Due to COVID-19 guidelines, many of the services listed in our Services Directory have adopted new working arrangements. Please contact them directly to ascertain their current arrangements. 

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Support for people whose lives are directly affected by depression.

W: http://www.aware.ie /  Freephone support line: 1800 80 48 48  /  E: supportmail@aware.ie



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: alex@bodywhys.ie / W: www.bodywhys.ie


Eden Programme – Suicide or Survive

The Eden Programme is led by a group of like-minded people who have been there and understand what it feels like to be at rock bottom.  The programme is open for self-referrals and allows a person to explore their relationship with suicidal thoughts and suicidal feelings and ways to work through them and also to explore ways to not put the thoughts or feelings into action. This programme is funded and delivered in partnership with the National Office of Suicide Prevention, HSE and the National Counselling Centre.

T: 091 528 030 / E: eden@suicideorsurvive.ie


GROW Mental Health

A confidential self-help support group for people experiencing a range of mental health issues.

T: 1890 474 474 / E: info@grow.ie / W: www.grow.ie


Irish Advocacy Network

Support and information service for people with mental health issues. Offers peer advocacy and awareness training.

T: 01 547 0510 / E: admin@irishadvocacynetwork.com / 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.

W: www.iacp.ie 


The Irish Council for Psychotherapy

Directory of accredited counsellors and psychotherapists.

W: www.psychotherapycouncil.ie



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


See Change

National campaign working to reduce stigma and change attitudes to mental health problems.

T: 01 860 1620 / E: info@seechange.ie / W: www.seechange.ie


SHINE Mental Health

Dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness, including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bipolar disorder.

T: 1890 621 631 / W:  www.shine.ie


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Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC)

HSE Counselling Provides short-term counselling (up to 8 sessions) with a professionally qualified and accredited counsellor.

Service is available free of charge for people aged 18 years and over, with a full medical card.

T: 091 583 682


Galway Community Cafe

Galway Community Café is a free out-of-hours adult mental health service designed and run by people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

The Galway Community Café is a space which is open to anyone over 18 years of age experiencing mental health difficulties.

The Community Café is based in Mr. Waffle opposite the University Hospital Galway and is open Thursday – Sunday from 6.30pm – 11.00pm. Book a table here.

T: 087 108 5134


Galway Mental Health Ireland

Provides help to those who are mentally ill and promotes positive mental health.

T: 086 383 7607 / W: mentalhealthireland.ie


Galway Recovery College

Supports and encourages positive mental health and personal recovery through adult learning.

T: 087 340 1667 / E: galwayrecoverycollege@gmail.com /  W: www.recoverycollegewest.ie/galway




Defeat depression. General Support for people whose lives are directly affected by depression.

T: Freephone Support line: 1800 80 48 48 / email: supportmail@aware.ie


Bealach Nua

County Mayo Mental Health Services in association with Mental Health Ireland provides a Family Peer Support service to family members and friends of adult people with mental health challenges in County Mayo.

The staff at Bealach Nua have personal experience of supporting loved ones with mental health difficulties and this experience as well as further training in family peer support allows them to support families who access this service.

Families and friends are offered information, ongoing emotional support and can also be signposted to other supports and services if necessary. This allows people to cope more positively when a loved one is unwell during what can be difficult and overwhelming time in their lives.

In addition, Bealach Nua also supports families and friends with practical skills such as goal achieving, communication techniques and in developing resilience.

Email: veronicaa.burke@hse.ie


Cairdre Club Mental Health

Drop-in centres for people with mental health issues. Open 7 days a week in Rock Square, Castlebar.

T: 094 925 0529


Dolmen Clubhouse Ltd Mental Health

General drop-in centres for adults with primary diagnosis of mental health issues, open every day.

The centre aims to promote positive mental health. Members work alongside staff in operating the centre and can participate in planning a range of social and vocational activities.

T: 096  78907 / E: dolmenclubhouse1@gmail.com


GMIT Castlebar Counselling Service

GMIT Castlebar Counselling Service for third level students attending GMIT Castlebar.

T: 094 904 3127 / E: michellekerinsobrien@gmit.ie / W: www.gmit.ie/general/counselling-services-gmit


Helplink  Counselling

Helplink is a charitable organisation that provides the following mental health/counselling/therapy services in Mayo (Kiltimagh) for children, young people and adults, 7 days a week and out-of-hours:

• General Counselling
• Addiction Counselling
• Couples Counselling
• Bereavement Counselling
• Youth Counselling
• Youth Addiction Counselling
• Play Therapy
• Art Therapy

Furthermore, Helplink provides counsellors/mentors to primary and post-primary schools under initiatives such as the School Completion Programme.

T: 094 955 7007 / E: helplinksupport@helplink.ie / W: helplink.ie


Involve Ballina

In Partnership with Travellers recognises the equality of the Traveller community by providing programmes focused on the needs of the young people, initiatives and services that promote the participation and inclusion of the Traveller Community in Irish Society.

T: James/Alice/Keith 087 237 9132


Knock Counselling Service

Individual and couple counselling, group therapy and drop-in service. Group work and anger management. Available to adults and adolescents.

T: 094 937 5032 / E: counsellingoffice@knockshrine.ie / W: www.knock-shrine.ie/counselling


Living Well Programme

This is a six week programme for adults living with long term or ongoing health conditions. Over the six 2.5 hourly weekly sessions individuals will have the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in becoming active self-managers.

T: Liam Gildea – 087 349 0393 E: liam.gildea@mayocil.ie / W:  www.hse.ie/livingwell


Mayo Hearing Voices Support Group

The Mayo Hearing voices Support Group is a community based support group, where people with shared experiences come together to support one another. They offer a safe haven where people who hear, see or sense things that other people don’t, can feel accepted, valued and understood. The meetings are a closed group for people who experience hearing voices or other unique experiences only.

However, every seventh week we hold open meetings where members of the public can attend and learn more from voice hearers. Venue: Mayo Mental Health Association New Antrim Street Castlebar Co Mayo Day & time: Every Wednesday at 17:30 – 19:00

T: 089 228 8552


Mayo Mental Health Association

Mayo Mental Health Association provides a free confidential sign posting service for people of all age groups in the community who maybe experiencing mental health difficulties.

T: 094 903 8148 /  W: www.mayomha.ie


Mayo Recovery College

Based at GMIT Castlebar this unique and innovative college aims to support and encourage positive mental health and personal recovery through adult learning and dialogue.

Courses are diverse and registration is open to all adults.

T: 086 029 4901 / E: mayorecovery@gmail.com / W: www.recoverycollegewest.ie/mayo


Access to Psychology Services Ireland (APSI)

Access to Psychology Services Ireland (APSI) provides stepped-care, low intensity interventions in a primary care setting for adlults with mild-to-moderate mental health presentations. It is a free service to all in Roscommon and does not require a Medical Card.

W: www.apsi.ie


REGARI Recovery College

Based in Roscommon town uses adult education in the service of recovery by running co-produced and co-delivered modules across Roscommon and East Galway. Aims to support, maintain and promote positive mental health in the community. The purpose of the Regari Recovery College is to create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends and the community through co-produced education and learning together.

T: 086 130 4869 / E: regarirecoverycollege@gmail.com / W: www.recoverycollegewest.ie/roscommon


Roscommon Mental Health Association

Activities and developments in line with Mental Health Irelands National Strategy –
Empowerment – From Ideas to Action 2019-2021:

  • Supporting and promoting mental health awareness in communities to working
    alongside their local Development Officer in the delivery of MHI Workshops on
    Mental Health & Well-being.
  • Involvement in recovery initiatives such as peer-led day services, Recovery Colleges,
    Recovery Fairs.
E: roscommonmha@mentalhealthireland.ie
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