Connecting for life
MyMind and Connecting for life (CFL)
In an effort to improve mental health access for those vulnerable to suicide, MyMind in partnership with the Connecting for life (CFL) is offering free face to face or online counselling, psychotherapy and psychological support sessions for economically disadvantaged individuals, for whom there is evidence of vulnerability to and increased risk of suicidal behaviour.
“Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national strategy designed to coordinate and focus the efforts of a broad range of government departments, state agencies, non-statutory organisations and local communities in suicide prevention.”
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The programme is for individuals who are economically disadvantaged and who fall into one of the following categories:
- People who have engaged in repeated acts of self-harm;
- People with chronic physical health conditions;
- Asylum seekers or migrants;
- Members of the LGBT+ community;
- People who are homeless;
- People who have experienced domestic, clerical, institutional, sexual or physical abuse;
- People bereaved by suicide;
- People who come in contact with the criminal justice system (e.g. prisoners)
- Other minority groups (e.g. Farmers, Travellers, Sex workers, etc.).
HOW TO AVAIL OF THE SERVICES?
To avail of the Connecting for Life free sessions:
- individuals can be referred by relevant service providers; or;
- Individuals can be referred by a MyMind mental health professional. Individuals who are unable to access one of the above referral pathways can contact MyMind directly for assistance.
HOW TO ORGANISE AN APPOINTMENT?
To arrange an appointment/session with MyMind, please contact:
The client accepts the Terms & Conditions associated with the service prior to attending the first session which in addition to the normal T&C for service include:
- Clients who have availed of free appointments under the COVID-19 Project in 2021 or other fully subsidised sessions from the HSE are not eligible for these free appointments;
- Client accepts that eligibility for the free session is at the discretion of MyMind;
- Client accepts that free of charge appointments are offered on a first come first served basis and that the overall number of appointments available under the programme is limited. Free appointments are, at all times, subject to availability;
- Free appointments from this programme, exclusively apply for people residing in the Republic of Ireland;
- Clients can avail of a maximum of 12 free appointments under the programme in 2021;
- A maximum of 2 appointments can be booked in advance at any one time;
- All free appointments must take place between 1st of January 2021 and 31st of December 2021.
- Appointments may be cancelled up to 24 hours before the appointment is due to begin with no penalty. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice are deemed a Late Cancellation/No Show. Clients with an aggregate of two Late Cancellations/No Shows will be removed from the programme and will no longer be eligible for free of charge appointments;
- If the programme is fully subscribed, Clients who wish to continue treatment may convert to regular client status and avail of the standard fee service applicable to their circumstances;
- MyMind reserves the right to amend any of the above terms and conditions at any time.
MyMind is committed at every level and in all aspects of the service it offers to provide a confidential service to all those who are seeking mental health support. Confidentiality is between the individual and the organisation and between the individual and the mental health professional. For more information see https://mymind.org/confidentiality.
Further terms and conditions can be found on : https://mymind.org/terms.
This initiative has received funding from the National Office of Suicide Prevention - Health Service Executive.