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Keep Well Mayo - Managing Your Mood

Keep Well - Managing Your Mood

Life is quite difficult and stressful for a lot of us right now and it’s important to reach out and get help when you feel everything is getting too much. We’ll all get through this together by helping each other where and when we can.

For support on minding your mental health during COVID-19 go or HSE Stress Control 

The Mayo COVID19 Community Response Forum has a dedicated helpline to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency.

The Covid Helpline hours are now extended and will operate from 9am to 5pm – 7 days a week.

Phone: (094) 9064660


50808 is a first of its kind for Ireland: a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small. From breakups or bullying, to anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings, crisis volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations.

Start a conversation by free-texting the word HELLO to 50808 any time, day or night.


Pieta provide professional one-to-one therapeutic services to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed.

Call free 1800 247 247

Text HELP to 51444


Barnardos provide a national telephone support service for parents, in response to the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Freephone 1800 910 123 (from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday).

They also provide a children’s bereavement helpline service, for all members of the public telephone 01 473 2110 (from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Thursday). Referrals will be accepted for children up to the age of 18 who have parental/carer’s consent.


Jigsaw is a mental health charity focused on providing expert advice and support, online and in person, to young people across Ireland aged 12 - 25 years-old.

Find a Jigsaw near you by visiting

Talk to one of the team through 1:1 Live Chat by visiting Contact our support line on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544729) (1pm to 5pm Mon to Fri).

Text CALL ME to 086 180 3880 and one of the team can call you back when it suits you.

Visit for more information or email


MyMind provides free online and phone supports, psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults under the COVID-19 project. Clients of age 16 and above can use free-of-charge online counselling.

If you would like to book an appointment you can do so by contacting MyMind through email at or calling the office at 0766 80 10 60 (9am - 5pm).

For more information, please visit

BeLonG To

BeLonG To Youth Services provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland between the ages of 14 – 23 years.

Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 to chat in confidence with a trained crisis volunteer (anytime day or night, standard SMS rates may apply).

Visit for more information. provides a wide range of articles and information for young people aged 16 – 25 years, on many different topics, including mental health.

Free-text SPUNOUT to 50808 to chat anonymously to a trained volunteer 24/7.

Visit  for more information.


Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood-related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.

Free phone 1800 804848 or email

Aware also offers free online mental health education programmes that you can do from home. These programmes provide tools to help cope with anxiety, unhelpful thoughts and common life challenges. Log on to


Shine provides information and support through regional offices and offers counselling and support to individuals living with mental illness and their families and carers.

If you are in distress or seeking information you can contact Shine at any time for confidential support at


Childline (ISPCC) is Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for young people up to the age of 18.

Freephone 1800 666 666 (any time, day or night).

Text 50101 (from 10am to 4pm every day).

Chat online at (from 10am to 4pm everyday).


Samaritans telephone service is available 24 hours a day.

Freephone 116 123.

For confidential, non-judgmental support email

Visit  for details of the nearest branch.


Turn2Me is a community of fully qualified and accredited mental health professionals working online to provide a high quality, safe, anonymous and confidential space for you to gain support - wherever you are, whenever you need it, for whatever you are going through.

Counselling options for individuals, couples and young people aged 12-17 offered. Log on to


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