Support for people whose lives are directly affected by depression.
W: http://www.aware.ie / Freephone support line: 1800 80 48 48 / E: [email protected]
Provides support and increases awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community. Advocates for the rights and healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.
T: 01 210 7906 / E: [email protected] / W: www.bodywhys.ie
GROW Mental Health
A confidential self-help support group for people experiencing a range of mental health issues.
T: 0818 474 474 / E: [email protected] / W: www.grow.ie
Helplink Mental Health
Helplink Mental Health provides low-cost counselling (by appointment only) to support people who may be feeling unhappy, stressed out and/or anxious or experiencing behaviour problems, anger issues, feeling sad, problems with eating and more.
Its counsellors are ready to help and are available online 7 days a week and out of hours.
See the e-learning platform Mindhacks.ie for mental health information and
provisions in the form of workshops, podcasts and videos.
T: 0818 99 88 80 / W: helplink.ie / E: [email protected]
Irish Advocacy Network
Support and information service for people with mental health issues. Offers peer advocacy and awareness training.
T: 01 547 0510 / E: [email protected] / W: www.irishadvocacynetwork.com
Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists
Established in 1981, to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy.
The Irish Council for Psychotherapy
Directory of accredited counsellors and psychotherapists.
The ‘Living Well’ Programme
Living Well is a recognised self-management support programme, based on the evidence-based Stanford model. It is free of charge and available to adults 18 years and older, who are living with one or more long-term health conditions, or caring for someone with a long-term health condition. The programme supports people to develop skills and confidence to become better self-managers of their own health condition/s.
T: Fiona Cunnane, Programme Co-ordinator 0877185615 Email: [email protected] W: www.hse.ie/LivingWell
Professional face-to-face therapeutic support for someone experiencing a suicidal crisis or engaging in self-harm.
Service provided completely free of charge. Suicide Helpline is for anyone in a suicidal crisis or who has been bereaved by suicide.
T: To speak to a therapist if you are in crisis – 1800 247 247, or text Help to 51444
To make an appointment with a therapist, call: 0818 111 126; Pieta Tuam 093 25586; Galway city 091 502 921; Pieta House (Mayo Outreach) 093 25586 / W: www.pieta.ie
National campaign working to reduce stigma and change attitudes to mental health problems.
T: 01 860 1620 / E: [email protected] / W: www.seechange.ie
SHINE – Supporting people affected by mental ill health
Shine currently provides:
- Recovery key working – This is an appointment-based service, which is designed to support people with self-experience of mental ill health and their family members and supporters to plan, navigate and action their recovery journey in their life and community.
- Recovery Support Groups – These recovery orientated discussion groups provide individuals aged 18 years or over with an opportunity to meet other people with a similar lived experience and in doing so, enable participants to provide support and encouragement to one another, on their respective journeys of recovery.
- Once weekly Phrenz (self-experience) groups are held in Castlebar and Galway City.
- Monthly Relative Groups are held in Castlebar and Loughrea.
Individuals can seek further information on any of the above services by contacting the Brief Information & Support line (not a crisis support line) open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, at 01 860 1610/086 040 7701 or via email to [email protected].