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If you are feeling suicidal

If you need help now for yourself or another person:  

  • Call a Helpline, see the list below or see our list of additional specialist support services
  • In an emergency, or for injuries that need medical attention, please visit your local A&E or call 999 or 112.
  • Bring a companion with you if at all possible 
  • It's important to have someone be with you if you feel suicidal. Contact someone you trust to be with you.
  • Talk to your GP - your health is their priority, both physical and mental. 

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 

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