More than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centre

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick politicians accuse each other of speaking through their anatomiesNext articleAAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerFine GaelHunt MuseumKrystian FikertlimerickMyMindMyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Krystian Fikert, MyMind, with Cllr Daniel Butler at the Hunt Museum for the first birthday of MyMind mental health service in Limerick.(Picture: Keith Wiseman)THE MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing has provided over 800 appointments to clients since opening its doors in Limerick last year.A not-for-profit provider of accessible mental health care in the community, MyMind is based at 66 O’Connell Street. In its first year, the Limerick hub has provided fast, affordable and accessible mental health services with 808 appointments recorded to date.Equipped with a team of psychotherapists and counsellors, MyMind provides counselling, wellbeing and psychotherapy services in more than ten languages either online, face-to-face or in the workplace.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.“We are delighted to be celebrating our first year of providing high quality, low cost mental health care in Limerick, and are dedicated to growing and improving this service for many years to come,” said MyMind founder Krystian Fikert.“In Ireland, someone experiencing mental health issues may be faced with long waiting lists and costly private services. MyMind is working hard to fill this gap through a mental health service that is easily within everyone’s reach.”MyMind believes that early intervention is the most effective way to prevent mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress from turning into severe problems. By providing fast and easy access to services in the community, MyMind enables people to access supports for mental health problems early on.MyMind has impacted on more than 20,000 lives in Ireland since being set up in 2006.“Since we opened the Limerick centre , we have seen demand for our services grow rapidly, with more and more clients referring friends and family members to our centre. This shows just how much of a need there is for MyMind’s uniquely accessible service,” said Mr Fikert.Speaking at the MyMind’s first anniversary celebrations in the Hunt Museum this week, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler hailed the mental health service as a “great attribute” to the city. He praised the quality of its service and said that by being located in the heart of the city centre, it “challenges the stigma around mental health”.“The conversation about mental health is growing. We are getting better at talking about it. We have accumulated the language and we now need to accumulate the understanding to start bridging that gap,” Cllr Butler commented.For more details on MyMind log onto www.mymind.org.center_img NewsLocal NewsMore than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centreBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 699 Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Queen’s Brian May Plans We Will Rock You Sequel

first_img Packed with the hits of the legendary band, We Will Rock You tells the story of a young rebel named Galileo who tries to overtake a powerful corporation in a futuristic dystopia. The show includes 24 Queen songs, including “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Somebody To Love.” The musical opened in London’s West End in 2002 and is set to close on May 31. The show is currently playing a U.S. national tour. They’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end…and then some! Queen band member Brian May has revealed on his blog that a two-week workshop of a We Will Rock You sequel has recently been completed in London’s Belsize Park. Few details were discussed by May, who referred to the project as “WWRY II – or TSMGO,” likely referring to the Queen song “The Show Must Go On.” May shared a picture of himself with the cast, alongside WWRY book writer Ben Elton, saying, “My thanks to all for the passion that everyone put in…it was a wonderful ride. I was very proud of this compact but very powerful team.”center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Gillmore gets first IMCA Modified win at Springfield

first_img“Getting a chance to compete at Super Nationals is a dream come true,” Gillmore said. Ryan Gillmore raced to his career-first IMCA Modified victory Saturday at his hometown Spring­field Raceway. “Last week was the first time since early in the season that we ran the car and we finished se­cond that night. I knew the car was capable of getting into the winner’s circle and we found a few things and made several changes,” he said. “The car was on a rail. Jerry had the track in great shape and two-three wide racing all night in all classes.” Gillmore, driving the Andrew Smith car that won on opening night, had made several changes to the car during the week after a seventh place finish last week.  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Hometown driver Ryan Gillmore charged early from his sixth starting spot and drove with ease to his first-ever Bad Boys Mowers IMCA Modified win Saturday before the capacity crowd at The Quick Quarter Springfield Raceway. Jody Tillman and Clay Hale completed the top five.center_img The youngster wasted no time in working through traffic early in the 20-lap feature and then kicked it in gear to capture the win in a strong run. Gillmore was happy the race went almost caution-free as friend and hard charger Trevor Drake was starting to close ground along with James Thompson. Bobby Pearish retired after being in­volved in an incident early in the feature but it was Thompson who was making the most ground on the bottom but ran out of time. By Ronnie Williams  Gillmore has been tabbed to compete in the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in Smith’s no. 49. Smith, who has been suffering from back pain and undergoing treat­ment asked if he would be interested in driving the car this year at Boone.last_img read more