We are not all in the same boat.

“Kinvara Alive” raises awareness about wellbeing and mental health in our community.

Kinvara Alive aim to help at least 1 person locally by recording & sharing personal experiences of people who you can identify with.

Our hope is that at least one person in Kinvara is helped by the content;

  • Identify with a person who is interviewed and see similar difficulties / struggles. This is real life, not the perfect life that Instagram portrays.
  • Get some tips on how to bring structure to your days.
  • Consider giving yourself permission to feel crap some days; be kind to yourself.
  • You have to help yourself before you can help others.

Kinvara Alive featured in Nationwide on RTE on Wednesday 9th October as part of the Mental Health Awareness week.


‘Kinvara Coming Alive’ music concert was held on SAT 30th June 2018 featuring The Sheds, Sharon Murphy, Beastly Aftershave and Kinvara's young talents. Photos by GerRyan.ie

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Listen to our Launch Podcast Videos (Oct 2017)


For more information about the launch click here

Learn about the Samaritans

Learn about Pieta House

Learn about Jigsaw

Gort Resource Centre

MABS - Money Advice and Budgeting Services

Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support

Samaritans: 116 123 (free)

Pieta house: 1800 247 247 (free)

Who to contact in an emergency

24-Hour phone lines

Samaritans Ireland - FREE 24x7

We are a listening service. We provide a 24/7 confidential, non- judgemental opportunity to callers to explore their feelings and emotions especially when they are in despair or suicidal. We do not give advice.

Phone 116 123 or Text to 087-2609090 - 24 Hours a day - 7 days a week

Website www.samaritans.org

Pieta House - FREE 24x7

Do you have suicidal thoughts or are self-harming? Or know someone who is? Have you or your family been bereaved by suicide?

Phone 1800 247 247 - 24 Hours a day - 7 days a week

Website www.pieta.ie


Jigsaw Galway is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Galway city and county. Jigsaw is not a crisis support service.

Website www.jigsaw.ie



Groups meetings and telephone/email support service and a number of programmes based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Phone 1800 80 48 48 10am - 10pm 7 days a week

Website www.aware.ie

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