Seeking Help

The first step is to visit your GP who will be able to guide you on a range of helpful options available.  Talking with family or friends can sometimes help too, let them know what you are going through and look at other support available to help you on your recovery journey.

It may be difficult, but asking for help is a sign of strength and can make a real difference.

Mental Health Services

Where to go if you have Mental Health difficulty.

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If you need to talk to someone, find helplines.

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Find Supports in Your Area

This signposting tool highlights local supports and services specific to your county as well as national supports. You can display in your workplaces, classrooms or community spaces to promote the organisations in your and make it easier for someone around you to reach out for help if they need it. 

Please click on your county below for your downloadable poster. 

Perspectives on Recovery

There are a number of specialist services that provide various treatments, including counselling, and other programmes. Often these different services are coordinated by a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), which is usually based either at a hospital or a local community HSE centre. You can contact your local CMHT through your local HSE office.

If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your nearest A & E Department.

For Further Support Contact Samaritans

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Every six seconds they respond to a call for help. They’re there 24/7, before, during and after a crisis and they make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.