Helplink Support Services is a charitable organisation that provides accessible mental health & conflict resolution services (locally in the West of Ireland and nationally/internationally online)
Mental Health Services
Core Counselling Services: Helplink’s qualified, Garda vetted counsellors are available for appointments 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday and 12 to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday; at low costs. Since its inception, our Counsellors have provided over 6000 appointments to clients online nationally and also face-to-face (Galway only).
Within our counselling service we provide:
- General Counselling
- Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Couples Counselling
- Addiction Counselling
- Bereavement Therapy
- Youth Counselling
- Youth Addiction Counselling
Employee/Corporate Services: we provide a staff (EAP) counselling service that is available 7 days a week by phone and online nationwide (nationally/internationally). This is a pay-as-you-go service for companies large and small. Helplink also provide workshops for leaders and employees with topics such as: safe communication, building resilience, stress and anxiety management and mindfulness at work.
Irish Abroad Online Counselling Service: With the support of the Minister for Diaspora, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the GAA, An Post and other agencies over the years we have developed and now provide a free online counselling service for Irish people who have emigrated. The service is a global service - timezone dependent. In 2019 this service expanded to provide support for returning Irish emigrants.
Workshops: we provide a suite of workshops to primary schools, secondary schools and universities/Colleges called ‘Mind Hacks’.
Conflict Resolution Services
In our Conflict resolution Centre (CRC) we provide a face-to-face, donation based Mediation Service for people dealing with family/housing or community disputes.
In addition we provide Ireland’s first Online Mediation Service.
The CRC has also provides a ‘Mind Hacks’ workshop for schools and the community called ‘Changing Conflict’. This workshop provides students/people with the skills and techniques to manage conflict in a more productive manner.