Finding Professional Support

There are many forms of professional support, each one designed to help you find happiness. This may be through assisting you with accepting change, dealing with grief or helping you cope with a particular issue or illness you're facing. Seeking support is a big step and understandably, many people are nervous about finding the right person who can help. If you feel like you are ready to find help and support then you are already being proactive about looking after yourself and those around you and that is a huge achievement. Since everyone is different, the support that works for each of us may be different too.


Crisis Support

If you find yourself at crisis point or feel you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others, you should call 999 or 112 or go to A&E. If you feel you need someone to speak to, call the Samaritans at any time for free on 116 123 or visit

Pieta House 24/7 Suicide Helpline - 1800 247 247 or visit

To use Text support, for a chat or immediate help, text HELLO to 50808 


There are also many specialised helplines and websites for issues which may be present in peoples lives. These include:

Aware - for help with depression or bipolar disorder - freephone 1800 80 48 48 (from 10am-10pm) or visit

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre - national helpline freephone 1800 77 88 88 or visit

Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre - freephone 1800 44 88 44 or visit

BodyWhys - for help with eating disorders - call 01 210 7906 or visit - freephone 1890 929 539 or visit

Teenline - freephone 1800 833 634 or visit

Childline - freephone 1800 666 666 or visit

Alone - support for older people - phone 0818 222 024 or visit

ADHD Ireland - phone 01 874 8349 or visit

Inclusion Ireland - for people with an intellectual disability - phone 01 855 9891 or visit

Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Mental Health Service - phone 01 872  1094 or visit

Together 4 Cancer Concern - freephone 1800 200 700 or visit HSE Together 4 Cancer Concern

Practitioner Health - for doctors, dentists and pharmacists - phone 01 297 0396 or visit

GROW Mental Health Recovery - freephone 1890 474 474 or visit


Counselling and Psychotherapy

For many people, professional counselling and psychotherapy can be a really important tool for managing and improving their daily lives. If you feel you would like to speak to a professional about anything you can search the IACP directory for a therapist in your area.

For online counselling, you can log on to or to speak to qualified and accredited mental health professionals 


Community Supports

To join local community groups which promote positive mental health and mental health awareness, visit

Connect Mental Health - community mental health organisation promoting positive mental health in Donegal through events, workshops and support services

Donegal Youth Service - a countywide youth service offering support services and opportunities for young people to get involved in