Mental Health Services in Mayo

It is estimated that one in four of us will experience some mental health problems in our lifetime, from a low period, to more serious depression, to a small number who will experience severe mental health problems. If you feel persistently sad, have trouble sleeping or experience unexplained aches and pains, you should visit your GP for some advice. Most people are treated by the GP alone, unless more support, for example, therapy services, is required, in which case you may be referred to some of the following day and hospital services.

The HSE Mental Health Services team in County Mayo includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Junior Doctors, Community Nursing Staff, Addiction Counsellors, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and a range of support staff. There are five sector teams, each serving a population of approximately 20,000 and providing locally based community services through a network of Outpatient Clinics, Day Centres, Day Hospitals and Treatment Centres.

Mayo PCCC Headquarters (094) 902 1333
St Michael's Day Hospital (094) 904 2150
Occupational Health Dept. (Whitehouse) (094) 902 1333
Ashbrooke Group Home (094) 902 1333
Kiltoome Group Home (094) 902 1333
Alicante Group Home (094) 902 1333
Coranna Group Home (094) 902 1333
Audio Visual Services (094) 902 1333
An Coillin (094) 902 1333
Adult Mental Health Unit (094) 902 1733
Teach Aisling - High Support Hostel (094) 902 1333
Rural Training Centre (094) 902 1333
Castlebar Training Centre (094) 902 1333
Dept. of Old Age Psychiatry, Convent, SHH and Residential Unit at the SHH (094) 902 8464
Mayo Mental Health Association, 2 New Antrim Street, Castlebar (094) 9038148

Training Centre, Ballina (096) 71976
Ballina Psychiatric Unit and Sector Headquarters (096) 21891

Sector Headquarters in Community Care Building (097) 81301

Swinford Treatment Centre (094) 925 1102
The Fairways/Aras Attracta
Mental Health Centre, The Lodge, Swinford (094) 925 2715

Ballinrobe Day Centre - (094) 954 1615

Claremorris Day Centre, Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris (094) 937 2230
This community based day care unit offers a range of interventions to people who have mental health issues and live in the local community. Out-Patient Clinics are held each Wednesday. Referrals are from GPs to the multidisciplinary team.  The service user will then be seen by the appropriate discipline professional / and  a care plan is drawn up to meet their individual needs.  Nursing staff provide an assessment on a 1:1 and group basis, also psycho-education and supportive counselling in a safe and confidential environment.  Other professionals on the team include doctors, clinical psychologist, addiction counsellors, cognitive behaviour therapist, artists, social worker and occupational therapist. Our philosophy of care is to assist individuals, families and the community to avail of the best possible standard of care.  Service users are encouraged and enabled to identify coping strategies to promote their self esteem, independence and maximise their quality of life.   

Springdale Mental Health Centre (Sector Headquarters) (094) 937 2230

O'Hara Home and 2 Group Homes rented from I.R.D. (094) 938 2206

Westport Mental Health Centre, address (098) 50142

The Irish Advocacy Network exists to provide information and support for mental health service users, in order to support people speaking up for themselves and achieving empowerment to take control of their own lives.
Tel: (047) 38918 or (047) 72863

Voluntary Bodies
Mayo Mental Health Services have close working relationships with:
Mayo Mental Health Association, 2 New Antrim Street, Castlebar (094) 9038148
Aware 1800 80 48 48
GROW 086 4183543 and 1890 474 474 (GROW in Ireland Infoline)
Phrenz (091) 761 746
Irish Association of Suicidology (094) 925 0858