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. The programme 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.
HEADSUP Kildare are delighted to announce that we will be running a Pilot 4-Week HEADSUP Women's Programme in October 2022 in Newbridge. This is our first programme for women, and we hope to offer a full women's programme, following a successful pilot in October.
For more information, contact Deirdre 085 1068305 or Lorna 085 8421347
HEADSUP Kildare will be running our next 12-week programme in Celebridge in January 2023. Contact Deirdre 085 1068305 or Lorna 085 8421347 for more information.
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
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
David HamillHEADSUP 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.
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