New Survey Shows Only Three In Ten Irish Men Would Attend Counselling Services

Only three in every ten Irish men would attend counselling services..

Following a recent survey carried out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), it revealed that only 3 in 10 Irish men said they would attend counselling/psychotherapy.

The startling finding is compared to that of 2 in 5 women saying they would be ‘very likely’ to attend if struggling in some way with their mental health. The IACP hopes their latest campaign “Look After Yourself” will encourage young men to attend therapy.

The IACP unveiled a Joe Caslin mural today on Montague Lane, Dublin in a bid to encourage males aged 25-34 to normalise therapy among this demographic and encourage young males to seek out help and talk with therapists.

GAA star and founder of the charity Half Time Talk, Philly McMahon, added, “Your mental game is just as important as your physical game and the younger generation need to learn this from an early age, that looking after your mental health is key to your overall health. There is no failure in going to see a therapist.”

Article submitted by Michelle Harrison,

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