Mental health group
seeks help of council

Mental health group
seeks help of council
The suicide prevention group Lets Talk has asked Dundalk Town Council to help it find a suitable office in the town for a six month period.

The suicide prevention group Lets Talk has asked Dundalk Town Council to help it find a suitable office in the town for a six month period.

A delegation from the Lets Talk organisation told the council that the primary purpose of Lets Talk is to provide a voice people with mental health issues and also for their families.

Mrs Anita McCann said their purpose is to direct people to the health services available for one of their major concerns is that people do not know who to turn to in time.

Lets Talk is a cross-border operation and they are seeking the council’s help in getting tempoary accommodation in Dundalk.

they are not looking for funding.

Mrs McCann said there is a huge crisis in mental health at the moment.

Cllr Mark Dearey agreed and said the problem is paarticularly serious among young men.

Cllr Martin Bellew said the council should try and facilitate Lets Talk and suggested that the group hold talks with the Town Clerk to see what can be arranged.

In answer to a question by Maria Doyle, Mrs McCann said Lets Talk has made contact with secondary schools and they have been very supportive.

The organisation is also working with the travelling community.

Chairman Eamonn O’Boyle agreed with Cllr Bellew that the group should liase with the Town Clerk on the matter.