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Posted by KYSS on Wednesday 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 Monday 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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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 Thursday 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 Tuesday 2 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 Tuesday 9 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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 Tuesday 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 Thursday 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 Wednesday 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 Tuesday 6 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 Monday 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 Friday 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

Posted by KYSS on Friday 19 July 2019
In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.  Each year the walk provides an opportunity for people to connect with their local community and to show their support for those who have been b ... More

Posted by KYSS on Monday 12 August 2019
No need to panic. There’s still time to sponsor this local legend. A Sponsor Card is now available at Daisy Chain Flowers Anyone know this legend?? Ken is surrendering his post for one day from Bandon Co-op Kinsale to do a sky-dive for kinsale Youth Support Services. Please be sure to sponsor Ken, a card is available at Bandon Co-Op Kinsale for your kind donations. #communitysupport #mentalhealth #Bandoncoop #kyss ... More

Posted by KYSS on Wednesday 4 September 2019
Juile Cummins, Ruby and Leila have decided to run the Womens mini-marathon together to raise funds for KYSS (Kinsale Youth Support Services). It is a mental health support service that covers a huge area from Kinsale to Riverstick and on to Tracton and back over as far as Innishannon. We all need to protect our mental health, especially that of our young people as they are our future. If anyone wants to sponsor Julie, Ruby & Lelia for this really worthy cause, we'd appreciate it. Good ... More

Posted by KYSS on Wednesday 30 October 2019
Dr Sinéad Mc Donough of Safe Search Ireland delivers information sessions, trainings & workshops to students, parents, educators and teachers in national and secondary schools across Ireland regarding issues around Social Media & Cyber-bullying. The focus of this talk is on Internet Safety - keeping our kids safe online.   ... More

Posted by KYSS on Friday 8 November 2019
KYSS are delighted be part of this great initative - Kids Kitchen Takeover. Children and young adults will put on some aprons and work in some of the town’s most prestigious restaurant kitchens from 11th to 15th November as part of the Kinsale Kids Kitchen Takeover Initiative. This initative is organised by the Kinsale Good Food Circle and is part of the Taste the Island Festival, a celebration of Ireland’s Food & Drink. Each evening the Kids Takeover and the stud ... More

Posted by KYSS on Wednesday 20 November 2019
On Wednesday 13th November, Dr. Sinead McDonagh from Safe Search Ireland gave a very informative talk on internet safety to members of the public in Acton’s Hotel in Kinsale. The talk was organised by Ger Rice, Health Support worker with Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS). Dr McDonagh outlined how that a generation gap has emerged when we look at how we interact with technology. Young people have grown with technology, they are so confident with it, and they seem to have no fear, or ... More

Posted by KYSS on Wednesday 18 December 2019
Another year has flown by and once again Kinsale Youth Support Service is extremely grateful for all the support we received in 2019 from our community. We would like for you to know that the funding that is given to KYSS helps you, and the people around you, the person who cannot afford counselling, the family who cannot afford travel to get to appointments, the popular person that feels so isolated, the young people who cannot afford to participate in activities, the parents that are strugg ... More

Posted by KYSS on Tuesday 11 February 2020
This talk will be presented by Liam Doocey who is an accredited Life & Parent Coach with the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring.   Liam Doocey has worked as a professional youth worker in Cork for over 28 years.  He has extensive experience in working in the areas of sexual health and drugs/alcohol.  He holds an MA Degree in Youth & Community Studies from Brunel University (London), and a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanities (majoring in So ... More

Posted by KYSS on Tuesday 3 March 2020
Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS), organized a talk by Liam Doocey, a professional youth worker and a qualified Life and Parent Coach, which was held in the Trident Hotel in Kinsale on 24th February last. It was very well attended, and there was some excellent feedback from those who attended. The presentation focused on: Building Resilience, a Challenge for Modern Ireland. As he began, Liam outlined that there is no manual provided for parents, we have to learn on the job. Parents are so ... More

Posted by KYSS on Thursday 12 March 2020
Members of the public should avoid coronavirus-related news that makes them feel "anxious or distressed" to protect their mental health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised. In a document on mental wellbeing and dealing with stress during the Covid-19 outbreak, the agency also offered advice for healthcare workers and people in isolation. It says those concerned should seek information to help them take practical steps, at specific times once or twice a day, and t ... More

Posted by KYSS on Wednesday 25 March 2020
In support of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, all KYSS services will work remotely temporarily via phone/online. We are actively managing and putting the appropriate measures in place to ensure the continuity of our services and protect our staff and volunteers. You don’t need to be an expert to talk about mental health. We all have a responsibility to start the conversation. Please encourage people to stay connected over the phone, through Skype or any othe ... More

Posted by KYSS on Tuesday 31 March 2020
During these uncertain times, we would asks our communities to be mindful of one another. Kinsale Youth Support Services is still available for YOU, contact 085-8725789. We are operating remotely to support all our young people and families.  Together we will get through this. If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it's that truly amazing things can be achieved when we all pull in the same direction. Please follow the advice below to mind yourself and your love ... More

Posted by KYSS on Thursday 30 April 2020
Here is what the International Play Association has to say on the subject of screen time: Most families want to find a reasonable balance between time spent on screens and time for other types of play and activities, including family time. If you have access to screens at home during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, they can be a great way for your child to: keep in touch with friends, school, social groups and family share experiences, concerns and ideas have a laugh and ... More

Posted by KYSS on Thursday 7 May 2020
Darkness into Light Walk was due to take place on May 9th this year, however due to the current circumstances the event has been cancelled. In order to mark the date, next Saturday at dawn our emergency vehicles will drive through Kinsale, out to Charles Fort coming back into town via the High Road and back to the DIL Route,, as a symbolic run in aid of Pieta House, to act as a beacon of hope and to highlight the fact that mental health support services are available in our community to anyone w ... More

Posted by KYSS on Monday 29 June 2020
Get active outdoors. With a preponderance of good-weather days to take advantage of, why not do just that? Get outside with friends and family and participate in the wealth of activities summertime seems to invite. Science shows that being outside in nature has wide-ranging health benefits, everything from reducing the risk of heart problems diabetes, stress, high blood pressure, premature birth and premature death to an increase in overall well-being. A popular health practice in J ... More

Posted by KYSS on Friday 18 September 2020
Returning to a new way of schooling will bring challenges and difficulties to young people and their parents. From the wearing of face masks, temperature checks, social distancing and many more new regimes to adhered to, students may become overwhelmed by it all. To ease a student into the new academic year, Kinsale Youth Support Services are encouraging parents and young people to familiarise themselves with the new safety measures that schools have put in place. The biggest thing of all ... More

Posted by KYSS on Friday 16 October 2020
DCU research explores link between physical inactivity and mental health issues. Teenagers who play sport are much more likely to have higher levels of wellbeing and lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, new research shows. The study by researchers at Dublin City University found that only 8 per cent of teenagers are getting the daily recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The research, which explores the association between physical activity an ... More

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