A journey through mental health and self love

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The sweaty palms, the constant chatter in your brain, the overbearing feeling of unease and self doubt. How do we balance our mental health in a world filled with distractions? My mental health has always been a struggle since a child. I always struggled with how I looked, so much so I believed the mirrors in my house were fake, … Read More

MyMind to open new Cork centre

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MyMind is opening a new centre in Cork city to serve the growing demand for affordable mental health support. After opening the Cork branch in 2013, MyMind saw an increase of 86% in appointments in 2017, compared to the previous year. MyMind provided nearly 5,000 appointment to the people of Cork in 2017 alone. The new centre – located at … Read More

Getting a grip on panic attacks

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Here at MyMind, we know that stress and anxiety are things that affect people every day of the week, whether resulting from particular situations and experiences, or just day to day life. Quite commonly, these feelings of extreme stress or extreme anxiety can cause panic attacks. Recent research, conducted by Psychiatric Epidemiology Research across the Lifespan Group, have found that … Read More

3 ways to get your marriage off to a good start

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Getting married? Congratulations! From the thrill of the engagement to planning the rest of your lives together, taking the big leap into marriage can be the happiest and most exciting time of your life. It can also be a pretty scary time too, no matter what age you are or where you’re at in life. The idea of forever with … Read More

MyMind video series: Sarah Edmonds

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Sarah Edmonds

In the latest of our video series, Dublin-based therapist Sarah Edmonds talks about how speaking to a therapist can help bring more clarity to your life. “I think for a lot of us, we don’t have someone in our lives who’s there just to listen and support. I think therapy can be very supportive and offer a lot of clarity … Read More

Nice to meet ‘Me’

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Cork blogger Sarah Cooney shares her experience of counselling at MyMind and her journey to get to really know herself. Nice to meet ‘Me’. This sums up nicely my experience of counselling so far. I have spent the last two years in counselling with a break of six months in between. During that time, it has felt like I have … Read More

The power of listening

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According to the Mental Health Matters Report (2016), there has been a 41% increase in the number of college students seeking counselling. This is a staggering increase and it’s no surprise that a lot of university counselling services are struggling to meet this demand. In my spare time, I volunteer as a peer mentor. I am one of the founding members … Read More

5 steps to a healthier relationship

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While Valentine’s Day is a prime opportunity to show your partner how you feel, it is also important to show your affection on the other 364 days of the year. Every relationship will have it’s ups and downs, nobody is perfect. What’s important is to not let the “downs” keep you down. To finish off our Valentine’s blog series, here’s … Read More

MyMind supports more than ever this winter

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MyMind has supported a record number of people this winter.  MyMind, which has centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, provided 1,798 appointments in November alone. This is compared to 1,226 appointments made by clients in the same month last year – a growth of almost 47%. An incredible 15,725 appointments have been made by MyMind clients so far this year. … Read More

Interview with: Claire Forde

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Claire Forde

As part of our monthly interview series, we’re talking to Limerick-based therapist Claire Forde about person centred counselling and how talking to someone can really help if you’re worried about your mental wellbeing. Claire, as a counsellor, you abide by the core conditions set out by Carl Rogers regarding Person Centred Counselling. Can you tell us more about this approach? … Read More