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Privacy

 

 

Given the nature of this site and the fact that we deal with the personal details and intimate issues of many people, we have a very strict privacy policy. Any personal details submitted to the Wellbeing Foundation are recorded and held separately from our web servers and in a secure, protected format and location. This includes all identity details, such as names, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses — and we guarantee never to use the latter in any way except to communicate with our subscribers. Only a very limited number of Foundation workers have access to these details and must observe strict privacy protocols with regard to their use.

 

Personal details of a medical nature are treated with even greater respect and with the same guarantee of confidentiality as applies in the doctor's clinic or surgery.

Useful links & sources


In all cases, click the name of the organisation to go to their website in a new window

 

The Samaritans provide dedicated help 24/7 to anyone with a problem which is getting them down; also to friends or family who be concerned about someone they know, and a wealth of information to explode the many myths about suicide.

Telephone:

Ireland 1850 60 90 90

Northern Ireland 08457 90 90 90

Email: [email protected]

Find a branch: Ireland N & S

 

1Life suicide helpline

1800 247 100

Teenline

1800 833 634

Suicide or Survive
Tel 0402 41487


GROW is an alliance of people who suffer or who have suffered from 'mental illness'. Local groups provide a welcoming and helpful environment which supports the process of regaining wellness.

Infoline: 1890 474 474

Email: [email protected]

 

BLACK DOG: Aimed at men, this site provides much useful information on psychological health, with chatroom and discussion groups.

THOMAS MOORE: Moore is a health and public services journalist with a particular interest in depression and its treatment. Excellent resource.

 

SANE: Wide range of information and useful advice. Helpline not accessible from the Republic.

PANIC ATTACKS: Useful Australian site.

 

ADAA: Online home of the US-based Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

 

PODCASTS: Download Aine Tubridy's emergency drills and anti-panic techniques from the Wellbeing Foundation. (Coming very soon)

 

RAPE CRISIS NETWORK: Site of national network with help and extensive information including links to other organisations and agencies.

 

DRCC: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Provides contact details, help and resources for victims of abuse, rape, and other sex crimes.

Helpline: 1 800 778 888

E-mail: [email protected]

Crisis centres around Ireland here

 

ANTI-BULLYING CENTRE: The Anti-Bullying Centre at Trinity College, Dublin. Excellent resource for victims of bullying, and the centre provides guidance and counselling.

Tel: 01 896 2573 or 896 3488

E-mail: [email protected]

 

BULLY ONLINE: Tim Field runs this UK site, the world's largest resource on workplace bullying and related issues — another excellent resource covering all forms of bullying and what to do about it.

 

CHILD BULLYING: The school bullying section of Bully Online. Important resource to help deal with school or peer bullying and empower victims. Important new section on bullycide — children driven to suicide by school bullying.

 

EQUALITY AUTHORITY: This agency has a role in relation both to workplace and school bullying. Workplace bullying may breach your equality rights, so call the EA for help. The Authority has initiatives in respect particularly of homophobic bullying in schools.

 

BELONG TO: BeLonGTo is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23. Information and advice on a range of matters including gender-related bullying.

 

REACH OUT: Information on many issues to do with mental wellness, including self-harm, anxiety, panic and others. Ten per cent of Irish teens self-harm.

 

NSHN: British National Self Harm Network.

 

ALANON: Alcoholics Anonymous

For full list of contact details and locations, see here.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Irish organisation for recovering addicts.

Helplines are listed here

 

DRUG AWARENESS: International Coalition for Drug Awareness. Hugely helpful website run by Dr Ann Blake Tracy, with a wealth of information on drug dangers and on alternative approaches.

 

ANTIDEPRESSANTS FACTS: An extensive source of information on the side-effects and safety of SSRIs. Features research, articles, studies, personal experiences, views of doctors plus a range of links to further sources. Comprehensive directory on antidepressants, side effects, papers, articles, books, and doctors.

 

WITHDRAWAL FROM SSRIs: Prof David Healy's protocols for slowly getting off antidepressants.

Other protocols:

Prof Heather Ashton on withdrawing from SSRI and benzodiazepine (e.g. Valium) cocktail.

 

PSYCHIATRIC DRUG FACTS: Peter Breggin MD's extensive library of material on all psychiatirc drugs and their effects.

 

SSRI STORIES: A collection of 3700+ news stories with the full media article available, mainly criminal in nature, that have appeared in the media (newspapers, TV, scientific journals) or that were part of testimony at FDA hearings in which antidepressants are mentioned.