Looking After Your Mental Health

  • Monaghan Age Friendly Interview Your Grandparents.  Monaghan Age Friendly programme has put together “Interview your Grandparents” to help put a bit of fun into the family chats. We forget our parents and grandparents had busy fun lives long before they were parents and grandparents. This is a lovely opportunity to get to know them that little bit better. We know not everyone is lucky enough to have grandparents in their lives, you can interview anyone in your family or neighbourhood who might enjoy it.


  • It’s Good to Talk:  A joint venture with Monaghan Age Friendly programme and Monaghan GAA county board, Monaghan GAA players are reaching out to isolated older people giving them a quick call to chat about GAA.


  • Monaghan Museum – Recording Our Experiences:  Recording Our Experience – Monaghan County Museum are collecting images and stories from the community on their experiences during the Covid 19 Pandemic. These images and stories will go into the museum collection and will form part of an exhibition on this challenging and historic time in our county’s history.  Simply email them to comuseum@monaghancoco.ie


  • Heritage Happenings:  Heritage Happenings is a daily series about our local cultural and natural heritage.  A new snippet is published each day to stimulate curiosity for our local places during this time of social distancing and cocooning.  Topics so far have included spy-windows to sphagnum moss, forged gates to first fruits gothic, hilly placenames to historic graveyards.  It is published online on the Monaghan County Council website, Monaghan Heritage Forum Facebook page and promoted via twitter.



Information and support for Parents and Young People                                                                                                   

In the current circumstances of Covid-19, face-to-face supports are hard to access but community supports and services are still operating. In the Monaghan area, this includes the following supports and services which can be accessed by phone or online:

Local Supports available to you:

  • HSE Primary Care Psychology – phone 047 30429 (Monaghan Office) for information. Referrals are accepted from your GP.
  • HSE Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services – this service is accessed via GP referral.
  • HSE Adult Mental Health Services – this service is accessed via GP referral.
  • Pieta House Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer – contact Kathryn on 085 870 6591.
  • Pieta House Crisis Counselling Service – contact Grainne on 090 6424 111.
  • ISPCC Monaghan Childline Therapeutic Support Service – contact Audrey on 087 360 3742 or email audrey.rabbitte@ispcc.ie.
  • Youth Work Irelandhttps://www.facebook.com/ywimonaghan1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ywi_cm/ or Snapchat: bouncebackys
  • Cavan Monaghan Rainbow Youth – contact Barry on 087 219 3904, @CAMrainbowyouth
  • Teach na Daoine Counselling Service, Oriel Way Monaghan – contact Packie on 087 925 4565 or email info@teachnadaoine.com
  • Clones Family Resource Centre, Clones– contact Angela on 086 178 5710.
  • SOSAD Carrickmacross, Call 042 966 8992 086 045 9168 24 hours a day, 7 days per week or email sosadcarrick@gmail.com
  • Tusla Prevention Partnership & Family Support, Monaghan – contact Charlene on 042 979 5623.

You can also call your GP or Doc on Call on 1850 777 911, or if you are really concerned, go to the Emergency Department in Cavan General Hospital.

National supports available:

  • Contact Samaritans 116 123 (24/7 helpline for all ages)
  • Pieta House 1800 247 247 (24/7 helpline for all ages)
  • Crisis Text Line, Text TALK to 086 1800 280 (24/7 text service for young people aged 13 – 35)
  • ISPCC Childline, 1800 66 66 66 or free text to 50101 (24/7 helpline for young people up to 18 years)
  • ISPCC Teenline, 1800 833 634 (free 24/7 helpline for young people up to 18 years).


Online supports:


 Sources of helpful information online:






Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports

Stress Control Online – May dates

Mental Health Ireland have a number of resources and information available through their website and social media on educational wellbeing programmes




Monaghan CYPSC through interagency co-ordination and collaboration work achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people in the area.