Mental Health Services

It is estimated that one in four or five of us will experience some mental health problems in our lifetime. Mental health problems can range from a low or sad period to a more serious depression, with a small number of people going on to experience severe mental health problems. Most people with mental health problems can be treated by their GP, and are referred to HSE Mental Health Services when necessary.

The HSE provides a wide range of community and hospital based mental health services in Ireland, and these services have seen dramatic changes and developments over the past twenty years. These changes continue, as we move from the hospital model to providing more care in communities and in clients' own homes.

The options on the left will allow you to read more about Mental Health services - like details of the types and range of services provided, the health professionals who provide them, and other topics like counselling and suicide prevention.

You can also read about the Mental Health Act, the Mental Health Commission, and publications related to Mental Health.

Patients' Private Property Accounts - Click here to view details on how the HSE administers residential clients' money

To find Mental Health Service where you live - choose from the options below:

Carlow/Kilkenny | Cavan/Monaghan | Clare | Cork North | Cork North Lee | Cork South Lee | Cork West
Donegal | Dublin North | Dublin North Central | Dublin North West |Dublin South Central | Dublin South East |Dun Laoghaire |Galway | Kerry | Kildare and West Wicklow |Laois and Offaly | Limerick | Limerick East and North Tipperary | Longford and Westmeath |Louth | Mayo | Meath | Roscommon | Sligo and Leitrim | Tipperary South | Waterford | Wexford | Wicklow |

 Mental Health – Support

Mentalhealth-support is an organization created to help the families, care-givers and those suffering and affected by Psychosis.

The website provides e-Learning Programmes that give the most comprehensive information and practical and up-to-date advice on this area of Mental Illness.

 If you are a carer for someone with mental health difficulties, you can find out more about being a carer and the supports available and how to care for yourself.

Mental Health Service Learning Hub

The HSE Mental Health Services published the HSE Legal Activity Report Project Report in April 2010 and it was launched by John Moloney, T.D. and Minister for Disability and Mental Health. One of the elements of the organisational learning strategy referred to in the report was the development of a mental health services hub on the HSELand education and development website and accompanying e-learning modules on aspects of the Mental Health Act 2001”. Access the Mental Health Services Learning Hub or click on the link below. You must first enrol to obtain you username and password.

MHS Learning HubMental Health Services Learning Hub

The hub gives you access to high quality education and training materials to support you in your job and help you achieve competencies for best practice.

  • mental health e-learning programmes
  • the learning framework
  • the learning repository
  • the community of practice
  • latest news

The hub also provides discussion forums / facilities for questions / and bloggs for individual HSE staff groups. 

Please contact your local ICT services to access a programme to run the hub if you are having difficulties