History of MYMY (Mind Your Mate and Yourself)
PIPS Newcastle and District was established in 2004 as a result of an increase in local suicides, the group was formed by a number of bereaved family members and volunteers.
There was very little counselling services available locally at that time and those that did exist had limited resources. The organisation opened its premise on Newcastle Main Street in order to provide an easily accessible, safe and secure environment for its local community by providing various forms of counselling.
The opportunity to move to bigger premises in October 2015 prompted the group to make the decision to change the name from PIPS Newcastle and District to MYMY- Mind Your Mate and Yourself. The organisation has taken a major step forward in establishing itself as an independent charity providing much needed counselling services and support within the Newcastle and surrounding rural area.
Where are we located?
The new premises at 19 Dundrum Road, Newcastle, and the creation of new permanent staff posts; Services Co-Ordinator and Counselling Manager and part-time Counsellors has enabled MYMY to re-structure, monitor and develop its current services. MYMY also has a team of fundraising volunteers. If you would like to learn more about our volunteering click here!
Every donation makes a difference, by supporting our work here at MYMY you can make one too, Thank you!
The MYMY House is open 4 days per week from 9.30 to 4.30pm for general office activities and to facilitate counselling sessions and daytime support groups. The House is also open on selected evenings to enable after-hours counselling and to host other support groups and outside agencies.
If you would like to help please contact MYMY at 028 4372 7549 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org