This Saturday, 10th September, is World Suicide Prevention Day and on this day Helplink Support Services (Helplink.ie) is joining forces with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the GAA to launch Cabhrú, a new type of support service for the Irish abroad.
Cabhrú (meaning ‘help’ or ‘support’ in Irish) is a free online counselling service which will be available 7 days a week. Initially, the service will be available for Irish citizens in Australia during their evening times and each client can avail of up to six free appointments.
The Cabhrú team is working with local Irish support services in Australia, as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs Irish Abroad Unit, the GAA and the Crosscare Migrant Project to promote the service and encourage clients to avail of these free counselling appointments.
Helplink.ie is a national, non-profit organisation that provides mental health and other social services for free or at low costs. The organisation has been providing thousands of counselling appointments online or by phone nationwide for the past five years and they will now be providing these services internationally.
The organisation has plans to expand the Cabhrú service to other countries such as Canada, the U.S.A. and the U.A.E in the future, and is currently seeking corporate social responsibility funding opportunities from Irish Companies at home and abroad to support this potential expansion.
More information about Cabhrú can be found at www.helplink.ie .
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