Guardwell, Kinsale, Co. Cork
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KYSS was formed in 2010, in response to the need to provide support and services to young people and their families in Kinsale and the surrounding areas. A voluntary led organisation comprising of representatives from the community including JLO, Garda, GP’s, teachers, counsellors, HSE, community/voluntary sector, local business people and most importantly young people from the area. It provides support to a population in excess of 10,000 households with the emphasis on the health and well-being of the young person and their families.
Initially, the group examined the challenges facing young people in particular drugs, alcohol and mental health. From lengthy discussion on the above topics, it was decided that the first approach would be Awareness. It was felt that if we as an organisation were able to generate Awareness around the issues facing Young People and members of our community, then we could provide them with the information and support to face these challenges.