Support Group

People who share
A common concern

What is a Support Group?

A support group can help you cope better and feel less isolated as you make connections with others facing similar challenges.

A support group shouldn’t replace your existing family supports, but it can be a valuable resource to help you cope.

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I found I could cope with the support, caring and understanding from others in my support group – Member Family & Friends of LGBT Support Groups

Listowel Family Resource Centre Support Groups

Our Support Groups are facilitated by and/or supported by professional staff. It is not group therapy but a place to share experiences and offer peer support to one another.

ALL Support Groups offer emotional support, sharing of experiences and practical advice and tips to cope with your situation.

Support groups

FAMILY & FRIENDS LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER SUPPORT GROUP

Family & Friends LGBT members are parents, family and friends of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people.

The aims of the group are:

  • To provide support and friendship for the parents, family and friends of LGBT people living in North Kerry, West Limerick and surrounding communities to understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members with love and pride

Meetings:

Every quarter in the year and more if required, especially if new members would like to attend.

LISTOWEL AND DISTRICT WOMEN’S GROUP

The group organise a wide variety of activities throughout the year, including flower arranging, cookery, day trips, health and wellbeing, etc.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming social environment, that can offer support, education and training tailored specifically to the needs of the group
  • To organise activities including speakers, classes and residential workshops that advance the groups knowledge and expertise

Meetings:

Every Tuesday 8pm – 10pm October to June. New members are always welcome.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is open to all carers and families with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment, that can act as a mutual support and information source for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias

Meetings:

Second Tuesday of every month; 12.30pm-2.00pm. New members are always welcome.

Nano Nagle Parent Group

Nano Nagle Parent Group meet the 1st Tuesday at every month at 10 am. They are a support group of parents of children with special needs that attend Nano Nagle School.

POST NATAL DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP

The Post Natal Depression Support Group is for Moms who are finding it difficult adjusting to life after their baby is born and are feeling depressed. Partners and family members are also welcome to the meetings. This group is supported by Listowel FRC and HSE North Kerry Primary Care Team.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To offer a supportive, safe environment to women with post natal depression
  • To support people in a peer-led environment to recover from post natal depression
  • To raise awareness and conversations about post natal depression

New members are always welcome. Further information from 086-7872107. For further information & support on PND contact www.pnd.ie or on FB at PNDIreland

Meetings:

First Wednesday of every month; 8.00pm – 9.30pm. St. Brigid’s Family Resource Centre, Hawley Park, Tralee,

North Kerry Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Parent Support Group

This is a parent led Support Group. The lead parents have vast experience in the areas of dyslexia and dyspraxia and how it affects their child’s educational and recreational development. The Group have also been requested to give talks to teachers and parents by schools and local organisations.

 

Meetings: First Wednesday of every month; 8.00pm – 9.30pm. New members are always welcome.

BREST FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

In collaboration with the local Public Health Nurses. The Public Health Nurse offers support and practical tips to mums who breast feed.

 

Meetings: Every Wednesday from 11.00am – 12.00pm

TRANS KERRY SUPPORT GROUP

The Trans Kerry Support Group meet the 2nd Friday of each month from 6pm to 9pm at the Rosemary Centre, Tralee

  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment for members of the Trans community
  • To offer peer support, including factual information and advice on issues affecting the Trans community

Meetings:

2nd Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm at the Rosemary Centre, Tralee. New members always welcome.

Further information available on Facebook Trans Kerry Support Group

LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Listowel Family Resource Centre set up the first support group for the LGBT in Kerry in 2007 as a result of an overwhelming need in the community.

The Aims of the Group are:

  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment for members of the LGBT community
  • To offer peer support, including factual information and advice on all aspects of LGBT issues

Meetings:

Organised on request. Members of the LGBT community can telephone for information and support. Meetings and workshops are needs led by the LGBT community.

Listowel Laundry for the Elderly

Listowel Laundry for the Elderly began in 1986 in a little room donated by Presentation Sisters in the grounds of the convent.  When the convent closed in 2007 it found a new home at the rear of LFRC.  It is run by volunteers of 50 women who work in groups of 4 on a rota basis.  Each group wash, dry, iron and pack clothes and this is done on a weekly basis.  It is a totally confidential service and clients are only identified by numbers.  The person collecting and delivering is the only one that knows the clients in person.

To access the service for an elderly person

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a Twelve Step Fellowship dedicated to helping anyone suffering because of their drinking.  The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking.

Meetings:

AA meet in Listowel FRC on:

Every Wednesday 8.30pm

Every Sunday; 11.00am

Further information available on the Alcoholics Anonymous website

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

Meetings:

NA meet in Listowel FRC every Tuesday 8pm
Further details available from the Narcotics Anonymous website