Over 20% of the Irish population will face a mental health difficulty at some point in their lives.
This means that over 800,000 people are experiencing hopelessness and poor mental health at any
one time. The Irish mental health system is not meeting the needs of these people. The current
system is expensive and there is a delay for people who want to receive early stage support.
MyMind is a new approach to mental health problems offering accessible, affordable and non-medical
support to people with mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, addiction and work-related
stress. The service has been open to everyone since 2006 and is currently based in two sites in Dublin,
in addition to their innovative online platform. The social enterprise model they have adopted
means that once they hit a certain level of services, they will be self sustaining. They aim to
expand this model nationally.