People living in Cork and surrounding counties will now have easy and quick access to community-based affordable mental health services, thanks to a new service which is being launched in the city and which is open to people from the entire county and surrounding counties.
The affordable service will benefit people facing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues stress and all mild mental health issues. According to the World Health Organisation, one in four people experience a mental health problem during their lifetime.
MyMind’s Cork office was officially opened on Monday by Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Cllr John Buttimer, Lord Mayor of Cork. The centre, which is located at 9 Dyke Parade, Cork, has the capacity to provide more than 100 sessions per week and will be open Monday to Friday from 9am-9pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Appointments with a psychologist, psychotherapist or counsellor can be made simply by logging onto www.mymind.org or by calling +353 76 680 1060. Appointments can be offered within 72 hours.
MyMind, which is a community based not for profit mental health services provider and Dublin’s number one mental health care centre, will offer consultations with mental health professionals for adults, children, adolescents and companies. MyMind is a social enterprise which uses funds generated from fee-paying clients to subsidise reduced-fee or free-of-charge services for clients who require assistance to access mental health support.