cobh for facilitating Safe Talk in the excellent venue of The Huntsman Belgooly last night.  The 26 participants learned ways on how to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first air resources. Take Care Help is There   SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ The aim of this programme is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk o ... More

Posted by KYSS on 15 February 2018
KYSS Physical &  Mental Health Awareness Talk – Guest Speaker Ashling Thompson, Cork Camogie Player Physical &  Mental Health Awareness Talk hosted by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) on Thursday 15th, at 8pm at Trident Hotel, Kinsale, Cork. Cork Camogie Star Ashling Thompson will be giving a talk on ‘Physical and Mental Health Awareness’ in the Trident Hotel in Kinsale on Thursday 15th February next, at  ... More

Posted by KYSS on 14 February 2018
Pieta House Darkness into Light 12 May 2018 is coming to Kinsale.  Starting in the small hours of May 12th 2018, and finishes just as the sun is rising.  Save the Date -  Registration Website will be open soon: Click Here The phenomenon that is Darkness into Light is an event coordinated by Pieta House. This unique event takes place just as we are coming into summer and our spirits are being lifted. Hundreds of thousands of people have woken in the small hour ... More

Posted by KYSS on 06 March 2018
Depression Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Depression is different from feeling down or sad. Unhappiness is something which everyone feels at one time or another, usually due to a particular cause. A person suffering from depression will experience intense emotions of anxiety, hopelessness, negativity and ... More

Posted by KYSS on 12 March 2018
  Kinsale Community Schools Coiste Gaelbhratach are organising a Maidin Caife (Irish coffee morning) this Wednesday, 14th of March from 9:30 - 12:30 in the temperance hall, with all proceeds going to KYSS. Everyone is welcome Irish speaking or not! ... More

Posted by KYSS on 16 March 2018
What is Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam or having a medical test or job interview. Feeling anxious is sometimes perfectly normal. However, people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and often aff ... More

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