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Southside Community Based Drugs Initiative (Kilcohan, St. John’s Park, Dunmore Road)

SHY Centre, St. John's Park

SHY Centre St. Johns Park Waterford X91 KNY9



Southside Community-Based Drug Initiative provides a local accessible community drugs service to the areas of  St John’s Park and Dunmore Road. We provide support to people struggling with substance misuse issues, family members of people living with substance misuse issues and members of the community affected by substance misuse.

We provide a listening ear, motivational techniques, psycho-social education, holistic therapies and referrals to relevant services. The project has one staff member and a team of local community volunteers and is a community-based service working from a Community Development model.

Our services are:

  • One to one support
  • Group support – SMART Recovery
  • Family support group (Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 pm at Manor Street Youth & Community Centre)
  • Information and helpful advice on substance misuse
  • Education and awareness programmes and workshops
  • Auricular Acupuncture/complimentary therapies to help with stress (Mondays 5:00-7:00 pm)
  • Referral to other agencies where needed

Access To Services:

If you are interested in our service for yourself, or someone you are concerned about just call the number above.

Participation is voluntary and free.

Parental or guardian consent may be required for those under 18 years old.

This is a free non-judgmental confidential service

Staff Details

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Lyndsey McCarthy

Community Drugs Worker


Monday 12-9, Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday off-, Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-5.

SHY Centre, St. John's Park

SHY Centre St. Johns Park Waterford X91 KNY9

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