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Mental Health Supports

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If you feel you need support with your mental health, it is important to remember that there are services that can help you.

Where to look for help:

In an emergency situation, and outside of GP hours, it is advised to go to the accident and emergency department in your local hospital.

If you are in a Crisis Situation and need to speak to someone – here is information on Crisis Support

Your GP or Doctor is often the best place to start as they can refer straight into Mental Health Services. 

Counselling and support

Under 18

Crosscare Teen Counselling  – provides a professional counselling service to young people and their parents/carers who may be struggling with behavioural and emotional problems. Phone central office 01 557 4705 0r email

The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Services – provides a professional counselling, therapy and support service to families and individuals who are experiencing difficulties..

My Project, Mounttown Offer one to one psychotherapy to young people. This is a method based on regular personal interaction to help a person change behaviour and overcome problems.

Jigsaw is an early intervention, primary care service for young people’s mental health. Service directed at young people aged 12 – 25 years-old and parents/care givers. Find your local Jigsaw

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – is a service that provides assessment and treatment for children and young people up to 18 (& their families) who are experiencing mental health difficulties. To access a CAMHS service you need to be referred by your GP.

Over 18

HSE CIPC (Counselling in Primary Care)

Medical card holders can be referred by a GP to the Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC ) service. This is a HSE service for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression, stress and bereavement. The service is available for a maximum of eight appointments only.

HSE The Cluain Mhuire Service

People found by their GP to have more serious anxiety or depression will usually be referred to a local secondary care mental health service like Cluain Mhuire. It can take a few  weeks for a patient to be seen for an initial assessment for psychiatric help at the Blackrock, Co Dublin centre.

Pieta provide free counselling to those with suicidal ideation, those engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service.

Jigsaw is an early intervention, primary care service for young people’s mental health. Service directed at young people aged 12 – 25 years-old and parents/care givers. Find your local Jigsaw

Low Cost counselling and support

Low cost counselling and therapy

Many counselling and therapy centres offer free or low cost services, depending on your financial situation. Find a therapist in your area on the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy website.

For further information on affordable treatments, click on

National Counselling Service face to face, by phone or online are available. – local number: 1800 234 111

Tivoli Institute : Low cost counselling service.

Access Counsellinghave lower cost options.

Living Life Counselling offer counselling to children ages 5 – 13 years old and also to adolescents ages 13 – 17 years old

Online counselling and support– Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18– Free online wellness workshops and programmes

  • Reachout provides a web-based service that helps young people get through tough times by providing good information on mental health and related issues. It also signposts you to formal and informal supports.

Texting Services

Text Hello to 50808 – 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.

Childline: Text “Talk” to 50101;

Jigsaw - National Centre for Youth Mental Health

Jigsaw offer expert mental health advice and support, online and in person, to young people across Ireland, aged 12 – 25 years-old.

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is NOT counselling! However, if you sometimes feel “Stuck” and  frustrated that your life is not moving forward in the way you want it to. Or if you want to become more confident and learn to manage stress and anxiety – Why not try a Life Coach?  Life Coaching focuses on the present and the future and is in the area of self-development.  Crosscare have Youth Services have life coaches.  You can find out more here.

Let’s talk dlr

A good place to start is to click on website that provides information on mental health supports in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

It lets you hear about other young people’s experiences, and helps you to connect to get the help and support you need!

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