Minister visits local recovery support group in Kilkenny City

Mary Cody

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Minister visits local recovery support group in Kilkenny City

Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion & the National Drugs Strategy (centre) with Members of the Drug Task Force and local recovery services at the Involvement Centre.

A local support group which is offering a lifeline to those on the path to recovery met with the Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy.
Minister Catherine Byrne visited the Involvement Centre and met with members of the drugs task force team and local recovery services and what the centre is doing in terms of promoting positive recovery around mental health and addiction challenges in Kilkenny.
“We see the value and commitment that people with lived experience around mental health and addiction challenges bring to the recovery and wider community, research shows that people in recovery volunteer and give back to the community at a much higher rate
“Our ethos is to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction as anyone can be affected by these issues during there lives,” said local peer support worker, Oliver Cullen.
The presentation included information on, recovery connections and a peer support network providing guidance around service networks supporting people with mental health and addiction. This service is offered to people by people in recovery in a confidential space. The group meets every Tuesday in the Involvement Centre, Colliers lane from 11am to 1pm.
Recovery in Action, is a Kilkenny-based, non drinking social network open to all, which organises social events on a monthly basis .
They are also based in the involvement centre, Colliers lane and meet at 7pm on Wednesday evenings.
For more information contact Ollie on 086 1746330