Meet our staff

Our Staff

So much of what we offer is because we have an amazing and dedicated group of staff. Everybody faces different challenges and you never know what someone is going through or how they are coping with life, unless you ask them and start a conversation about good mental well-being. Please take a look through their profiles and get to know them a little bit, before you call in.

We currently have a vacancy for a Part-time Community Development Worker to join our team.

Claire Flynn
Project Manager

Claire Flynn joined Limerick Mental Health Association as a part-time Project Co-Ordinator for the Le Chéile Peer Support Project in November, 2014. She became Project Manager of Le Chéile Peer Support Project in January 2016.

Claire's role is to oversee and manage the project. She reports directly to the Board of Limerick Mental Health Association.

She loves her job and feels very lucky to be in a role that she enjoys. Claire loves what she does as the main purpose is to reduce social isolation and to increase social inclusion. Claire returned to education in her 40’s and managed to get a Degree in Psychology and Media. Claire loves reading and meeting new people.

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Julianne Hennelly
Project co-ordinator

Julianne Hennelly, is a project co-ordinator in Le Chéile and is an artist who practices through everyday creativity. She has a BA in Design, LSAD & Masters in Community Music, UL.

A painter, fashion designer, hair & makeup artist (Soho, London) Julianne has ten years experience facilitating creative, holistic and empowering workshops centered around shared learning, self expression and self care. A singer/songwriter, Julianne learned guitar and Merlin while in the H.S.E: Acute Adult Mental Health, St. Anne's Alzheimer's ward and other care settings.

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Leona O'Callaghan
Office Administrator
Leona was delighted to join the team at Le Cheile as Office Administrator in February 2019.
She is passionate about mental health having her own lived experience with recovery and is a former member of Le Cheile.
Leona has over 15 years prior work experience in administration and accounts and is currently sitting her final exams to become a qualified accountant.
Leona knows how difficult but also how possible recovery from mental health difficulties can be so is delighted to work for an organization that promotes wellness and recovery in Limerick.
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Sylvia Kiely
Community Development Worker

Sylvia is our Community Development Worker at Le Chéile. She has previous experience working in Residential Care and in therapeutic support for children and adolescents. She also has previous experience as an adult mental health recovery support worker. She has a B.A in Applied Social Studies and Social Care from L.I.T and a Postgraduate Diploma in Adult and Further Education from Mary Immaculate College.

Sylvia is passionate about mental health, wellness and recovery, especially through self expression and creativity, having been a member of Le Chéile’s creative writing group. Sylvia’s own recovery journey was strongly supported through her love of education and music, especially the guitar and drums. She has facilitated groups in mindfulness, personal effectiveness and care skills. She is delighted to join the team at Le Chéile.              

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