Crisis Helplines

Additional Specialist Support Helplines


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

  • CALL 999: in the event of an emergency;
  • A & E: visit your Accident & Emergency Department;
  • GP: talk to your GP;
  • CALL A HELPLINE: Ring SAMARITANS 24/7 on freephone number 116-123, choose from Crisis Helplines suggested below or suggested Specialist Support Helplines.
Samaritans logo


Longstanding & trusted, Samaritans volunteers provide confidential support, befriending and listening to those in personal crisis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Helpline:  Freephone 116 123 (callers from Rep of Ireland)
  • N Ireland Helpline:  08457 90 90 90 (callers from N. Ireland)
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org (email response issues within 24 hours)
  • Web: samaritans.org



Suicide support service – free helpline & face to face counselling support.  For information & branches nationwide, see pieta.ie

  • Helpline (24hr): 1800 247 247
  • Email: mary@pieta.ie
  • Web: pieta.ie
ChildLine24 hour counselling service for children logo


ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to 19 years of age.

  • Helpline (24hr Freephone): 1800 66 66 66
  • Web: childline.ie


A helpline for young people who feel lonely, anxious, vulnerable, depressed or suicidal. 

Additional Specialist Support Helplines