Mental Health Support Services

Below is a list of just some of the services available to help support good mental health and wellbeing.

For more resources, information, or guidance around mental health please visit the HSE
Your mental health
and Mental Health Irelands websites.

If you need someone to talk to, please contact the Samaritans, they are waiting to take your call.

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Text HELLO to 50808

start a conversation50808 is anonymous, free and here for you 24/7.

https://text50808.ie/

 

Childline

Childline provides free listening services to children and young people up to the age of 18.

The Childline helpline is open 24 hours every day.

You can contact Childline by:

  • Online chat

  • Freephone 1800 666 666

  • Texting the word "Talk" to 50101

www.childline.ie

Bodywhys

A range of services (helpline, support groups, online groups, email and family programmes) for adults and young people with eating disorders, and their families.
Contact alex@bodywhys.ie for support.

www.bodywhys.ie

Turn2me

They offer self-help, peer support and professional support through an online platform for those who are experiencing poor mental health.

www.turn2me.ie

Grow

Support group for adults with mental health problems.

Helpline: 1890 474 474

www.grow.ie

ReachOut

Reachout provides a web-based service that helps young people get through tough times by providing useful information on mental health and related issues. It also signposts them to formal and informal supports.

www.youth.ie/project-item/reachout

SpunOut.ie

Ireland’s youth information website was created by young people, for young people.

Get anonymous support 24/7 with our text message support service

Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you, and help you to move forward feeling better.

Text SPUNOUT to 50808

www.spunout.ie

Shine

Support for people affected by mental ill-health.

Phone: 01 860 1620

https://www.shine.ie/

Mental Health Ireland

Information and support for people who experience mental health difficulties.

Contact info@mentalhealthireland.ie
Information line 01 284 1166 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

www.mentalhealthireland.ie

 

Aware

Depression Support & Education Services

Helpline: 1800 80 48 48

www.aware.ie/

 

Suicide or Survive

Irish charity focused on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual. We are working to build a society where people embrace their mental health wellness and those with difficulties are treated with dignity and respect and experience a service that offers them hope, a safe place and a positive future.

Helpline: 1890 577 577

https://suicideorsurvive.ie/

Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a national centre for youth mental health. They focus on intervening early to support the mental health of those aged 12 to 25 years of age.

Jigsaw operates 13 services in communities across Ireland. They offer a place you can visit for free with confidential support from trained mental health professionals.

www.jigsaw.ie

BeLonGTo

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people between 14 and 23 years in Ireland.

Services include:

  • support groups for young people and parents

  • informal one-on-one chat service

  • professional counselling

  • drugs and alcohol support service

The services are confidential, free-of-charge and welcoming to all young people.

www.belongto.org

ReachOut

Reachout provides a web-based service that helps young people get through tough times by providing useful information on mental health and related issues. It also signposts them to formal and informal supports.

www.youth.ie/project-item/reachout

Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Mental Health Service

Exchange House Ireland National Travellers Service is the largest Traveller specific front line service provider in the country.

Phone: 01 8721094 

https://exchangehouse.ie/services.php

Traveller Counselling Service

Online counselling to members of the Traveller community who need support during this time.

 www.travellercounselling.ie

Suicide or Survive

Irish charity focused on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual. We are working to build a society where people embrace their mental health wellness and those with difficulties are treated with dignity and respect and experience a service that offers them hope, a safe place and a positive future.

Helpline: 1890 577 577

https://suicideorsurvive.ie/

Pieta House

Free therapeutic support to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
Helpline: 1800 247 247

www.pieta.ie

ALONE

Support for older people

Phone 0818 222 024 8am to 8pm every day

www. alone.ie

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Information and emotional support and information on supports and services.
Freephone 1800 341 341 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm

www.alzheimer.ie 

The Dementia Resource Hub

Providing sign-posting information and online resources for people with dementia, families and carers.
www.understandtogether.ie

Seniorline

Confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers.
Call 1800 804 591 from 10am to 10pm every day.

www.thirdageireland.ie

 

Women’s Aid

Confidential information, support and understanding to women who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands.

Helpline: 1800341900
www.womensaid.ie 

 

Men's Health Forum

The Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is a charitable organisation that seeks to promote all aspects of the health and well-being of men and boys on the island of Ireland through research, education, training, health initiatives, networking and awareness-raising.

www.mhfi.org

Men's Shed

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association supports Men's Sheds throughout Ireland here you will find Information on your local Men's Shed. 

https://menssheds.ie/

Farming Resilience

The IFA has teamed up with Mental Health Ireland and Teagasc to develop a Farming Resilience programme to help farmers develop resilience in overcoming serious setbacks in life and business.

www.mentalhealthireland.ie/your-mental-health/farming-resilience/