Tennis Ireland has compiled a list of support services below for mental health and well-being because everyone will experience tough times.
Below are some great resources which may be of help to you or those around you:
Mental Health Ireland – https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie
- Various resources to promote positive mental health, wellbeing and recovery
- Check out their 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give
HSE – https://www2.hse.ie/mental-health/
- Links to online counselling support, phone and text support
NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
- Mood self-assessment, well-being audio guides to help with low mood, anxiety, problems sleeping, low confidence and unhelpful thinking as well as support for children and young people
Garda Síochána – http://www.garda.ie/
- An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland. The Mission of An Garda Síochána is ‘Working with Communities to Protect and Serve’.
National Helplines for Parents – www.parentline.ie or https://www.familylives.org.uk/
Aware – https://www.aware.ie/
- The national organisation providing free support, education and information services to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.
Jigsaw – https://jigsaw.ie/
- Jigsaw give families, educators, and those who support young people’s mental health ways to cope and the skills to be there for young people.
Pieta – https://www.pieta.ie/
- Pieta provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All of their services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed.
Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/?currency=EUR&nation=ireland
- Samaritans provide 24-hour emotional support, 365 days a year, to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thought.
ISPCC – https://www.ispcc.ie/
- The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Their services include services to children, young people and families also include one-to-one therapeutic support services, Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing Programmes, the resilience-building Smart Moves programme for children and young people making the transition from primary to secondary school and more.