MyMind celebrates ninth anniversary

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MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing celebrated its ninth anniversary with the opening of its new Dublin-based centre – 7A Store Street.

Founded in 2006 by ex-Googler Krystian Fikert, MyMind has grown from offering mental health services out of one room in a community centre, to a nation wide organisation that can reach people living anywhere in Ireland through its e-therapy platform.

MyMind provides counselling, wellbeing and psychotherapy services in 15 different languages either online, face to face or in the workplace. MyMind charges are based upon employment status, allowing the unemployed or full time students to access services at vastly reduced rates. In addition, revenue generated from full fee clients is reinvested, enabling MyMind to provide affordable services to all. New clients may self-refer and appointments are usually made within 72 hours of contact.

MyMind now has centres in Dublin, Cork and Limerick city, and the opening of a new centre – 7A Store Street – on June 29th will allow the charity to reach more people with fast and affordable mental health care. MyMind has impacted on more than 20,000 lives in Ireland to date, having a positive impact not only on the individual who accesses the support directly, but also the communities, families and workplaces around those individuals.

Founder and CEO Mr Krystian Fikert said, “I set up MyMind nine years ago with the aim of making quality and affordable mental health care within everyone’s reach. Today, we are working hard to make this a reality by removing the obstacles that can block access to mental health services such such as cost, waiting time and language barriers.”

MyMind celebrated its ninth anniversary with a special event on Tuesday, 23rd and were delighted to welcome Minister for Primary Care, Social Care and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch to officially open the new Dublin centre. “We need to ensure that people know how to get the help they need. MyMind is a pivotal piece of that,” said Minister Lynch.

Minister for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch

Minister for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch

Speaking at the event, Deputy Director of SpunOut.ie John Buckley said, “MyMind is working in spaces where digital natives feel most comfortable seeking help.” Speaking of his own experiences of MyMind and booking an appointment for the first time, John said, “Within 15 minutes, I was an empowered service user.”