COVID19 Information Page


Go to for advice on how to mind your mental health during COVID-19.

HSE are launching a new, free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing. This evidenced based programme, consists of 5 video sessions, each 20 minutes, is accessed through

The programme will focus on practicing self-care, understanding our thoughts, exploring emotions, building positive relationships and improving our resilience.

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 freephone 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 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.

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 are 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


Stress Control is an accredited free programme that teaches you life skills to deal with stress. The programme helps us recognise the signs of stress and covers topics including how stress affects our bodies and thoughts. It teaches skills to overcome panicky feelings and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.

The HSE Coronavirus page, is updated 4 times a day

HSE National Helpline Number 1850 24 1850.

Download the Public Advice Leaflet in PDF format.
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The purpose of the leaflet is to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect amongst those statutory/community/voluntary workers coming into contact with vulnerable children and families at this time.

Grieving in Exceptional Times, The Irish Hospice Foundation
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the traditional ways we mark our grief. For the moment, it is not possible to come together and to gather in one location. It is not possible to have a large funeral. It may not be possible to receive the company of those who wish to offer condolences. However, we can support ourselves and each other in different ways.
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Irish Hospice Planning Funerals.pdf
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Friendly Call Service


The Friendly Call Cork service, for older people and those that are isolated and alone, is available and the service are ready to increase their capacity significantly to cope with this new situation. The Friendly Call team will ring individuals everyday to check in with them, ensure that they are okay and chat about their worries.


They will also endeavour to deliver shopping to individuals who don't have anyone else to call on.


If you know of people who could benefit from this service please contact Brenda Barry on 087-6366407 or