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Kerry Mental Health Association aims to benefit the community through the promotion of good mental health and the general welfare of persons with mental health difficulties and to support them, their families, and carers. We provide information and advocate on their behalf while supporting the provision of education and training programmes that promote good mental health and wellbeing. Kerry Mental Health Association also provides accommodation to suitably qualified persons approved by Housing Authorities.


Kerry Mental Health Association is a volunteer-led, countywide voluntary organisation that aims to promote good mental health and to actively support people with mental health difficulties and their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights. The strength and impact of Kerry Mental Health Association in the county is largely achieved and reflected through the calibre of volunteers associated with and attracted to work with us.


Kerry Mental Health Association has nine branches throughout the county where the volunteers pursue befriending and support activities to enrich the lives of neighbours and friends who are living with mental health difficulties. Our branches also organise or provide financial support for various therapies that may be helpful. Many of the services are provided in the various local HSE-run Day Care Centres throughout the county.

where your money goes

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Kerry Mental Health Association’s fundraising and befriending activities were seriously curtailed since March 2019 and the Branches were unable to hold their annual church gate collections or flag day events.

Money received from fundraising goes towards the costs associated with: 

  • Befriending
  • Organising visits to mental health service users who are in hospital or at home
  • Attending day centres to assist social activities
  • Trips to the cinema or theatre
  • Celebration of birthdays
  • Day outings for shopping or perhaps a trip to the seaside or a walk in the woods or countryside
  • Visits to tourist attractions, scenic areas and gardens
  • Christmas parties, hampers and gifts
  • Assisting to cover the expenses associated with the needs of people in our community with mental ill-health



contact details


Upper Lewis Road, Killarney, County Kerry, IRELAND

cause registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 5768

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA): 20009168

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