Wellbeing & Mental Health

Information on wellbeing, how to look after your mental health and supports and services to help you through tough times.

COVID-19 Wellbeing & Mental Health information


HSE website: Minding Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

50808 is a free 24/7 mental health text service funded by the HSE. Text HELLO to 50808 if you would like support to cope with mental health or emotional difficulties.


Mental health supports and services during COVID-19

Connecting for Life website page with information on minding your mental health, where to find online counselling and support – phone, email and text support – from a range of different organisations, and mobile apps to support your mental health.


Your Mental Health Freephone Information Line: 1800 111 888 any time day or night to find supports and services.


Aware support service – email supportmail@aware.ie for support and information about your mood – you can expect a response within 24 hours.


Samaritians free 24-hour helpline: 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie


Bray Area Partnership Social Prescribing Wellbeing Service

Phone service to discuss your wellbeing needs and put you in touch with supports and services in the community in Bray and Greystones and surrounding areas. Online Well-being small group workshops.

Local Services

Be Well Bray

A group of local young people promoting positive youth mental health in the Bray area.


Bray Area Partnership Social Prescribing Wellbeing service

Helps you connect with activities and supports in your community.


Cairdeas Clubhouse

Community of people with mental health difficulties working together towards the common goal of recovery.


Lincara Centre Bray

HSE adult mental health service – appointment by GP referral.


Living Life Counselling

Professional and affordable counselling services for people who are unemployed, in receipt of social welfare benefits or on a low income.


Lucena Clinic

Child and Adolescent Mental Health service – appointment by GP referral.


Suicide or Survive

Free wellness workshops and programmes; online programmes You Matter and Youth Matter.


HSE Mental Health Services in Co. Wicklow

Adult mental health services – appointment by GP referral.


HSE Mental Health Services in Dublin South East

Adult mental health services – appointment by GP referral.


HSE Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Assessment and treatment for young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties – appointment by GP referral.


Useful websites

Your Mental Health

HSE website with information about mental health, how to mind yourself and support others, and supports and services available. Information line: 1800 111 888.


HSE Mental Health Engagement & Recovery

Supports the development of recovery-orientated services within the HSE and ensures the voice of service-users, family members and carers inform service design and delivery. Local area officers.


Mentalhelp.ie website

Mental Health Reform website with information on crisis support, finding help, social supports, your rights and recovery.


Healthy Ireland

Government-led initiative to improve the health and well-being of everyone living in Ireland.



Support and information for people experiencing depression or bipolar disorder.


Mental Health Ireland 

Information on mental health and well-being, and local mental health groups. A-Z guide to mental health.


Irish Advocacy Network

Peer advocacy, support and information to people with mental health difficulties.


A Lust for Life website

Aims to support, inspire and empower people to take care of their own minds.


Samaritans Ireland find your local branch or call helpline.


Walk In My Shoes website

Positive mental health campaigns and resources for schools, parents and young people.



Information created by young people for young people, including section on mental health with articles, videos, how to look after your mental health, supports available.



Support for young people with their mental health through free one-to-one therapeutic approach and workshops in local communities. A Jigsaw service for Co. Wicklow is coming to Bray in 2020.



Website with mental health information and advice for young people, their parents and guardians, and those who work with young people.


Turn2me youth well-being and mental health website (formerly ReachOut)

A space for young people to find information and explore ways to get through tough times.



Free mindfulness resources such as audio mindfulness guidance sessions.


Cairde Pathways to Being Well

Online mental health guide for ethnic minorities in Ireland available in range of languages.



Childline  freephone 1800 66 66 66  Free Text 50101


Teenline freephone 24 hours a day 1800 833 634


Niteline student support for students by students  freephone 9pm-2.30am 1800 793 793


Samaritans 24-hour Freephone helpline 116 123 or text 087 2 60 90 90 (standard text rates) or email jo@samaritans.org


National Suicide Prevention freephone helpline (Pieta House): 1800 247 247


Aware helpline 1890 303 302 Mon-Sun 10am-10pm or email supportmail@aware.ie


Shine information helpline 1890 621 631 or email phil@shineonline.ie


Bodywhys helpline 1890 200 444 or email info@stpatsmail.com.  Mon–Fri, 9am-5pm, and out of hours call back service.

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