Thousands of people in Ireland are affected by mental illness, with 1 in 4 people being directly affected by it at some point in their lives. Stigma around mental illness remains a huge problem for sufferers, many of whom feel isolated from those around them.
Working alongside local agencies and groups, the cornerstone of our work is continuous opposition to and the elimination of any stigma associated with mental health problems, emotional difficulties and behavioural issues. We vigorously endorse evidence based talk-therapies as suitable treatment to ameliorate mental and emotional wellness. Working alongside our local community connections, we actively promote highest standards of professionalism within Mental Health Care.
Our service provides: immediate access to psychological therapies; education for individuals to develop self-help strategies and positive coping skills; community workshops, lectures and courses; assistance in training for those involved in the study of counselling and psychotherapy; and continuous professional development programmes.
Let’s Get Talking Counselling Psychotherapy Support is a Voluntary Community Service Organisation that provides Counselling Psychotherapy for all and where appropriate, free of charge. Our service offers: brief or open ended, one-to-one, couples, family and group Counselling, Therapy and Psychotherapy. We plan to continue this service in 2017.
In 2017 we will continue our psychotherapy service which provides much needed help to those most in need. All individuals who contact Let’s Get Talking will be treated with dignity, sensitivity and an appropriate confidentiality. On contacting the centre new clients will usually be seen within 7 working days from their initial contact or as soon as soon as practicable in the case of individuals in crisis.
In 2017 we plan to reach out to communities groups and local businesses. We already have a number of supporters who have helped us deliver our services, however this year we hope to expand.