Kinsale Youth Support Services is a volunteer- led, community orgainsation that provides support and guidance on mental health and well being to people in the south cork region. The communities we serve are Ballinhassig, Belgooly, Ballygarvan, Riverstick, Minane Brdige, Novhal, Kinsale, Dunderrow, Innishannon, Ballinadee and Ballinspittle.
Kinsale Youth Support Services employs a Health Support Worker Ger Rice. Who is available to offer support, guidance and onwards referrals to anyone in the community requiring mental health and well being support.
Individual Support: available 5 days a week to provide a range of support. KYSS also has a database of counsellors that take referrals and provide low cost counselling.
Parent/Guardian Support: Support, advice and guidance to family members.
Schools: offering talks on minding their mental health and well being and providing relevant information to staff and students.
Outreach Programs: Community information nights on mental health awareness topics.
Kinsale Youth Support Service, (KYSS) aims to help and support young people by providing information and promoting understanding of the challenges facing young people within our community. KYSS will operate as a beacon for young people and their families in Kinsale and the surrounding areas by promoting general well being, including positive physical and mental health.