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Information night

Kilkenny Bereavement Support is hosting an information night on Tuesday 11th September 2012 at 8 pm in St. Patrick’s Centre, Loughboy. Speakers are: Tim Kiely, County Coroner, Sean Mc Carthy, Suicide Resource Officer HSE, and Padraig Mc Morrow, Administrator,KBS. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.


Closed Support Group for adults bereaved by suicide

We will have a closed support group for adults bereaved by suicide commencing on Tuesday 28th Feb. 2012 at 8.00pm in Villa Maria, Freshford Road, Kilkenny. It will be run by two trained facilitators. The aim of the group is to provide a safe place where the bereaved can together search for meaning in their loss, can provide hope that they will come through. They will have a feeling of being helped and at the same time helping others.
The group will run for eight sessions on Tuesday nights over 9/10 weeks.
For further information, please phone 056-7756538


Kilkenny People of the Year Awards

Padraig Mc Morrow received the Community Welfare Award in the RehabCare Kilkenny – “People of the Year Awards” 2011. Here he is receiving his award from Mr. Tom O’Connor of O’Neill Foley Accountants at the Awards ceremony in the Newpark Hotel Nov. 3rd.


Open support group for adults bereaved by suicide.

The death of a loved one by suicide presents special problems in grieving. There is often more shock, a greater sense of injustice, more guilt and blame, and a heightened sense of helplessness. These all tend to complicate the healing process for survivors.

The open group provides a safe place for the bereaved to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

An open support group will commence at 8.00pm on Thursday, October 6th.2011 in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch, Freshford Road, Kilkenny. The meetings will last about 2 hours and will take place on the first Thursday of every month. They will be facilitated by 2 experienced facilitators. The meetings will be open to adults bereaved by suicide.