Couch Counsellor Series

Ep. 1 - Sleep & Well Being
Ep. 2 - Working and Home-Schooling
Ep. 3 - Eating
Ep. 4 - Managing Emotions
Ep. 5 - Family Social Distancing
Ep. 6 - Leaving Cert Students
Ep. 7 - Short vs Long Term Focus
Ep. 8 - Returning to Work
Ep. 9 - My children are becoming clingy during the lockdown
Ep. 10 - Starting School
Ep. 11 - I’m comparing myself to a lot of the people I see on social media
Ep. 12 - Coping with the uncertainty to travel outside Ireland

The Couch Counsellor is an online series hosted on Facebook of recorded Q&A sessions for anyone who wants to get involved. The series will feature author, creator and writer of Netflix comedy drama Can't Cope, Won't Cope - Stefanie Preissner and Psychotherapist Jason Brennan who will be sitting down to share some professional advice on ways to make the lockdown easier on your mental health.

For further details on how to access the Healthy Minds service and the LifeWorks platform visit our Healthy Minds page.

Healthy Minds Benefits

Face to Face Counselling

In-person counselling sessions with a professional counsellor if deemed clinically appropriate by your telephone counsellor.

Phone & Live Chat

Speak to a qualified counsellor 24/7, 365 when and where you need it. Call now on 01 562 5150

Online Resources

Articles, podcasts, assessments, toolkits and courses to help you stay on top of your mental wellbeing.

Legal & Financial Advice

Professional advice and support in relation to legal and financial services.

The LifeWorks App

Often we might just want some more information or advice on a topic that’s bothering us. That's why Irish Life Health have partnered with the LifeWorks App to give you just that. With access to articles, toolkits, podcasts & assessments that are developed to help you understand more about a whole range of issues. And if you feel like talking to someone afterwards, you can always speak directly to our experts via phone or live chat directly from the app.

Download the LifeWorks App and use 'ILH-' followed by your member number as your invitation code e.g. ILH-1234567 

If you dont have access to a smartphone you can visit the platform here.

Health Blog

Health & Wellbeing
What is Human Flourishing?

In this article, Grace Walsh discusses the simple but effective activities and habits that support the ‘right’ mindsets, thoughts, and behaviours, enabling us to move from just being okay to thriving and flourishing.

Health & Wellbeing
How We Can Flourish and the PERMA Model

In this article, Grace Walsh, Irish Life Wellbeing Consultant, shares tips on how to‘nourish’ our minds and enhance our emotional and psychological health.

Championing Female Health in the Workplace

In this article,Caitriona Foley, Wellbeing Consultant discusses key areas that employers can focus on to support women in the workplace, with a range of initiatives to help to foster a healthy work environment.

The Healthy Minds benefit is provided by LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell. This is only available to members who are 16 years old and over. If your telephone counsellor deems it clinically appropriate, up to 6 face to face counselling sessions may be arranged through LifeWorks.