Minding Creative Minding (MCM) announce an enhancement of its service offering to include trauma and abuse counselling.
This announcement and launch is in collaboration with our partners at Screen Ireland and Irish Theatre Institute as part of the Safe to Create Programme and with the continued support of The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
This October 5th Minding Creative Minds will announce an enhancement of its service to include specialist trauma and abuse counselling care. This additional service is being launched with our pan-creative sector peer team; we are privileged to collaborate with Screen Ireland and Irish Theatre Institute as part of the Safe to Create programme on this primary advancement for our service offering and very thankful to do so with the continued support of Minister Catherine Martin and her team at The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
In both public and private health tiers, trauma and abuse counselling services can have significant wait lists, depending on the user’s catchment area and services accessed. At the time of writing, we understand a six-months plus wait list exists. With Minding Creative Minds enhanced service, our team of counsellors will also provide supportive care while the service user is waiting for a specific service referral. This approach ensures our (enhanced) service user is supported day to day with their coping and managing techniques until the bridge to engagement around the historical trauma is secured.
Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is Ireland’s first 24/7 (32 county and our Irish overseas) wellbeing support programme for the entire Irish creative sector. Minding Creative Minds’ counselling and advice services, in association with Spectrum Life, include a *24/7 Dedicated Phone Line; Short-term intervention, telephone Counselling together with secure video counselling amongst other contact options (see the full list later in this document). Alongside our counselling services we offer advice and support on practical day to day issues which have the potential to cause stress and anxiety; for example, legal and financial advice, career guidance and life coaching. Our service offering focuses on the entire individual; whatever your need or question; if you work in any area of the Irish creative sector, contact us and let us help you; our services are free and confidential.