Mental Health Services & Supports During COVID-19

With the recent efforts being made nationally and internationally in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to highlight available mental health services and supports.

Minding our mental health, as well as physical health, is very important at times like this.

Many members of Mental Health Reform have been proactive in finding ways to make sure their vital services can continue so that people can access the support they need.

Services and Supports (listed alphabetically):

Aware are operating their freephone support line, email support and online Life Skills programme.
☎️ 1800 804 848 (7 days a week from 10 AM – 10 PM)

BeLonG To will continue their Crisis Counselling Services and provide them digitally.
📧 All current clients are being contacted directly.

Bodywhys offer a helpline, email and online support groups.
☎️ 01- 210 7906 (Monday, Wednesday & Sunday 7:30 – 9:30 PM and Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 PM)

Care After Prison have a freephone support, information and advice service available
☎️ 1800 839 970 (Monday -Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM)

The Cork Counselling Service is offering counselling and crisis support by phone to Cork City and County during business hours.
☎️ 083 077 7998

Crisis Text Line is an anonymous 24/7 messaging support service with trained volunteers available to listen to people going through a tough time.
text MHR to 086 1800 280 (standard text message rates apply)

Dublin Simon Community are offering free support over the phone for people who are experiencing homelessness.
☎️ 1800 844 600 (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM and Saturday – Sunday 4:00 – 10:00 PM)

Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Mental Health Service offers support by phone, 7 days a week.
☎️ 01- 872 1094

GROW Mental Health Recovery is running a six-week online programme dealing with the various challenges involved with COVID-19 and an online peer support group. 
💻 (six-week programme)
💻 (peer support group)

Helplink provide free/low cost online counselling and therapy 7 days a week including free counselling for people laid off by crisis, people with addictions, people returning home and the Irish stuck or living abroad.

HSE 24/7 Mental Health Information Line.
☎️ 1800 111 888

HSE Mental Health Supports and Services During COVID-19 webpage.

HSE Your Mental Health website.

The Irish Advocacy Network are providing remote peer advocacy from Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
☎️ 01- 445 2350 (Monday & Wednesday)
☎️ 01- 874 8684 (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is the largest professional body of counsellors/ psychotherapists in Ireland and has an online directory where you can find an accredited and qualified IACP member who can suit your needs in your area and is available to work with you online or over the phone.

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy represents the broadest range of psychotherapists in Ireland and has a directory of fully accredited psychotherapists is available onsite.

The Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service offer an experienced service to anyone experiencing difficulties via instant chat, telephone and video.
☎️ 086 070 9843

Jigsaw is currently offering support online, over the phone, and via email for young people aged 12 – 25.
1800 544 729

Mental Health Ireland has many resources on “Minding Our Mental Health During COVID-19”

MyMind are providing counselling and psychotherapy both online and by phone. 
☎️ 076 680 1060

The National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP) is a professional body of counsellors/ psychotherapists in Ireland with an online directory of qualified therapists who are currently providing counselling by telephone or online.

Pieta have 24/7 freephone supports and text support services.
☎️ 1800 247 247
📲 text HELP to 51444

The Psychological Society of Ireland provide an online directory of chartered psychologists in all disciplines, as well as information about psychological services.

Samaritans are available 24/7 for free support by phone or email.
☎️ 116 123

Shine is currently providing remote support and an outreach service to people experiencing mental health problems and their families and supporters by phone and email.
☎️ (01) 860 1610 or (021) 422 6064
📧 provides information and practical advice created by young people, for young people.

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services operates a Support and Information Line from Monday – Friday, 9 AM  – 5 PM. It’s staffed by mental health nurses and there is a call-back facility for out-of-hours queries.
☎️ 01- 249 3333

Suicide or Survive provide a free online wellness workshops for adults and young people. 
💻 (youth workshop)
💻 (adult workshop)

The Traveller Counselling Service offers information and counselling by phone.
☎️ 01- 868 5761
☎️ 086 3081476 offer peer support, online support groups and professional support.


Mental Health Reform’s Staff and Board of Directors and Supporters, we would like to thank everyone who is playing a role in addressing COVID-19 and the special efforts being made to protect people’s physical and mental health at this time.



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