The North Cork Rural Community Health project established in 2022 works across the rural areas of North Cork and is a collaboration between the HSE, Ballyhoura Development, IRD Duhallow and Avondhu Blackwater.

The project aims to work with and enhance existing services to improve the health and lifestyle of a community through a series of health-focused initiatives that build on existing services and facilities.

The project will work to identify and address gaps in service provision locally in a collaborative manner and will support suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in Rural communities in North Cork.

The project will be based on local needs and activities will include:

  • Organising, delivering and signposting to activities that promote good mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Organise and deliver suicide prevention training
  • Establishment of a suicide postvention network
  • Supporting individuals and communities bereaved by suicide

The project welcomes referrals from Healthcare professionals, from the community and voluntary groups as well as self-referrals.

To find out more contact the Ballyhoura Development Rural Community Health worker Jacki Hehir at [email protected].

Below are the most recent updates on this project activities and events:

The North Cork Rural Community Health Project Blog