As the impact of the global pandemic takes effect in Ireland its ramifications in terms of mental health will gradually emerge. This is becoming evident now as the initial disbelief and distraction subsides and the consequences of Covid 19 in Ireland becomes more tangible.
Talk Therapy Dublin took part in an online conference discussing the above organised by Akidwa on behalf of migrant women particularly those in direct provision.
This discussion highlighted how Covid 19 is really hitting vulnerable minorities with disturbing outcomes, something the death rate from care homes really highlights in a painful way.
In the past I mentioned research from Trinity College which looked at the impact of economic recession & mental health
It is clear that many life events (which can bring distress under normal circumstances) are being complicated by the fact we are in this “new normal”. Births, deaths, weddings, health conditions, exams, new job roles and even retirement are being complicated by the uncertainty and limitations now present in our day to day lives.
Social distancing, self isolation and serious employment worries bring a risk of mental health concerns and also challenge our ability to provide face to face counselling.
We will continue to provide a counselling service all through this crisis utilising video and phone options if necessary. Especially for those self isolating or in contact with vulnerable people.
We are also on hand to support front line workers with the challenges they may face and will be waiving normal fees in this regard.
If we can be of any assistance please make contact.
COVID 19 – Pandemic Resources & Information
- Some information on different mental health resources provided by the HSE.
- Mind the Frontline – new mental health resource for all frontline healthcare staff run by a group of Dublin Psychiatrists.
- Some practical advice from Jigsaw for adults and young people alike.
- Some advice on sleep and keeping an eye on sleep hygiene during the disruption caused by the COVID 19 outbreak – This is an area we can help with and Talk Therapy Dublin can use different approaches including CBT-I to help clients whose sleep is being severely affected