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Mental Health Resources

Please remember that it is important to reach out for help if you or someone you know is feeling alone or in distress. Seeking assistance is a sign of strength and everyone needs support at times. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:

  • You can contact your local GP for help during regular hours.
  • If it is late in the evening or night-time, you can reach out to NowDOC at 1850 400 911.
  • In case of emergencies, you can go to the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital or Sligo General Hospital.
  • For immediate assistance, you can call emergency services at 999 or 112.
  • Contact the Samaritans, a free 24-hour listening service, by calling 116 123 to speak with someone about what is on your mind.

See below a list of support services which can help provide support, information or advice for someone in need.


Free anonymous mental health advice and support online and in person for young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and for parents or concerned adults.


Spunout is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. They provide articles and information for young people on many topics, including mental health. Free-text SPUNOUT to 50808 to chat with a trained volunteer, any time.

Connect Mental Health

Connect Mental Health aims to improve the awareness and understanding of mental health issues in the Donegal community. Here you will find information on our upcoming events and workshops, how to find and access local supports in Donegal and information on your own mental health and how you can support others:

Pieta House

Free therapeutic support to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

Surfing Resources

Below, you will find a range of resources that are specifically designed to foster and promote active participation in sports, outdoor activities, and surfing. Whether you are seeking to join a local sports clubs, immerse yourself in the world of surfing or you work in inclusion in sport, these resources aim to provide you with guidance and support to embark on your chosen adventure:

A range of resources and factsheets from Disability Ireland which promote participation in sport:

The INCLUSEA ‘Toolkit’, a best practice guide and common teaching methodology for surf instructors oriented towards people with physical and/or sensory challenges:

An overview of inclusive beaches from the Mave Murray Foundation:

A range of resources to support participation in sport with someone who is visually impaired:

A range of resources from the Irish Wheelchair Association to support people with additional mobility needs: