Looking after your Mental Health at Christmas
Looking after your mental health at Christmas:
The Christmas and New Year period is a particularly vulnerable time for people and there is evidence of an increase in self-harm presentations to emergency departments during this time. For more information, please see: www.yourmentalhealth.ie/mind-yourself/good-mental-health/feel-well/christmas/
Call 999 if it is a crisis.
Your GP will refer to appropriate HSE services, for example, primary care psychology, child and adolescent mental health, adult mental health.
You can also access, 24 hour helpline support:
Samaritans: Freephone – 116 123; Text – 087 2 60 90 90 (standard text rates apply); Visit us – find your nearest branch on www.samaritans.org
Pieta House – 1800 247 247.
Children and Adolescents can access:
Childline Helpline – 1800 66 66 66
Childline – Text “support” to 50101 (available between 10 am – 4am daily).
Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline – 1800 341 900.
For further information on mental health support services please visit: www.yourmentalhealth.ie