My name is Declan Kavanagh, I suffer from mental illness. I attend the Troy Social Club every Friday night. I first started 8 years ago and I find that it me great confidence to go out beyond the club and meet people has changed my whole social life. I used to have no friends and life was very boring and lonely for me at the weekends. I now organise a pool competition at the club and we have a great bit of fun and craic. I now have met a lot of people and made a lot of friends. I look forward to my Friday night it has given.Declan Kavanagh,
Read what some of our members have to say abut their own personal experiences and the difference Troy MHA has made in their lives.
My name is Anthony Doyle. The Troy Club means a lot to me because when I started going to club I was not well and had no confidence. But I got involved in running the club and helping out. I have being involved in the club now for 8 years and my confidence has come back. I now sit on the committee of mental health Dun Laoghaire and love helping my fellow suffers.Anthony Doyle,
My name is Simon Hughes. I have been coming to the Friday club for five years. I used to stay in a lot and not do much at the weekends. I started going to the club on the advice of a friend I met in Venegas House Day Centre in Dun Laoghaire. I find it gets me out of the house and gives me an interest which I didn’t have before. I socialise and play games at it and its great craic. I look forward to my Friday nights now as the people there are great.Simon Hughes,
My name is Theresa Lynch. I am the Treasurer of Dun Laoghaire Mental Health. I am a carer in the Dalkey Troy Social Club.
I first started 8 years ago and I have seen a lot of people come and go. When they first start a lot of them are not that well, after a few weeks you can see them come out of themselves and gain a lot of belief in themselves. It makes me feel good to be part of it. They are a great bunch of people and I admire every one of them.Theresa Lynch,