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#FairKitchens Mental Health Support: Republic of Ireland

If you or your team are struggling, there are organizations which have resources and support to help:

Hospitality Focussed

Fáilte Ireland:

Their top priority is supporting Ireland’s tourism and hospitality businesses to survive, re-open and recover from the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. They have developed a support hub with a range of free guides to help those in the tourism industry.

These include:

  • ·        Employee Wellbeing supports
  • ·        A guide with tips for employers on staying connected with employees
  • ·        Employee Assistance Programme offering counselling & support: Call 1800 201346 and quote Fáilte Ireland to ensure the services are free.
  • ·        Operational guidelines
  • ·        A Covid-19 Safety Charter
  • ·        Information around Brexit

General

Mental Health First Aid Ireland

Brings Mental Health First Aid training to communities and workplaces around Ireland. Provides webinars and mental first aid training as well as free ‘Tip sheets’ which include:

HSE

Have a dedicated support hub with advice on how to mind your mental health during this time and a mental health information line: 1800 111 888

The hub provides information on:

  • ·        Coping with difficult situations
  • ·        Information and advice for family & friends
  • ·        Looking after your mental health
  • ·        Information on common mental health issues
  • ·        Mental Health supports and services during COVID-19
  • ·        Getting urgent help - Free call Samaritans 116123 or Text YMH to 50808

Pieta

Pieta supports those with suicidal ideation, those engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide by providing freely accessible, professional services to all. They also provide prevention programmes such as ‘Knowing the signs’ which details how to recognise suicide warning signs

  • ·        Freephone 1800 247 247 to speak to a therapist if you are in crisis
  • ·        Text HELP to 51444 to text a therapist if you are in crisis
  • ·        Call 0818 111 126 to make an appointment with a therapist

Mental Health Ireland 

Founded in 1966 on the recommendation of the Commission on Mental Illness. Today, it’s a leading provider of mental health promotion in the voluntary sector. They have a partnership with the Irish Farming Association.

  • ·        Offer mental health courses partnered with Irish universities
  • ·        General resource re: mental wellbeing e.g. ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’
  • ·        Online training