We are sorry to hear you are not feeling okay, but remember you are not in this alone and you can find support information and contact details for different services underneath.

The Covid-19 outbreak is an extremely difficult situation; most people are experiencing some difficulties with low mood, sleeping problems, and struggling with increased levels of anxiety. These things can overwhelm us especially as we try and manage our concerns and our thoughts and feelings during this challenging, uncertain time. It's important to know that it is OK to feel this way. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

If you are able to, please reach-out to your family, a friend, colleague or neighbour, to those people who are close to you who are supportive and understanding. A conversation with a ‘friendly ear’ might help lift your mood or be what you need to talk about how you are feeling and discuss what support you might need.

Have a look at the Urgent Support Organisations listed underneath if you feel you are in crisis and need immediate support. If you are feeling distressed, you might contact your GP for further support.

Here are some links to information and tips on Self-Care in our KBFRC Wellness & Mental Health Supports section. Please have a look at them and see if they help.

You can find contact details for Local Covid-19 Volunteer Groups who are co-ordinating the delivery of urgent supplies, groceries, prescriptions etc. for those who are unable to go out here.

And here are some links to other Support Organisations which may be of help, including several HELPLINES which may be suitable, depending on your need.

Alternatively, please contact the Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre if you are feeling overwhelmed and you need to talk to someone. Tel: 086-0570609, email us at info@kbfrc.ie.

Urgent Support Organisations

SamaritansEmotional support to anyone in distress or struggling to cope (any time, day or night)
Phone Service or Email jo@samaritans.ie
Freephone 116 123 or Email jo@samaritans.ie
Pieta HouseTelephone and text-based support for people who are suicidal or engaging in self-harm, or bereaved by suicide (any time, day or night)Freephone 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)
Women's AidSupport around domestic violence. Call them today to talk to one of their Helpline workers (any time, day or night). If you are you in immediate danger ring your local Garda Station Garda Station Directory or in an emergency, call 999/112Freephone 1800 341 900
SpunOut.ie Information for young people on many different topics, including mental health. Chat to a trained volunteer on their anonymous, 24/7 text line.Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280
(Standard SMS rates may apply)