By Dan Walsh
Let’s Get Talking aims to provide access to professional mental health services to the community on a non-set fee and a new branch for the south-east officially opened at Weafer St., Enniscorthy, Enniscorthy, on Saturday with a reception afterwards in the National 1798 Rebellion Centre.
Officially opening the centre, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler said: “The opening of this centre in Enniscorthy is a crucial step towards achieving our shared objectives of ensuring everyone with mental health difficulties receives the appropriate care and support they require. I am a huge proponent of Let’s Get Talking, which supports people with mental health difficulties in their local communities, with a strong emphasis on mental health promotion, early intervention, and recovery. I am confident this centre will have a positive impact on the local community in Wexford for many years to come.’’
Also present were Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, Cathaoirleach Wexford County Council, Cllr Cathal Byrne, Cathaoirleach Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Minister James Browne, Deputies Brendan Howlin and Johnny, and Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Enniscorthy Municipal District Council.
Let’s Get Talking’s Wexford Branch will be led by local Wexford psychotherapist Ellie McLoughlin, who stated; “I am delighted to bring this accessible service to our community here in the Southeast. I’m extremely passionate about the benefits of therapy, for people struggling with their mental health, and we look forward to collaborating with other community organisations locally”
Speaking about the charity CEO Cyril Hyland said: “In Let’s Get Talking, we believe everyone has a right to access therapy no matter what. Each client of our service is treated according to their needs and not what they can afford to pay.”
Speaking on the opening of the Wexford Branch, Mr Hyland added; “We are very excited to have chosen Enniscorthy for our new centre to serve the community of the Southeast. It is a strongly held belief in Let’s Get Talking that the wellness of the community can be measured by people’s psychological health. To this end, therapy is a major contributor to this mission”.
Clients can contact the service without a referral or through their GP – there is no limit to the number of sessions provide to clients.
To book an appointment with Let’s Get Talking call the appointment line on 0818 714 001 or visit www.letsgettalking.ie.