About Kerry Mental Health Association
Our Mission – Kerry Mental Health Association promotes mental health and supports people on their journey of recovery from mental ill-health.
Our Vision – We strive to develop an understanding of mental health within our community and to foster a culture where people with mental health difficulties are respected and supported.
The nine Branches which make up Kerry Mental Health Association pursue befriending and support activities to enrich the lives of neighbours and friends who are living with mental illness.
We support those in our community who are actively managing a mental illness, their families and friends and the provision of high-quality mental health promotion for the local population.
Kerry Mental Health Association is run by a Board of Directors which is registered with the Charities Regulator.
Our organisation is based on the spirit of volunteerism and is reliant on the time given generously by our volunteers who form the backbone of our association.
Kerry Mental Health Association is an Approved Housing Body with nine residences in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Killorglin, Rathmore and Cahersiveen providing housing for people living with mental ill-health who are on the county council housing list.
John Drummey was appointed as the General Manager in October 2020. His experience across a range of sectors in Kerry have prepared him to lead our organisation, recruit and motivate volunteers and to develop, implement and manage business strategies and plans for Kerry Mental Health Association.