Questions and answers

How do I access mental health services in Ireland?

How do I access mental health services in Ireland?

To find out about the mental health services and supports available in your area, call the YourMentalHealth information line on Freephone 1800 111 888. You can also send a text to 50808 to get support and information about services.

What Cho area is Dublin?

CHO Area 9: Dublin North, Dublin North Central, Dublin North West.

Are mental health services free in Ireland?

The HSE’s Counselling in Primary Care service is a free for adults with medical cards. Your GP can refer you to the HSE’s Primary Care Psychology Services or you can use the referral form, or call your local primary care office directly.

Who can diagnose mental illness Ireland?

A psychiatrist is a trained medical doctor and a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems. To qualify as a psychiatrist in Ireland takes at least seven years in post-graduate specialist training.

How much does it cost to see a psychiatrist in Ireland?

General Psychiatry The Psychiatrist will indicate the required length of the follow-up appointment. These range from 30 minutes duration at a cost of €160 to 60 minutes duration and cost €320 (inclusive of a letter to your GP).

Is depression a disability in Ireland?

They are included under the disability ground, which is one of the nine grounds covered by the EEA. Depression, stress and anxiety are among the kinds of mental health difficulty that may be regarded as disabilities under the law.

What part of HSE is Cho?

Community Healthcare Services are the broad range of services that are provided outside of the acute hospital system and includes Primary Care, Social Care, Mental Health and Health & Wellbeing Services.

What are Cho areas?

CHOs are community healthcare services outside of acute hospitals, such as primary care, social care, mental health, and other health and well-being services.

How much does a psychologist cost per hour in Ireland?

The cost varies depending on the psychotherapist but a regular fee is somewhere between €70-€120 per session . Less expensive therapy is available through training programmes or subsidised systems. Many psychotherapists offer a sliding scale for unemployed or retired people.

Where can I get help for mental health problems?

First Steps to Finding Help

  • You can get referrals from your family doctor, clergy or local Mental Health America office (which also may provide mental health care services) and crisis centers.
  • Your insurance company can provide a list of providers who are in your plan.