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If you are in trouble or need any support, please feel free to reach out to one of these support services.

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:
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:



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. 


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



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:
  • 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:


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 .  

Self Help Guide for Self Harm PDF | 1.52MB
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