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.
They can be contacted on
Tel. 116 123

AWARE is a voluntary organization formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population who are directly affected by depression. is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. It aims to educate and inform their readers about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be maintained, both physically and mentally.It provides information to around 80,000 active readers each month.

GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.

Jigsaw - An initiative to empower communities to support young people in Ireland aged 12-25 to achieve better mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which 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.

Relaxation (offers free audio downloads on muscle relaxation for the reduction of physical tension and breathing exercises).




The PCHEI is the representative body of Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education in Ireland. It provides support for counsellors, and facilitates continuous professional development. The association also liaises with statutory bodies and other relevant agencies on student issues.

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