Our lives have changed over the past couple of months. We have had to adapt to new and unfamiliar ways of doing things. It is important more than ever now to build our resilience, work hard at staying positive and managing our mood. We will get through this together by helping each other where and when we can.
Below are some resources to help you to do that.
For supporting your mental health go to www.yourmentalhealth.ie or HSE stress control – a free online stress control programme
Community Call Helpline
A dedicated helpline that the public can ring to give non-medical non-emergency support to people during this COVID-19 emergency
The helpline is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm
Phone: 1800 868399
Minding Your Wellbeing
A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible. Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. This programme focuses on the promotion of mental wellbeing, and has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of short online videos for the public at this time. It’s free to access anytime so why not try one of the videos and go from there.
Minding Your Wellbeing Programme
Numbers When You Need Them
HSE Community Healthcare East (serving communities in Dublin South, Dublin South East & East Wicklow) have compiled a directory of “Numbers When You Need Them” for Mental Health Services available in our area. The booklet can be saved or downloaded from this link.
Numbers when you need them
Pieta provides professional one to one therapeutic services to people in distress and those bereaved by suicide. All services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed
Call free :1800 247 247
Text: HELP 51444
Barnardos provides a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Freephone: 1800 910 123 (10am to 2pm Monday to Friday)
Children’s bereavement helpline service
Phone: 01 4732110 (10am to 12pm Monday to Thursday)
Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and more are understood, supported, free from stigma and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies
Freephone: 1800 804848
Aware also offers free online mental health education programmes that can be done from home. They provide tools to deal with anxiety and common life challenges. Log on to https://www.aware.ie/education/#adult-programmes