Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Covid-19, Mental Health and Older People: Statements


11:20 am

Photo of Mary ButlerMary Butler (Waterford, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

The Deputy raises a valid point. I have a 23-year-old daughter who has been working from the bedroom for the past 14 months. She is looking forward to getting back into the workplace.

On the issue of students, last October I put in place a leaflet outlining all of these supports that are specifically there for young people in second and third level so that they are aware that there are vital supports. MyMind, for example, provides counselling in 15 different languages, and is providing us with 5,000 sessions a month. We also have a five-point plan and a psycho-social framework to support people when they start moving back into the workforce. Hopefully, that will be very soon. We all await the Taoiseach's announcement today.


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