Vhi's mental health care
You're not alone
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You're not alone
If you’re struggling with your mental health, rest assured, you’re not alone as Vhi is here to support you with a wide range of benefits, clinical services and treatment programmes.
Accessing the right supports when you're not feeling yourself can be difficult. A good first step is to talk to a professional who can offer you advice and guidance. As a member, you can access a wide range of supports.
GP/Vhi Online Doctor
If you are unsure what supports are right for you, talk to your GP or Vhi Online Doctor. Here, you can get advice and guidance, plus referral for further supports.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
Counselling can help with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.
Psychologists can help understand difficulties and explore ways to make positive changes. And, can make clinical diagnoses, if necessary.
To book any of these services, contact the provider directly. Please note, psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists must be:
Self-care is about taking an active role in your health and wellbeing and carving out time for yourself. Vhi provides access to a variety of benefits that can support you throughout your journey.
Includes acupuncture, chiropractic care, meditation and yoga which can help to relieve stress, pain and anxiety. See your cover in MyVhi's Table of Benefits document.
Vhi Healthcare members can avail of €30 off an annual subscription to Headspace or Calm app.
GPs often prescribe active, outdoor, community based physical activity to help improve social and psychological wellbeing. Vhi parkruns are free, weekly 5km events.
Your mental health brochure from Vhi Healthcare is available here.
Vhi 360 care is a pioneering model of healthcare in Ireland, which focusses on all aspects of your health. Our clinical team has developed a range of personalised clinical programmes and support services, designed to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Vhi Positive Mind
Support for mild to moderate emotional or psychological issues which can impact your quality of life, relationships or ability to cope.
Vhi Health Coaching
A health coach is a personal guide and health partner there to support you with lifestyle changes to improve your health and wellbeing.
Vhi Women’s Health Clinic
Designed specifically to support women dealing with perimenopause and menopause.
As a Vhi member, you can access these services following referral from a clinician at a Vhi 360 Health Centre.
We all encounter different challenges throughout our lives. As a Vhi Healthcare member you have access to a wide range of clinical services, benefits and supports . To view your benefits in full, log in to MyVhi and see your Table of Benefits.
A dedicated midwife service that offers you and your partner guidance and support for both your physical and emotional wellbeing at all stages of your pregnancy.
This dedicated clinic treats children with a range of developmental and neurodiverse conditions, including ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders and speech and language delays.
Finding health advice you can trust can be difficult, so our team of experts are here to help with access to a range of articles on mental health.
There may be times when you need expert care in a specialist hospital or treatment centre. You can talk to your GP for guidance and referral, if necessary. As a member, you have access to care at St Patrick's Mental Health Services, St John of God Hospital, Dean Clinic and Hampstead Clinic for a wide range of conditions, including:
Anxiety and mood disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorders
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders
Adolescence is a time of significant change which can manifest in behaviours that can be challenging and hard to understand for teenagers and their parents.
Vhi offers access to a range of specialist mental health support services and treatment programmes for conditions such as depression and anxiety at the following facilities:
Willow Grove Adolescent Unit is located on the campus of St Patrick’s University Hospital in Dublin, for patients aged between 12 - 17 years.
This specialist facility provides treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions for teens and adolescents between 14 and 18 years of age.
In Cork and Dublin, Dean Clinics provide individualised treatment plans, prepared in consultation with the young person and their parents.
As a member, we provide access to a number of specialist programmes designed to treat young people who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia or binge eating disorders at the following centres:
Located in Kilkenny, the Aislinn Centre provides treatment programmes for young people (15-21 years) struggling with addiction.
Many people in Ireland struggle with gambling, alcohol and/or substance addiction or an eating disorder. If you have concerns for you or a family member, help is available. We have partnered with a number of specialist treatment facilities nationwide to provide access to the following programmes:
• Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, Louth
• Rutland Centre, Templeogue, Dublin
• Aiséirí Centre, Cahir & Roxborough
• The Grove (Talbot Grove Centre)
• Tabor Lodge, Belgooly
• Hope House, Addiction Residential Treatment Centre, Foxford
• Aislinn Treatment Centre, Ballyragget, Kilkenny
• Bushypark Treatment Centre, Ennis
• Cuan Mhuire, Bruree
• White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, Muff, Co Donegal
For full details of care available, please check with the provider.