Irish Chaplaincy is looking for a Chair of its Board of Trustees, at this, an exciting period of development for the charity. For further details see:
If interested, contact current Chair John Walsh: email@example.com
When coming away from my regular visit to one of our Irish Chaplaincy Seniors I was reflecting on how uplifted I felt and how it had to do, in part, by how much we had laughed during the visit. This particular lady is only in her 70s but has fairly advanced dementia, and her sister moved over from Ireland to stay in the 1-bedroom flat as a live-in carer. It’s a challenging situation but we always regale one another with funny stories, and we hoot with laughter.
One in four people will experience mental ill health at some point in their lives, this is a stark reality and there is no doubt that as we get older, loneliness and isolation can feel a constant in our lives. Long winter nights, bad weather, ill health and/or poor mobility can prevent many people from leaving their homes and become the key elements to feelings of isolation and depression. As we grow old, we will have seen many of our close friends and family pass away and we may even find that we are the last surviving member of our generation or family, no doubt this brings with it a great sense of loss which can lead to bouts of anxiety and depression.
Help us bring hope
to excluded, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Britain.
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This form allows you to support us
Become a Cairde (Gaelic for friend) with the Irish Chaplaincy and give a regular donation.