Community & Services
CHIN WAGS & HEAD WOBBLES
Below are some BPB Tried & Tested services for improving your mental health, if a crisis intervention is needed or if you've been affected by a mental illness.
Éire & uk
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life intervention & counselling
I cannot commend these absolute life-savers enough for saving the lives and souls of some of my friends and many, many others. They have a 24 hour helpline and lots of other services, like all flavours of counselling including CBT, Family Counseling, Bereavement Counseling. Honestly what these people do for other people is awesome, if you're suffering with any sort of mental illness they will understand and show so much care, so Alexander Graham Bell them.
0818 30 30 61
life intervention & Self Harm Crisis Centre
Again, another so solid crew of beautiful souls who have helped myself and many others deal when the chaos of life becomes too much. Pieta are also very good at giving support to those lost to mental illness. They are also really really really good at creating awareness so if you have some spare time, and would love to get involved, there’s plenty of opportunities to lend a helping hand. // Pieta House provide a free approach to people who's life is on a tightrope and for those who self-harm.
1800 247 247
Supporting People Affected By Mental Illness
Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health, through the promotion and provision of high quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.
What I like about these little lighthouses is that they you can email them. Sometimes you don't want to talk to a stranger, and can't articulate yourself verbally.
24hour emotional support
116 123 (UK)
116 123 (ROI)
volunteer action to prevent suicide
These are Global helpers of the humans of big wide whirled. There’s a search bar on the top right of their home page which allows you to find a helpline by your country which is pretty sick. "Many people find that talking about their feelings can alleviate their distress. If you're feeling in distress or suicidal now and need to talk to someone, we're here to listen. You can:
Free online counseling support
To be honest, I’ve never found any online counselling of any help. In my opinion, the previously mentioned services would be a much better avenue, but this could just be my own personal experiences. "TURN2ME want to create a world where mental health issues are acknowledged and accepted. Where every person in distress will feel confident to openly access the support services they need, safe in the knowledge that attitudes have changed based on a communal understanding and willingness to support each other. "
I'm 100% definitely not qualified to counsel anybody, and this may not even be legal but I would hate to know you are struggling and are feeling completely isolated. If life's getting a bit much, your heads wobbling at 97mph with torrential rain and you can’t relate to anybody; please please send me a message and I’ll holla instantly. All I can offer is my own experiences and a bit of guidance on what route to take, which will usually involve anything mentioned upstairs, maybe going to your GP, or other mental health services I’ve used.
I can also offer a cuppa tea with a 97% chance of cake.
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