Counselling & Helplines

New LGBTI+ telefriending service accepting referrals

In recent months, LGBT Ireland has been working on launching a new LGBTI+ Telefriending Service for members of the LGBTI+ community over 50+ who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation. The Telefriending Service is now open to receive referrals nationwide, where a person receives a weekly...

Le Cheile Family Resource Centre launches new “Listening Ear” service

A new service has just been launched by Le Chéile Family Resource Centre  in Castlebar as part of its suites of counselling and psychotherapy services. The Listening Ear service is provided at a low cost by a trainee counselling person every Tuesday morning . This 100% confidential...

Free public webinar explores the personality

My Mind - a blended model of mental health care - will host a fascinating free public webinar about personality on Thursday, July 8 next at 11am. Each one of us has our own unique personality — the habitual way we are in the world. Our personality...

Mindspace Mayo launches new website

Mindspace Mayo has celebrated its sixth anniversary with the launch of its new website. Mindspace offers a support service to young people aged 15-25 years presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bereavement, body image) to young people with emerging mental...

HSE Askaboutalcohol.ie

If you are worried about your or someone else's relationship with alcohol, there is help available. For support and advice, call the HSE Alcohol helpline on 1800 459 459 or email helpline@hse.ie     More on Substance Misuse & Addiction HERE More on Mental Health HERE More on Parenting & Family Support...

Minding Your Wellbeing

HSE Health & Wellbeing have launched a new free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing. The programme consists of a series of 5 video sessions of around 20 minutes – click here or log on to www.yourmentalhealth.ie ...

#hereforyou campaign raises awareness of bereavement supports

A 10-week online information campaign has been launched with the aim of profiling and raising awareness of bereavement supports and services  available to people living in Kildare and West Wicklow. The campaign is funded by the HSE under Connecting for Life Kildare and West Wicklow...

Stress control programme available from January 11

The Stress Control Online programme will be available again from Monday, January 11th. As the HSE can’t deliver our Stress Control classes in the community just now, Dr Jim White will, instead, live-stream the classes until March, free-of-charge. Go to www.stresscontrol.ie for more information. This is a really...

Mental Health Support Services in Co. Roscommon

If you are going through a difficult time related to your mental health or if you know someone in that situation, you are not alone. Here you can find all kinds of Guidelines for Mental Health Support Services in Co. Roscommon. ...

Program supports family members affected by drug and alcohol abuse

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force, as part of Regional Drug & Alcohol Awareness week, is launching a new pilot program aimed at supporting family members affected by drug and alcohol abuse. This is an evidence-based program which aims to 1)      Provide family members with facts around addiction and...

How to Avoid A Poorly Designed School Mindfulness Program

By Jamie Bristow In the UK, it was recently announced that the national government will put public money into mindfulness in education for the first time. One hundred and fifty schools will take part in a trial training program as part of a wider piece of...

#TeenMentalHealth Report: Nearly 75% of teens worry about body shape

In a special report, Irish Examiner journalists looks at teen mental health. A special Irish Examiner / ReachOut Ireland teen mental health survey was designed to capture the views of teenagers in Ireland in relation to youth mental health and the issues that affect them. A body of...