Mental Health and HIV

It’s always important to take care of our mental health.

People seek counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons.  Some people living with HIV find it useful to talk to someone other than family or friends.

Counselling can be helpful for many people who have encountered distressing or stressful situations. The aim of counselling is to provide time and attention to help you to define for yourself the nature of the issues you are facing. In doing this you can make decisions about what you can do to reduce the impact of these problems on yourself or on those around you. It can also help to bring about the confidence and skills needed to gain new perspectives and a deeper understanding of what is happening for you.

Free counselling is provided at HIV Ireland.  Contact the Community Support team for details.

Email: or telephone 01 873 3799