Getting Support

We Pay for Life-Enhancing Activities

The Havin’ A Laugh Service

Havin’ A Laugh provide life-enhancing activity vouchers to people in therapy for mental health related reasons. Once signed up each beneficiary gains 175 Activity Tokens, 1 Token = €1.  For more information on life-enhancing activities visit our Getting Active page.

How to Access the Service

Havin’ A Laugh currently operates in Sligo and surrounding counties only.

If you are in therapy and are located in Sligo or one of the surrounding counties, Donegal, Leitrim or Mayo you can access the service as follows:

Tell your therapist you would like to gain access to some life-enhancing activities through the Havin’ A Laugh Service. You may browse the Getting Active page to help decide which kind of activities you would like to try.

Your therapist must contact us to get you signed up –

Once you are signed up you will have access to 175 activity tokens, (1 Token = €1).



Support Services can subscribe to the Havin’ A Laugh Service by completing this short questionnaire!

Below is a list of therapists, counsellors and support groups who have subscribed to the Havin’ A Laugh Service…

Support Service

Below is a list of therapists, counsellors and support groups who have subscribed to the Havin' A Laugh Service...
Margaret Kelly€50 per hour & NegotiablePsychodynamic psychotherapy, person centred and CBTBallisodare, Co.Sligo
Margaret FlynnHumanistic and Integrative Art Psychotherapy and Sand Therapy (Child therapy)
Domestic Violence Advocacy ServiceNo charge / Safe house negotiableKempton Parade, Sligo.
Anne O'Connell€60 NegotiableAdults, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, relationship issues, adult children of alcoholicsCliffony, Co. Sligo
IT Sligo Student Counselling ServiceFree to registered IT Sligo StudentsIT Sligo, Ash Lane, Co. Sligo
Patricia HannonGrief counselling / therapyBereavement Service, Primary Care Building, Barrack St, Sligo
0719155108 0872053175
Madeline YoungIntegrative10 Stephen Street, Sligo
087 9057153
Derville McGolderickSliding Scale / NegotiableSt Michael Family Life Centre
086 8142557
Sligo Counselling ServiceIntegrative - To suit client and presenting issue.Mountain Cresecent, Coolaney, Co Sligo 087 627 0737
Gestalt Counselling€60 (€30 for first visit)One to one, couple counselling, personal development groups6 Ardee Terrace, Sligo
087 7014335
Peter DevlinHumanistic and Integrative, CBT, Outdoor TherapyCloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co Sligo
Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership€5SSRP promotes positive mental health and well being through the provision of sport and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages and abilitiesSSRP Offices,
Sligo Rape Crisis CentreNo ChargeOngoing face to face and phone line counsellingKempton House, Kempton Parade, Sligo
Freephone: 1800750780
STOPSuicideSuicide Intervention Counselling, Support for those at riskBee Park Community Centre
Andrea BestIntegrative, person centred and mindfulness approach, bereavement and loss, trauma, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, childhood abuse etc.Sligo Town

Please reach out if you feel that you need to talk to someone

Al Anon (01) 8732699

Grow 1890 474 474

Samaritans 116 123

Pieta House 1800247247

AWARE  1800 80 48 48

LGBT Helpline  1890 929 539

Rape Crisis Network 1800 77 88 88

STOPSuicide 1850 211 877 / 0867772009

Mental Health Ireland (01) 284 1166