Promoting Positive Mental Health, Wellbeing and Recovery

Five Ways for Tough Times

Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland is the longest established mental health charity in Ireland. Throughout our history we and the Mental Health Associations have played a central role in reshaping how the public understand mental health issues.

Since our establishment in 1966, we have been front and centre in promoting positive mental health, supporting people with lived experience of mental health challenges in their recovery and bringing practical expression to national policy objectives.

Mental Health Ireland’s strategy Empowerment – From Ideas to Actions 2019 – 2021 is an invitation to become involved in something bigger, to be part of a dynamic movement that makes a real difference to many peoples’ lives.


Promoting Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing


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News and Events

27th March 2020

Talking to children and young People about COVID19

The Department of Education and Skills has released some advice for parents and schools on talking to children and young people about COVID-19. They suggest letting the child or young…
27th March 2020

Fostering alcohol-free healthy coping tools that will last beyond COVID-19 

We have worked with Alcohol Action Ireland to share a set of advice guidelines to help people understand the risk of turning to alcohol during these tough times. This advice…
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23rd March 2020

Minding your mental health and wellbeing as a Volunteer

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong upon landing on the Moon 1969 Volunteers similarly take that one significant apparently small step which has…


Most helplines can provide a listening service, give information and advice, provide emotional support or point you in the direction of other services. They are often free-phone services which are staffed by trained volunteers or employees.