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Managing Your Mood

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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 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 

Supercharge Your Self Care - a series of 6 workshops

Earlier this year Co. Wicklow PPN teamed up with Avril Bailey oft he Dublin Human Givins Centre to develop Supercharge Your Self Care, a series of 6 workshops to support the wellbeing of our members during the current pandemic.


The sessions were well received and the feedback from participants was so good that we have since worked with Avril and Nadia Ramoutar to futher develop the workshops into a set of 6 podcasts.

1.  The first podcast (13 mins) explains why Co. Wicklow PPN undertook this work, how it        links in with our Wellbeing Visions, and the work of the Wicklow County Council                    Community Response Forum as well as the government's Keep Well programme.

2.  The second podcast (7 mins) introduces Avril and introduces the podcast content

3.  The third and fourth podcasts ( 6-7 mins each) raises awareness of what we need for          optimum wellbeing

4.  The last two podcasts (8-9 mins each) tells us about the simple things we can do to              mind our mental health and wellbeing.


The podcasts are small enough that you can watch them either individually (on a tea break perhaps) or all together.

we hope that you will find them as beneficial as the participants did and you might even watch them more than once.  with the year that's in it, and Christmas coming, we think you will.  Do let us know what you think of them.

The podcasts are available on our You Tube Channel HERE or on the Covid Support Page on our website HERE (under the local tab).

Be Well Bray

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