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: 01 842 0700

No national number, see website for local contact.

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

Tel: 01 873 2699

No national number see website for local contact. Open 10am–10pm 7days.


Bereavement

Offers information and resources to support bereaved persons.

Tel: 01 679 3188


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 only - Free)

Tel: 01 6767960 (For Parents)

24 hours

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. See website for local Jigsaw project. 


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 

Freephone. Wed–Sun 6pm-10pm

Provides a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who engage in self-harming behaviours. They also provide support and help to people bereaved by suicide.

Tel: 1800 247 247

Freephone


Crisis pregnancy

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 622 626

Lo-call number 9am–6pm Mon–Thu, 9am–5pm Fri.


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

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: 01 884 8200

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. Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri


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: 01 872 1133

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: 1800 804 848 

Freephone. 10am - 10pm

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

Tel: 1890 474 474

Lo-call number. 9am–2pm Mon–Fri.

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.

No Helpline – information available at: www.shine.ie


Sexuality

Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Tel: 1890 929 539

Lo-call number 6.30–9pm Mon–Wed, 6.30–10pm Thu, 4–9pm Fri, 4–6pm Sat/Sun.


Sexual or domestic abuse

Amen support services provide a confidential helpline and a support and information service for male victims of domestic abuse.

Tel: 0818 222 240

9am-5pm Mon-Fri

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: 1800 778 888

Freephone, 24hrs. 

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 341 900 

Freephone, 24hrs.


Social isolation

The Carers Association 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 240 724

Freephone, 9am–8pm Mon–Fri & 10-12pm Sat.

Supporting older people who are socially isolated, homeless, living in poverty or crisis and support them to age at home. It offers befriending, housing support, support co-ordination and technology. 

Tel: 01 679 1032

Email: hello@alone.ie 

Freephone.


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.