Mental health support group consults village
Kilcoole Mental Health Support Group wants to develop a support group for local people where they can access information, support and a friendly chat.
The group held a listening week to find out what people need and what the community wants. Sessions were held in Nicky’s village fruit, vegetable and coffee shop last Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The afternoons included tea, coffee, some chatting, and a free ticket for a draw. The group has also carried out a needs analysis on the subject.
‘We really want to provide support for the community, in the community, and listening to what people need and what type of support group they would like to see is part of how we are setting the group up,’ said founder Sylvia Scanlon Dunne.
The Kilcoole Mental Health Support Group Committee, with development support from Bray Area Partnership, has been meeting to explore the establishment of a support group in the local area.
The listening week was a way to engage with the wider community and give people an opportunity to have a say on what they think a community based mental health support group should look like.
Ann Prendergast, Jennifer Jones of Bray Area Partnership, Nicky Roe of the Village Cafe, Sylvia Scanlon.