Mental Health First Aid #MHFAmeitheal

Continuing in our #WeveGotYouMonday series, we share support and altered service information from our Partners, to help maintain your mental health and navigate the current pandemic.

This week we want to bring you the supports of Mental Health First Aid.

Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. It follows the model that has been successful with conventional first aid. MHFA Ireland teaches people how to provide MHFA.

Below is information on a campaign they are running to help bring communities together during the pandemic.


“MHFA Ireland’s vision is through education and training, to create supportive communities across Ireland with a willingness to address mental health problems as they arise and promote recovery in a supportive and empathetic way.

In light of COVID-19, we asked ourselves how best can we help and we came up with the idea linked mental wellbeing with the concept of meitheal, communities helping and supporting each other. From this our MHFAmeitheal campaign was born, which uses social media to provide information and support around mental health and wellbeing in these difficult times.

The ancient concept of Meitheal, the application of community cooperation and support is one such way that we can support ourselves and those around us. This can be achieved by reaching out and offering support to those we care about or to those more vulnerable in our society and also being conscious of our own self-care. Our MHFA Meitheal series aims to provide guidance and support to you and your loved ones during these unprecedented times.

So we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube and share our content using the hashtag #MHFAmeitheal”


If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following


Samaritans: 116123

Pieta House: 1800 247 247 1800 742 444


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