Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MindMindR – A Mental health directory

Mise with Mayor Cathal King


MindMindR – A Mental health directory 

Further to my tweets from Tallaght about Mayor Cathal King’s launch of a unique and ground-breaking initiative on Mental Health.

Last year Cathal proposed that the Council develop an app for the Iphone and android phones providing a directory of mental health services for the area. The idea was to provide easy access to services by location, type, age group, useful links and emergency services.

After a lot of hard work by the council’s IT department and with the support of a variety of other organisations, including Comhairle na nÓg, South Dublin County’s Youth Council, this morning the app - Mind MindR - was launched.

The iPhone version is up and running and the android version will be out within days.

It would be brilliant if this idea could be replicated across the state and across the island. Niall Ó Donnghaile has tweeted to say he is investigating developing this app for Belfast and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin raised the issue in the Dáil and has secured a meeting with the junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch to explore how Cathal’s initiative can be brought to other areas.

Teachta Sean Crowe, mise, Mayor Cathal King and Councillor Maire Devine
MindMindR is a comprehensive directory of Mental Health services and resources for South Dublin County. Using the latest smartphone technology, the MindMindR app will enable users to quickly gain access to information on a range of mental health services available in their local area, concentrating mainly on Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan and Rathfarnham.

Emergency contact and service details for national services are also listed for information purposes, and services within the South Dublin County map boundary are mapped to enable the user to navigate to the address of the service they require. 
Accessibility information has also been added where available and will be updated going forward. In all a great idea and one that I have no doubt will help those in need and will save lives.

With  Comhairle na nÓg

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