Pieta House Northwest has reopened for in-person services this week under current Government restrictions.
Pieta, the national suicide and self-harm prevention charity, confirmed today that it has delivered 4,278 hours of counselling in its Letterkenny centre since 2019 and has helped over 500 people in that time.
Counselling services have remained available throughout lockdown with phone, video and face-to-face appointments being offered to people in the Northwest region.
Pieta services comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. This means that while Level 5 restrictions reduce the number of face-to-face appointments that can take place in the centre each day, Pieta is providing the option of face-to-face appointments with children and adolescents or adults who are high risk.
Any client can have phone and/or video therapy irrespective of the COVID-19 restrictions.
The opportunity to provide counselling over the phone or through video has allowed for Pieta Northwest to be much more accessible to clients where transport and distance may have kept some people from picking up the phone to make an appointment.
Any person wishing to access counselling services should call 0818 111 126 and select option 2 to book an appointment.
The centre is located in the Grand Central Building, Canal Road, Letterkenny, and is open Monday and Wednesday from 12pm – 8pm, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am – 5pm.
Pieta Northwest provides free counselling to those experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. It also offers counselling to those bereaved by suicide.