KINVARA ALIVE LAUNCH
8th of OCTOBER 2017
KINVARA COMMUNITY CENTRE
3 – 6 pm
Supported by CONOR WHELAN AND COLM CALLANAN
EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 14yrs IS WELCOME
Please join us in raising awareness of wellbeing, positive mental health and suicide prevention!
Information stands from the professionals
Samaritans, Pieta House, Jigsaw, Aware, Gardai, Health Services Executive(HSE), Irish Farmers Association (IFA), Anam Cara, Money Advice Budgeting Service (MABS), Galway East Life Support (GELS) will be present at the launch. Each stand will have professionals on hand to answer questions and provide information. Learn how to best support your family, friends, neighbours or colleagues when they are faced with challenging issues.
You will get the chance to:
Listen to guest speakers from 3.00 – 4.30pm
Increase your understanding of wellbeing and suicide prevention and the local supports available.
Learn where to get in touch with relevant services.
Learn about Kinvara Alive group.
Tea/coffee available after speakers and an opportunity to speak one to one with professionals.
Become aware that there are things we can do, no matter how small, to protect our own mental health and support the people we care about.
We are all part of communities which link us to friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. A sense of community is very important for maintaining our mental health and helps foster a supportive network for everyone, especially for those going through tough times. We all have a responsibility to actively listen, to support and to empower those who become vulnerable in our communities at different times in their lives.
Kinvara Alive was formed in December 2016 by voluntary members of the community in response to well-being and mental health issues within Kinvara. Kinvara Alive’s vision is to work with the local community to raise awareness and promote positive well-being and mental health.
“We care – there is hope, ask for help”