Getting The Right Help

This Mental Health Awareness Week we are running a series of blogs on how to support someone struggling with a difficulty. Each day, we’ll publish a new tip so check back in each day.


Often, the best advice and support you can give someone is to advise them and help them to get professional support. This could be through a GP or a mental health professional. If you feel the issue is significant, professional support might be the best option.

Remember – you are not a mental health professional, and therefore may or may not give out appropriate advice. Unfortunately, sometimes well-intentioned interventions can lead to unanticipated consequences.

With mental health issues we can’t be too sure or make concrete decisions about what’s best for someone else. Sometimes the best advice we can give someone is to seek professional help and support them making decisions for themselves.

We often see misinformation online and in the media about mental health. By doing your research on a mental health issue from a reputable source, you are giving yourself the best chance of understanding the person who’s struggling and giving yourself the best chance of helping them. Reputable sources include the HSE website or Pieta House’s online resources.

Lastly, look after yourself – mind your own mental health, and try not to carry all of the burden on your own shoulders.

Whatever challenge, difficulty or transition you are going through, working with our team can be a big step towards becoming the healthiest version of yourself. Contact our team about making an appointment via email hello@mentalhealth.ie or phone 01 611 1719 in Dublin, or 021 2067001 in Cork.