~ 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
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
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, author and 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.