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Posted by KYSS on Thursday 25 November 2021
What started out as a dip one day has now lead me to doing nearly a full year of Sea Swims/Dips . Never had I the idea of hitting 365 consecutive days in the water, until recently I just kept getting in each day since November 2020, one day lead to one week, which then I went for 50 days, then 100 days and I have been keeping it going ever since. It helped me with my own mental health and kept my mind ofF things which for me at the time was having to cut all the travels ... More

Posted by KYSS on Tuesday 8 June 2021
Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) suppoerted by TUSLA have a job opening for a Family Support Worker to provide quality services to children and their families in the provision of individual and family programmes. Job position will be based in Guardwelll, 2 Cork Street, Kinsale. To find out more about the job role and description - please click on link: http://www.kyss.ie/userfiles/Family Support Worker JD.pdf ... More

Posted by KYSS on Monday 22 March 2021
  Darkness Into Light 2021 Kinsale Youth Support Services invites you to join us, Pieta and Electric Ireland on 8th May 2021 for a special Darkness Into Light sunrise. Even though we can't gather together, we can still walk under one sunrise, holding in our hearts all those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Each and every year, your vital support enables Pieta to change the lives of thousands of people struggling with suicidal thoughts, or self harming.  ... More

Posted by KYSS on Tuesday 9 March 2021
Courcey Rovers in conjunction with Kinsale Community School and Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) are hosting a Community Wellness evening with Conor Cusack on Thrusday March 11th at 7.30pm. This is a Webinar of honest and open discussion around nurturing emotional wellbeing and personal growth. This is a free online event and all ages are welcome from Transition Year upwards. To access the webinar details on the evening - click on: http://www.courceyrovers.c ... More

Posted by KYSS on Tuesday 9 March 2021
Damian White, a Community Garda in Bandon, Co. Cork is holding a Webinar talk on Thursday 11th March from 8pm to 9pm. He will be covering a broad range of topics from Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying to Farm Safety & Crime Prevention , Road Safety during Covid and his own personal cancer journey. Simply click below to register and your confirmation link will be emailed to you: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3044904/D723777A6AFEBCB0C076F2949C11F62B All are welcome to attend! ... More

Posted by KYSS on Saturday 5 December 2020
‘Give me a high five!’ She didn’t want to. He leaned in close to my daughter. ‘Are you looking forward to Christmas?’ Uncomfortable, she refused to acknowledge him.’: Mom stresses importance of children’s comfort, ‘I want her to know no means NO’  “A man sat next to my daughter on the bus. The bus wasn’t particularly busy, yet he chose the seat next to her. She stood up and moved over to me. She didn’t make ... 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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