Helplines

List of Helplines:

You fill find below a list of helplines available to people locally and nationally that can be contacted to get support and help in times of need.

List of Helplines for Abuse/Domestic Violence

  • Accord Covid-19 Relationship Helpline
    If you need to speak to an experienced counsellor during this time of stress and unprecedented emergency, Accord have launched a new Relationship Support Line

Website: www.accord.ie/covid-19/couple-relationship-counselling-update
Helpline: 01 905 9555 / 01 531 3331
Phone: 028 9568 0151

  • Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day

Website: Childline.ie
Text: Text: 50101
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie

  • Connect Counselling
    Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. You can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.

 Website: connectcounselling.ie/
Helpline: 1800 477 477
Phone: 00 800 477 477 77 (UK and NI)
Email: admin@connectcounselling.ie

  • Men‚Äôs Aid Ireland
    Men’s Aid Ireland formerly known as Amen, is the only dedicated national service supporting men and their families experiencing Domestic Violence in Ireland. Our professional and qualified support team have years of experience in supporting men and families experiencing domestic abuse.

Website: www.mensaid.ie/
Helpline: 01 5543811
Phone: 01-5543811
Support Email: hello@mensaid.ie
Email: hello@mensaid.ie

  • Men‚Äôs Development Network
    The Male Advice Line is a free phone service for men who have been effected by domestic violence and abuse. It is run by The Men‚Äôs Development Network a non-profit organisation headquartered in Waterford City with the key focus on being leaders in promoting change and equality within society. Under the mission statement: ‚ÄúBetter Lives for Men; Better Lives for All‚ÄĚ the Men‚Äôs Development Network works with men on various levels including one-to-one, developmental, parenting, behaviour change group work, training, phone line support and awareness raising.. The Men‚Äôs Development Network has also influenced policy on Men‚Äôs issues at local, regional, national and international levels and has a good record in multi-agency work and engagement.

Website: The Men’s Development Network
Helpline: 180081658
Phone: 051-844260
Support Email: men@mens-network.net
Email: men@mens-network.net

  • Ruhama
    Ruhama is a voluntary organisation, based in Dublin and works on a national level, with women affected by prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. Ruhama is Hebrew for ‚Äėrenewed life‚Äô.
    The organisation is predominantly a frontline service and began its work in 1989, as an outreach service to women in street-based prostitution. Over the years the service has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of women. Some of these changes reflect the changing nature of the Irish sex trade which has become more globalised, predominantly indoors and controlled by organised crime. Ruhama’s services are extensive in breadth and have a unique model of work which is not replicated by any other agency in Ireland. In 2014, Ruhama celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing services to women affected by prostitution. Our records show, we assisted over 2,500 women from over 60 countries during those 25 years.

Website: www.ruhama.ie
Helpline: 01 836 0292
Support Email: admin@ruhama.ie

  • The Rape Crisis Centre
    The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is a national organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. The services include a national 24-hour helpline, one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness raising and lobbying.

Website: www.drcc.ie
Helpline: (24 hrs) 1800 77 88 88
Phone: 01 661 4911
Email: info@rcc.ie

  • Tusla Domestic Sexual Gender Biased Violence programme
    Domestic and/or sexual violence is the threat or use of physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse in close adult relationships.¬† This includes destruction of property, isolation from family and friends or other potential sources of support and threats to others including children.¬† Stalking and control over access to money, personal items, food, transport and the telephone are also common examples of domestic abuse. Such abuse affects people across our society ‚Äď from all walks of life, from all cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds and across all age groups.¬† The majority of victims are women, but a significant number of men are affected and abuse also occurs in same-sex relationships. Domestic and/or sexual violence has severe and persistent effects on physical and mental health, and carries with it an enormous cost in terms of premature death and disability. If you are experiencing domestic violence there is help available.

Website: www.tusla.ie/services/domestic-sexual-gender-based-violence/
Helpline: https://www.tusla.ie/services/domestic-sexual-gender-based-violence/

  • Tusla How do I report a concern about a child?

Website: www.tusla.ie/children-first/individuals-working-with-children-and-young-people/how-do-i-report-a-concern-about-a-child/
Support Email: https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/report-a-concern/

  • ¬†Women‚Äôs Aid
    Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation which provides support and information to women and their children who are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused in their own homes.

Website: www.womensaid.ie
Helpline: 1800 341 900
Phone: 01 678 8858
Email: info@womensaid.ie

List of Helplines for Addiction

  • Aiseiri
    At the heart of Aiséirí are the lives and futures of people, young people, women, middle-aged men, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Ordinary people, people that you and I know, people who want to work, want to go to school, want to hope, want to care for their families and be cared for. The one thing that distinguishes them is that they are living with the despair and unhappiness of addiction. Aiséiri is a place where there is a wealth of understanding, care and experience, right here in the community, that can help them take the first vital step to recovery from their addiction. Airéirí means resurrection and our four centres are places of new beginnings. Through our evidence-based and internationally recognised residential and community programmes, people dealing with alcohol, drug and gambling addiction find help, counselling and the specialist support that they need to face the realities of their lives. Our specialist and caring staff create an environment that is therapeutic in all aspects, where each person feels valued, safe and supported as they make their journey towards recovery and new life changes.

Website: www.aiseiri.ie
Phone: tel:053 9141818
Support Email: info@aiseiri.ie

  • ¬†Al-Anon
    Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. The parents, children, wives, husbands, friends and colleagues of alcoholics could all be helped by Al-Anon and Alateen whether or not the drinker in their lives recognises that a problem exists

Website: www.al-anon-ireland.org/
Helpline: (01) 8732699
Support Email: info@alanon.ie

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Website: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie
Phone: 01 842 0700
Email: gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie

  • Ask about Alcohol
    This website is created and published by the Health Service Executive, Ireland‚Äôs public health service. ¬†We also promote the website through an information campaign, using digital, social media and radio advertising, letting people know about the website and the information it provides. ¬†The purpose of this website and the promotional campaign is to improve people‚Äôs knowledge about alcohol ‚Äď how much we‚Äôre drinking, how it affects our health and mental wellbeing, and how we can gain more by drinking less.

Website: www.askaboutalcohol.ie/

  • Cuan Mhuire
    Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Addiction Treatment Services and Residential Rehabilitation. Its main objective is the rehabilitation of persons suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. The Cuan Mhuire Programme is based on the philosophy of total abstinence and strives to restore the confidence, self-respect and sense of responsibility of all participants.

Website: cuanmhuire.ie
Phone: Athy, Co. Kildare Ph: +353 (0)59 86 31090 or Ph: +353 (0)59 86 31493

  • Dunlewey Addiction Service
    A confidential Helpline for those experiencing problems with their Gambling and this service is available throughout Ireland. Contact Dunlewey Addiction Service helpline for details of counselling and other support services available in your area.

Website: www.dunlewey.net
Helpline:¬†ROI 1800 936 725 or NI 08000 886 725, The helpline is open 7 days a week, 9am ‚Äď 11pm
Phone: 02890 392547

  • Gamblers Anonymous Ireland
    Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.ie
Phone: 01 8721133
Email: info@gamblersanonymous.ie

  • Hope House Addiction Treatment Centre
    Hope House is an affordable addiction centre which produces exceptional results using a research based approach. Hope House has a 20 year track record in successfully treating alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies in a warm, welcoming therapeutic environment. Treatment consists of an initial 4 week residential period enhanced by 2 years of Continuing Care- weekly support groups in a number of locations nationwide.
    Hope House is one of Irelands leading addiction treatment centres and is proud of its international accreditation from CHKS, an international healthcare accrediting body. Situated in the quiet village of Foxford Co. Mayo on the banks of the river Moy on the West Coast of Ireland, Hope House provides a welcoming warm , comfortable and therapeutic place, a home away from home where recovery begins.

Website: hopehouse.ie
Phone: +353 (0) 94 925 6888
Email: info@hopehouse.ie

  • HSE National Drugs & Alcohol Helpline
    The HSE Drugs & Alcohol Helpline 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. The service is non-judgemental and offers space to talk about your situation, to explore some options and to consider your needs. During calls/ emails, staff refer to a database of over 400 services nationwide

Website: www.drugs.ie
Helpline: Freephone: 1800 459 459; Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri
Support Email: helpline@hse.ie

  • The National¬†Family Support Network (NFSN)
    The National Family Support Network is an autonomous self-help organisation that respects the lived experiences of families affected by substance misuse, in a welcoming non-judgemental atmosphere. The National Family Support Network primarily supports the development of family support groups and networks throughout the island of Ireland. Through this work the National Family Support Network raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families in coping with substance misuse while recognizing the important role that families play in supporting the recovery of the substance misusing family member.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalFamilySupportNetworkIreland
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NFSNIreland
Website: www.fsn.ie
Phone: 018980148
Email: info@fsn.ie

  • Problem Gambling Ireland
    This website is a free resource, run  on a voluntary basis.  Its aim is to provide some independent supports and resources to anyone whose life has been negatively impacted by problem gambling. Their Mission is to provide a dedicated, independent suite of supports, resources and referral pathways for problem gamblers and their families.  They also advocate on behalf of those suffering the consequences of problem gambling and highlight gambling related issues in the media.

Website: www.problemgambling.ie
Text: 089 241 5401 to arrange a call-back
Email: info@problemgambling.ie

  • St. John of God Mental Hospital:
    Saint John of God Hospital is a service of the Saint John of God Hospitaller Services. It is an independent acute psychiatric teaching hospital with 183 in-patient beds and is one of the leading European providers in mental health treatment and care.
    The Hospital currently provides specialist services in Substance Misuse, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychiatry of Later Life and Adolescent Disorders. The Hospital is affiliated with University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and the University of Limerick for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professional programmes. An extensive clinical research programme operates throughout the Order’s Mental Health Services.

Website: www.stjohnofgodhospital.ie
Phone: 01 2771400
Email: sjog.ccc@gmail.com

  • Tabor Group
    Based in County Cork, Tabor Group is a leading addiction treatment centre in Ireland. It provides residential & community-based addiction treatment programmes to men and woman over 18 years of age, who are struggling with addiction to alcohol, drugs, and gambling.
    Tabor Group’s facilities comprises of two residential treatment centres: Tabor Lodge and Tabor Fellowship. As well as a Primary Residential Programme and an Integrated Recovery Programme, Tabor Group offer Community-based Treatment Programmes which involves confidential one-to-one and group counselling services for those whose recovery needs are more moderate and for whom residential treatment programmes are not necessary or possible at the time.
    In addition to these services, a dedicated Family Support Programme is also available to offer practical support to families and friends of those coping with substance use disorder and/or gambling. If you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction, get help today. We can help you recover in a healthy, friendly environment and beat your addiction. We can help you.

Website: www.taborgroup.ie/
Phone: Cork - 021 488 7110 Dublin - 01 639 2962
Support Email: info@taborgroup.ie
Email: info@taborgroup.ie

  • The Rutland Centre
    At the Rutland Centre, they treat all clients using the same model, regardless of which type or types of addiction they are dealing with. This means that clients with alcohol addiction can be in the same group as clients with drug addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction, or sex-related addictions. We believe that clients will learn from the experiences of others and find support in overcoming their addictions together.

Website: www.rutlandcentre.ie
Helpline: 24 hr Helpline: 01 4946358
Support Email: info@rutlandcentre.ie

List of Helplines for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Engaging Dementia
    Engaging Dementia is a registered charity that provides training and resources for those who care for people with dementia in residential care, day centres, hospitals or the family home. Our training services are primarily for the staff of nursing homes, day centres and hospitals. Our resources are suitable for both formal and informal carers. We are involved in a range of community-based initiatives focused on supporting communication and engagement for people with dementia.

Website: engagingdementia.ie
Helpline: 01 260 8138
Phone: 01 260 8138
Email: hello@engagingdementia.ie

  • The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
    The Alzheimer Society of Ireland operates the Alzheimer National Helpline Service offering information and support to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Website: www.alzheimer.ie
Helpline: 1800 341 341
Phone: 01 207 3800
Email: info@alzheimer.ie

List of Helplines for Autism

List of Helplines for Bereavement

  • A Little Lifetime Foundation
    Website: alittlelifetime.ie/
    Phone: 01 8829030
    Email: info@alittlelifetime.ie
  • Anam Cara
    Anam Cara Parent Bereavement Support group supports patents and families on the loss of a child.
    Website: www.anamcara.ie
    Phone: 01 4045 378
    Email: info@anamcara.ie
  • Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind.Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day.Website: Childline.ie
    Text: Text: 50101
    Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
    Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie
  • First Light
    Firstlight offers support and information, and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained death of infants and children.
    Established in 1976, FirstLight provides crisis intervention and free professional counselling services throughout Ireland to bereaved parents and family members who have suddenly lost a child up to 18 years. The sudden loss of a child is one of the most unimaginable pains a family can experience. FirstLight provides free professional crisis intervention and counselling services to families nationwide following the sudden, unexpected death of their child. Timely support from qualified, accredited therapists can help family members avoid prolonged grief disorder, accommodate their loss and rebuild their lives. FirstLight is the only provider of professional bereavement support services to families in Ireland experiencing the sudden loss of their child ‚Äď there is no other provider either within or outside of the State health service system.

Website: firstlight.ie
Helpline: National 24-Hour Helpline: 1850 391 391
Support Email: info@firstlight.ie

  • Irish Hospice Foundation
    Every death matters and we only have one chance to get it right. We are working to ensure the best end-of-life and bereavement care, for all. From advocacy and education, to our vital services like Nurses for Night Care and our Bereavement Support Line, we believe in the importance of dying well and grieving well wherever the place.

Website: hospicefoundation.ie/
Helpline: 1800 80 70 77 10am-1pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (01) 679 3188
Email: info@hospicefoundation.ie

  • Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA)
    IRVA is a non governmental organisation that provides free information and support to those bereaved or injured by road traffic collisions, and works to reduce dangers on our roads

Website: www.irva.ie/

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Website: www.samaritans.ie
Helpline: 116 123
Support Email: jo@samaritans.ie

  • The Bereavement Counselling Service
    The Bereavement Counselling Service offers support and counselling to enable people deal with their grief.

Website: www.bereavementireland.com
Phone:
 01 8391766

  • The Miscarriage Association of Ireland
    The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable and completely voluntary body set up with the support of women and men who themselves have been through miscarriages.

Website: www.miscarriage.ie
Phone: 01 873 5702
Email: info@miscarriage.ie

  • Tusla ‚Äď Child and Family Agency
    Information on organisations providing bereavement support is available from Tusla ‚Äď the Child and Family Agency.

Website: www.tusla.ie
Phone: 01 771 8500
Email: info@tusla.ie

List of Helplines for Bullying

  • Anti-Bullying Research & Resource Unit
    The Anti-Bullying Centre is a research and resource facility. Although they do not provide individual counselling to those affected by bullying, they are happy to provide the contact details of professional counsellors.

Website: www.dcu.ie/abc
Phone:
 01 884 2012

  • Aware
    Aware is the national mental health organisation providing free support, education and information to those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.

Website: www.aware.ie
Helpline: 1800 80 48 48
Support Email: supportmail@aware.ie
Email: info@aware.ie

  • ¬†Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day.

Website: Childline.ie
Text: Text: 50101
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Website: www.samaritans.ie
Helpline: 116 123
Support Email: jo@samaritans.ie

  • Your Mental Health
    Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives. YourMentalHealth.ie is a place to learn about mental health in Ireland, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we all feel. Your Mental Health is brought to you by the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and partner organisations across the country.

Website: bit.ly/2MwTQpk
Helpline: 1800 742 444

List of Helplines for Crisis Pregnancy

  • ¬†My Options
    An unplanned pregnancy may leave you feeling worried and confused. You may or may not have many conflicting and strong feelings about your pregnancy.
    My Options is a HSE freephone line that provides free and confidential information and counselling to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Unplanned pregnancy counselling can support you to cope with your unplanned pregnancy. It can help to talk to someone who can help support you to find the answers to your questions.

Website: www2.hse.ie/services/unplanned-pregnancy-support-services/my-options-freephone-line.html
Text: LIST to 50444 for a free list of counselling services
Helpline: 1800 828 010
Phone: +353 1 687 7044

List of Helplines for Depression

  • Aware
    Aware is the national mental health organisation providing free support, education and information to those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.

Website: www.aware.ie
Helpline: 1800 80 48 48
Support Email: supportmail@aware.ie
Email: info@aware.ie

  • Pieta House
    Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours.

Website: www.pieta.ie
Text: HELP to 51444
Helpline: 1800 247 247
Phone: 01 628 2111
Email: info@pieta.ie

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Website: www.samaritans.ie
Helpline: 116 123
Support Email: jo@samaritans.ie

  • Your Mental Health
    Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives. YourMentalHealth.ie is a place to learn about mental health in Ireland, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we all feel. Your Mental Health is brought to you by the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and partner organisations across the country.

Website: bit.ly/2MwTQpk
Helpline: 1800 742 444

List of Helplines for Eating Disorders

  • Bodywhys - The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
    The national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.

Website: www.bodywhys.ie
Helpline: 1890 200 444
Phone: 01 283 4963
Support Email: alex@bodywhys.ie
Email: info@bodywhys.ie

List of Helplines for Financial Advice

  • Citizens Information
    Citizens Information provides comprehensive information on public services and on the entitlements of citizens in Ireland. We gather information from various government departments and agencies and make sure that you have all the information you need, presented in an easy-to-understand way. Citizens Information is supported and funded by the Citizens Information Board, a statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

Website: www.citizensinformation.ie
Helpline: 0761 07 4000

  • Free Mortgage Arrears Support
    Abhaile is the State-funded scheme to help homeowners find a resolution to their home mortgage arrears. It provides vouchers for free financial and legal advice and help from experts, which are available through MABS. The aim of Abhaile is to help mortgage holders in arrears find the best solutions and keep them wherever possible, in their own homes. A dedicated adviser will work with you and your lender to find the best solution to your situation.

Website: www.mabs.ie/en/abhaile
Helpline: 0761 07 2000
Email: helpline@mabs.ie

  • Money and Budgeting Advice
    MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) is the State’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt for more than 20 years. MABS is free, confidential and independent.

Website: www.mabs.ie
Helpline: 0761 07 2000
Support Email: helpline@mabs.ie

List of Helplines for Health

  • AIMS Ireland
    AIMS Ireland is a consumer-led voluntary organisation that was formed in early 2007 by women, following their own experiences in the Irish maternity system. This year in 2018, we are celebrating 11 years supporting women in the Irish Maternity System. Our mission is to inform the public on models of care, birth practices and settings, which are supported by evidence-based research and international best practices, and to identify areas of excellence within the Irish Maternity System and to advocate for their extension. Our mission is also to speak on behalf of the service user experience in Ireland as to where evidence based practices are lacking, as to where care is unsafe and as to where new investment and services are needed. We also campaign for recognition of maternal autonomy and issues surrounding informed choice and informed refusal for women in all aspects of the maternity services.

Website: aimsireland.ie
Phone: 087 754 3751
Support Email: support@aimsireland.com

  • Irish Cancer Society
    Whether you’re affected by cancer or you know someone who is, The Irish Cancer Society can provide reliable cancer information and support services to assist you.

Website: www.cancer.ie/information-support
Helpline: Freephone 1800 200 700
Phone: (01) 2310 500
Support Email: cancernurseline@irishcancer.ie
Email: info@irishcancer.ie

  • ¬†Chime
    Chime Offers personal support and social work services for the Deaf community and connects people to additional support services if needed

Website: www.deafhear.ie
Text: 087 922 1046
Helpline: 1800 256 257
Phone: 1800 256 257
Support Email: info@chime.ie
Email: info@chime.ie

  • ¬†CUIDIU - The Irish Childbirth TrustA parent-to-parent voluntary support group.¬† The Irish name Cuidi√ļ means care and support for all parents with bumps or babes, tots or teens. We are a parent-to-parent support group run by volunteer parents.¬†Cuidi√ļ ľs motto is education and support for parenthood. Our aim is to provide information to parents which allows them to make informed choices about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and to provide a supportive background to empower parents to act upon their decisions.¬†We help thousands of Mums and Dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. We offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.

Website: www.cuidiu-ict.ie/
Email: info@cuidiu.ie

  • DEBRA Ireland
    DEBRA Ireland was set up in 1988 by families living with the painful, genetic skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB) who had no support and nowhere to turn.  We will continue to work as a family and patient-led organisation to do all we can for people in Ireland living with EB.

Website: debraireland.org/
Helpline: 01 412 6924
Support Email: info@debraireland.org

  • Embrace FARM
    At Embrace FARM, our vision is a caring and supportive Agri-Community for all affected by Farm Accidents.

Website: embracefarm.com/
Helpline: 085 77 09 966
Phone: 085 77 09 966
Support Email: info@embracefarm.com

  • HIV Ireland
    HIV Ireland advocates for individuals living with HIV, prevents new HIV infections and combats HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

Website: www.hivireland.ie/
Phone: 01 873 3799
Support Email: communitysupport@hivireland.ie
Email: info@hivireland.ie

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Website: www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/schoolprog/hpv/
Support Email: immunisation@hse.ie
Email: immunisation@hse.ie

  • IFPA- Female genital mutilation
    The IFPA provides free specialised medical care and counselling to women and girls in Ireland who have experienced FGM.

Website: www.ifpa.ie/get-care/free-fgm-treatment-service/
Text: 085 877 1342
Helpline: 01 872 7088
Phone: 01 872 7088
Support Email: reception@ifpa.ie
Email: reception@ifpa.ie

  • Irish Heart
    Discover lots of information and advice about heart conditions & stroke, from their symptoms and causes to prevention and treatment. Get to know your risk factors and your family’s. Speak to National Heart and Stroke Helpline Nurses.

Website: irishheart.ie
Helpline: Freephone: 1800 25 25 50 (Mon - Fri 9am -5pm; Thurs 9am - 7pm)
Support Email: helpline@irishheart.ie

  • Irish Kidney Association
    The Irish Kidney Association is a charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1978. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of renal patients and their families and carers, living with and affected by end stage renal disease. These needs are spread across all aspects of life ‚Äď medical, social and psychological. The profile of the kidney patient ranges from infanthood to the elderly who are undergoing various methods of treatment ‚Äď haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (both CAPD and APD) and kidney transplantation.

Website: www.ika.ie/
Helpline: (01) 620 5306
Phone: (01) 620 5306
Email: info@ika.ie

  • Meningitis
    Meningitis
    is an inflammation of the lining of the brain.  It can be caused by several different organisms.  Some are bacteria and some are viruses. Bacterial Meningitis is uncommon but can be very serious and requires urgent medical attention and treatment with antibiotics.  Viral Meningitis is less serious and cannot be helped by antibiotic treatment. The symptoms of viral and bacterial meningitis are similar so hospital tests may be needed to tell the difference. If you are concerned you should seek medical advice immediately. Septicaemia is a type of blood poisoning which is caused by the same bacteria that cause the most common form of bacterial meningitis. In septicaemia, the bacteria release toxins into the blood which break down the walls of the blood vessels allowing blood to leak our under the skin. This leaking causes a characteristic rash of purple bruises, blood spots and reduces the amount of blood reaching vital organs such as the liver and kidneys.
    For information on Symptoms, Risks and Prevention of Meningitis and Septacaemia check out the HSE website

Website: hse.ie/eng/health/child/meningitis/

  • MS Ireland
    MS Ireland is the national organisation providing information, vital services and support to the MS community. We provide a wide range of specialised services and resources on a national, regional and local level. Services include; Regional Community Worker programmes for one-to-one support; physiotherapy; symptom management courses; newly diagnosed sessions and the MS Information Line, one of the first services used in the time leading up to or following a diagnosis. We also provide the only national respite and therapy centre for people with MS in Ireland.

Website: www.ms-society.ie/
Helpline: 1850 233233
Phone: 01 6781600
Support Email: info@ms-society.ie

  • Organ Donation
    You can become an organ donor by carrying a donor card and making your wishes known to your family. Donor cards are available through the Irish Kidney Association (www.ika.ie/get-a-donor-card), and in pharmacies and doctors‚Äô surgeries, or simply Freetext¬† ‚ÄėDONOR‚Äô¬† to 50050.¬†The Irish Donor Network¬†(irishdonornetwork.com) was formed by the Irish Kidney Association. It is a group of Irish charities and medical co-ordinators involved in organ and tissue transplantation, along with donor families and patient associations. Those involved are:

Donor families
The Irish Kidney Association
The Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association
The Cystic Fibrosis Association
The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association
Alpha One (Anti Trypsin) Foundation
Liver Transplant Unit in St.Vincent’s Hospital
Hospital Transplant Co-ordinators
Children’s Liver Disease Ireland
Heart Children Ireland
The Eye and Bone Banks

Website: www.ika.ie/
Phone: (01) 620 5306
Email: info@ika.ie

  • Parkinsons Association of Ireland
    Helpline service offers Free, Confidential and Impartial advice, information and support on a number of subjects including coping with Parkinson’s disease, managing expectations, listening without judgement and providing easy to understand explanations about Parkinson’s disease. Advice is simple and easy to understand and the helpline is available from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 7pm, and Fridays 9am to 5pm. Callers to the helpline outside of these hours can leave a message on our answer machine and we will get back to you when the our office opens on the next working morning. Alternatively you can email your query.

Website: www.parkinsons.ie
Helpline: 1800 359 359
Phone: 01 - 8722234
Email: info@parkinsons.ie

  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
    Spinal Injuries Ireland’s mission is to engage with people with a spinal cord injury and their family members, to address barriers to full participation in society and to empower members to work towards achieving personal, social and vocational goals.

Website: spinalinjuries.ie/
Phone: 01 6532180
Support Email: info@spinalinjuries.ie

  • We Are Fanconi Hope
    We are a registered national charitable trust set up by parents of Fanconi Anemia (FA) affected children and clinicians with an interest in FA. Fanconi Anaemia (FA) is a rare, life-limiting genetic disorder causing bone marrow failure in children and a predisposition to gynaecological, head and neck cancers, together with other complications both in childhood and in later life.

Website: www.fanconihope.org
Helpline: +44 (0) 300 330 1410
Support Email: rad@fanconihope.org

List of Helplines for Homelessness

  • Focus Ireland
    Focus Ireland is Ireland’s leading not for profit working to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness.

Website: www.focusireland.ie
Helpline: 01 881 5950
Phone: 021 427 3646
Support Email: help@focusireland.ie

  • Simon Community
    Dublin Simon Community work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.

Website: www.dubsimon.ie
Helpline: 01 635 4812

  • Threshold
    Threshold, a national housing charity provides free, independent, and confidential advice and support to individuals and families who are renting their homes. If you are at risk of homelessness or experiencing difficulties in renting your home, Threshold’s team of trained housing advisors can provide guidance about rights as tenants and landlord obligations. Threshold’s freephone helpline 1800 454 454 is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday. Housing advice is also provided from 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday via web chat on their website.

Website: www.threshold.ie
Helpline: 1800 454 454
Support Email: advice@threshold.ie

List of Helplines for LGBT Support

  • BelongTo
    BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23

Website: www.belongto.org
Helpline: 1890 929 539
Phone: 01 670 6223
Email: info@belongto.org

  • Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day

Website: Childline.ie
Text: Text: 50101
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie

  • LGBT Helpline
    The LGBT Helpline is a national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, their families and friends.

Website: www.lgbt.ie
Helpline: 1890 929 539 for support for those struggling with gender identity or gender expression.
Family Support Line: 01 907 3707 for parents and family members of Trans and Gender Non-confirming people.
Phone: 01 685 9280
Email: info@lgbt.ie

List of Helplines for Mental Health

  • A Lust For Life
    A Lust For Life
     is a website with a collection of insightful articles that might help you better understand the problems that you are facing and help you realise you are living in a world full of people who can relate to what you’re going through.

Website: www.alustforlife.com/mental-health

  • Aware
    Aware is the national mental health organisation providing free support, education and information to those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.

Website: www.aware.ie
Helpline: 1800 80 48 48
Support Email: supportmail@aware.ie
Email: info@aware.ie

  • National 24/7 contact number for mental health support

Helpline: 1800 111 888

  • Perinatal Mental Health Services

Website: bit.ly/2Ej7FnW
Helpline: 1800 742 444
Phone: 041 6850300
Support Email: hselive@hse.ie
Email: hselive@hse.ie

  • Pieta House
    Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours.

Website: www.pieta.ie
Text: HELP to 51444
Helpline: 1800 247 247
Phone: 01 628 2111
Email: info@pieta.ie

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Website: www.samaritans.ie
Helpline: 116 123
Support Email: jo@samaritans.ie

  • Shine: Supporting People Affected By Mental Ill Health
    Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health, 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. Support for schizophrenia

Website: www.shine.ie/
Phone: 01 541 3715 (head office)
Support Email: phil@shineonline.ie
Email: info@shineonline.ie

  • Your Mental Health
    Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives. YourMentalHealth.ie is a place to learn about mental health in Ireland, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we all feel. Your Mental Health is brought to you by the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and partner organisations across the country.

Website: bit.ly/2MwTQpk
Helpline: 1800 742 444

List of Helplines for Miscarriage

  • Anam Cara
    Anam Cara Parent Bereavement Support group supports patents and families on the loss of a child.

Website: www.anamcara.ie
Phone: 01 4045 378
Email: info@anamcara.ie

  • The Miscarriage Association of Ireland
    The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable and completely voluntary body set up with the support of women and men who themselves have been through miscarriages.

Website: www.miscarriage.ie
Phone: 01 873 5702
Email: info@miscarriage.ie

List of Helplines for Parenting Support

  • Barnardos Post Adoption Services
    Barnardos provides a specialist therapeutic service to children, and teenagers who are adopted both internationally and domestically ‚Äď and their parents. Services are also provided to adopted adults and their birth families.

Website: www.barnardos.ie/our-services/work-with-families/post-adoption-service
Helpline: (01) 8134100
Phone: (01) 8134100
Support Email: adoption@barnardos.ie

  • Parentline
    Parentline provides a completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians, providing support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent.

Website: www.parentline.ie
Helpline: 1890 927 277
Phone: 01 8787230
Email: info@parentline.ie

  • The Adoption Authority of Ireland
    The Adoption Authority of Ireland is responsible for deciding on all adoptions in Ireland and for making adoption orders.

Website: www.aai.gov.ie
Phone: 01 2309 300

  • Tusla Parenting Support
    Welcome to Parenting24seven ‚Äď key messages on what works best for children and families at different ages and stages.¬† Parenting24seven is part of the¬†Supporting Parenting¬†project in Prevention Partnership and Family Support programme within Tusla.¬† You can choose your child‚Äôs age range or look through our different articles.

Website: www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven/
Support Email: https://www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven/

List of Helplines for Racism

  • Irish Network Against Racism
    Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) is a membership organisation. Our strength is in our Members, a growing, national Network of diverse Civil Society Organisations committed to combating racism and all related forms of discrimination in every sphere of life in Ireland. We are dedicated to finding common strategies and policy positions for combating racism, finding ways of complementing each other’s work, and to offering cross-community and cross-sectoral support and solidarity. Join our Network today!

Website: inar.ie/

List of Helplines for Sexual Abuse

  • Barnardos Origins Tracing Service
    For former residents of the Industrial Schools, Barnardos Origins service provides assistance in tracing family and in understanding the circumstances of their admission to the schools. The service is fully funded by the Department of Education and is available both to new clients and to those who have had contact with the service before.

Website: www.barnardos.ie/our-services/origins-service
Helpline: +353 1 813 4100
Support Email: origins@barnardos.ie

  • CARI
    CARI’s National Helpline: 1890924567 is a first point of contact for parents, professionals and young people who have a concern about Child Sexual Abuse and Online Child Safety. We support families with young people up to the age of 18 and with children who present with sexualised behaviours up to the age of 12.

Website: www.cari.ie
Helpline: 1890 924567
Phone: 01 8308529
Support Email: marie@cari.ie

  • Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day

Website: Childline.ie
Text: Text: 50101
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie

  • Christine Buckley Centre
    Christine Buckley Centre for Education and Support offers learning and support to survivors of institutional abuse.

Website: www.aislinn.org/
Helpline: 01 8725771
Support Email: aislinned@eircom.net

  • Onein Four
    One in Four offers a voice to and support for women and men who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence and also to their family and friends.

Website: www.oneinfour.ie
Phone: 01 662 4070
Email: info@oneinfour.org

  • Residential Institutions Survivor‚Äôs Network
    We encourage residential institutions survivors to contact us to enable us to ensure your voice is heard and the appropriate action is taken to secure effective relief and remedy to those issues which are important and of concern to survivors and their families.

Website: risn.ie/
Phone: 353 (0) 85 257 4737
Support Email: info@risn.ie

  • Right of Place
    Right of Place Second Chance is a vision and values driven organisation. We support survivors and their families to access their entitlements and rights and empower those we work with to attain their goals through a culture of trust and respect. We provide practical help and offer a forum for communication, information, validation, peer support and encouragement to all survivors who suffered as children in state run institutions.

Website: www.rightofplace.com/
Helpline: 1890200709
Support Email: info@rightofplace.com

  • Towards Healing
    Towards Healing is an independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland.

Website: www.towardshealing.ie/
Helpline: 1800 303416
Phone: +353 800 0963315
Support Email: info@towardshealing.ie

List of Helplines for Suicide & Self Harm

  • Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day.

Website: Childline.ie
Text: Text: 50101
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie

  • Pieta House
    Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours.

Website: www.pieta.ie
Text: HELP to 51444
Helpline: 1800 247 247
Phone: 01 628 2111
Email: info@pieta.ie

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Website: www.samaritans.ie
Helpline: 116 123
Support Email: jo@samaritans.ie

List of Helplines for Support

  • ¬†Akina Dada wa Africa
    Akina Dada wa Africa, or AkiDwA for short, is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland.  The organisation was established in 2001 by a group of African women living in Ireland to address isolation, racism and Gender Based Violence they were experiencing.

Website: akidwa.ie/
Helpline: 01 8349851
Phone: 01 8349851
Support Email: info@akidwa.ie
Email: info@akidwa.ie

  • Alone
    ALONE provides Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending, BConnect training and technology, and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.

Website: alone.ie/
Helpline: 0818 222 024
Support Email: hello@alone.ie

  • Chime
    Chime is the National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss. For over fifty years, we’ve championed for equal rights, greater accessibility and opportunities for individuals.

Website: www.chime.ie
Text: 087 922 1046
Support Email: info@chime.ie
Email: info@chime.ie

  • Embrace FARM
    At Embrace FARM, our vision is a caring and supportive Agri-Community for all affected by Farm Accidents.

Website: embracefarm.com/
Helpline: 085 77 09 966
Phone: 085 77 09 966
Support Email: info@embracefarm.com

  • Family Carers Ireland
    Family Carers Ireland has been embedded in Irish homes for over 30 years delivering premium quality care in the home. Our focus has always been on providing a personalised quality home care service that responds to changing needs with comprehensive, premium quality supports. We are a HSE approved home care provider and pride ourselves in the knowledge that we understand your needs and are truly committed to ensuring you are safe, comfortable and cared for to the highest of standards.

Website: familycarers.ie/
Helpline: 1800 240724
Phone: 1800 240724
Support Email: info@familycarers.ie
Email: info@familycarers.ie

  • Irish Hospice Foundation
    Every death matters and we only have one chance to get it right. We are working to ensure the best end-of-life and bereavement care, for all. From advocacy and education, to our vital services like Nurses for Night Care and our Bereavement Support Line, we believe in the importance of dying well and grieving well wherever the place.

Website: hospicefoundation.ie/
Helpline: 1800 80 70 77 10am-1pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (01) 679 3188
Email: info@hospicefoundation.ie

  • Victims and Survivors Service
    We deliver funding and support to victims and survivors of the Conflict/Troubles, on behalf of The Executive Office. We are here to assist all victims and survivors identified in the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006. This means that we can provide support to those who have been affected by the Conflict/Troubles in the following ways:
    Those who have been injured (physically or psychologically); Those who care for people who have been injured in this way; and Those who have been bereaved.
    If you have been affected in any of these ways and feel that you need some support, please contact us. Our team is ready to speak with you in confidence, to find options for help that may be available.

Website: www.victimsservice.org
Helpline: 028 90 279 100
Phone: 028 90 279 100
Support Email: enquiries@vssni.org
Email: enquiries@vssni.org

List of Helplines for Youth Mental Health

  • A Lust For Life
    A Lust For Life is a website with a collection of insightful articles that might help you better understand the problems tat you are facing and help you realise you are living in a world full of people who can relate to what you’re going through.

Website: www.alustforlife.com/mental-health

  • Changing Futures
    Welcome to Changing Futures, a website for young people made by young people with experience of Tusla services. Everyday Tusla supports children, young people and families.  It’s their job to keep us safe.

Website: changingfutures.ie/
Helpline: 0818 776 315
Phone: 0818 776 315

  • Childline
    ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and free to contact from anywhere in Ireland. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day.

Website: Childline.ie
Text: Text: 50101
Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24hrs, 365 days a year)
Support Email: Online Live Chat: Childline.ie

  • Jigsaw
    Jigsaw are the National Centre for Youth Mental Health and work with young people aged 12-25. There to ensure that no young person feels alone, isolated or disconnected from others around them. Jigsaw provides vital supports to young people with their mental health by working closely with communities across Ireland.

Website: jigsawonline.ie/
Text: 086 180 3880
Helpline: 1800 JIGSAW (544729)
Support Email: help@jigsaw.ie

  • Reach Out Ireland
    ReachOut.com
    is an online youth mental health service that encourages young people to learn more about their mental wellbeing and empower them to take steps towards good mental health. Reflecting the need for reliable information on anything which could affect someone‚Äôs mental health, ReachOut.com¬† supports those going through a tough time. Emphasis is placed on peer support and the principle that we all know someone going through a tough time. We engage in a space natural to most of us now ‚Äď online.

Website: ie.reachout.com/ 

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Website: www.samaritans.ie
Helpline: 116 123
Support Email: jo@samaritans.ie

  • SpunOut
    SpunOut.ie is an independent, youth powered national charity working to empower young people to create personal and social change.

Website: www.spunout.ie
Text: 087 773 0000
Phone: 01 675 3554
Email: info@spunout.ie

  • Teen-Line Ireland
    TeenLine Ireland is a free-phone and free text service dedicated to teenagers. Our lines are open every day of the year from 8pm to 11pm. All calls are confidential.

Website: www.teenline.ie
Text: TEEN to 50015
Helpline: 1800 833 634
Phone: 01 4622 124
Email: info@teenline.ie

  • Your Mental Health
    Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives. YourMentalHealth.ie is a place to learn about mental health in Ireland, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we all feel. Your Mental Health is brought to you by the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and partner organisations across the country.

Website: bit.ly/2MwTQpk
Helpline: 1800 742 444

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