HSE/South East Community Healthcare’s thoughts with those affected by Clonmel Tragedy

The sympathies of the HSE/South East Community Healthcare are with the bereaved families and its thoughts are also with the community in Clonmel and South Tipperary this week, in their coming to terms with the devastating loss of young lives that occurred there at the weekend.

In recent days, support has been provided to secondary schools locally through the Dept. of Education’s National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS).

In communicating its own sadness in response to the tragedy at the weekend (see HSE/South East Community Healthcare X (Twitter)), South East Community Healthcare has pointed to help and support that is also available via the HSE:

  • Supported by the HSE, the Samaritans provide a 24 hour day, seven day a week, 365 days a year phone service. You can call, day or night, whatever you are going through, FREE from any phone on 116 123. See Samaritans website
  • The HSE also supports the “Text About It”, free, 24/7 service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Free-text HELLO to 50808. You’ll message back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with. See textaboutit.ie
  • In partnership with the HSE, Hospice Foundation Ireland provides a Bereavement Support Line, to provide connection, comfort and support and a shoulder to lean on. Freephone 1800 80 70 77 (available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday).
  • See also yourmentalhealth.ie and our Get urgent help page and for further resources and advice.

The Chief Officer Grace Rothwell visited the Civic Offices in Clonmel today to sign the Book of Condolences on her own behalf and that of HSE/South East Community Healthcare.

Rest in peace Grace, Luke, Nicole and Zoey.

Last updated on: 29 / 08 / 2023