About the Kerry Mental Health Association
The Kerry Mental Health Association was established at a Public Meeting on the 29th November 1966 and has a voluntary Board of Directors. The KMHA enjoys Charitable Status.
The objectives of the KMHA are twofold:
1. to promote positive mental health through research, local radio, newspaper articles, talks, National Public Speaking Project in schools, literature, promoting the Mental Health Resource Pack (Mental Health Matters) in all post primary schools, Directory of Services and Supports for Young People, mental health promotion poster, website and newsletter and:
2. supporting people with mental health problems through social housing, befriending, recreational programmes, holidays, breaks for carers, transport and the provision of occupational therapy and IT equipment. The KMHA also advocates on behalf of people with mental health problems and their families and carers.
The KMHA has nine local branches throughout Kerry and each branch fulfils the objectives of the Association in responding to the needs at local level. The nine local branches are Tralee, Killarney, Iveragh, West Kerry, Castleisland, Listowel, Kenmare, Rathmore and Killorglin. New volunteers are always welcome.
Anyone wishing to become a volunteer can do so by contacting: