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2021 Webinar Series: MyMind and Pieta - Supporting your Mental Health

Updated: 13 June 2021

2021 Webinar Series: MyMind and Pieta - Supporting your Mental Health

Date: Thursday June 17 2021 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

To access the video recording of the event please visit MyMind's YouTube channel here

This webinar was designed to give some space to the topic of suicide "Know Suicide, Know the Signs". MyMind joined forces with Pieta to explore the issues around suicide and to provide some practical pointers on learning the signs and being able to provide support to someone who is potentially struggling with suicidal thoughts. We also debunked some of the myths that exist and presented the facts around suicide. Pieta's Alan Farrell presented a clear and simple model (APR - Ask, Persuade, Refer) which anyone can use to initially intervene to support a person struggling with suicidal ideation and to point them towards professional support.

It is well known now that the Covid-19 pandemic has created a great deal of additional anxiety and stress for most of us. Dealing with Covid has been particularly challenging for people who have already been dealing with poor mental health, but has also affected those who have usually been able to maintain reasonably good mental health. There have been reported increases in depression, loneliness, stress, and addiction as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. But there is a lot of support available, and much of it is free.

MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing is currently providing free online counselling services to people who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic whether it's through bereavement, job loss, increased anxiety or depression, or addiction. Support is provided by a team of qualified mental health professionals, and all sessions are held in strict confidence through MyMind's own online platform.

Pieta first opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin in 2006. Since then they have seen and helped over 58,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. Pieta now operates fifteen centres and five outreach services across Ireland and employs over 200 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for their service is increasing. Pieta provides free counselling to those with suicidal ideation, those engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service.


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