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Information for Distressed Posters

  • 04-10-2014 10:16pm
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    Information for Distressed Posters
    Hello Boards Members,

    My name is Eoin O'Shea and I am a counselling psychologist working at Turn2me, an online mental health organisation (

    I write to announce that Turn2me, having received additional support from the Health Service Executive through the National Office for Suicide Prevention, would be willing to offer support for any (adult - 18 or over) Boards members wishing to avail of our services online and free of charge. Such services are for those experiencing distress, a difficult time in life, or any of a number of psychological/emotional difficulties.

    We can provide anonymous support at Turn2me should you wish to avail of our support forums, take part in our Online Support Groups which run every day, or use any of the other features at our site.

    We can also offer you free online counselling - up to eight sessions - with a professional counsellor. All you would need to do is visit and a member of our staff can take things from there. (Please note that the free online counselling option is currently aimed at Irish residents).

    Please contact us as per the url above if you'd have an interest in the free online counselling. Alternatively, feel free to simply visit our site and check things out in your own time.

    I wish you the very best and hope to hear from you soon,



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    1Life Suicide Prevention Helpline - (1800 247 100) - service for anybody who may be feeling suicidal, in crisis or worried about a loved one or friend.
    • Freephone Helpline, available 24 hours every day - 1800 247 100
    • By text message - Text the word HELP to 51444 - online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress. also has a registered representative contactable at

    Pieta House - Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre, providing services for those who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Contact information for your local Pieta House can be found here.

    National Office for Suicide Prevention
    - information and signposting resource regarding suicide in Ireland. NOSP is not a crisis support service.

    Finding a Counsellor/Therapist/Psychologist

    The Psychology forum has an excellent sticky thread on How to find a Counsellor/Therapist/Psychologist which can be found here.

    Depression / Mental Health

    Samaritans Ireland - (116 123) - 24 hour support organisation for anybody going through a difficult period of their life. You can also contact your local branch of Samaritans.

    GROW - (1890 474 474) - mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Grow also hold regular meetings throughout Ireland.

    GROW Young Adult - resources specifically to help the needs of young adults.

    Aware - (1890 303 302) - service for people who experience depression and concerned family and friends of those suffering from depression.

    Shine - national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health.

    Pieta House
    - Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre, providing services for those who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Contact information for your local Pieta House can be found here.

    Mental Health Ireland - Information Service on issues relating to mental health and mental illness.

    IACP - Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Provides services to help you to find a therapist in your area.

    (help for those under 18 years of age)

    ReachOut - services aimed towards providing mental health information to help young people get through tough times.

    Childline Ireland - (1800 66 66 66) - free and confidential support organisation for anybody under 18. They provide telephone, SMS and online chat services with those who can help.

    - (1800 83 33 64) - freephone helpline for young adults.

    For links to other services, please check out the forum charter for more information.

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