The Traveller Healthy Unit (HSE South) in partnership with Traveller and community health organisations identified the need to establish a mental health & suicide prevention project to respond to the needs & concerns of the Traveller community, organisations & health professionals in the region, after a significant number of suicides in the Traveller community in Cork city & county.

Healthy Minds is a free of charge one to one confidential service offering support, listening services, advice, information, referrals and advocacy. We can also arrange for group workshops such as ASIST, safeTALK and Mind your Head and mental health related workshops.
People attend if they are depressed; have anxiety or other mental illness. If a person is seeking support around bereavement we can provide support or support a person to access another service to meet their needs.

Referrals to our service can be made by GPs, social workers, community health workers, other mental health services or by the individual or family member. Once the referral is made then an appointment will be arranged to meet either in our office, the person’s home or a place of their choosing.

This meeting will give the person the opportunity to talk about their current situation, including any problems in regards of their mental health or their bereavement.

Talking face to face can provide an opportunity to discuss things in more depth and find a way through the grieving process or with their mental health. We also provide telephone supports and sessions over zoom.

Tel 087 7590050

john.walsh2@hse.ie
Address: HSE, Old Library Building, St. Marys Road, Cork. T23 TX21.