When approached recently by people concerned at the spate of suicides in their community, Noreen Murphy, founder of suicide prevention charity Lisheens House, based in Skibbereen, Co Cork, was determined to help out a community left reeling from the aftermath of these deaths. Noreen, who founded the charity after losing […]
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About half of the 500 people helped every year by a Skibbereen-based suicide prevention charity are young people – and that number is increasing every year A WEST Cork mother is certain her teenage son would have taken his life by suicide were it not for the support of […]
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 […]
Elizabeth is inspired by nature and the design and colour found on fabrics. She creates her beautiful and delicate pieces from a fusion of these two elements. Each unique piece requires craftsmanship, time and patience to make. A selection of Elisabeth’s work can be seen and is for sale in Lisheens House Centre […]
“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 […]
Caring2Create outreach workshop with The West Cork Disability Network” facilitated by Karen Billing One panel of All You Need is Love wall art done . Three more to go .A fun time had by all collaborating on this piece. Keep posted to see finished work in the next few weeks.
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 […]
Lisheens House MozART workshop for Clonakilty Wellness Week hosted by Co Action was enjoyed by all participants. Each painted a piece of the Mozart silhouette whilst listening to his music and the pieces were joined together to make this colourful collaborative panting.
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 […]