Many people are feeling more anxious than usual at the moment, understandably, but how can any of us tell if what we're feeling is potentially more serious and how can we go about getting help.

In this episode of You OK? Clinical Psychologist and CEO of St Patrick's Mental Health Services, Paul Gilligan discusses how this current crisis is impacting mental health and what that looks like when it moves from a broadly standard response to something more problematic.

Paul also shares advice on how to access services, what we can expect when we do and he explains why it’s always better to act sooner rather than later when it comes to our mental health.

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services run a Support and Information Line from Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm on 01 249 3333 or you can email For urgent queries relating to referrals outside of office hours call 01 249 3200.

If you or someone you know is dealing with a mental health issue, you can access a range of support information at