Useful Links

If you need to talk to someone, here are a number of helplines you can contact for confidential non-judgemental support.

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:

  • Phone or go to your local doctor
  • Go to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital
  • Call 999

Most helplines will provide a listening service, give information and advice, provide emotional support and point you in the direction of other services. They are often free-phone services which are staffed by trained volunteers or employees.

The Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
Free phone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Aware (Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder & Anxiety)
www.aware.ie
Tel: 1800 80 48 48

National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House)
1800 247 247

Pieta House (Suicide & Self-harm)
www.pieta.ie
Tel: 01 623 5606

Grow (Mental Health support and Recovery)
www.grow.ie
Tel: 1890 474 474

Bodywhys (Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland)
www.bodywhys.ie
1890 200 444

Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health)
www.irishadvocacynetwork.com
Tel: 01 872 8684

IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
www.iacp.ie
Tel: 01 230 3536

Irish Council for Psychotherapy (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
www.psychotherapycouncil.ie
Tel: 01 905 8698

Shine (Supporting people effected by mental ill health)
www.shine.ie

Children/ Teens

Childline
www.childline.ie
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66
One to one chat – 10am-4am
Text BULLY or TALK or HELP to 50101 from 10am to 4am

OutReach – Online youth mental health service
www.ie.reachout.com

Parentline
parentline.ie
Helpline: 1890 92 72 77 or 01 873 3500

Sexuality

Gay Switchboard Dublin
gayswitchboard.ie
Helpline: 01 872 1055

Abuse, Domestic Violence & Rape

Amen Support Services Ltd.
amen.ie
Helpline: 046 902 3718

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge
aoibhneas.ie/index.php/services
Helpline: 01 867 0701

Children at risk in Ireland (CARI)
cari.ie
Helpline: 1890 92 45 67

Rape Crisis Network Ireland – Rape Crisis Help
rapecrisishelp.ie
24 Hour Helpline: 1800 77 88 88

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
drcc.ie/get-help-and-information/helpline/
24 Hour Helpline: 1800 77 88 88
Email: counselling@rcc.ie

Women’s Aid
womensaid.ie
Freephone: 1800 34 19 00