Dealing with: Depression

National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)

We are psychologists who work in schools for the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS). A psychologist tries to understand young people, how you think, feel, behave learn and get on with others. We may work with you, your parents/carers, teachers and others. Sometimes, things can be hard at home or […]

PIETA

Free 1:1 counselling for people experiencing suicidal thoughts, engaged in deliberate self harm or bereaved by suicide. We also have a 24 hour helpline 1800 247 247, or Text ‘HELP’ to 51444 – These numbers are manned by fully qualified therapists.

Samaritans

Samaritans volunteers are available 24/7 to provide a non-judgmental listening ear. You can call 116 123 for free from both landlines and mobiles and will usually be answered straight away. Even mobiles without credit will work and the number will not show up on any phone bill. You can also email jo@samaritans.ie and […]

Your GP (family doctor)

General Practitioner (GP) is the official term for the doctor who provides services to people in his/her surgery or in the patient’s home. Most people simply refer to GPs as their doctor or family doctor. GPs provide services free of charge to medical card holders.

Your Guidance Counsellor

Guidance counsellors advise students and young people so that they can make informed choices about their future in relation to employment, education and training. Responsibilities include assessing ability and potential in students, providing one-to-one counselling, and liaising with other professionals in this area.