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Helpful Resources


~  Local & National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Resources  ~

The Teac Tom (The Thomas Hayes Trust) provides Counselling and Support

Services to those contemplating suicide, self-harming, depressed

and those bereaved by suicide.

Office phone: 056-7796592

Mobile: 087-6566377

Samaritans Ireland provide a 24 hour, seven days per week

listening service to those in crisis.

Phone:  166 123

Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm,

with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide. 

Call Free on: 1 800 247 247

Text HELP to 51444

~  Trusted Experts  ~

Dr. Harry Barry is an Irish Medical Doctor with a particular interest in

mental health.  Visit his website, which includes links to YouTube videos of Dr. Barry

explaining how to deal with Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression.

Dr. Barry's books include:

  • Anxiety and Panic

  • Depression

  • Toxic Stress

  • Emotional Resilience

  • Flagging The Problem:  A New Approach to Mental Health

  • Flagging The Therapy:  Pathways out of Depression and Anxiety

Mental health expert, Dr. Terry Lynch (MIAHIP), is a General Practitioner,

Psychotherapist, authoand mental health activist who has served on many Irish

government-appointed mental health groups. Dr. Lynch has written three books

and teaches in-person, as well as online courses for the public and other

mental health practitioners.  Dr. Lynch has written three books, while providing

courses on mental health, depression and bipolar disorder for the

public, and for mental health professionals.

Dr. Lynch's books include:

  • Beyond Prozac:  Healing mental distress

  • Selfhood:  The importance of selfhood to our everyday life, how it relates to emotional

and mental wellbeing and psychiatric diagnosis, and how to recover our sense of self.

  • Depression Delusion:  The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance

Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD  is a renowned world expert on trauma and 

is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Centre in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Van Der Kolk is professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine

and director of the National Complex Trauma Treatment Network. 

Bessel's book, The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the

Healing of Trauma, uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes

both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement,

self-control, and trust.  Dr. Van Der Kolk explores innovative treatments – from neurofeedback

and meditation, to sports, drama and yoga.  These treatments offer new paths

to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.  Used in conjunction with

Psychotherapy, these alternative treatments offer new hope to clients

who want to recover and reclaim their lives.

~  Helpful websites  ~


AsIAm is Ireland’s National Autism Charity and Advocacy Organisation, working to deliver

real inclusion and understanding for all.  The organisation gives support and

information on all things to do with Autism, including how to get an Autism ID card and 

how the Leaving Cert results will be graded this year, and much, much more.


The Konfident Kidz website was developed by Evaleen, who discovered she was autistic as

an adult.  She teaches parents and professionals to coach AUsome kidz how

to understand and interpret other people around them.  The course gives lots of

practical strategies, solutions and frameworks to help create a successful

environment for autistic kids, teens and young adults.

BODYWHYS The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland is the national voluntary organisation

supporting people affected by eating disorders.  They provide a network of support groups across

the country for those aged 18 years and over.  Groups for family and friends, who may be in 

need of support, are also available.  The groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and are free 

to attend.  For up-to-date times and locations, see the website

~  General Interest Sites  ~

 Eileen Ni Shuilleabhain is a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist working

in Galway.  Eileen runs Workshops and Retreats a number of times each year e.g.

  • Deepening The Senses – Awakening Bealtaine Day Retreat,

  • Deepening the Senses – Awakening The Feminine Residential Retreat,

  • Wellness In The Workplace – Organisational Workshops.

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and best-selling author, best known as the author of

The Power of Now and A New Earth:  Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

  John O’Donohue is a poet, philosopher and author, best known for his best-selling books 

  • Anam Cara:  Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World and 

  • Benedictus:  A Book of Blessings, Echoes of Memory, Longing and Belonging.

For meditation to help relieve stress and optimise well-being. 

  Gerry Hussey Health and performance coach.  At "Soul Space",

a series of transformative programmes are offered to focus on awakening the

Mind, Nourishing the Body and Inspiring the Soul.

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