Helpline: 1 890 303 302 (24 hours).
Aware is a voluntary organization formed by people with depression, relatives and mental health professionals to provide information, a listening helpline and support groups for people suffering from depression and their caregivers. There is an online mood dairy to help people to monitor their moods.
Mental Health Ireland (MHI) www.mentalhealthireland.ie
MHI is a national voluntary organization that offers courses and seminars in mental health education, supports research in the area and provides information fact-sheets. It offers a befriending service to prevent the isolation sometimes experienced by people with mental disorders. MHI also offers assistance with housing problems.
Information line 1890 621 631 (9am to 4pm)
Shine supports people with mental ill health and their families and friends.
They have Regional Development Officers based in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Ennis, Galway, Tullamore and Dundalk who can provide information on support groups, local mental health services, resources, training and employment services. Some centres offer counseling, rehabilitation, personal development and social activities.