CORK'S Polish community is being offered free online counselling to help them through the Covid-19 crisis.
The move by the Together-Razem centre for the Polish community in Cork is offering six free sessions to those affected by Covid-19 between now and the end of July.
There are up to 25,000 Polish people living in Cork city and county.
The centre's U-Clinic project "offers free and confidential therapy online in Polish language for anyone who is experiencing anxiety, has underlying health issues and is in self-isolation. The service is provided in Polish language by highly qualified, accredited psychotherapists", according to CEO of Together-Razem, Voyteck Bialek.
He said: "Clients must have access to a Smartphone, Laptop, iPad/tablet or PC, as we use a free, easy-to-use video/phone app (Skype or Zoom) for online appointments."
He continued: "We can only support people with mild to moderate mental health/wellbeing issues such as anxiety, stress, mild to moderate depression etc."
He added: "We do not provide a crisis service, people seriously contemplating suicide or in need of immediate help should go to their local A&E, contact your GP or call 999."
· To avail of this service you need to register online and fill in a consent form at https://together-razem.org/pl/teleasysta/ or contact Together-Razem at 021 4395588 on Mondays 9am to 6 pm;
Wednesdays 9am to 6pm, and Thursdays 10am to 5pm.