Please find below a list of organisations, support groups and websites that you may find useful
Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.
Niamh, the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health, is the longest established mental health organisation in Northern Ireland. Niamh Is a group consisting of three elements, Compass, Beacon and Carecall
Aware’s mission is to create a society where people with depression and their families are understood and supported, are free from stigma and have access to a broad range of appropriate therapies to enable them to reach their full potential.
Shine – 1890 621 631 www.shineonline.ie
Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder.
Rethink – 0845 456 0455 www.rethink.org
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life
GROW – 1890 474474 www.grow.ie
GROW is a mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.
TeenLine – 1800 833 634 www.teenline.ie
We are a national freephone helpline for young people in Ireland.We provide a confidential, secure, non judgmental listening service for young people to express their feelings.
Barnardos – 01-4732110 www.barnardos.ie
Our work is child-focused. We respond to the individual needs of each child and family, and aim to provide practical and professional supports to bring hope into situations where hope is sometimes lost. ( 10am – 12 noon with an out-of-hours facility to leave a message)
Samaritans – 08457 909090 (NI) or 116 123 (RoI) www.samaritans.org
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Bodywhys – 1890 200 444 www.bodywhys.ie
Bodywhys is the national voluntary organization dedicated to supporting the 200,000 people in Ireland affected by eating disorders
Eating Disorder Resource Centre of Ireland – 01-2841166 www.eatingdisorders.ie
The Eating Disorder Resource Centre of Ireland is an Irish based Organisation dedicated to the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Ireland.
Spunout – www.spunout.ie
SpunOut.ie is an independent, youth powered national charity working to empower young people to create personal and social change
Headstrong – www.headstrong.ie
We are working to change how Ireland thinks about young people’s mental health through the Jigsaw Programme of service development, through Research and Advocacy.
Minding Your Head – www.mindingyourhead.info
This website is for those who are worried about poor mental health, either their own or that of someone else, as well as those interested in maintaining good mental health. It discusses how you can spot the symptoms of a potential mental health problem and suggests some simple ways to stay mentally healthy.
National Office for Suicide Prevention – www.nosp.ie
Northern Ireland – www.dhsspsni.gov.uk
Breaking Through – www.breakingthrough.org
To provide support to practitioners working primarily directly or indirectly with young people at risk and also to those working with other vulnerable or disadvantaged members of the community
Other online organisations include: