Mental Health & Wellbeing




Tel: 116 123


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.


Pieta House

24/7 Freephone Tel: 1800 247 247  or Text HELP to 51444

Professional one-to-one therapeutic service to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed.

Mental Health Ireland

Information line Tel: 01 284 1166

Open 9am -5pm Monday to Friday

Information and support for people who experience mental health difficulties.

Aware Support Line

Tel: 1800 804848

Open 10am – 10pm, 7 days per week


Support and information for anyone over 18 experiencing anxiety, depression or related mood conditions. Contact Aware if you are feeling anxiety or worry in relation to the current Covid-19 outbreak and would like to know what supports and services are available to you.


Infoline Tel: 1890 474 474


‘Creating Hope and Staying Positive during Covid-19’ is being hosted on and will provide information, advice, podcasts, coping techniques and fun tasks, centred around looking after our mental health.

Crisis Text Line Ireland

Confidential messaging support service Text TALK to 086 1800 280 every day 24 hours a day – standard message rates apply.

Northwest STOP

Tel No: 1850 211 877 CALLSLAVE: 086 777 2009


Free confidential counselling service.

Helplink Mental Health

Tel: 0818 99 88 80 or 091 759887


Free online counselling during COVID-19 Crisis for people laid off work / with addictions / returning home / Irish abroad.

Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18

Social Prescribing is a free, HSE service which helps to link you with sources of support and social activities within your community. Full list of local Social Prescribing Coordinators across Donegal and their contact details available here.

Insight Inishowen

Listening Ear Service mobile: 087 170 8743

Open6pm-8pm, 7 days a week

Volunteers provide a confidential listening ear to support you.


Tel: 01 531 3331 or 028 9568 0151 or 01 9059 555

Open Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm

Couples and relationships Support Line, experienced counsellors available during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life.

Family Carers

Careline 1800 24 0724

Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm & Sat 10am-12noon

Advice and support to family carers.



Last updated on 22/05/2020