The HSE provides free suicide intervention/prevention training in Wicklow as part of Ireland’s national strategy to reduce suicide called Connecting for Life.
If you use either link below, you will find various training options available such as safeTALK, Asist and Understanding Self Harm. Please note, all training is free and for over 18’s.
For more information, go to bookwhen.com/che or www.nosp.ie/training.
Looking to get some exercise and/or meet new people? Why not try out Greystones Social Walkers? The group meet for walks followed by a coffee/drink in the Greystones and surrounding areas.
Upcoming walks include ‘Glen of the Downs, Tuesday Evening - Walk, Talk and Nightcap (Greystones) and Ballydonarea Loop and Kilcoole Beach.
You can join the group and find out more about it either on Meetup or Facebook by searching for ‘Greystones Social Walkers’ on both platforms.
Greystones Family Resource Centre (GFRC) Reaches Out would like to reach out to families who need that extra support.
GFRC can link to the families themselves or put them in contact with organisations who help.
The centre also has a focus on domestic violence, and a new outreach clinic with Bray Women’s Refuge will be held once a month in Greystones FRC.
Bray Women’s Refuge also offers supports to the Greystones community, including safety planning and court accompaniment.
The 24-7 helpline is 01 2866163. GFRC is located at 28 Burnaby Court and can be contacted on 01 255 7528.
This employment initiative provides supports for people with disabilities to secure work, advance their careers or become self-employed.
Supports include mentoring, training, work placements and upskilling.
IMPACT is open to people who live in North Wicklow aged 18 and over who are in receipt of a Disability Allowance.
For more details, call Orla Butler on 01 9633342.
You can also email email@example.com or see brayareapartnership.ie.
Jigsaw wants to make sure that every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. Jigsaw is a service for young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work or go to school in Wicklow. Any young person going through a difficult time, or someone concerned about them, can get in touch on 01 5240796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources, articles and direct support are available on jigsawonline.ie.
A community group of people with disabilities in the north Wicklow area is looking for more local people with disabilities to join. The group is called Disability Action Together Group (DATG) North Wicklow.
DATG provides a space for people with a disability to network and have a strong voice in advocating for change on issues that affect them.
To get involved with DATG, email email@example.com.
St Patrick’s Luncheon
The very popular monthly St. Patrick’s Soup and Sandwiches Luncheon is held at St Patrick’s Church, Church Road, Greystones at 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on each third Tuesday of the month.
Suggested donation of €5 will go to charity.
Come along for fresh, homemade food and meet up with friends, old and new.
GARA’s Friday Coffee Mornings are from 10.30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month at the Kilian Centre.
Other GARA activities: Mondays, 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. Informal Art Group (with guidance). Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.30 p.m. Short Mat Bowling for all. Thursdays 2.30 – 4.15 p.m. Bingo.
GARA provides an opportunity for all to meet old friends, make new ones and have a nice chat.
Useful information for Ukrainians who have come to Ireland is available in both English and Ukrainian on the website iamukrainian.ie.
Anu holds one-to-one support clinics regularly in Greystones, which are available by appointment.
A Domestic Violence and Abuse Resource Pack has been developed, which contains information about the specific supports available in Wicklow.
For more information, contact 086 059 7560 or visit anuwicklow.ie.
Bray Women’s Refuge can be contacted 24/7 on 01 286 6163.
Is the cost of living getting too much for you? Help is available.
MABS is offering Money Management talks to all local groups. Please contact MABS at 0818 07 2250 to arrange a talk for your group.
South Leinster Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the State’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with debt and support with money management.
The MABS Helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. See mabs.ie.
Anam Cara welcomes any bereaved parent, regardless of the age of the child or circumstances of death to its meetings, free of charge.
Registration is not required to attend the meeting. Anam Cara would welcome any bereaved parent in Wicklow and surrounds.
Anam Cara can be contacted on 085 2888888 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Greystones Youth Café
Greystones Youth Cafe is open at Coolnagreina, Trafalgar Road on Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Secondary school young people now have a great, safe space to socialise and be around their friends. Hang out, do homework or play games. Table tennis is available.
Greystones Cancer Support offers a wide range of supports to people facing a cancer diagnosis and their families.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call 01 2871601.
The Greystones Kilcoole Community Garden is a 100 per cent volunteer operated club located in the Shoreline Leisure Greystones car park. Membership is inclusive and a passion for gardening and a connection with the local community and people is central.
Membership is open to anyone over 18 (€50). Find out more on greystonesgarden.ie.
North Wicklow Country Market is on every Saturday morning from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Community Centre, Newcastle.
Produce sold is sourced locally by its members.
You can buy all sorts, from bread, cakes, veg, eggs, jams and chutneys to flowers, plants, crafts, knitwear, jewellery and greeting cards.
Tea and coffee is available.
Meals on Wheels
Greystones Meals on Wheels operates its service two days a week.
Those who require the service can call 01 2877311. If you are looking for a way to help out in the community, consider volunteering. Meals on Wheels would like you to get in touch.
Greystones Library events for January and February include:
- Eat Well to Age Well: Nutrition for the Over 50s.
This takes place on Friday, January 27 at 11 a.m.
- Geli Plate Print Making with Susie Fortune takes place on Thursday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
- Susan Campbell Art History Talks takes place on February 9, 16 and 23 (Thursdays) from 12.15 p.m. to 1 pm.
- Beginners Water Colour Painting takes place on Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Please ring 01 287 3548 to book a place for these events.
Greystones Camera Club (GCC) meets each Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at Hillside Evangelical Church, Hillside Road.
Activities include outings, tabletop nights, studio sessions, speakers.
The GCC is a welcoming and interesting club, with lots of help and advice available to newcomers.
More details from John McGowan at 086 0658505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in public speaking, get in touch with Greystones Toastmasters.
Greystones Toastmasters is a thriving club, with over 20 members. Toastmasters is a great place to develop your public speaking skills.
For more details, contact Tim on 087 6218434 or email email@example.com.