- 21 Oct 22
Registration is now open for the free monthly event.
Minding Creative Minds' next online meet and greet session is set to take place this Monday, October 24, at 7pm – with registration for the free event open now.
“Our meetings are for all members of the creative sector to chat and support one another and much more," says Dave Reid, the founder of Minding Creative Minds. "Those attending set the agenda for each meeting by simply attending this free monthly meetup event. Since our September meeting, we have had a particularly busy number of weeks and we look forward to sharing all updates with those attending and indeed to hearing from the attendees also.
"Remember, when registering if someone wishes us to address a particular area during the meeting or indeed If you have a question and your preference is for a private response; just write this in the registration form and we will be glad to help."
Minding Creative Minds is Ireland's first ever 24/7 mental health and wellbeing support programme for the Irish Creative Sector, and includes access to a range of services.
Earlier this month, they announced an enhancement of their service, to include specialist trauma and abuse counselling care, in collaboration with their creative partners at Screen Ireland, The Arts Council and Irish Theatre Institute, as part of the Safe to Create programme.
The contact details remain the same for all our Minding Creative Minds services in support of the Irish creative sector – including those here at home as well as the Irish overseas.
You can reach Minding Creative Minds' 24/7 dedicated phone line at 1800 814 244 – or, if calling from Northern Ireland, 0800 0903677
You can also text ‘Hi’ to 087 369 0010 for SMS & WhatsApp Support (standard rate applies) with a qualified psychotherapist / counsellor
The Minding Creative Minds pilot mentorship programme was established last year. Over 90 fully funded mentorships have been issued since 2021, equating to close to 500 mentoring sessions. A number of creative disciplines are represented in the mentorship programme; including music, dance, theatre, artist management, publishing, television production, life coaching, event management, label and project management, digital marketing and more. You can register for their fourth mentorship programme here.
In addition to the mental health support offered, Minding Creative Minds looks at the whole individual – which means the programme offers access to a number of additional services structured to help users with various issues they may be experiencing. These include:
- Advice on practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress
- Legal Assistance for a range of issues
- Financial Assistance & Consumer Advice
- Career Guidance & Life Coaching
- Support for Non-Irish Nationals & their families
- Mediation for conflict resolution.
The monthly meet up sessions are presented by Minding Creative Minds in association with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organisation , Irish Recorded Music Association, MCD Productions & The Cowshed.
To register for Minding Creative Minds' October meet and greet session, click here.