MyMind – Limerick People to Benefit from Fast, Easy Access to Affordable Mental Health Services
With three centres in Dublin and Cork, MyMind has opened a new centre offering a variety of mental health supports in Limerick city. People in the Limerick area will now have faster, easier access to affordable mental health services in their community. At the launch, founder and CEO of MyMind, Mr Krystian Fikert, spoke about long public sector waiting lists and the high costs for private services in Ireland when it comes to people accessing the supports they need for mental health issues. MyMind, a non-profit, community-based mental health service provider, offers accessible and affordable counselling and psychotherapy, in different languages, provided by 100 mental health professionals. MyMind’s goal is to offer early intervention into mental health problems, to help to build people’s resilience and avoid more serious problems developing in the long term. As well as face-to-face services, MyMind offers online support via the e-MyMind platform, and a new [email protected] programme offering information and skills workshops to workplaces in order to enhance staff resilience and wellbeing. Operating as a social enterprise, any profits made go back into making services accessible to more people. MyMind’s new centre in Limerick has six psychotherapists and counsellors, and aims to expand this number over the coming months. Services are available to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, who may be experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, sexual problems or eating disorders. Appointments can usually be offered within 72 hours, between 8:00am and 10:00pm, by booking on www.mymind.org or by calling the office on 0766 80 10 60.