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Traveller men are 7 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Click here for information leaflets on a range of traveller issues including mental health and suicide prevention supports. For further information, contact Exchange House.

NTWF aims to raise awareness of the issues effecting Traveller women and to work towards ensuring these issues are recognised and reflected in policy development.  The Forum plays a representational role.

  • Phone: (01) 738 3874
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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
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text 50808

Text About It 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. Text About It is ideal if you rather text than speak to someone face to face or by phone. If the short code doesn't work on your network (An Post/48), you can still use the service by texting HELLO to 0861800280. Standard network message rates may apply to this 086 number. 

  • Available every day 24 hours a day.
  • Text HELLO to 50808 to start the conversation or text HELLO to 0861800280
  • 50808 Service is Free
  • Standard message rates apply to 086 1800280 number only.
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The Traveller Counselling Service is a community based counselling service for the Traveller community.

Staffed by a team of six qualified counsellors & psychotherapists, the service works from a culturally inclusive framework which respects Traveller culture, identity, values and norms to provide culture centred counselling and psychotherapy.

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

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