One-to-one support

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One-to-one support for INMO members

Voicing our own thoughts or feelings can help us understand them better. If you feel talking it through with someone could be helpful for you, one-to-one is a great option to get support. There are different options available, such as INMO's 24hr Counselling Phone Line, a 24/7 text service via Text About It or one-to-one counselling through your Employee Assistance Programme.

INMO 24hr Counselling Help Line

The INMO 24hr Counselling Help Line is a FREE and confidential counselling service for you and any member of your immediate family who permanently lives with you. The service is delivered over the phone and includes onward referral to relevant voluntary and/or professional services, where appropriate.

  • Counselling Helpline 1850 670 407 or (01) 881 8047
  • Legal Advice & Domestic Assistance Helpline 1850 670 707 or (01) 670 7472

This service is provided by ARAG Legal and Counselling Services

50808 Text About It for INMO members

50808 is a first of its kind for Ireland - a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small.

Free text INMO to 50808 to start a conversation, any time - day or night.

Many people who are going through difficulty don’t feel comfortable speaking to someone over the phone. In addition, there are many situations where someone may not have the privacy or a discreet environment in which to talk over the phone.

How it Works

50808 trained Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. The aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them into the future.

The 50808 platform will connect texters with a Crisis Volunteer, who is most likely at home, who has been trained to listen, reassure and guide people from a hot moment to a cool calm.

All conversations are anonymous, unless the texter wants to give their name, and are reviewed in real time by a team of qualified staff supervisors who will support volunteers to listen to and support texters.

What can I text about?

From breakups or bullying, to anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings, Text About It Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. Their aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them in the future.

How to use this service

Free text INMO to 50808 to start a conversation, any time - day or night.

Free text INMO to 50808 to start a conversation, any time - day or night

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Many employers provide EAP programmes that can give confidential help and support for personal and work-related issues that are affecting your mental health and emotional well-being.

EAP for HSE employees

The HSE's EAP is a free, confidential and independent service for all HSE staff. It is there to support employees who are experiencing personal or work-related issues that may be affecting their mental health, their job performance or home life.

EAP provides a suite of services including:

  • Counselling
  • Consultation to managers on staff wellbeing and psychosocial issues
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (C.I.S.M.) Response - individual and group support and pre-incident training
  • Workshops on staff wellbeing issues

Non HSE Employee's Contact list

Non-HSE employees in the locations below can contact the associated EAP service, HR or occupational health dept. Those whose workplace is not listed and are not employed by the HSE should contact their HR dept. directly.

Workplace
Who to contact
Beaumont Hospital Dublin
HR/Occ Health: 01 8092865 / staffcounsellor@beaumont.ie
Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin
HR/Occ Health: 01 8140406 / hr@nohc.ie
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital
EAP: Workplace options - 1800 490 390 / eap@workplaceoptions.com / workplaceoptions.com
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
EAP: Abate Counselling - 1800 222 833 / info@abatecounselling.ie / abatecounselling.ie
Mercy University Hospital
HR/Occ Health: 021-493 5307 or 021-427 1971 (bleep 6626) / occhealth@muh.ie
National Maternity Hospital Holles Street
EAP: VHI Corporate Solutions - 1800 995 955 / eap@vhics.ie / www.wellbeing-4life.com
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin
EAP: VHI Corporate Solutions - 1800 995 955 / eap@vhics.ie / www.wellbeing-4life.com
Rotunda Hospital
EAP: VHI Corporate Solutions - 1800 995 955 / eap@vhics.ie / www.wellbeing-4life.com
Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
HR/Occ Health: 01 63443677 / 01 6343677
South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
HR/Occ Health: 021 4926251 / hr.pa@sivuh.ie
St. James Hospital*
EAP: Abate Counselling - 1800 222 833 / info@abatecounselling.ie / abatecounselling.ie
St. John's Hospital, Limerick
HR/Occ Health: 061 462259 / 061 462163 / helen.cashell@stjohnshospital.ie
St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin
HR/Occ Health: 01 245 3513 / occupational.health@slh.ie
St. Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire
HR/Occ Health: 01 6639886
St. Vincent's University Hospital*
EAP: VHI Corporate Solutions - 1800 995 955 / eap@vhics.ie / www.wellbeing-4life.com
Tallaght Hospital & National Children's Hospital*
EAP: Workplace options - 1800 490 390 / eap@workplaceoptions.com / workplaceoptions.com
Temple Street Children's Hospital
HR/Occ Health: 01 8784398 / ohd@cuh.ie
*HSE staff of Psychiatric Service in St. James Hospital, St. Vincents University Hospital & Tallaght Hospital should contact the HSE's EAP.

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