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:
- Reduce and limit Media and Multimedia interaction
- Exercise Daily
- Make time for daily prayer
- Develop and maintain a daily routine
- 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