Getting Through COVID-19 Together

The Department of Health and the HSE, in collaboration with key cross-Government and cross-sectoral partners, have developed a mental wellbeing campaign aimed at offering support and resources to help deal with the stress, anxiety and isolation currently experienced by many people during this time which was launched on Saturday.


The ‘Together’ campaign is hosted on gov.ie, points people to the HSE’s Your Mental Health supports and resources which include many online and telephone services, as well as providing tips and advice from cross-Government and Healthy Ireland partners on topics such as physical activity, parenting, coping with daily routines, supporting the ‘cocooned’ and getting involved in the community solidarity efforts.

Support Services Available Over Easter

Please be advised of Shine service closure for Good Friday 10th of April and Easter Monday 13th of April.

The following services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Samaritans

  • Freephone 116 123
  • E-mail: jo@samaritans.ie

Pieta House

YourMentalHealth information line is available 24/7

  • 1800 111 888

Please stay safe and stay home. Additional support is available through your Local Authorities Community Response Forums

Local Covid 19 Community Response Forums

  • National Number 0818 222 024
  • 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday
  • Can provide assistance if you need
    • Shopping for food, fuel and other essential household items
    • Transport to medical appointments
    • Delivery of hot meals through local meals on wheels services
    • Collection of prescribed medicines

Shine Newsletter: April 2020

The latest edition our Shine newsletter is available here.

In this edition, we have a message from our CEO, John Saunders on the Covid-19 crisis and updates on the continuation of Shine services during this time.

We introduce our two new team members Alessandra and Emma and provide an update on the postponement of this year’s Green Ribbon campaign.