To: All Members of the GSRMA

I’m reaching out to you to ask you to spread the word to your Branches for those who use Aware Services as we come up to Christmas.

Aware says “as we all know, during Level 5 lockdown, many people are experiencing additional feelings of isolation, anxiety and distress as well as enduring depression, bi-polar disorder and other challenges with their mental health.  These feelings are often further exacerbated during this holiday season, as people can sometimes contrast their own sadness with other people’s joy.

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone-in and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season”.

Freephone Aware’s Support Line – 1800 80 48 48

Available Monday to Sunday from 10am – 10pm.

These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.


Keep Safe – Keep Well – Keep in Touch.


Frank Fitzpatrick


Welfare Committee