Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

Support Services

Mental Health support services in Roscommon

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1. Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink View More Details on Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink Visit the Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink Website Email Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie

We provide traditional in person (face-to-face) counselling in our offices in Galway City. Helplink’s professional, insured, supervised and Garda vetted counsellors are there at times to suit you, 7 days a week.

We also provide counselling services online or by phone nationwide

Research shows that online (video) counselling or phone counselling works the same as traditional face-to-face counselling. The only difference is that appointments happen through your computer, smartphone or your standard phone in a place that can be more comfortable and more convenient for you; like your own home, car, office or other private setting!

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm to 6pm

Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas/New Year's Eve


If you are a Full-Time Student or Unemployed and in receipt of a Social Welfare payment (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit, Illness Benefit), one appointment costs €30. Part-time workers under 20 hours can also avail of this rate Terms & Conditions apply.

One standard appointment for employed people costs €50 or €45 with a GP referral (letter or email)

We can help if you are dealing with:

Feeling unhappy, feeling low, being constantly worried, not sleeping, feeling stressed out and/or anxious, behaviour problems, anger issues, feeling sad, difficulty dealing with a death, being bullied/cyber bullied, feeling confused, drinking too much, addiction problems, problems with eating, not feeling good about yourself, lacking in confidence…

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie or check out more of our information at www.helplink.ie.

Warning: we do not provide a crisis service, people seriously contemplating suicide or in need of immediate help should go to their local A&E; Dial 999 for assistance.

2. Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis View More Details on Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis Visit the Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis Website Email Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis
Address: Contact Details:
IPI Centre, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, Co.Mayo.
Contact: Amanda Walsh
Telephone: 0834147013
Email: amanda@therapyandhypnosis.ie
Website: www.therapyandhypnosis.ie

Stress & Anxiety Management, Overcoming Panic Attacks, Anger Management, Overcoming Sleep Difficulties ( including Insomnia), Cessation of habits (e.g. nail biting, skin picking, smoking), Fears & Phobias.

People to Contact

Amanda Walsh

3. Angela Black MIACP View More Details on Angela Black MIACP Visit the Angela Black MIACP Website Email Angela Black MIACP
Address: Contact Details:


Co Mayo

Telephone: 0894463132
Email: hello@essentialcounselling.ie
Website: www.essentialcounselling.ie

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I provide confidential, non-judgemental Counselling and Psychotherapy in a safe and pleasant environment. Counselling has been proven to help people with many personal and emotional issues. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a professional about your problems even when you have supportive family or friends.

Through counselling, we can explore together your concerns to help you understand your situation better.

I offer low cost counselling based on a persons financial circumstances.  www.essentialcounselling.ie for further information. 

4. Aware View More Details on Aware Visit the Aware Website Email Aware
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1890 303302
Email: info@aware.ie
Website: www.aware.ie/help/support_grou...

Support Groups operate nationwide, including in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. For more infromation see our website.

Our objectives

  • To educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression.
  • To provide emotional and practical support to those affected by depression and related disorders.
  • To support research into the development and treatment of depression and related issues.

5. BodyWhys View More Details on BodyWhys Visit the BodyWhys Website Email BodyWhys
Address: Contact Details:
Bodywhys - The Eating Disorders Association Of Ireland.
PO Box 105,
Co Dublin.
Telephone: 1890 200444
01 2834963
Email: helpline@bodywhys.ie
Website: www.bodywhys.ie

Bodywhys is the national voluntary organization dedicated to supporting the 200,000 people in Ireland affected by eating disorders.

Bodywhys provides a range of support services for people affected by eating disorders, including specific services for families and friends.

Our vision is that people affected by eating disorders will have their needs met through the provision of appropriate integrated, quality service being delivered by a range of statutory, private and voluntary agencies.

BodywhysConnect - Online Support Group

Who is it for?: BodywhysConnect is a free, internet support group currently offered to people with eating disorders aged 19 years and over. If you are aged 13-18 years, we also have a Teens Online Support Group.

BodywhysConnect aims to provide support to those who may be geographically isolated from a support group or those who find it too difficult to attend a face-to-face group. Meetings last for an hour and a half and are facilitated by two trained Bodywhys volunteers.

Please see the website for more details: http://bodywhys.ie/supportServices/online-support-group/

6. Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Website Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy
Address: Contact Details:
St Catherines Sports Centre
Marrowbone Land
Dublin 8
Telephone: 01 482 4802
Email: info@briireland.ie
Email: support@briireland.ie
Website: www.briireland.ie

Brí, Independent brain injury support & advocacy is a charity organisation that provide support, information & advocacy to people with brain injury, their families and carers all over Ireland. Our Head Office is based in Dublin but we have support groups in Mayo and Roscommon:

Mayo group:
3rd Monday of every month
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Le Cheile Family Resource Centre

Roscommon group:
1st Tuesday of every month
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Abbey Hotel, Galway Road, Roscommon

We also provide telephone and email support through: 01 482 4802, support@briireland.ie 

7. Connaught Counselling Centre View More Details on Connaught Counselling Centre Email Connaught Counselling Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Primary Care Centre


Contact: patriciablighe@hotmail.com
Telephone: 086 8394323
087 6596790
Email: patriciablighe@hotmail.com

Connaught Counselling Centre   Email
Address: Contact Details:
Primary Care Centre

1st Floor

Golflinks Road


Contact: Mary Larkin & Patricia Blighe 0868394323
Telephone: 0876596790
Email: councellorlarkin@gmail.com
We at Connaught Counselling Centre provide a range of Counselling services to anyone who is experiencing difficulties in life.  We are all professionals working in this field for years with great sucess. 

Our premises are private warm welcoming and totally confidential.

Our Therapies include

Person Centre Therapy
Family Therapy
Relationship Counselling
Life Coaching
Youth Counselling
Suicide Ideation Counselling

People to Contact

Patricia Blighe

People to Contact

Patricia Blighe

Mary Larkin

8. Counselling Leitrim View More Details on Counselling Leitrim Visit the Counselling Leitrim Website Email Counselling Leitrim
Address: Contact Details:
2nd Floor 
Brady Building
Main Street
Carrick on Shannon
Contact: Rosemary McWeeney
Telephone: 087-9093964
Email: info@counsellorleitrim.ie
Email: mcweeneyr@eircom.net
Website: www.counsellorleitrim.ie

  • I am fully accredited psychotherapist  IAHIP, Reg ICP and RCNI
  • and provide a full service.
  • specialising in trauma, self harm
  • sexual abuse, anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement, loss and relationship issues.

People to Contact

Rosemary McWeeney

9. Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions View More Details on Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions Visit the Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions Website Email Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Central to Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mind and Body Solutions clinic in Milltow Tuam Co.Galway is within 45mins of Galway city, Castlebar, Roscommon Town.
Contact: David
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Website: www.mindandbody.ie

At Mind and Body Solutions, the first session focuses on a needs Assessment, this will enable us and the client to focus on the issues that will impact on their quality of life immediately, by using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling we can ensure an immediate improvement in how you are feeling and a timely resolution to your difficulties.

Too often we put our own difficulties on the back burner, so why don't you begin to look after yourself."When You correct your Mind, everything else will fall into place" Lao Tsu

As an NLP Mind Coach and Counselling Psychotherapist my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying Scientifically proven therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

We are trained in Reality Therapy, CBT, CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression, Grief, Relationship Counselling. Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, NLP, using a holistic Multi disciplinary approach to our clients allows us to work towards a solution focused resolution to all presenting issues.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.Please call or email me for a consultation today!Corporate stress . CBT Child Counselling . CBT & RT Teen counselling . Relationship counselling.Mind & Body Solutions use an accredited integrative approach to all psychological support, we work together with your medical practitioner to ensure a Holistic  outcome. We also offer specific CBT for Children & Teens experiencing Anxiety or Bullying.

Psychotherapy is an Evidence based appraoch for a wide range of Psychological Issues, including the Psychotheraputic treatment of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromylagia.

By using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling we can ensure an immediate improvement in how you are feeling and a timely resolution to your difficulties.

David is the only Brainspotting Psychotherapist in Ireland, recently trained to level2 certification by the founder of Brainspotting David Grand Ph.D. ( see Video below).Brainspotting is a new Brain Based Therapy for dealing with trauma and complicated issues such as severe Depression, Anxiety, Complicated Grief, PTSD.

There is no need to struggle on in silence, seek help from your GP or Contact Mind & Body Solutions for a consultation to start the journey on the road to recovery.

Mind & Body also specialise in Corporate related Stress Solutions.

We are trained in Reality Therapy, CBT, CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression, Grief, Relationship Counselling. Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, NLP, using a holistic Multi disciplinary approach to our clients allows us to work towards a solution focused resolution to all presenting issues.

Mind & Body Solutions " Helping You To Help Yourself

"When you correct your mind, everything else will fall into place"Lao Tzu

People to Contact


10. Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink View More Details on Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink Visit the Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink Website Email Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/counselling/co...

Couples/Marriage Counselling by Helplink Support Services

There are three options available:

  • Online (video) counselling available nationwide from your home, private setting, or from two different locations if you are apart for work etc.
  • Telephone counselling
  • In person at our Galway City office for face-to-face sessions.

Couples counselling can be benefical if your relationship is in distress or if you experience:

  • Poor communication (tools and skills will be introduced to achieve results)
  • Trust issues
  • Lack of intimacy (tools & skills will be introduced to establish deeper levels of intimacy)
  • Incompatibility (issues might be explored to establish mutual goals for you live together as a couple & family)
  • Domestic violence
  • Spectrum of psychological disorders including Alcoholism, depression, anxiety, Erectile Dysfunction, psycho-sexual issues etc Ref: http://www.minddisorders.com/Br-Del/Couples-therapy.html
  • Maybe you notice that things just aren’t ‘right’, and need some objectivity to explore what’s going on.

The Goal of couple’s therapy is to identify stresses and devise a treatment plan designed to establish harmony and alleviate relational distress. 

The Objective of couple's therapy is to restore healthy functioning, so that the couple can move forward in their lives.

Cost: the fee for this specialist counselling service is 65 euro or 60 euro with a GP referral (email or letter). 

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie

11. Depression Support Groups View More Details on Depression Support Groups Visit the Depression Support Groups Website
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Kate Donnelly, Support Group Co-ordinator, Western Region, Aware
Website: www.aware.ie/help/support/supp...

Aware Support Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression and its impact. We guarantee confidentiality within normal limits.

This means that confidentiality is guaranteed except:

• Where a person has immediate plans to self harm or plans to harm others.

• Where there is information that a child is at risk of, or has in the past been subjected to, harm/abuse/neglect.

Aware’s confidentiality policy is in line with best practice, and ‘Children First:National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children’ (Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2011).

Ongoing attendance at the support groups will give you a better understanding of your depression (and elation) and its impact on your relationships and your work or social life. The caring and supportive nature of the groups allows attendees to develop the confidence to identify mood changes at an earlier stage, and so minimise the disruption on daily life.

People to Contact

Kate Donnelly, Support Group Co-ordinator, Western Region, Aware

12. Eating Disorder Solutions View More Details on Eating Disorder Solutions Visit the Eating Disorder Solutions  Website Email Eating Disorder Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Milltown Tuam Galway
Contact: David O'Farrell
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Website: eatingdisordersolutions.ie


CBT-E One Therapist

Out patient Treatment available to fit in with your work, college, and personal lifestyle. One therapist to assess, treat and monitor your progress beyond the nightmare of Eating Disorders. No need for psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, dietitian or nutritionist, all your needs are addressed by David.

Client specific treatment, designed to address the maintaining mechanism keeping the eating disorder in place.

CBT-E is designed to address: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Eating Disorders. It is the only treatment which has extensive research findings proving it's effectiveness in treating eating disorders in children and adults worldwide.

"Helping You to Help Yourself" contact David @ 085 7637059 for appointment / assessment. Find me in Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway.

People to Contact

David O'Farrell
085 7637059

13. Grow View More Details on Grow Visit the Grow Website Email Grow
Address: Contact Details:

    GROW Office
    Mosaic Centre,
    Harlequin Centre,
    Garvey Way,
    Co Mayo

Telephone: 094 9026417
Email: westernregion@grow.ie
Website: www.grow.ie

GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. GROW, founded in Australia in 1957 by former mental sufferers, has a national network of over 130 Groups in Ireland. Its principal strength is the support members give each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health. GROW is grant aided by all of the Health Boards and by the Department of Health and Children.

For information on meetings and services in the west of Ireland please check our website or give us a call.

14. Helplink View More Details on Helplink Visit the Helplink Website Email Helplink
Address: Contact Details:
Third Floor,
Ross House,
Merchant's Road,
Telephone: 091 520963
Email: info@helplink.ie
Email: counselling@helplink.ie
Email: eap@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie

We are Ireland’s leading social enterprise. From our offices in Galway we provide our award winning, innovative, accessible and affordable services nationwide.

• Helplink’s confidential counselling service operates online via Skype by phone or face-to-face. Our team of professional, accredited counsellors will communicate with you by webcam, voice only, instant messaging, email, telephone, in person or a combination of these. It is up to you how you want to conduct your session! You can now sit with our counsellors in person as well in our Galway offices on The Crescent. Helplink's counselling service is about being there for you in a way that is more comfortable affordable and accessible. Our professional, Garda vetted counsellors are available 7 days a week from 1 pm to 9 pm (last bookable session is 8 pm) at €38 a session for online or by phone or €50 for in person (Bundle sessions are also available and keep an eye out for our promotions!). Initial counselling sessions are available online or by phone FREE of charge for up to 20 minutes

• We also have an online by phone or in person low cost career guidance including psychometric testing. 

15. IASE View More Details on IASE Visit the IASE Website Email IASE
Address: Contact Details:

No 3 Broadhaven House
Lower Barrack Street
Co Mayo


Contact: Sarah Togher
Telephone: 00 353 97 82894
00 353 97 82895
Email: info@iase.ie
Email: admin@iase.ie
Email: media@iase.ie
Website: www.iase.ie

IASE (Irish Association of Supported Employment) is a national voluntary organisation which was established in February 1994 with the aim of promoting and developing supported employment throughout Ireland.  IASE is the representative voice of almost 800 members in Ireland who in turn work with over 5,000 people with disabilities who are receiving supports through a range of supported employment initiatives.  The organisation is currently funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government under the white paper for voluntary services.

IASE is a nationwide service.


People to Contact

Sarah Togher
097 82894

16. Jigsaw Roscommon View More Details on Jigsaw Roscommon Visit the Jigsaw Roscommon Website Email Jigsaw Roscommon
Address: Contact Details:

Primary Care Centre,
Golf Links Road,
Roscommon Town,
Co. Roscommon 

Telephone: 090 666 5087
Email: roscommon@jigsaw.ie
Website: www.jigsaw.ie/roscommon

Direct support for young people

Our Jigsaw Service in Roscommon Town provides a welcoming space for young people to get information or have a chat with a support worker. If a young person wants support, our staff are there to listen, without making judgements, and to provide supportive guidance. We also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a friend or young person in their life.

Working with young people

At Jigsaw, we believe it’s vital to make sure that young people’s voices are heard. Our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) represent us and take part in decision making at every level.

Working with the community

As well as directly helping young people in tough times, we want to work towards a community that is supportive of mental health and well being. Presentations and talks in schools, workplaces and community groups aim to open up a discussion on mental health and raise people’s awareness of the support that Jigsaw Roscommon can offer.

We also work to improve the support available to young people by connecting with the many organisations throughout the county. The aim is to make sure that young people have better access to support in their local town / area.

Our partner organisations

Roscommon Leadership Partnership
Mental Health Ireland
HSE Roscommon

17. Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy View More Details on Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy Email Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:

2 Garden Vale, Athlone

Contact: Jim FitzGibbon
Telephone: 0877555680
Email: jimfitzgibbon@hotmail.com


Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies to help with life's difficulties. This is what I do.

I have the greatest respect for anyone coming into a therapeutic relationship for healing from suffering from their life's difficulties. I deeply respect that for every person the journey through life's relationships is unique as is the emotional impact on everyone unique. 

I find it's very common that when suffering is shared by talking, energetic change happens internally and beauty emerges i.e. actual feelings of relief replace the suffering. What's often the case is needing someone to tell who will really listen. This is what I continually train every day to do.

It's my experience of life that lives change when you find support in the environment of Nature including human contact. I hope you meet the right peson, at the right time, with the right skill and experience to share. I have some that may be useful to you and I am interested in working with you to help you get the change you want.

I am a gestalt psychotherapist. I am a re-accredited member and supervisor in IAHIP a national professional association for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. I'm also a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.

Many people find it very useful, a relief, to simply find a safe place where they can share the difficulties in their lives' with someone. The feeling of finding a confidential place and a skilled person with which to explore telling your story is a cornerstone of the service. A different perspective from a someoen not connected in any way with you except in the counselling room is a special safety in relationship that I hold as sacred. This relationship is the container for whatever suffering you have been experiencing and want to change.

In the warm suppport of this relationship, focussing all the time on your relief from suffering and how or what YOU want to change in yourself, we'll explore ways to get your needs met in your environment, more efficiently than you are experiencing at present. To this end I will help you increase your present awareness of your existence and arising out of your new awarenesses I'll give you support to make choices.

I have almost twenty years experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. In 2007 I graduated as a gestalt psychotherapist with my diploma from the Irish Gestalt Centre in Carlow. Since then I continue to delve into learning more ways to recover from life's difficulties.

In 2017, an experienced psychtherapist, I was successful in meeting the rigorous standards of IAHIP to became a psychotherapy supervisor.

I'm within easy access if you're living in South Roscommon or East Galway. My ofice in 2 Garden Vale, Athlone is situated conventiently so close to the railway and bus stations.

I see clients for individual or couples counselling psychotherapy.

If you think you are suffering from mental health difficulties depression, bereavement, stress, anxiety, from the effects of trauma or relationship difficulties, I am here to help you if I can.

For an appointment please telephone me, preferably during daylight hours but try phoning for appointment anytime. I'm available in Athlone any day from 9am or evening up to 9pm except tuesdays.

For information, please telephone me during office hours. Of course you can email me anytime. If I can't answer you immediately I will respond honestly to your request as soon as I can.

My best I can be for you




People to Contact

Jim FitzGibbon

18. Lisa-Anne Campbell Counselling and Psychotherapy View More Details on Lisa-Anne Campbell Counselling and Psychotherapy Email Lisa-Anne Campbell Counselling and Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Willow Cottage
Co Roscommon
Telephone: 09496 40801
087 1031521
Email: lisaannecampbell@eircom.net

Lisa-Anne Campbell offers a counselling and psychotherapy service in Ballinlough on the Roscommon / Mayo / Galway border.  She is expereinced in working with clients who wish to explore and acknowledge thoughts and feelings that are troubling them, and who wish to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and increased awarness and insight leading to a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.

Lisa-Anne has worked with wide variety of clients and issues including; depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss and grief, family and relationship concerns, low self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, post traumatic stress, sexuality, work related problems, life stage crisis and illness. 

19. Martin Dooney Counselling & Psychotherapy View More Details on Martin Dooney Counselling & Psychotherapy Visit the Martin Dooney Counselling & Psychotherapy Website Email Martin Dooney Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Main Street
Co. Roscommon
F45 F6W4
Telephone: 0876433684
Email: martin.dooney1@gmail.com
Website: martindooney.com

I offer a safe, confidential and supportive environment to explore problems you may be experiencing. The aim of Counselling/Psychotherapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. You may attend therapy to help with a specific problem, to help resolve conflicts in your life or simply to gain greater confidence.

I work with people experiencing a range of difficulties including...
•Addiction and Dependency
•Bereavement & Loss
•Confidence & Self-Esteem
•Family Issues
•Panic Attacks
•Obsessive Thinking
•Personal Development
•Relationship Issues
•Sex and Sexuality
•Work Issues

If you wish to book an appointment either face-to-face or on Skype or Google Hangouts, you can contact me on 087-6433684 or by emailing martin

20. Mental Health Ireland View More Details on Mental Health Ireland Visit the Mental Health Ireland Website Email Mental Health Ireland
Address: Contact Details:

Western Health Board Offices,
Riverside House,
Main Street,
Co. Roscommon. 

Contact: Myra Walshe
Telephone: 0879671063
Email: roscommon@mentalhealthireland.ie
Website: www.mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.

The activities of Mental Health Ireland include:

    Supporting local Mental Health Associations in their work by providing information and training and through a network of Development Officers working around the country.

    Actively Campaigning and Advocating to improve national mental health policy and service provision.

    Providing an Information Service on issues relating to mental health and mental illness through information fact-sheets, this website and directly by telephone, post and email.

    Undertaking Research on mental health topics, such as the national survey on stress and the national survey on public attitudes to mental illness.

    Organising Conferences, Courses, Workshops and Seminars on a wide variety of issues relating to mental health. MHI also promotes and co-ordinates activities to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th October each year.

    Developing Mental Health Promotion Programmes, including:

        The National Public Speaking Project for senior students in post-primary schools and colleges which promotes an awareness of the importance of positive mental health, while developing public speaking skills.

        Mental Health Matters, a mental health resource pack for 14-18 year olds which addresses the issue of mental health in a realistic, relevant and age appropriate manner.

People to Contact

Myra Walshe

21. mikewardcounselling.ie View More Details on mikewardcounselling.ie Visit the mikewardcounselling.ie Website Email mikewardcounselling.ie
Address: Contact Details:
Charter House,
Liosban Industrial Estate,
Telephone: 087-2678610
Email: mike@mikewardcounselling.ie
Email: mikeward4691@gmail.com
Website: mikewardcounselling.ie

I provide a compassionate and a confidential counselling/ psychotherapy service for those that are affected by mental health issues.
These issues may include stress, anxiety, anger, relationship problems, isolation, grief, suicidal thoughts or feelings of emptiness. 

22. Pathfinders Play Therapy and Creative Psychotherapy Centre View More Details on Pathfinders Play Therapy and Creative Psychotherapy Centre Visit the Pathfinders Play Therapy and Creative Psychotherapy Centre Website Email Pathfinders Play Therapy and Creative Psychotherapy Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Golf Links Road
Roscommon Town

Telephone: 086 0653801
089 4385869
Email: pathfinderstherapycentre@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/pg/Pathfinder...

Pathfinders is a play therapy and creative psychotherapy centre for children and adolescents.

Play therapy can facilitate the optimum growth and development of your child. It is a useful intervention for a range of behavioural, emotional and psychosocial  issues that affect children and young people such as bereavement and loss, low self esteem, bullying, divorce/separation, relationship difficulties, anxiety, learning disabilities, trauma and abuse.

Therapy takes place through one-to-one sessions with a trained play therapist and psychotherapist and parents/guardians are supported throughout the process.

23. Samaritans View More Details on Samaritans Visit the Samaritans Website Email Samaritans
Address: Contact Details:
Samaritans of Galway
12 Dock Street
Telephone: 116123 Freephone
091 561222
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

You can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night.

Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

Samaritans doesn’t offer advice, but by encouraging people who contact us to talk about their feelings we are able to help them explore all the options they have. Samaritans believes that given the time and space to work problems or difficulties through in confidence, people can find an inner strength and perspective which lets them find their own way forward.

Common reasons to call Samaritans are:

    Relationship and family problems
    Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
    Financial worries
    Job-related stress or overwork
    College or study related stress
    Body image issues

Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively, you can often drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting. In Galway City the usual hours to receive callers at the door are 9am - 8pm

24. Serenity Counselling Roscommon View More Details on Serenity Counselling Roscommon Email Serenity Counselling Roscommon
Address: Contact Details:
Co. Roscommon
Contact: Sinead Raftery
Telephone: 086 3899835 Sinead
087 2239095 John
Email: sineadraf@gmail.com

Accredited Psychotherapist MIACP M10618
1:1 Counselling & Psychotherapy
Addiction Counselling

People to Contact

Sinead Raftery
086 3899835

John Wynne
087 2239095

25. Shine View More Details on Shine Visit the Shine Website Email Shine
Address: Contact Details:
Terryland House
31 Terryland Retail Park
Headford Rd
Contact: Christina Burke
Telephone: 086 8525157
Email: west@shine.ie
Website: www.shine.ie

What we do

We aim to empower people with mental ill health and their families through support, information and education. We also advocate for social change, promoting and defending the right of all those affected by mental ill health to equal rights and quality services.

Our core beliefs

All of the work we do is based on the following principles:

  • People with mental ill health should at all times be accorded equal rights, entitlements and opportunities available to any other member of society, and should be empowered to participate in the life of the community;
  • Family members, the majority of whom are the primary providers of mental healthcare in the community should be accorded full recognition and support by the institutions of the State, and be empowered to address their own needs;
  • A history of mental ill health should not be a cause for discrimination in any form, nor should it inhibit the individual’s right of equal access to training, education and employment/opportunities;
  • We should foster a partnership approach with other like-minded organisations.

Our vision

Our main organisational objectives are:
  1. To promote the development of parallel self-help groups for people with mental ill health and their family members and carers
  2. To empower people with mental ill health and their family members through support, information and education.
  3. To promote and defend the right of all those affected by mental ill health to person centred and appropriate services, which support recovery.
  4. To engage in public awareness activities aimed at challenging stigma and discrimination and promoting the rights and needs of all those affected by mental ill health.
  5. To influence positive policy changes in the provision of mental healthcare services.

People to Contact

Christina Burke
086 852 5157

26. State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn) View More Details on State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn) Visit the State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn) Website Email State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn)
Address: Contact Details:
1st Floor Ross House,
Mechants Road,
Contact: Elva Glynn
Telephone: 087 7778954
Email: info@stateofmindpsychotherapy.com
Website: www.stateofmindpsychotherapy.c...

State of Mind offers a Professional and Confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy service in the Galway, Mayo and Roscommon regions.

There are times in our lives when we may encounter difficulties and stresses. We may feel stuck and unable to move forward. If you would like help I can support you in the process.

State of Mind offers a professional and confidential one to one counselling and psychotherapy service to adults. I provide a neutral objective space to talk about what you feel is causing difficulty at this time. You will be respected, truly heard and listened to without judgement. We will work collaboratively on what you may need at the moment. Together we will create a space in which you can become aware of what may be preventing you from living your life to its fullest. Everyone has different needs at certain points in their lives. Come and safely explore your options in a secure and safe surrounding.

People may come to therapy if they are affected by:



Suicidal thoughts

Self Harm




Not having a meaning in Life

Extreme mood changes

Eating Problems

Low self esteem



Family or Relationship Issues

Work Related Issues

I have had clients that have come to therapy with a sense of unease and uncertainty about why they are feeling this way. There are times when we don’t know what is happening but we feel stuck or unsure about where we are in life. I can help you explore what is happening for you in this time and would hope that we could come to an awareness and clarity about what you want for your life.

Elva Glynn Bsc (hons), Dip, Pre Accredited Member of IACP

I am a fully trained professional Psychotherapist working on a one to one weekly basis with people in the Galway City and County area. I am a pre accredited member of IACP and work within their code of ethics. I work from a Humanistic Integrative framework. Working in this way results in an integration of your personality and needs. This is an exploration of the human experience and as a client you will  become aware of what is holding you back and you can begin to live your life to its true potential. I will encourage your capacity and will foster a movement towards self-healing.

People to Contact

Elva Glynn
087 7778954

27. STOPSuicide View More Details on STOPSuicide Visit the STOPSuicide Website Email STOPSuicide
Address: Contact Details:
Bee Park Resource Centre
Co Leitrim
Contact: Dermot Lahiff
Telephone: 1850 211 877
086 777 2009
071 9856070 (for calls not seeking counselling services)
Email: info@stopsuicide.ie
Website: www.stopsuicide.ie

We aim to provide information on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion in the North West.

Our workshops, presentations and group sessions can cover a variety of topics including

  • Self-esteem
  • Self Efficacy (belief in oneself)
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
STOP Suicide also provides:
  • Free counselling service; crisis intervention for those at risk.
  • Bereavement Support Groups for those bereaved by suicide.
Please Note: All our counsellors and psychotherapists are fully qualified and Garda vetted.

People to Contact

Dermot Lahiff
071 9856070

28. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland View More Details on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Visit the The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Website Email The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Alzheimer National Helpline
Telephone: 1800 341 341
Email: helpline@alzheimer.ie
Website: www.alzheimer.ie

The Alzheimer Society of work work with people with dementia and their families. Our services include home care, day centres, support groups and dementia advisor and information services.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland have services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


In Galway we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care, Home Care, Carer Support Groups, Dementia Adviser Service, Alzheimer Cafe and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.
Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

In Mayo we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.


In Roscommon we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care and Community Dementia Support Nurse.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

People to Contact

Alzheimer National Helpline
1800 341 341

29. Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland View More Details on Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Visit the Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Website Email Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Upper Chapel Street
Co., Mayo
Contact: Mairead Bradley
Telephone: 0949026630
012804164 ext 301
Email: work4you@abiireland.ie
Email: mbradley@abiireland.ie
Website: www.abiireland.ie

Work4You is a vocational assessment service for people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and who want to return to work, training or education. Work4You also provides essential ABI information and education for employers, tutors and trainers who are supporting people affected by an ABI. ABI Ireland has three Work4You teams located in the Border, Midlands and West Region. Each team includes an Occupational Therapist and two Vocational Facilitators who will carry out one-to-one assessments as well as providing on-going vocational guidance and support. Every Work4You participant will be supported to develop a Personal Progression Plan (PPP) which will enable them to set, and achieve goals relating to education, training and employment. The west team covers the counties Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

A full Work4You assessment is carried out by an Occupational Therapist, highlighting each Work4You participants work skills, knowledge and experience. The Work4You team use Valpar assessment tools while also taking a holistic look at the participants’ life. Focusing on the individuals functional and work capacity, identifying transferrable skills.
Work4You will:
- Give the individual a chance to get involved in tasks which they may find more challenging, such as identify areas of work they find difficult or impossible to do
- Provide assistance in setting vocational goals; which include outlining potential work, training and education options
- Ensure that those with an ABI receive feedback, recommendations and strategies with which they can build on their vocational strength
- Develop a sustainable working environment for both the employee, employer, student, tutor and trainer. 

Work4You referrals can be made by the person with an ABI, a family member, or employer as well as healthcare and allied professionals. Work4You participants must meet the following criteria:
- Have sustained an ABI
- Live in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan or Laois
- 16-65 years
- Receive a Department of Social Protection payment
- Be approved by the Department of Social Protection to participate in Work4You

ABI Ireland will coordinate an eligibility check on behalf of the Department of Social Protection. Once approval has been received the Work4You team will begin to work with the individual to ensure an effective Personal Progression Plan is put in place to help them return to work, training or education. In the event of someone not being eligible for this programme, the team will link them in with appropriate community support services.

Work4You is funded by the Department of Social Protection and the European Social Fund under the Disability Activation Project (DACT). The programme ‘Work4You’ is the first community based neuro-assessment service of its kind in Ireland.

The Work4You hub for the West and North-West Region is located at Upper Chapel Street, Castlebar. For more information about Work4You contact 094 9026 630 or see www.abiireland.ie 

People to Contact

Mairead Bradley

Zoe Barnett

Rosaleen Gaffney