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Information for Distressed Posters - Updated 21 July 2020

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    Information for Distressed Posters

    Please know that you do not have to deal with this on your own.

    We encourage people experiencing difficulties to talk to someone they trust and, if appropriate, to go to their GP. If you need help urgently and outside of GP hours, please go to your nearest A&E department.

    Here at Boards.ie our moderators are not trained to support people experiencing difficulties. There are other organisations better positioned to provide specialised support. These organisations are listed below. We hope that you will follow these up so that you can get the help and support you need.

    If you need immediate help:
    Aware’s Support Line is open 7 days per week, 10am-10pm on 1800 804 848

    The Samaritan’s phone line is open 24/7 on 116 123

    Pieta offer one-to-one, face-to-face support. Click ‘Contact us’ to find the phone number and opening hours of your nearest branch on their site or email [email protected] for advice on getting an appointment.

    If you need non-urgent help:
    Aware have a support email service at [email protected]

    There are some other useful services that you can use also listed below.


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  • SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

    Suicide

    Text About It - 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.

    turn2me.org - online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress.

    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

    Text About It - 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.

    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.

    https://www.jigsaw.ie/ Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland (see map) designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to.

    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.

    Aware - (1800 80 48 48) - 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)

    Text About It - 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.

    Turn2me Youth - 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.

    Teenline
    - (1800 83 36 34) - freephone helpline for young adults, 24/7.


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