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Phone a Friend Service tackles Rural Isolation

Phone a Friend, our phone call service to tackle rural isolation, is rolling out in Autumn 2018. We are currently registering both Service Users who wish to avail of the service and Volunteers who wish to be part of the Phone a Friend team Please click on the links below […]

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

“Caring2Create Art Workshop with the Disabilty Network West Cork turned out to be a fun time with all the participants expressing their  unique take on questions of love..What is Love? What does it mean to you?..love of the natural world. What do you love? The finished result ..Four LOVELY wall […]

Putting mental health services on the map

GRASSROOTS DIARY CLAIRE FOX Independent WHEN Bantry native Noreen Murphy lost her husband Dona! to suicide in 2007, there were little or no mental health services in the West Cork area. A woman who likes to get things done, she set about trying to do something to fill the gap but […]

Local plan to tackle issue of rural isolation

BY EMMA CONNOLLY  Southern Star April 2018 A CAMPAIGN to tackle rural isolation and the mental health problems it can cause, including suicide, is getting underway in West Cork. It’s spearheaded by Lisheens House suicide prevention centre, which is launching a ‘Friendly Phone Call’ service to target those living in remote […]

Free Suicide Prevention Training Open to All

Many of us are unsure what to do when we have friends or relatives who seem depressed or anxious.  Doing and saying nothing can feel like the safest thing to do, but anyone can learn some simple steps that will provide support and make a difference, and may save lives. […]

Charity Horse Show with Grace Santry

Grace Santry rides again for Lisheens House.  After a fantastically successful event last year Grace is  running another Jump for Fun and Showing Day at the Tullineaskey Equestrian Grounds near Clonakilty.   The event takes place on Sat 6th and Sun 7th January 2018, with some great prizes on the day.  […]

Music in Art Exhibition – Opening 1st December

Another innovative art exhibition from Lisheens House, the home of a unique and much-loved music library.  Following on from her successful series of music listening sessions, artist and support worker Karen Billing put out a call for paintings about music. Come to Lisheens House from 1st December to view the […]

Laughter Yoga comes to Lisheens

Join us at Lisheens House for an afternoon of Laughter Yoga.  Led by Paola Vais, the afternoon session lasts just an hour, costs only €10, (all of which will be donated to Lisheens House) and is guaranteed to raise your spirits, transform your life and set you up for the […]

Men’s Sheds Talk About Health

The Men’s Sheds are meeting for their West Cork Cluster meeting at Lisheens House on the 28th November.  On the agenda is a discussion of the Malehealth.ie website, which give an opportunity for men of all ages to check their health, physical and mental.  Male Health says: “Often it is […]

Poems by lorelie

Lorelie, who works as a volunteer at Lisheens House, has written a  new book of poems, illustrated by Karen Billing.   Here is BLUE from the collection.  To buy a copy contact Lorelie or Karen at Lisheens House. My blues brand me guilty. Especially blues left over From when I was […]