Free online counselling starts for people with depression and anxiety nationwide Free online counselling for those suffering from anxiety and depression has begun today nationwide after huge success with an initial pilot.

Around 88% of those with severe anxiety and depressions saw their symptoms reduced after attending the online counselling sessions, according to the pilot.

The cognitive behaviour therapy was done digitally over two months and found that 57% of people with clinical anxiety and depression were found to be "diagnosis-free" after the time period.

These services are provided by the HSE and available for people referred by their GP, primary care psychologists, the national counselling service and Jigsaw.

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