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Staff Support

These are challenging times. It is important to know where you can find support you can trust. This section provides a list of free and reliable resources from online programmes to medical help and coaching.

  • The Practitioner Health Matters Programme (PHMP)

    Practitioners can go through difficult periods in their lives and may experience stress, burnout, depression, anxiety or other conditions such as alcohol or drug misuse. Seeking confidential medical help is the most appropriate way to deal with these conditions. The Practitioner Health Matters Programme (PHMP) in Ireland offers a strictly confidential service to doctors, dentists and pharmacists.

    Visit http://practitionerhealth.ie/

    Email confidential@practitionerhealth.ie

    Tel (01) 297-0356

  • HSE Employee Assistance Programme

    Coronavirus is a unique and unprecedented situation for healthcare workers. Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus can be worrying. Responding to coronavirus can take an emotional toll on healthcare workers and has the potential to impact their mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.

    Click here to visit the HSE Employee Assistance Programme to access guidance and free online programmes.

    Click here to download contact details for the HSE Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Connect a Coach

    This is a free coaching service for Ireland’s frontline and emergency services staff. It is not a counselling/therapy service, but a still space for you to ‘exhale’, de-stress, and feel more resourced.

    Click here to find out more and book a session.

  • Staff Careline

    This dedicated external counselling service for Healthcare Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 1800 409388