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Helplines  & Support

Help when you need it, whatever your concern

We've pulled together a directory of crisis helplines and specialist support services for you.  There is help available and there are people who are trained to provide help and support. 

Here you will find helplines and specialist support services for the following issues:

  • Alcohol & Substance Overuse
  • Bereavement by Suicide
  • Child Abuse
  • Children & Teenagers
  • Childbirth & Pregnancy related Mental Health
  • Counselling
  • Depression & Mental Health
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Farming & Rural Stress
  • Mental Health Advocacy
  • Parenting
  • Rape & Sexual Violence
  • Relationship & Marriage
  • Self Harm
  • Sexuality & Gender Identity
  • Suicide
  • Traveller Support
Call a Helpline

Need Help? 

If you NEED HELP NOW  for yourself or for another person: 

  • In the event of an emergency, visit your A&E department or call 999 or 112. Bring a companion, if you can.
  • Phone or text a helpline:
  • Talk with your GP.

Addiction & Substance Overuse

AA

Provide support for those overcoming alcohol addiction through AA Open & Closed meetings countrywide. Find the full list of branches and contact numbers hereAA currently have 288 groups in Ireland. Find a meeting that suits you here.

Phone : 01 4538998
Al Anon

For family and friends of alcoholics, providing help to recover from the effects of living with those withdrinking problems.  Find a meeting near you – electronic meetings available, some face to face meetings available or see the full meeting list of pre-pandemic meetings. Helpline available 365 days a year manned by volunteers.

Ask about Alcohol

HSE Helpline and website providing information on alcohol & health for anyone with concerns about alcohol.  Sections on mental & physical health, information for family, parents & teens including sign-posts to supports plus drinks calculator etc.

Narcotics Anonymous

For those overcoming all types of drug & narcotic addictions. Find meetings both face to face and online here

Yodaa

For under 18’s with drug or alcohol problems, providing psychiatric & medical assessment, family therapy, one-to-one counselling, and family support

  • Phone: 00 353 921 4978
  • Web: hse.ie

Bereavement by Suicide

HUGG

HUGG is a peer support organisation providing both in-person and online support groups, email and telephone support for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide.  Through their peer support groups, the charity provides the opportunity to meet others who have experienced a bereavement by suicide. HUGG groups meet every two weeks at a number of venues and online.  There are HUGG groups in Dublin (Leopardstown, Tallaght and Smithfield), Cavan, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Donegal, plus two virtual HUGG groups that meeting online.  All groups are facilitated by trained volunteers, who have also been bereaved by suicide. Everyone over 18 years is welcome. Details are on the website which is also a useful resource of information on grief management and practical information in the aftermath of a suicide, including information on the Coroner process.  Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20204480.

The CRY charity was founded in 2002 by parents who had experienced the effects of Sudden Cardiac Death and unexplained death within their families. CRY provides a range of Family Support services to loved ones and families throughout Ireland (32 counties). Provides support to loved ones who have been bereaved and also those who live with an inherited cardiac condition. CRY's team of volunteers listen in confidence and provide emotional support and information where necessary.

All Island Freephone Helpline No: 1800 714 080 from Rep of Ireland and 0044 714 080 from NI & UK. 

Elaine Whelan / Family Support Programme Coordinator: Tel 087-2174205 or email ewhelan@cry.ie 
Lucia Ebbs, CEO: Tel: 01-4142235 or email info@cry.ie

pieta house

Free 24 Hour Support service with therapeutic approach for people in suicidal distress, who engage in self-harm, are particularly low or who are bereaved by suicide. See website for branches.

  • Freephone 24 hour Helpline: 1800 247 247
  • Text HELP to 51444
  • Web: pieta.ie

Immediately after a Suicide, Living Links provides practical help, information and outreach support for bereaved families. What happens next, how to tell children or talk to neighbours, what happens at the inquest?  What supports are available?  This volunteer service is free of charge.  Available also to emergency personnel, gardai etc., affected by suicide. Branches in Tipperary and in the Midlands.

 

MyMind

Providing fast and easy access to counselling and psychotherapyface to face and online. MyMind work to deliver affordable counselling with a sliding pay scale according to client. Also, for those directly affected by Covid-19, MyMind are now also delivering FREE online counselling appointments all over Ireland. For more information CLICK HERE .  

Turn2me

Online mental health community providing support groups, peer support and one to one online counselling.  Turn2me provide 6 free counselling sessions to anyone over 18 years living in Ireland. Website is a good resource of information on mental health issues. 

Contact: via form on the website

Web:     www.turn2me.ie 

Child Abuse

Cari

Providing a helpline for parents & children affected by child sexual abuse. Ireland’s leading voluntary provider of therapy to children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse.

Childline is the national 24-hour active listening service for children and young people up and including 18 years of age in Ireland. Children and young people can contact the service at any time, to talk about any issue on their mind. The service can be reached in the following ways:

  • Free Text Service: Text TALK to 50101
  • Helpline (24 Hr Freephone): 1800 66 66 66 up to 18 years.
  • Chat Online:  childline.ie  
  • Web: childline.ie

HSE

Provides free counselling & psychotherapy to those who have suffered sexual abuse or neglect in childhood. Self-referrals accepted. For full list of branches / services see here.

  • Phone: 1800 670 700
oneinfour

One in Four offer support and counselling to those who have suffered sexual abuse in childhood.  Appointment only service.

Towards healing

An independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland.   To learn more about Towards Healing services available for deaf or hard of hearing clients, click here

  • Phone Republic of Ireland: 1800 303416 (11am to 6pm)
  • Phone Northern Ireland & UK: 0800 0963315
  • Child Protection Direct Line: +353 85 880 1643
  • Hearing Impaired Text Line : +353 85 8022859
  • Web: www.towardshealing.ie

Children & Teenagers 

TEXT 50808 provides anonymous crisis support by text to both adults and teenagers. Free 24/7 support is available for anyone in crisis who prefers to text rather than phone a helpline.

  • Free Text Service: Text 3TS to 50808 to begin the conversation (24/7)
  • Website: www.text50808.ie

Groups for young people, aged 12 – 17, who are affected by a problem drinker. Members share their ideas and experience to understand problem drinking and lessen its impact on their lives, including sign-posts to supports plus drinks calculator etc. 

Supporting children whose well-being is under threat.  Support services include Bereavement Helpline & Counselling for children, Guardian AD Litem, post adoption services, vetting services, and programmes in literacy and empathy.

Belong

BeLonG To provides support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland through a number of support services.   If you are LGBTI+ and have questions, worries, or just need to have a chat in a safe space, BeLonG To can provide you with information, support, and a listening ear.  BeLonG To support youth groups around the country where you can be yourself, meet new people and seek help.Monday Chats:  Between 3-7pm: Free service for 14-23 year-olds. Book an appointment via the email or telephone number below.

Providing a helpline for parents & children affected by child sexual abuse. Ireland’s leading voluntary provider of therapy to children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse.

Childline is the national 24-hour active listening service for children and young people up and including 18 years of age in Ireland. Children and young people can contact the service at any time, to talk about any issue on their mind. The service can be reached in the following ways:

  • Free Text Service: Text TALK to 50101
  • Helpline (24 Hr Freephone): 1800 66 66 66 up to 18 years.
  • Chat Online:  childline.ie  
  • Web: childline.ie

Parentline is a national, confidential helpline that offers parents support, information and guidance on all aspects of being a parent and any parenting issues.

Teenline is a free 24-hour active listening service for young people up and including 18 years of age in Ireland. Provided by the ISPCC, the service is confidential, non-directive and non-judgemental. Young people can contact the service at any time, to talk about any issue on their mind.

Yodaa

For under 18’s with drug or alcohol problems, providing psychiatric & medical assessment, family therapy, one-to-one counselling, and family support

  • Phone: 00 353 921 4978
  • Web: hse.ie

Childbirth & Pregnancy related Mental Health 

ANEW

Offering counselling & support to women, their children, partners and families facing issues aroundFreephone: 1800 251 251 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 5pm-7pm, Sat 12pm-2pm)

Nuture Health

Supporting Women’s Mental Health including post-natal depression, infertility issues and grief counselling.Telephone:  +353 85 8619585

Counselling

HSE

Counselling in Primary Care by the HSE (National Counselling Service) offers up to 8 free counselling sessions for those over 18 years who hold a medical card. To make an appointment, please contact your GP. NB For deaf or hard of hearing clients, sign language interpretation services are available to National Counselling Service clients by arrangement.  Talk with your GP or see www.slis.ie for further information.  If you are require a counsellor who can also Sign, please contact the Deaf Society for recommended practitioners. For full list of branches / services see here.Phone: 1800 670 700

MyMind

Providing fast and easy access to counselling and psychotherapyface to face and online. MyMind work to deliver affordable counselling with a sliding pay scale according to client. Also, for those directly affected by Covid-19, MyMind are now also delivering FREE online counselling appointments all over Ireland. For more information CLICK HERE .  

Free 24 Hour Support service with therapeutic approach for people in suicidal distress, who engage in self-harm, are particularly low or who are bereaved by suicide. See website for branches.

  • Freephone 24 hour Helpline: 1800 247 247
  • Text HELP to 51444
  • Call to book a therapy appoinment: 0818 111 126
  • Web: pieta.ie

 

Turn2me

Online mental health community providing support groups, peer support and one to one online counselling.  Turn2me provide 6 free counselling sessions to anyone over 18 years living in Ireland. Website is a good resource of information on mental health issues. 

Contact: via form on the website

Web:     www.turn2me.ie 

Depression & Mental Health

Aware logo

Providing online, telephone & face to face support and assistance to all affected by depression & bipolar disorder. Phone-in and Zoom peer groups provide support for anxiety, mild to moderate depression, bipolar disorder or other related mood conditions. Support & self-care groups take place daily.Support Line Helpline (Freephone): 1800 80 48 48 (10am-10pm daily)

text 50808

50808 provides anonymous crisis support by text to both adults and teenagers. Free 24/7 support is vailable for anyone in crisis who prefers to text rather than phone a helpline.

  • Free Text Service: Text 3TS to 50808 to begin the conversation (24/7)
  • Website: www.text50808.ie

MyMind

Providing fast and easy access to counselling and psychotherapyface to face and online. MyMind work to deliver affordable counselling with a sliding pay scale according to client. Also, for those directly affected by Covid-19, MyMind are now also delivering FREE online counselling appointments all over Ireland. For more information CLICK HERE .  

Free 24 Hour Support service with therapeutic approach for people in suicidal distress, who engage in self-harm, are particularly low or who are bereaved by suicide. See website for branches.

  • Freephone 24 hour Helpline: 1800 247 247
  • Text HELP to 51444
  • Call to book a therapy appoinment: 0818 111 126
  • Web: pieta.ie

 

Shine

SHINE works with individuals & family members of those with mental health difficulties.  They aim to raise awareness and provide information, education, counselling & support groups. Services include groups for people with lived experience of a mental health difficulty, family & supporters groups, recovery training and education groups. Find your local Shine service here.Helpline: 1890 621 631

St Patrick's Mental Health Services

St Patrick’s Hospital provides a specialist Telephone & Email service staffed by experienced mental health nurses. The service is for the general public, existing service users and health care professionals and provides support for service users, early intervention or general queries. For callers own mental health or if concerned for another. Young adult service also available.

  • Email:  info@stpatsmail.com
  • Support & Information Line: +353 1 249 3333 (9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, answer & call back facility out of hours)
Turn2me

Online mental health community providing support groups, peer support and one to one online counselling.  Turn2me provide 6 free counselling sessions to anyone over 18 years living in Ireland. Website is a good resource of information on mental health issues. 

Contact: via form on the website

Web:     www.turn2me.ie 

Domestic Violence

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Wherever you are in Ireland, you can access 24 hour support in the aftermath of a rape or sexual assault.  RCNI provides a 24 Hour Helpline service for anyone in crisis or with concerns for themselves or another.  The website provides vital information & signposting to support services for survivors of sexual violence and those seeking information for others, with directions to local Rape Crisis Centres and other supporting services local to you.  Easy to navigate, this is a go-to site for anyone seeking urgent help and assistance.

Dublin Rape Centre

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offers a free and confidential listening and support service for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused. Services include a National 24-Hour Helpline available wherever you are in the country. The centre also provides one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness-raising and lobbying.  Sign language interpreters are available if required and on request to counselling@rcc.ie.  Find your local Rape Crisis supports here. 

Providing confidential helpline,  married men's group and parents support service.  A Drop-In Service is available weekly for sexual health information & support.

  • Helpline (weekdays): +353 1 8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm/Weekends & Bank Hols: 4-6pm
  • Helpline (Sat/Sun): +353 1 5253113
  • Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
  • Web: www.gayswitchboard.ie
Mens Aid

Confidential helpline & support service for men experiencing domestic abuse and for their children.  Men's Aid provides counselling, legal clinic, court accompaniment, training and outreach clinics. Sign language interpreters are available on request.  

women's aid

National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, 1 to 1 support service and court ccompaniment service.  For women who are deaf or hard of hearing and are experiencing domestic violence, Women’s Aid provides information in Irish Sign Language, see www.womensaid.ie, and can also provide Sign Language Interpreters through the Deaf Society.

  • Helpline: 1800 341 900 (24 hour)
  • Text Support for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Women: Tel: 087 959 7980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
  • Email: helpline@womensaid.ie
  • Web: womensaid.ie

Eating Disorders 

Bodywhys

Bodywhys, Ireland's Eating Disorders Association, provides confidential help, support & information services for people with eating disorders and for their families & friends. They provide Online Support Groups for Adults with eating disorders (age 19 years +), a Youth Connect Service (ages 13-18 years) and a family support programme (PILAR).  Learn more about services here.

Farming & Rural Stress

pieta house

Joint initiative with Pieta House providing information & support for farmers & their families who are in stress, self-harming or even suicidal.

  • Helpine: 1800 247 247 (24 hours)
  • TEXT Support: Text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)
  • Mind-Our-Farm-Families

Mental Health Advocacy

3Ts are proud members of Mental Health Reform, Ireland's leading national coalition of organisations campaigning to transform mental health and well-being supports in Ireland.  With over 70 members, the group campaigns and lobbies Government on all matters related to mental health.

 

Peer Advocacy in Mental Health is a voluntary organistion led by people with personal experience of mental health challenges. They provide peer advocacy, support and information for those with mental health difficulties. They work to Through their peer support, they support people to grow in confidence, have their voice heard, and claim their rights.

Parenting

Parentline

National, confidential helpline that offers parents support, guidance & information on all aspects of being a parent.

The CRY charity was founded in 2002 by parents who had experienced the effects of Sudden Cardiac Death and unexplained death within their families. CRY provides a range of Family Support services to loved ones and families throughout Ireland (32 counties). Provides support to loved ones who have been bereaved and also those who live with an inherited cardiac condition. CRY's team of volunteers listen in confidence and provide emotional support and information where necessary.

All Island Freephone Helpline No: 1800 714 080 from Rep of Ireland and 0044 714 080 from NI & UK. 

Elaine Whelan / Family Support Programme Coordinator: Tel 087-2174205 or email ewhelan@cry.ie 
Lucia Ebbs, CEO: Tel: 01-4142235 or email info@cry.ie

Providing confidential helpline,  married men's group and parents support service.  A Drop-In Service is available weekly for sexual health information & support.

  • Helpline (weekdays): +353 1 8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm/Weekends & Bank Hols: 4-6pm
  • Helpline (Sat/Sun): +353 1 5253113
  • Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
  • Web: www.gayswitchboard.ie
LGBT Ireland

Listening & information Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) individuals, their family & friends. Helplines, instant messaging support and peer support groups.National LGBT Helpline: 1890 929 539 (Daily, Mon-Thur 6:30pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 4pm-6pm)

  • Transgender Family support Line: 00 353 1 9073707 (Sun 6pm-9pm & Tues, 10am-12pm)
  • Online instant Messaging Support; click here:  (Daily, Mon–Thur 6.30pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 4pm-6pm)
  • Email: info@lgbt.ie
  • Web: lgbt.ie

OneFamily

Support & information services for all members of one-parent families.

Teenline is a free 24-hour active listening service for young people up and including 18 years of age in Ireland. Provided by the ISPCC, the service is confidential, non-directive and non-judgemental.  Young people can contact the service at any time, to talk about any issue on their mind.

  • Call: 1800 833 634 

Rape & Sexual Violence

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Wherever you are in Ireland, you can access 24 hour support in the aftermath of a rape or sexual assault.  RCNI provides a 24 Hour Helpline service for anyone in crisis or with concerns for themselves or another.  The website provides vital information & signposting to support services for survivors of sexual violence and those seeking information for others, with directions to local Rape Crisis Centres and other supporting services local to you.  Easy to navigate, this is a go-to site for anyone seeking urgent help and assistance.

Dublin Rape Centre

National organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. Services include a National 24-Hour Helpline, one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness raising and lobbying.  Sign language interpreters are available if required and on request to counselling@rcc.ie.

women's aid

National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, 1 to 1 support service and court accompaniment service.  For women who are deaf or hard of hearing and are experiencing domestic violence, Women’s Aid provides information in Irish Sign Language, see www.womensaid.ie, and can also provide Sign Language Interpreters through the Deaf Society.Helpline: 1800 341 900 (24 hour)

Mens Aid

Confidential helpline & support service for men experiencing domestic abuse and for their children.  Men's Aid provides counselling, legal clinic, court accompaniment, training and outreach clinics. Sign language interpreters are available on request.  

Belong

BeLonG To provides support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland through a number of support services.   If you are LGBTI+ and have questions, worries, or just need to have a chat in a safe space, BeLonG To can provide you with information, support, and a listening ear.  BeLonG To support youth groups around the country where you can be yourself, meet new people and seek help.Monday Chats:  Between 3-7pm: Free service for 14-23 year-olds. Book an appointment via the email or telephone number below.

pieta house Belong

This is a free support service for LGBTI+ young people aged 14-23 years who are self-harming or thinking of suicide. Email or call to book an appointment get support and to sign up for free sessions.  This service is provided by BelonG To in conjunction with Pieta, the centre for prevention of suicide & self-harm.  Counselling sessions take place in BelonG To Parliament Street in Dublin city centre. 

Providing confidential helpline,  married men's group and parents support service.  A Drop-In Service is available weekly for sexual health information & support.

  • Helpline (weekdays): +353 1 8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm/Weekends & Bank Hols: 4-6pm
  • Helpline (Sat/Sun): +353 1 5253113
  • Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
  • Web: www.gayswitchboard.ie
LGBT Ireland

Listening & information Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) individuals, their family & friends. Helplines, instant messaging support and peer support groups.National LGBT Helpline: 1890 929 539 (Daily, Mon-Thur 6:30pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 4pm-6pm)

Transgender Family support Line: 00 353 1 9073707 (Sun 6pm-9pm & Tues, 10am-12pm)

MyMind

Providing fast and easy access to counselling and psychotherapyface to face and online. MyMind work to deliver affordable counselling with a sliding pay scale according to client. Also, for those directly affected by Covid-19, MyMind are now also delivering FREE online counselling appointments all over Ireland. For more information CLICK HERE .  

Relationship & Marriage

Accord

Support helpline in partnership with TULSA.  Accord supports couples & individuals experiencing marital or relationship difficulties. Qualified counsellors provide a non-judgemental supportive listening service on issues such as communication, conflict, anxiety, stress, parenting and childcare.

Providing confidential helpline,  married men's group and parents support service.  A Drop-In Service is available weekly for sexual health information & support.

  • Helpline (weekdays): +353 1 8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm/Weekends & Bank Hols: 4-6pm
  • Helpline (Sat/Sun): +353 1 5253113
  • Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
  • Web: www.gayswitchboard.ie
Mens Aid

Confidential helpline & support service for men experiencing domestic abuse and for their children.  Men's Aid provides counselling, legal clinic, court accompaniment, training and outreach clinics. Sign language interpreters are available on request.  

women's aid

National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, 1 to 1 support service and court ccompaniment service.  For women who are deaf or hard of hearing and are experiencing domestic violence, Women’s Aid provides information in Irish Sign Language, see www.womensaid.ie, and can also provide Sign Language Interpreters through the Deaf Society.

  • Helpline: 1800 341 900 (24 hour)
  • Text Support for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Women: Tel: 087 959 7980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
  • Email: helpline@womensaid.ie
  • Web: womensaid.ie

Self-Harm

text 50808

Text 50808 provides anonymous crisis support by text to both adults and teenagers. Free 24/7 support is available for anyone in crisis who prefers to text rather than phone a helpline.

  • Free Text Service: Text 3TS to 50808 to begin your conversation (24/7)
  • Website: www.text50808.ie
Battle Scars

If you need help understanding self-harm, the Battle Scars Website is a very useful place to start.  This UK based survivor-led charity provides peer to peer support and training in all areas related to self-harm.  However, regardless of where you are, their website is filled with useful insights and practical information, along with a number of online resources such as literature,  self-help tools and tools to be used when working with people who self-harm. Battle Scars started as a community group and their Facebook Page @battlescarsselfharm is a moderated support group open also to those outside of the UK. Excellent resource for anyone concerned about self-harm.

Free 24 Hour Support service with therapeutic approach for people in suicidal distress, who engage in self-harm, are particularly low or who are bereaved by suicide. See website for branches.

  • Freephone 24 hour Helpline: 1800 247 247
  • Text HELP to 51444
  • Call to book a therapy appoinment: 0818 111 126
  • Web: pieta.ie

 

samaritans

Longstanding & trusted, Samaritans volunteers provide confidential support, befriending and listening to those in personal crisis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 21 branches across Ireland.  Also provide a Self-Help App. to keep track of feelings, get coping recommendations & to stay safe in a crisis. 

Turn2me

Online mental health community providing support groups, peer support and one to one online counselling.  Turn2me provide 6 free counselling sessions to anyone over 18 years living in Ireland. Website is a good resource of information on mental health issues. 

Contact: via form on the website

Web:     www.turn2me.ie 

Belong

BeLonG To provides support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland through a number of support services.   If you are LGBTI+ and have questions, worries, or just need to have a chat in a safe space, BeLonG To can provide you with information, support, and a listening ear.  BeLonG To support youth groups around the country where you can be yourself, meet new people and seek help.  Monday Chats are a free service for 14-23 year-olds between 3-7pm. Book an appointment via the email or telephone number below.

  • Email: info@belongto.org
  • Helpline: BelonG To / Pieta 01 462 4792 to book free session counselling sessions
  • Phone: 01-670 6223 (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm, 2pm -5pm) – this is not a helpline. See here for useful numbers.
  • Web: www.belongto.org

MyMind

Providing fast and easy access to counselling and psychotherapyface to face and online. MyMind work to deliver affordable counselling with a sliding pay scale according to client. Also, for those directly affected by Covid-19, MyMind are now also delivering FREE online counselling appointments all over Ireland. For more information CLICK HERE .  

Sexuality & Gender Identity

Belong

BeLonG To provides support and information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland through a number of support services.   If you are LGBTI+ and have questions, worries, or just need to have a chat in a safe space, BeLonG To can provide you with information, support, and a listening ear.  BeLonG To support youth groups around the country where you can be yourself, meet new people and seek help.Monday Chats:  Between 3-7pm: Free service for 14-23 year-olds. Book an appointment via the email or telephone number below.

pieta house Belong

This is a free support service for LGBTI+ young people aged 14-23 years who are self-harming or thinking of suicide. Email or call to book an appointment get support and to sign up for free sessions.  This service is provided by BelonG To in conjunction with Pieta, the centre for prevention of suicide & self-harm.  Counselling sessions take place in BelonG To Parliament Street in Dublin city centre. 

Providing confidential helpline,  married men's group and parents support service.  A Drop-In Service is available weekly for sexual health information & support.

  • Helpline (weekdays): +353 1 8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm/Weekends & Bank Hols: 4-6pm
  • Helpline (Sat/Sun): +353 1 5253113
  • Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
  • Web: www.gayswitchboard.ie
LGBT Ireland

Listening & information Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) individuals, their family & friends. Helplines, instant messaging support and peer support groups.National LGBT Helpline: 1890 929 539 (Daily, Mon-Thur 6:30pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 4pm-6pm)

Transgender Family support Line: 00 353 1 9073707 (Sun 6pm-9pm & Tues, 10am-12pm)

TENI seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. TENI work closely with the LGBT Helpline. See above.

Suicide

Free 24 Hour Support service with therapeutic approach for people in suicidal distress, who engage in self-harm, are particularly low or who are bereaved by suicide. See website for branches.

  • Freephone 24 hour Helpline: 1800 247 247
  • Text HELP to 51444
  • Call to book a therapy appoinment: 0818 111 126
  • Web: pieta.ie

 

samaritans

Longstanding & trusted, Samaritans volunteers provide confidential support, befriending and listening to those in personal crisis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  21 branches across Ireland.  Also provide a Self-Help App. to keep track of feelings, get coping recommendations & to stay safe in a crisis. 

text 50808

This is a confidential text messaging support service that provides immediate support for anyone going through a mental health or emotional crisis – big or small.  Crisis volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations and the service is free across all networks. 50808 is ideal if you rather text than speak to someone face to face or by phone.

  • Text 3TS to 50808 to start the conversation 
  • Website: text50808.ie

pieta house Belong

This is a free support service for LGBTI+ young people aged 14-23 years who are self-harming or thinking of suicide. Email or call to book an appointment get support and to sign up for free sessions.  This service is provided by BelonG To in conjunction with Pieta, the centre for prevention of suicide & self-harm.  Counselling sessions take place in BelonG To Parliament Street in Dublin city centre. 

childline

Childline is the national 24-hour active listening service for children and young people up and including 18 ears of age in Ireland. Children and young people can contact the service at any time, to talk about any issue on their mind. The service can be reached in the following ways:

  • Free Text Service: Text TALK to 50101
  • Helpline (24 Hr Freephone): 1800 66 66 66 up to 18 years.
  • Chat Online:  childline.ie  
  • Web: childline.ie

HUGG

HUGG is a peer support organisation providing both in-person and online support groups, email and telephone support for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide.  Through their peer support groups, the charity provides the opportunity to meet others who have experienced a bereavement by suicide. HUGG groups meet every two weeks at a number of venues and online.  There are HUGG groups in Dublin (Leopardstown, Tallaght and Smithfield), Cavan, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Donegal, plus two virtual HUGG groups that meeting online.  All groups are facilitated by trained volunteers, who have also been bereaved by suicide. Everyone over 18 years is welcome. Details are on the website which is also a useful resource of information on grief management and practical information in the aftermath of a suicide, including information on the Coroner process.  Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20204480.

Teenline is a free 24-hour active listening service for young people up and including 18 years of age in Ireland. Provided by the ISPCC, the service is confidential, non-directive and non-judgemental. Young people can contact the service at any time, to talk about any issue on their mind.

Turn2me

Online mental health community providing support groups, peer support and one to one online counselling.  Turn2me provide 6 free counselling sessions to anyone over 18 years living in Ireland. Website is a good resource of information on mental health issues. 

Contact: via form on the website

Web:     www.turn2me.ie 

Traveller Support

The National Traveller Support Service. 
Traveller men are 7 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Click here for a leaflet on traveller mental health and suicide prevention supports. For further information, contact Exchange House.

pieta house

Free 24 Hour Support service with therapeutic approach for people in suicidal distress, who engage in self-harm, are particularly low or who are bereaved by suicide. See website for branches.

  • Freephone 24 hour Helpline: 1800 247 247
  • Text HELP to 51444
  • Web: pieta.ie
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