Mental health App launched
By Mary Dennehy
A MOBILE phone app that provides contact details and information on local mental health services has been launched by South Dublin County Council.
Called Mindmindr, the free app was developed in conjunction with the HSE and provides information on local support services across a wide range of areas, including depression, addiction, crisis pregnancy and suicide prevention.
Pictured earlier this week, councillors and council officials with Mary McLoughlin (HOPE), Kevin Brady (HSE), Frank Stacy (Jobstown Safe Talk), Dr Yolanda Ferguson (HSE) and Jeff O'Toole (Jobstown Safe Talk)
Suitable for iPhone and Android, services across South Dublin County are mapped to enable users to find the services themselves, with national emergency services also listed.
The app, a previous format of which was launched by South Dublin County Council in 2013, was spearheaded by the current Deputy Mayor, Cathal King.
Speaking at the launch this week, Cllr King said: “There is unfortunately still a stigma out there around the whole issue of mental health and asking for help.
“While there are a lot of great local groups providing support and advice, people often don’t know they are there or how they can get in touch with them.
“I thought it was very important to have something in the palm of your hand that highlights these groups, the great work they do and how anyone can get in touch with those groups when they need them.”
The Sinn Féin councillor added: “I want to thank Chief Executive Danny McLoughlin and his team in South Dublin County Council for the work they’ve done in developing Mindmindr 2019 and the HSE for all of the support they have given since the original version in 2013.”
The free app is available now from the iTunes Store and is also available on Android.
iPhone version of Mindmindr can be DOWNLOADED HERE
Android version of Mindmindr can be DOWNLOADED HERE