HEADSUP Kildare is an interagency programme managed in by County Kildare Leader Partnership. Originally a pilot project focusing on Kildare town, it was established as a county wide programme in June 2016 as recommended by an external evaluation. It supports men in distress through the delivery of a wide range of programmes and initiatives across the county. The programmes aim to help develop the participants’ resilience and assist them to engage with local education, employment and mental health services so that they can be supported to improve their current circumstances. Programmes are provided across Kildare in areas including, Newbridge, Athy, Allenwood, Celbridge, Kildare town, Maynooth and Naas.
We are delighted to announce HEADSUP Kildare has been shortlisted in the Health & Wellbeing category for the AONTAS STAR Awards 2022!
Now in its 16th year, the STAR Awards recognise outstanding work in adult and community education, and we are delighted to be nominated.
To find out more search: #STARAwards2022 or visit @AONTAS
HEADSUP Kildare will be running our next mini programme (online) in Athy in March 2022. Contact Deirdre 085 1068305 or Lorna 085 8421347 for more information.
Since Covid restrictions, we have had to adapt our programmes and thus have moved to a combination of online programme delivery and phone support.
Main Programme - 3 sessions per week for 12 weeks
Mini Programme - 1 session per week for 4 weeks
Individual phone support to all men who engage
HEADSUP Kildare is running a taster event during the AONTAS Learner Festival. When not join us on March 10th In Athy Public Library from 2-4pm where we are going to be facilitating a conversation on our Mental Health & Wellbeing. All Welcome
HEADSUP Kildare is running a mini taster programme (online) every Monday 2-4pm for 4 weeks starting March 7th. If interested contact Deirdre 085 1068305 or Lorna 085 8421347 for more information.
HEADSUP Kildare will be running our next full programme in Athy May 2022. Contact Deirdre 085 1068305 or Lorna 085 8421347 for more information.
HEADSUP South Dublin
South Dublin County Partnership.
4th Floor, County Hall, Belgard Square North,
HEADSUP Dublin 8-10-12Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership,
4 Drumfinn Park,
If you, or someone you know is in crisis and needs support, please call or access the following link for helplines:
Mental health supports and helplines during Covid19
Due to Covid19 safety measures we have adapted our way of supporting to keep people safe and well. As such, we are presently delivering the Heads Up programme via Zoom and are offering psychosocial support over the phone when required. We look forward to meeting up again in person as soon as it is safe to do so until then please contact us for further information about upcoming programmes online.
Mental Health Ireland – 5 ways to well being