Louth TD critical of inadequate Child and Adolescent mental health supports in Louth
This June the Emergency Services crew of Gardai, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Civil Defence are coming together to support and promote a Co Kildare based organization which supports people through mental health crisis with the offer of quality professional Psychotherapy and Holistic services.
A fundraising fight night is taking place at the Osprey Hotel, on June 15, with doors opening at 7.30pm.
Hope(D) was originally set up as an response to the increase in suicides, suicidal ideation, and self harming.
Chairperson of Hope(D), Terri Thorpe, reports that the organisation is showing a significant increase in people attending its services based at 2 Henry St.
Contact Hope (D) on 1800 855 824 or 087/ 1513535.
They offer professional Counselling within 7 days, or less in case of emergencies. Currently the numbers through their door have tripled, yet they get no Government or HSE funding. 25% of their service users are adolescents, 18% over 55s, and the remainder being referrals through self, GP, Health Centres, Hospitals, Community Probation office, or Health nurses. Their existence has always depended on the generosity of the general public, which means that Newbridge, Naas and other surrounding areas have to benevolently come up with 'fundraising ideas' to keep their doors open. We are delighted that the amalgamation of our 'First response' teams, are respectfully giving HOPE(D) a 'helping hand' albeit it in the 'Boxing ring' - raising well needed funds to keep their doors open.
An upcoming event that the four emergency services in Kildare are running in aid of the “HopeD” charity, (Helping Other People Escape Depression.
The Blue Light Fight Night will be held on the 15th of June at the Osprey Hotel and we will be having a photo-call on Tuesday next, the 4th of June, at 2pm at HopeD’s premises at 2 Henry Street, Newbridge for media outlets. A full press release will be available on that date.
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