Mental Health Ireland

About Mental Health Ireland

Welcome to Mental Health IrelandMental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with 104 local Mental Health Associations (MHAs) and branches throughout the country. The membership includes mental health professionals and lay people who provide care, support and friendship for the mentally ill.  Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.

People who have good mental health:

  • Feel good about themselves
  • Feel comfortable with other people
  • Are able to meet the demands of life

Why should the average young person be concerned about mental illness and know about mental health? 

Here are just two facts:

  • One person in every three attending the family doctor has a mental health aspect to the medical problem
  • Of those who live to 65 – one in nine will spend some time in mental health care

As a member of the general public it is highly desirable that you should learn as much as you can about the importance of mental health and recognise and deal with causes of stress and other factors leading to mental breakdown. 

Remember that sometime in your life, you, a member of your family or a friend could become mentally ill and your understanding and help could be of tremendous support.

Moving Office

Mental Health Ireland have relocated  to:

2 Marine Terrace,

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin. 




Mental Health Ireland is not a crisis support service and this website is an information and signposting resource.

If you, or someone you know, needs support, someone to talk to or is in crisis; please see our 'Help' section.

MHI Upcoming Events


23.07.2014 10:30 - 12:30
Wicklow MHA Social Club


23.07.2014 18:30 - 20:30
Dalkey Table Tennis Club


25.07.2014 18:00 - 20:00
Dun Laoghaire MHA Social Club


29.07.2014 15:30 - 17:00
Bray MHA Social Club


30.07.2014 10:30 - 12:30
Wicklow MHA Social Club

Donate to MHI

If you wish to help Mental Health Ireland then please make a donation using the button below - Thank you!

Mental Health Tribunal Research

Have you attended a Mental Health Tribunal?Would you be willing to talk about your experiences?

Jennifer Brown from DCU is doing research on mental health tribunals and is looking for volunteers to talk about their experiences.

Click here for more details

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