Additional sources of help in Ireland

You can skip to the right category using the links below. You can also find out more about other organisations in Ireland working on suicide reduction.

Alcohol Eating disorders
Bereavement Gambling
Children and young people Mental health
Counselling Sexuality
Crisis pregnancy Sexual or domestic abuse
Debt, poverty and social exclusion Social isolation
Drugs

Alcohol

For anyone with a desire to tackle their own drink problem.

Tel : 028 9043 4848 (NI)
Tel: 048 9043 4848 (ROI)

Offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Tel: 01 8732699 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am-2.30pm)


Bereavement

Pieta House now operates the Suicide Bereavement Counselling centres that had been operated by Console.
Tel: 1800 247 247

Text: HELP to 51444


Children and young people

Part of the ISPCC (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Childline has two parts. There is a telephone service and there is an online and mobile phone texting service.

Tel: 1800 66 66 66 (Under 18s)
Tel: 01 6767960 (For Parents)
Text: 50101

24 hour

Jigsaw projects across Ireland work with communities to better support young people’s mental health and well being. The Jigsaw programme has been developed and supported by Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Tel: 01 4727 010

No national number.


Counselling

Counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. The service is also avilable to partners or relatives of people with these experiences.

Tel: 1800 477 477 (ROI)
Freephone. Wed–Sun 6pm-10pm
Tel: 00800 477 477 77 (UK and NI)

Provide a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who engage in self-harming behaviours.
Tel: 1800 247 247

No national number, see website for local contact.


Crisis pregnancy

Cura

Crisis pregnancy support service for unplanned pregnancy, counselling after an abortion and support for mothers and fathers after a new baby and support for grandparents.

Tel: 1850 622626
Mon-Thurs 9.30am-9.30pm, Fri 10am-5pm
Lo-call number


Debt, poverty and social exclusion

Statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

Tel: 0761 07 4000
Mon–Fri, 9am–8pm

A national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

Tel: 0761 07 2000
Mon–Fri, 9am–8pm
Mortgage arrears helpline: 0761 074 050
Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm

Exists to fight poverty and their network gives practical support to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion by providing a wide range of services to those in need.

Tel: 01-8386990
No national number, see website for local contact.


Drugs

Provides support, information, guidance and referral to anyone with a question or concern related to drug and alcohol use and/or HIV and sexual health.

Tel: 1800 459 459
Freephone


Eating disorders

Provides a range of support services for people affected by eating disorders, including specific services for families and friends.

Tel: 1890 200 444
Low call Helpline.
Mon, Wed, Sun: 7.30pm – 9.30pm; Tue, Thur, Fri: 10.30am – 12.30pm


Gambling

Group meeting support for those who wish to recover from gambling at locations around the country.

Tel: 01 8721133

No national number, see website for local contact. Meeting locations available on the website for each country.


Mental health

The organisation undertakes to create a society where people with depression are understood and supported, are free from stigma, and have access
to a broad range of appropriate therapies to enable them to reach their full potential.

Tel: 1890 303 302
Low call. 10am – 10pm

A mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.

Tel Info line: 1890 474 474
Mon – Fri, 9am – 2pm

The national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.

Tel: 1890 621 631
Mon–Fri, 9am – 4pm


Sexuality

Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Tel: 1890 929 539
LoCall. Mon-Wed 6pm–9pm; Thur-Fri 4pm–9pm; Sat-Sun 4pm – 6pm.


Sexual or domestic abuse

The Centre takes calls from women and men of all ages who have experienced or want to talk about the effects of any kind of sexual violence.
Tel: 1 800 778 888
Freephone, 24 hours

Committed to the elimination of violence and abuse of women through effecting political, cultural and social change. Women’s Aid provides direct support services to women experiencing male violence and abuse. This work underpins and informs all other goals and actions of the organisation.

Tel: 1800 341900
Freephone. 10am-10pm.


Social isolation

Provides a number of services nationwide, to family Carers, which are aimed at helping to increase the quality of life for the Carer and the person receiving care at home.

Tel: 1800 240724
Freephone. Mon–Thurs 9.30am-5.30pm and 8pm-10pm, Sat 10am-12pm


If you can't see anything specific that will help, Samaritans is always there 24/7 for emotional and confidential support. Call to talk to someone at 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org.