World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2021 – information on supports and services: HSE Resource Office

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Whilst the promotion and maintenance of our level of mental health is always relevant and important, World Mental Health Day (10th October) provides an opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health whilst also providing support to others.

In acknowledgement of the role that you play in supporting others, amidst the challenging times that we are experiencing at the moment, and with a view to assisting and supporting your role in whatever way possible, I am taking this opportunity to outline some of the resources and supports that are available and may be of benefit to you.

Attached is a copy of some signposting material and more copies are available if required (Email address below):

–        Information Poster:  ‘Help is at hand for your emotional well-being and mental health during Covid-19’.

CHO8 Help is at Hand Poster Oct 2020

–        ‘Numbers if you need them 24/7’ Postcard.

Numbers if you need them A6 Postcard -Midlands Louth Meath

–        Click on the following link for a more comprehensive listing:



The following services and websites may also be of interest or relevance to those with who you work with and support:


  • Pieta: Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service. This Service provides practical help and support to individuals, families, friends, colleagues, etc. who have been bereaved through suicide.  Contact details are:


Midlands: Bernie Carroll, Mobile: (086) 418 0088; Email: bernie.carroll@pieta.ie

           Louth/Meath: Marian King: Mobile: (085) 7380444 Email: marian.king@pieta.ie


  • Other bereavement supports:  The National Bereavement Support Line is provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation Helpline:

1800 807 077; www.hospicefoundation.iewww.bereaved.ie  www.childhoodbereavement.ie


  • The Samaritans 24/7 Listening Service (116 123) and Pieta 24/7 Suicide Helpline (1800 247 247) are always available to provide support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.


  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line Text (text ‘HELLO’ to 50808) is now available providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.  https://text50808.ie/


  • HSE Psychology Service offers a virtual drop in clinic and psychosocial service providing emotional support and advice in these challenging times.  The service can be availed by email:  mlmpsychosocial@hse.ie



  • Services for young people: 
  • Articles and information on many topics including mental health are available from the following services: Spunout:  www.spunout.ie ;  BeLonG To Youth Services: https://www.belongto.org/ ; Jigsaw- Freephone: 1800 544729, www.jigsaw.ie ; Childline – Phone 1800 666 666, Text 50101, www.childline.ie  ISPCC Teenline, 1800 833 634 (free 24/7 helpline for young people up to 18 years).


  • Digital Mental Health Supports:

You may be aware that a new online CBT programmes was officially launched last week with SilverCloud Health. The service is for those over 18yrs and is proven to have a positive impact on those experiencing anxiety and depression. It can be accessed by a referral from a GP, Primary Care Psychologist or Jigsaw:


  • Informational material on mental health, wellbeing, suicide prevention, bereavement support, etc. are available on the www.healthpromotion.ie website under the ‘mental health publications’ section.


  • HSE Information and Advice Websites:

Practical advice, as well as information on national services people can turn to for support and help:


  • The www.yourmentalhealth.ie website provides information and signposting on all mental health supports and services that are available nationally and locally provided by the HSE and its funded partners.   Freephone: 1800 111 888 (YourMentalHealth Information line) is available 24/7 for information on supports and services.


Please also know that I am always available to you and any of your staff, clients and service users for advice, guidance or any other assistance that may be of help.


Kind Regards,



Eddie Ward
Resource Office for Suicide Prevention & Telehealth Lead HSE Midlands Louth Meath

Health Service Executive

The Health Centre

St. Joseph’s Campus

Dublin Road

Longford N39KR23

Tel: (086) 380-1152  E-mail: eddie.ward@hse.ie

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