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Health and Wellbeing: Organisations
Alone support older people at home.
They have a dedicated COVID-19 support line
Call 0818 222 024 (from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week)
Aware provides support & information for people who experience depression or bipolar disorder and their concerned loved ones Freephone Support Line 1800 80 48 48 (from 10am to 10pm every day)
Barnardo;s has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic Freephone 1800 910 123 (from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday)
BeLonG To provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland
Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 for 24/7 support (standard SMS rates may apply)
Bodywhys provides support and information services to people affected by eating disorders
BodywhysConnect online support groups for adults (19+) with eating disorders
YouthConnect online support groups for young people aged 13-18 Helpline 01 2107906
(Monday, Wednesday and Sunday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm)
Crisis Text Line
is an anonymous 24/7 messaging support service with trained volunteers available to listen to people going through a tough time.
Text MHR to 086 1800 280 (standard text message rates apply)
HSE's national drug information and support website
A comprehensive range of information and supports related to substance use. HSE National Drugs Helpline 1800 459 459
Provides front line and support services to travellers
Call 01 8721094 for support, help or advice (from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
A mental health charity providing free counselling during the COVID-19 crisis
Call 091 759887 or 0818 998880 (during office hours) or email
Jigsaw is the National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Mental health information and a Q&A service for young people, their parents and guardians, and those who work with young people.
Jigsaw also offer an online group chat service.
Call 1800 544 729 for support
L.O.O.K (Loving our out kids)
Provides support to families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people
Support is available through confidential phone lines, individual meetings, and group events
Mental Health Ireland
Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland
Information line (01) 284 1166 (from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide
Freephone 1800 247 247 (any time, day or night)
Text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)
The Samaritans aim to provide
support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide Freephone 116 123 (any time, day or night)
Shine aim to empower people with mental ill health and their families through support, information and education.
Shine offers a confidential email support service for anyone who doesn’t feel ready or able to speak to someone in person or on the phone. Contact
Ireland's youth information website focusing on wellbeing and good physical and mental health They offer anonymous support 24/7 with a text message support service
Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 to begin
They also have a dedicated COVID-19 section
The Transgender Equality Network Ireland
TENI seeks to improve the situation and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families
Parent support groups across the island of Ireland and are extremely helpful for parents of trans children
Family support line 01 907 3707
This HSE site provides information and signposting on all mental health supports and services that are available nationally & locally provided by the HSE and its funded partners
Freephone 1800 111 888 (any time, day or night) to find supports and services