Mental Health Signposting and Supports

Signposting & Resources

Knowing how to access the right supports and services can help us and our loved ones.

There are supports and services available through your statutory HSE Mental Health Services and also the many and varied community and NGO organisations across the country.

Please visit Your Mental Health on for information and advice for families and friends – to find the details for all the various organisations supporting mental health – we have listed a few below here 


Pieta House - Free phone 1800 247 247  

Talk to a therapist any time, day or night. If you need someone to talk to, we listen. Whatever you’re going through, you can call us anytime for FREE.            


Contact a Samaritan - Call 116 123                         

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Inspire 24/7, 365 Telephone Helpline & Counselling Service - Free phone 1800 817 433  

The service is confidential and voluntary. Inspire Workplaces are bound to confidentiality by our code of ethics. An Garda Síochána will not be told who is using the service and will receive only anonymous utilization statistics in order to facilitate evaluation of the service.


Contact Aware - Free phone 1800 80 48 48

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or related mood conditions, Aware has a free support line                                                     


Contact BODYWHYS Helpline: (01) 2107906

Our mission is to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for the rights and healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.


Statutory Services

The HSE Mental Health, Addiction, Disability and Older People Services are all statutory services run by the state. The Mental Health services are delivered according to age and include General Adult, Child and Adolescent, Later Life, and Rehab and Recovery services. 

Mental Health Signposting and Supports

Many people struggle to cope at one point or another of their lives. Reaching out to someone could help them know that someone cares, that they are valued, and help them access the support they need.

Asking and talking about mental health lets your colleagues and friends know it’s OK to talk to you about how they are feeling and seek support when it is needed. Remember you don’t have to have the answers, listening is one of the most important things you can do. If asked you can help by signposting them to professional supports.