Today Kildare Youth Services recognised National Workplace Wellbeing Day and recognised the challenging working environment that our teams are operating in. 

We brought together many of our team (50 staff members) for a series of online workshops within a fun and interactive space that focused on different aspects of minding your mental health. Due to the restrictions that are currently in place Kildare Youth Services teams are all working remotely for the last period. Services are continuing to provide support to young people, children and families but are unable to do so face-to-face. This was an opportunity for people to reconnect a little with their colleagues and to get some much needed time to focus a little on themselves.

The workshops included: Yoga; Music & Movement; Cookery; Meditation; Pub Quiz; Desert island Discs; Household Scavenger Hunt; and Baking Brownies. Some of the fruits of our labours can be seen below:


On behalf of Kildare Youth Services Board of Directors and the Senior Management Team, we wish to update the measures we have taken in response to the escalating outbreak of Covid 19. 

The actions outlined below are being taken in line with the advice and actions of the State authorities. We will continue to base our decisions on sound and rational consideration of the advice being provided by the State. 

These actions will come into force as of midnight March 12th and run up to and including May 3rd 2020. 

  • We are instructing all services to cease / postpone / reschedule all and any face-to-face work including all 1:1 or group based activity immediately. We have been communicating with all relevant participants to make them aware of this action.
  • We are embracing other creative methods of engaging with all service users to provide ongoing support i.e. by phone; video call etc.
  • While we have closed all our facilities, we want to ensure that our services remain available to the children, young people, and families who may need support during this period. We will work together with our teams to ensure services are accessible remotely and that we communicate clearly to the community regarding how to access the services.




We are delighted to inform you that we just received the results of the Eurodesk Awards 2020 Competition and Kildare Youth Services, Youth Information Service has received an Honorable Mention for our EUROPEAN U programme from May 2019

We are very proud of Ger and the team receiving this special European recognition of their project.

You can see the project displayed here https://eurodesk.eu/eurodesk-awards-2020/

Congratulations and well done! 😊



We are delighted to announce that Kildare Youth Services have been shortlisted in the Governance Initiative Section of the 2019 Good Governance Awards


The Good Governance Awards night will take place on the 14th of November at 6pm in the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall, Dublin 2.  


The winners for each of the categories will be announced and receive their awards at this event. We'll keep you posted!


Click on for a list of activies on the day!!

"Dancers not Chancers"

Leixlip Youth Project's Entry to the
Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Awards 2019

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"Kick the Habbit"

Clane Youth Club's Entry to the
Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Awards 2019

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