Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone struggling to cope. For confidential, non-judgmental support please call, email, or visit www.samaritans.ie for details of the nearest branch. Free 24hr helpline: 116 123.
The Aware Support Line and Email services are free and available to anyone, over the age of 18 years, who is seeking support and information about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of a friend or family member, or who experiences depression or bipolar disorder. Aware Support & Self Care Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression or bipolar disorder and its impact. You can find regular meetings in your area on their website.
One Family provides a national lo-call helpline service for all members of one-parent families and those who share parenting, their families and friends, and professionals working with them.
For those who need counselling but can not afford it, free counselling is available through Anew, a charity that is dedicated to providing inclusive professional care and support – including counselling, accommodation and life skills – to women, their children, partners and families facing issues surrounding pregnancy, homelessness and parenthood. You can drop in. to the centre to speak with a counsellor from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
This is a non profit organisation supporting Women’s Mental Health around the area of depression in pregnancy, fertility issues, post-natal depression and grief through affordable and accessible counselling services around Ireland including Cork. They also have a closed Facebook group for moms needing support around any of the above mentioned issues. You can book your appointment online with Nurture or connect with them by phone or email too. A great support service for mothers and families. Please keep in mind that this affordable service is also covered by some of Ireland’s health insurance companies.
This is a wonderful voluntary organisation in Cork that has been helping moms overcome PND for over 20 years. PND supports moms suffering from Post Natal Depression in Cork with online support, resources and coffee mornings at meetings. This group meets monthly in CUMH and partners are welcome to attend. Please reach out and connect with this service if you need support.