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North Kerry Post Natal Depression Support Group:
The NK Post Natal Depression Support Group is for Moms who are finding it difficult adjusting to life after their baby is born and are feeling depressed. Partners and family members are also welcome to the meetings. This group is supported by Listowel FRC and HSE North Kerry Primary Care Team.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To offer a supportive, safe environment to women with post natal depression
  • To support people in a peer-led environment to recover from post natal depression
  • To raise awareness and conversations about post natal depression

Meetings:

First Wednesday of every month; 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

New members are always welcome. Further information from 086-7872107. For further information & support on PND contact www.pnd.ie or on FB at PNDIreland.

Family & Friends Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Support Group:
Family & Friends LGBT members are parents, family and friends of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people.

The aims of the group are:

  • To provide support and friendship for the parents, family and friends of LGBT people living in North Kerry, West Limerick and surrounding communities to understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members with love and pride
  • To provide a warm welcoming and confidential environment, that gives parents, families and friends of LGBT people the opportunity to meet on a regular basis in a safe space that helps to improve the understanding of people whose family member is an LGBT individual
  • To bring about a new awareness and acceptance, to help support Family and Friends of LGBT and LGBT people in the community, and to alleviate the problem of isolation

Meetings:

Every quarter in the year and more if required, especially if new members would like to attend.

Listowel and District Women’s Group:

The Listowel and District Women’s Group was formed in the late 1980’s. The group organise a wide variety of activities throughout the year, including flower arranging, cookery, day trip, health and wellbeing, etc.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming social environment, that can offer support, education and training tailored specifically to the needs of the group
  • To organise activities including speakers, classes and residential workshops that advance the groups knowledge and expertise
  • health education and exercise
  • cooking, arts & crafts and gardening
  • personal development and safety
  • other issues as prioritised by members from time to time
  • To improve the general well-being and situation of women, to share both good and bad experiences and to share roles within the group

Meetings:

Every Tuesday 8pm – 10pm October to June. New members are always welcome.

Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group:

The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is open to all carers and families with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment, that can act as a mutual support and information source for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias
  • To share experiences (good and bad) between members, to improve the general well –being and situation of members and to maintain confidentiality of group members
  • To organise activities including key speakers

Meetings:

Second Tuesday of every month; 12.30pm-2.00pm. New members are always welcome.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Transgender Community Support Group:

Listowel Family Resource Centre set up the first support group for the LGBT in Kerry in 2007 as a result of an overwhelming need in the community.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment for members of the LGBT community
  • To offer peer support, including factual information and advice on all aspects of LGBT issues
  • To organise workshops, speakers, activities relevant to LGBT issues

Meetings:

Organised on request. Members of the LGBT community can telephone for information and support. Meetings and workshops are needs led by the LGBT community.

Feale Good Ladies Group:

The Feale Good Ladies Group was established in October 2013 in response to local women (parents, isolated women, etc.) who felt it was time for them to do something for ‘themselves’ but needed additional support to do so.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming social environment, that can offer support, education and relaxing activities tailored specifically to the needs of the group
  • To organise activities including speakers, classes and workshops that provide a social outlet for women one morning per week
  • To improve the general wellbeing and situation of women, to share both good and bad experiences

Meetings:

Every Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm. New members are always welcome.

‘Free To Be’ Programme:

‘Free To Be’ is a unique personal enhancement programme. It will allow you the time to be just YOU…….not mum, dad, carer, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, etc. …..just for a little while every week.

It has been developed in such a way that it encourages and enables you to look at ways of:

  • improving your daily life
  • manage stress and stressful situations,develop relaxation skills
  • self-care
  • re-connect with your inner self

This programme is about well-being which benefits you and your family.

Meetings:

Twice a Year (Spring and Autumn)

Bereavement Support Group:

The Bereavement Support Group are a peer support for those who are affected by bereavement in their lives. This group is not to replace counselling and therapy support but to enhance a support network.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm, welcoming and confidential environment that supports those who are bereaved
  • To provide peer support for those experiencing bereavement
  • To organise activities including speakers and relevant workshops for members

Meetings:

Last Wednesday of every month; 8.00pm – 9.30pm. New members are always welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a Twelve Step Fellowship dedicated to helping anyone suffering because of their drinking.  The Twelve Step programme is the suggested format for recovery from alcoholism and its effects. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking.

Meetings:

AA meet in Listowel FRC on:

Every Wednesday 8.30pm

Every Sunday; 11.00am

Further information available on the Alcoholics Anonymous website

Narcotics Anonymous:

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. NA offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

Meetings:

NA meet in Listowel FRC every Tuesday 8pm
Further details available from the Narcotics Anonymous website