Our Mental Health Worker Patrick Reilly spent time last week with Traveller men at our Community Heart Garden Project. He persuaded the men to leave their mobile phones behind and do a ‘walk and talk’.
The men talked about mental health services – what’s available and how can you get in touch.
The phones came in very handy in the second part of the session as the men googled the mental health services they had identified in the walk and talk.
We know Christmas can be a tough time for some families. Why not check in with people over Christmas and see how they’re getting on. Please see the helpline numbers.
Info on Services
The Traveller Counselling Service is an independent culturally appropriate counselling service which is specially set up for Travellers in the Greater Dublin Area. It provides a free, confidential, non-judgemental counselling service to members of the Traveller community who are over 18 years. Contact Tel. 086 3081476
Other services include Jigsaw for young people 12 years old to 25 years old (01) 6583070. LGBT Ireland’s help line is open in the evenings up until 9pm. Pieta House helpline number is 1800 247 247.
If you want to get involved in raising awareness on mental health for Travellers get in touch with Patrick Reilly at our number (01) 8780255.