Everyone has periods where they feel overwhelmed but if you notice this has been going on for a while, there are things you can do around self-care and/or contacting the services listed below.


  • Try to leave work behind you at the end of the day/shift.  Create a routine that signals to your mind and body that work is finished and you can begin to decompress.
  • Find some healthy ways to “switch off” both alone and with other people e.g. exercise, a hobby, mindfulness, reading, classes etc
  • Create your own support network. Spend time in the company of people you enjoy being around – family, friends and colleagues
  • Pay attention to your sleep patterns and try to establish a good sleep routine
  • Eat well so that you have enough energy to sustain and nourish you. 

Seek help

As an employee of AGS, you can contact the Inspire 24/7 Helpline at any time on 1800 817 433. The service is free and confidential.  You do not need to be “in crisis” to use this service, you can speak to someone about any concern – big or small.

You can contact any of the services/supports in An Garda Síochána including:

Employee Assistance Service on 01 6660390 or

Peer Supporters – a full list of peer supporters is available on the portal


Fr. Joe Kennedy and Rev. David Pierpoint have their contact details listed on the portal.