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Wellbeing programme

Is designed to support individuals of all ages in our community. From Yoga for your physical well-being to therapeutic support to support and enhance your mental health.

We offer a broad range of support for all the family.

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Wellbeing Programme

Confident Me!

Aim of programme

To develop within children the ability to recognise and understand their emotions and to introduce strategies and techniques that can be used in managing and addressing their emotions effectively.

To enhance and grow each child’s self-esteem through group-work activities, individual tasks as well as providing the opportunity for achieving goals, to display work, receive praise and instil a sense of achievement in each child.

To give each child a greater understanding of all aspects of communication, how to read social cues and respond to them, developing an awareness of individual communication styles and introduce and develop skills to manage conflict.

To promote insight into each child’s lived experience, their home life, their family and to identify supports and strengths within themselves and others.

 

Target Group

Children aged 10 to 12 years who are identified as having additional needs that can be met by a single agency response or a multi-agency response (Level 2 and Level 3 of the Hardiker Model 1991).

With children who are assessed as having multiple needs (Level 3), Confident Me! Should be used as part of a wider plan of support for the child and their family to ensure the best possible outcomes for that child.

Expression of interest

Thank you! Will be in touch.

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Senior Alert

Who is it for?

  • People aged 65 or over

  • Living alone, or with someone who also needs the service

  • On a limited income

What do you get?

  • A free alarm system that you can wear around your neck or wrist

  • This alarm connects to a 24/7 call centre

  • Help will be sent to you if you press the alarm button

How much does it cost?

  • The alarm system and the first year of monitoring are completely free

  • After one year, there is a small fee to keep the monitoring service going, typically around €60-90 per year

How to apply:

  1. Download and fill out the form: 

  2. Drop it down to the centre

Yoga4Health

Is Yoga4Health right for you?

  • You feel stressed, anxious, or a bit down.

  • You'd like to lose weight or improve your heart health.

  • You're at risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • You want to feel better and connect with others.

What to expect:

  • Gentle yoga poses designed for everyone, with modifications available.

  • Supportive and friendly classes where you can work at your own pace.

  • A chance to improve your health, happiness, and well-being.

Get started today!

Please ring Martina to register at : 087 9272013

 

Yoga4Health can help you feel your best!

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Massage Therapy

Bowen Therapy

Kevin Mallen offers Bowen therapy sessions, a gentle hands-on treatment that can help with:

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Muscle pain and tension

  • Joint problems

  • Poor circulation

  • And more!

What to expect:

  • Kevin uses a unique technique involving light touches on specific points in your body.

  • It's a relaxing and comfortable experience, suitable for all ages.

  • No needles or forceful manipulation involved.

Benefits of Bowen therapy:

  • Can improve your flexibility and range of motion.

  • May help to reduce pain and discomfort.

  • Can promote relaxation and well-being.

Ready to feel better?

To book a session with Kevin please ring:087 174 5581

Living Well

What is Living Well?

  • Free: No cost to join!

  • 6 weeks long: One workshop per week, lasting 2.5 hours.

  • Supportive group: Up to 12 participants with similar experiences.

  • Trained leaders: At least one leader has a long-term health condition themselves.

What will you learn?

  • Gain skills to manage your condition effectively.

  • Feel more confident about your health.

  • Connect with others who understand your challenges.

  • Learn from shared experiences.

  • Receive a free self-management book.

Living Well can help if you live with:

  • Diabetes

  • Arthritis

  • Heart disease

  • Lung problems (like COPD)

  • And many more!

Ready to take charge of your health?

Living Well is a great way to feel better and live a more fulfilling life, even with a long-term health condition.

Sign up today!

Living Well programme - HSE.ie

or contact Aine McNamee at 041 685 0676 or 087 114 0371

email: aine.mcnamee@hse.ie

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Healthy Food Made Easy

About this programme
Healthy Food Made Easy (HFME) is a programme of six sessions:

  • Building a food pyramid

  • The fibre providers

  • Focus on fats

  • Food for life

  • Shop smart

  • The road ahead

Each session will take about 2-2.5 hours with a short break. Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 include a hands-on cookery session. Suitable recipes can be found in the Participant Handbook.


How the programme works:
This programme uses group learning methods rather than formal teaching.
We use methods such as group discussion, the participant handbook, quizzes and problem-solving games. Participants also prepare, cook and taste foods.
As part of Session 5, a HSE community dietitian will visit the group to give more information and answer any questions. 

Expression of Interest

Thank you! Will be in touch.

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Rainbows

What is Rainbows?

  • A safe and friendly space for children to share their feelings.

  • A chance to meet other kids going through something similar.

  • Trained helpers guide children through activities, games and stories.

  • Helps children understand and cope with their emotions.

What happens in a Rainbows group?

  • Children can talk, draw, play games and write in journals.

  • They learn about grief and how to deal with it in a healthy way.

  • They feel supported and know they're not alone.

If you think Rainbows might help your child register now.

Expression of interest

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Play Therapy

What is play therapy?

  • It's like talking but with toys instead of words!

  • Children use play to show the therapist what's bothering them.

  • The therapist helps children understand their feelings and learn new ways to cope.

How can play therapy help?

  • Sadness, anger, anxiety, or confusion

  • Difficulty making friends or getting along with others

  • Trouble at school or home

  • Changes in the family, like a new baby or moving house

  • Scary experiences, like grief, loss, or trauma

What happens in play therapy?

  • The child chooses toys and plays however they want.

  • The therapist follows the child's lead and offers support.

  • Through play, the child can work through their problems.

Play therapy can help your child:

  • Feel better and understand their emotions

  • Learn new skills to cope with difficult situations

  • Build stronger relationships with others

If you think play therapy might help your child please fill out the form and drop it to Kells Family Resource Centre office.

How to Apply?:

1. Download and fill out the form: 

2. Drop it down at the office.

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Food Bank

What we offer:

  • Food parcels with essential items for healthy meals.

  • Help to ease the pressure on your household budget.

  • A friendly and confidential service.

How to get help:

  • Call us: 046 9247161

  • Drop in: Kells Family Resource Centre

  • We respond to urgent needs: Call or email info@kellsfrc.ie

What to expect:

  • We'll ask you some basic questions to understand your situation.

  • You'll receive a text message the day before you can collect your food parcel.

  • The contents of the parcel will vary depending on donations, but will always include staple foods.

Together, we can help ensure everyone in our community has access to good food.

 

If you like to support our Community food bank.

Support Our Cause
Leave a one-time donation

Thank you for helping us make a difference!

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Adult Counselling 

What is counselling?

  • A safe and supportive space to talk about your problems.

  • Someone who listens without judgement and helps you find your own solutions.

  • A chance to build your confidence and self-esteem.

  • Tools to improve your relationships and navigate change.

  • Help to feel empowered and enjoy life more.

How can counselling help you?

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Relationship problems

  • Family difficulties

  • Low self-esteem

  • Loss, grief, or trauma

  • Life changes and challenges

Our counselling service is:

  • Confidential: No one will find out what you discuss.

  • Non-judgmental: We're here to listen and support you.

We're here for you.

How to apply:

1. Download and fill out the form:

2. Drop it down at the office.

Psychotherapy

Adolescence Counselling 

What is adolescence?

It's a time of big changes - social, mental, and physical. It's normal to feel stressed, confused, or down sometimes.

How can counselling help?

  • Talk about anything that's bothering you in a safe and confidential space.

  • Find healthy ways to cope with stress, anxiety, or low self-esteem.

  • Understand your feelings and build your confidence.

  • Improve your relationships with friends and family.

Cost:

  • We offer subsidies thanks to funding from the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal!

How do we know counselling is helping?

We ask parents and teens (age 11+) to fill out short questionnaires before and after counselling. This helps us see the impact it has and secure future funding. Don't worry, these are not used to judge you!

Ready to take the first step?

How to apply:

1. Download and fill out the form:

2. Drop it down at the office.

Working Things Out

Is your teen struggling with anxiety, low mood, or feeling down?

What is Working Things Out?

  • A fun and supportive programme for teens aged 13-17

  • Teaches skills to manage stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

  • Can help teens who are already facing mental health problems.

  • Can also be used as a preventative measure to build resilience.

How does it work?

  • Delivered in small group sessions or one-on-one sessions, depending on needs.

  • Lasts for 6-12 weeks, depending on the programme chosen.

  • Teaches practical skills for coping with difficult emotions and situations.

Benefits for teens:

  • Feel more confident and in control.

  • Develop healthier coping mechanisms.

  • Improve communication and relationships.

  • Learn to manage stress and difficult emotions.

If your teen needs a helping hand, Working Things Out can make a difference!

Fill out the registration form:

Registration form

Thank you! Will be in touch.

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Baby Massage/Yoga

What is Baby Massage & Yoga?

  • Gentle massage techniques for babies to promote relaxation and well-being.

  • Easy yoga poses and stretches for caregivers, incorporating your baby.

  • A chance to learn about baby development through play and movement.

  • A supportive and friendly environment to connect with other parents/caregivers.

Who can join?

  • Babies and their caregivers (parents, grandparents, etc.).

  • No prior experience is needed - everyone is welcome!

Benefits for you and your baby:

  • Improved bonding and communication.

  • Relief from gas and other discomforts for the baby.

  • Promotes relaxation and better sleep for the baby.

  • Helps the baby develop coordination and awareness.

  • Fun and enriching activity for both of you!

Join our next Baby Massage & Yoga programme!

  • Small group sessions ensure personalized attention.

  • Experienced and qualified instructors guide you every step of the way.

  • A great way to build memories with your precious little one.

Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

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Wellbeing Support Programmes

What do we offer?

  • Creative Therapies: Explore activities like art, music, and movement to express yourself and feel better.

  • Community Activities: Join social groups, workshops, and outings to meet new people and have fun.

Benefits for you:

  • Improved mood and reduced stress

  • Greater self-confidence and creativity

  • Stronger connections with others

  • Fun and engaging new experiences

Who are the programmes for?

Our programmes are open to everyone! Whether you're feeling stressed, lonely, or simply looking for a way to boost your well-being, we have something for you.

Ready to join?

  • Browse our website to see the full range of programmes.

  • Find activities that interest you and fit your schedule.

  • Most programmes are free or low-cost.

  • No experience is necessary - everyone is welcome!

Let's work together to build a happier and healthier community!

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