St. Patrick’s Support & Information Service
If you are experiencing a mental health difficulty or worried about a friend or relative, please make contact with our Support and Information service. We are here to advise you of your best options and to give that assurance you need. This service is staffed by experienced mental health nurses 9-5 Monday to Friday with an answering and call-back facility outside hours. The number of the Support & Information service is 01 249 3333, or if you would like to email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org we will endeavour to get back to you within these hours.
If in crisis the following options are available:
Most people are treated by their GP; if more support or specific therapy is required your GP should have the Information to refer you onto the appropriate services. You can contact your local GP, listed under ‘General Practitioners’ in the Golden Pages, or you can use the ICGP find a GP service.
Accident and Emergency
Go to, or contact, the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital if you need help, or are feeling suicidal and can’t get through to a help line. There you can be seen by a psychiatric liaison team who will assess you and help you through the crisis.
Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in the rest of Europe.
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.
The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively people can drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting.
In the Republic of Ireland call 116 123
Pieta House, Suicide Crisis Centre, Self-harm Crisis Centre
Pieta House offers one to one counselling for people with suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people engaging in self-harming behaviours. The service is readily accessible to those in need and is Free of Charge.
For an appointment please phone Pieta House, Lucan 01 6010000 or Pieta Mid West, Limerick, 061 484444.
For more information check out the Pieta House website