Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking opens new outreach in Midwest.
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FIRST opening in Galway 2012, Let’s Get Talking aims to provide high-quality mental health services to the community on a non-set fee policy.
The non-set fee model positions the organization to straddle public provision and private enterprise to make service delivery more affordable to the public and less strain on scarce public resources.
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Speaking about the charity, CEO Cyril Hyland said: “Our mandate, as per our established charter, is informed by one important ethnic –equity. Each client is treated according to their needs and not what they can afford to pay.
“As a community counseling and psychotherapy non-profit partnership, we provide professional counseling and psychotherapy support to all based on their needs, in other words, a non-set fee policy.”
With a focus on early intervention, Let’s Get Talking support adults and children (over 10 years of age) about a wide range of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, addiction, trauma, bullying, eating disorders, parenting issues, and family breakdown support.
Speaking on the opening of the Midwest outreach, CEO of Let’s Get Talking, Cyril Hyland, said, “Our hopes for the Midwest outreach opening are to develop sufficient presence in terms of service delivery in the community to allow us to establish a center in the medium to long term in the region.”
Cyril added. “Part of our mission is to complement rather than compete with existing services so that all mental health services become more effective in serving the local community.”
Supporting the launch of the outreach locally, Cathaoirleach of the Metropolitan District of Limerick City Cllr Sarah Kiely said,” Now more than ever people need support, Let’s Get Talking is very welcomed support for anyone in need of counseling in Limerick.
“The non-set fee model is so balanced and attractive for service users, and I would urge anyone who needs support to reach out. I have had counseling in the past and can say that it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made without hesitation. Well done to Martin and the team, welcome to Limerick.”
Let’s Get Talking’s Midwest outreach will be led by counselor Martin Slott. Originally from Denmark, Martin holds a Degree in Counselling from Coventry University and is currently completing a MA Degree in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy.
Speaking about the outreach opening, Martin said, “I am looking forward to bringing this innovative service to our community. Let’s Get Talking has successfully developed in other communities around Ireland, and I am delighted to lead in extending this much-needed service to the Midwest region.”
In light of Covid 19, the charity continues to provide the service to clients online. Clients can contact the service without a referral. There is no limit to the number of sessions provide to clients, and each therapist works with clients to tailor a plan they are happy with.