Kildare COVID-19 Community Response Forum are calling on neighbours, friends and
community groups to “Keep Kildare Talking” and together, reduce the feeling of loneliness.
What can you do?
Keep Kildare Talking by reaching out to a neighbour. Smile, chat at a safe distance, make a
friendly phone call or let them know your contact details. Family members, neighbours and
friends can all play their part by recognising that even though we have to stay apart, we can still
take the time to talk to each other and this can really reduce loneliness.
What can Community Groups do?
Keep Kildare Talking by asking your members to make regular ‘comfort calls’ to vulnerable
citizens by telephone or video call. Help people stay connected and get online. Remember some
people may be reluctant to ask for help and thus we need to offer them a friendly chat as well as
Lets Keep Kildare Talking
T – Take the time to chat. Together, we can get through.
A – Ask your neighbour how they’re doing
L – Let your neighbours have your contact details
K – Keep in regular contact by telephone and video call.
I- Initiate conversations with a friendly wave or smile.
N – Never feel alone – Kildare Community Call Helpline is here to help you.
G – Get Talking, it’s good for you and your community
Kildare Covid-19 Community Response Forum is reminding people that anyone who needs help
or is experiencing loneliness can call the Kildare Community Call Helpline at 1800 300 174, 8am8pm, seven days a week or the national ALONE Helpline 0818 222 024. Other supports are also available at YourMentalHealth.ie
Two Kildare befriending services are also available, Good Morning Kildare 045 859037
or firstname.lastname@example.org and Older Voices Kildare (OVK), Denise Croke, 087-1411669
and Susan Higgins, Befriending Support Worker, 087-1149175.
The national, “In this together” campaign, aims to promote wellbeing during the
current pandemic. It offers a range of activities and supports, for mental health,
staying fit and active, and staying connected which can be found on gov.ie/
together or on the dedicated wellbeing section of Kildare County Council website