Sometimes it’s good to talk. There are many organisations in Ireland who offer a listening service for your issue. These lines are run by people who understand the situation. They will listen and offer support to everybody who calls them and they are free. Choose the organisation best able to help your particular situation and don’t be afraid to give them a call, they are ready to listen in a non-judgemental way, and they are there to try to help you.
Pieta House 1800 247 247
If you are feeling suicidal or are self-harming, Pieta House provides support on their helpline, as well as free counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples and children who have been bereaved by suicide. Their Helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Samaritans 116 123
For immediate support, about whatever’s bothering you, Samaritans’ provide a 24-hour helpline
Teen-Line 1800 833 634
Teenline is committed to helping improve the social and emotional health and well-being of all young people, regardless of race, religion or sexuality by providing them with a friendly, confidential, non-judgmental helpline and support service. Helpline operates 8-11pm everyday
Aware 1800 80 48 48
The Aware Support Line service is a service available to anyone, over the age of 18, who is seeking support and information about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of others, or who experiences depression or bipolar disorder. Helpline operates Monday – Sunday, 10am-10pm
Childline 1800 666 666
Childline is a part of the ‘The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’ (ISPCC) Their helpline is manned 24 hours a day, everyday. Childline offer advice and support to children and young people under 18 years of age.
BodyWhys 1890 200 444
Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.
The helpline is open to everyone, and operates for two hours a day, six days per week. Check out their website for daily times
The National LGBT Helpline 1890 929 539
This is a confidential, listening, support and information service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The service is also used by people who are questioning if they might be LGBT as well as the family and friends of LGBT people. The service operates 7-9pm Monday to Friday and Weekends 4-6pm