A bit late but this month on The Helplink Show we chat with:
The Irish Heart Foundation about their organisation and in particular their counselling service for stroke carers and we also speak with the Founder of New Wave Adventure Therapy which uses outdoor adventure activities to create opportunities to develop new skills and competencies, for self-reflection and therapeutic discussion.
Listen live on our partner community radio stations:
On this day...World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD2020...8 years ago our CEO set up Helplink Mental Health, to provide accessible free or low cost mental health services!
We stared with just one service (ahead of its time!) a online counselling service that was available 7 days a week!
Now we support 100s of people every year with a wide range of counselling services for children, young people and adults; face-to-face in the West of Ireland and online nationally and globally (Irish abroad).
We also support thousands of people every year with our mental health information and education services too!
We'd like to thank every Board member, Volunteer, Employee, Contractor, Partner organisation and Supporter we have worked with over the years for all their help and we'd also like to thank all our Clients for taking that leap (which is never easy) to get support for their mental health.
We hope to serve our communities for many more years to come 🙂
This is probably the same throughout all the counties!
The investment or rather lack of investment in all public mental health services in Ireland over the decades is nothing short of shocking. People of all ages are suffering due to lack of investment in our mental health services and the situation looks like it's only going to get worse!
Time for the government to implement 'Sharing the Vision' and to support our citizens with accessible and timely mental health services.
NGOs like Helplink are ready and willing to work with government and the HSE if they are willing. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Galway City Council supported by Department of Rural and Community Development for their grant to support our reopening of our 7 day a week face-to-face counselling services for children, young people, adults. The grant helped towards the purchase of PPE equipment for our counsellors and other COVID-19 health and safety equipment for our clients. ... See MoreSee Less
This protracted pandemic can make it harder to stay positive. If you're struggling, it's ok to be not ok & seek help from friends, family or support services. @helplinksupport offer free culturally sensitive online counselling to #irishmigrants abroad https://buff.ly/32RHPEj 💚
Join us on Friday, 9th October to delve into the aspirations of our new national #mentalhealth policy 'Sharing the Vision,' exploring how we can translate policy into practice and change. Art, music, discussion & more. Register: https://bit.ly/3mrKcpd