Community Health Promotion

NICHE recognises the importance of having access to services in a local setting to help people to take up appointments and facilitate the busy lives of families. As a result of this we have provided space for a number of services to offer their clinics in NICHE. These clinics include Community Speech and Language, Public Health Nurse Clinics, chiropody and Arc House support services.

Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC) see clients upstairs in the NICHE building. This counselling is available to those with a medical cards for anxiety, depression, grief and post traumatic stress. CIPC is accessed through referral by a primary care worker e.g. your GP. Information and referral forms are available in NICHE.

Low-cost counselling through Coisceim also takes place in NICHE, this counselling can be supported by Shine a Light Suicide and Mental Health Awareness. NICHE offers art therapy individual sessions for adults and children, two days a week. For more information about any of these services please call into NICHE to speak to Amy, ring 4300135 or email

Shine a Light Suicide and Mental Health Awareness

Shine a Light Suicide and Mental Health Awareness was established in 2009 and has been growing and building the supports we can offer on the north side of Cork City ever since. The establishment of Shine a Light Suicide and Mental Health Awareness represents a movement toward speaking openly and directly about suicide and mental health issues. Our main aims are to lower the incidence of suicide in the communities we represent and increase awareness around mental health and suicide.  We run suicide awareness training in the community, safeTALK and ASIST (for more information about this training visit:, subsidise counselling through Coiscéim (021 4666180 reference Shine a Light) and run bereavement groups. Shine a Light raises awareness in the community through events such as candle light parade at Christmas, plays such as ‘Bring me Back Alive’ and our fundraisers that run through out the year (e.g. Zumbathon, Bingo, Cork Marathon, Women’s Mini Marathon, Movember, etc.) For updates about Shine a Light activities contact Tracie in NICHE on 4300135 or check us out on Facebook:


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