There are a range of supports and services available both inside and outside of AGS.  The most important thing to do is to start a conversation with someone about how you are feeling.  In addition to the supports listed below, you will also find details on self care - please take the time to read through these not only for your own wellbeing but perhaps also to support someone you are worried about.

Seek help

24/7 Support

For urgent help call Pieta House on freephone 1800 247 247 or you can text HELP to 51444.  The helpline is manned by qualified therapists.

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.

The Samaritans – 116123

Other Services and Supports

Aware – on 1800 80 48 48 Mon to Sun 10am to 10pm

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 or you can contact EAS to ask for details of Peer Supporters in your area.


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

Self Care

  • Don’t bottle things up – talk to someone.  Depression is more common than you think and you may find the person has experience of it.
  • Create your own support network. Spend time in the company of people you enjoy being around – family, friends and colleagues
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Keep active – even when you don’t feel like it.  Gentle exercise, even a short walk outdoors can have a positive influence on your mood
  • 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. 
  • Be kind to yourself.  Be gentle and have patience.