Day for Life 2008 is focused on Mental Health. It will help raise awareness of the needs of those affected by mental ill-health, their friends, their family and their carers and the support that the parish community can bring.


As part of the promotion of Day for Life 2008, a number of videos have been produced. You can view the full selection and other resources at

Joseph’s story from Day for Life on Vimeo.

Day for Life 2008

Day for Life 2008 will be marked in the Irish Church on Sunday 5th October.

Click on links to download pastoral in

Local Resources- ‘Need to Talk?’

A nationally produced leaflet promoting Day for Life 2008 is being circulated to all our 56 parishes. In Kildare & Leighlin, we are also re-issuing a supply of wallet-size ‘Need to Talk?’ cards

The Need to Talk? initiative, launched by the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin in November 2007, was prompted by our growing concern about the levels of self-destructive behaviour in Irish society. This initiative is an expression of our care for the whole community, not limited to any particular group.

The diocese shares the concern, reflected in many studies, that all too often people experiencing a personal crisis do not avail of any professional help. There is a need both to provide information and to promote a culture of support around accessing appropriate services. Our message is that asking for help is a real strength.

Wallet Card

The two services featured on our Need to Talk? card are –


1850-609090 (24 hours)

providing confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.



Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression

Click on link to complete listing of our Need to Talk helplines