Transparency International Ireland (TI) Ireland has just launched a new Psychological Support Service available to those who speak out against wrongdoing. Reporting such incidents can have adverse effects on one’s emotional well-being and mental health, as well as the well-being of those closest to them.
The service offers a range of supports, including psychotherapy, therapy, and counselling with five therapy sessions available free of charge to individuals and family members during and after reporting. Group support will also be available on demand with a peer support group meeting to provide social support for those who have experienced psychological distress after whistleblowing. The Psychological Support Service is overseen by Consultant Psychotherapist Dr David Morgan who has extensive experience of working with whistleblowers in the UK.
For more information on the service see Dr David Morgan’s interview with TheJournal.ie and TI Ireland CEO John Devitt’s interview on Drivetime RTE. This service is funded with the support of the Department of Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform.