The Archdiocese is  conscious that the Covid-19 pandemic is presenting many great emotional challenges to all throughout the Archdiocese and beyond.  With this in mind we have worked with Fr. Dermot McCaul, SMA in producing a short video which you can access by clicking the link below. 

The video is intended to offer guidance around issues of emotional well-being and mental health during these times.  It also gives some sound and practical advice on how each of us can navigate these challenges and indeed flourish beyond this period.  



Fr. Dermot’s five daily actions and activities that can help: 

  1. Reduce and limit Media and Multimedia interaction
  2. Exercise Daily 
  3. Make time for daily prayer 
  4. Develop and maintain a daily routine
  5. Whilst honoring social distancing protocol engage with family and friends

The video can be accessed by Clicking Here

For those who are struggling and finding difficulty in coping, we offer some links below to organisations that are currently offering support and counselling services in diverse areas.  The Archdiocese encourages all those struggling to reach out to these organisations and indeed contact your local priest should you need help.  

Local Parish Contacts for Support Click Here
Pieta House (Republic of Ireland) Click Here
So Sad Ireland (Republic of Ireland) Click Here
Accord Marriage and Relationship Counselling Click Here
The Samaritans (Northern Ireland)  Click Here
Lifeline (Northern Ireland)  Click Here
Southern Area Health Care Trust Website Click Here
Cuan Mhuire (Addiction NI & ROI) Click Here
Aware NI ‘Overcoming Depression Changing Lives’ Click Here
Alone (Support for the elderly) Click Here 
Archdiocesan Bereavement Service  Day, times and mobile contact numbers: 

Mon 6.30pm – 8.30pm +353 89-4677721
Tues 6.30pm – 8.30pm +353 89-4682919
Thur 6.30pm – 8.30pm +353 89-4677734
Fri    6.30pm – 8.30pm +353 89-4677747