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MyMind providing free online counselling for over 18’s affected by COVID-19

MyMind are now working with Sláintecare and the HSE to provide free counselling across Ireland


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MyMind provides a range of therapy and counselling services across Ireland, for people of all ages. Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic they have been running their counselling sessions both online and over the phone.

How do I know if I am eligible for free counselling with MyMind?

MyMind have been given funding by the HSE and Sláintecare to provide free counselling specifically for people over 18 who have been affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

To avail of the free sessions you must fall into the following categories:

  • Be struggling with COVID-19 related mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction or domestic violence.

AND be in at least one of these groups:

  • A front-line worker in a medical setting (e.g. HSE staff, nursing home staff, paramedic, public health worker, GP etc.)
  • Employed with low income (earn 350 euro or less a week)
  • Unemployed due to COVID-19
  • Bereaved due to COVID-19
  • Over the age of 65
  • Cocooning due to ill-health (regardless of age)

How do I apply?

To apply you must be over 18 and be able to provide at least one of these documents.

  • Proof that you work as a frontline worker in a medical setting (for example badge or payslip)
  • Proof that you are receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment
  • Proof that you earn 350 euro or less a week (payslip)
  • A letter of referral from your GP or local doctor (to support that you are struggling with your mental health)

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment you must register and create an account. If you are a frontline worker make sure to include this in the employment section. Through your account you can upload the documents mentioned above as proof that you are eligible for free counselling sessions.

For more information visit mymind.org.

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Published June 9th2020
Last updated Sep­tem­ber 18th2020
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