Irish Organisations andHelplines

A list of helplines and contact details for Irish organisations via

Aware HELPLINE PHONE: 1890 303302
Supports those who are directly affected by depression. Aware operates a helpline from 10am to 10pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 1am Thursday to Sunday. The Aware Helpline is a non directive listening service for people affected by depression, either as sufferers or as family and friends. The Helpline offers a non judgemental listening ear to people who may be distressed or worried, or just need someone to talk to. You can also call the helpline if you are worried about someone who may be depressed or for information about depression or Aware services.

Bodywhys (The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland) HELPLINE PHONE: 1890 200 444
Bodywhys’ core services centre on providing confidential, non judgemental support for people affected by eating disorders. The helpline is open for two hours each week day offering a non-judgemental and confidential support and information service. Callers can access names of local health professionals, details of all Bodywhys support services and other voluntary organisations where appropriate. Bodywhys also offers support groups, an online support group and email support.

Childline HELPLINE PHONE: 1800 66 66 66
Childline is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Childline is open 365 days a year (even Christmas Day!). It offers support to young people through the Childline listening service over the phone. You can call Childline for a chat or to talk about any problems you might have. Calls to Childline are confidential and we don’t have caller ID or trace any calls. It won’t cost you anything to call Childline and our number won’t show up on the phone bill.

GROW PHONE: 1890 474 474
GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening.

Teen-Line Ireland FREEPHONE: 1800-833-634
Teenline Ireland is a national helpline for teenagers. Teen-Line provides a listening and support service

Samaritans Free to Call Number – 116 123
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. You can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night.

Shine (Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health) HELPLINE PHONE: 1890 621631
Shine is 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. Shine runs a confidential helpline open from 9 am to 4pm, Mon-Fri (1890 621 631).

Drugs and Alcohol
National Drugs & HIV HELPLINE FREEPHONE 1800 459 459
Providing confidential support & information.

Suicide and Bereavement
Console HELPLINE FREEPHONE: 1800 201 890
Supports and helps people bereaved through suicide The National Freephone Helpline is a confidential listening service for people bereaved through suicide. This service provides callers with the space and safety to speak about their loss. Callers are given the opportunity to express how they are feeling and coping or not coping as can sometimes be the reality. Callers will be offered contact details of Counselling Services and Support Groups as near as possible to the location of the caller.

Gay Switchboard Dublin HELPLINE PHONE: 01 872 1055
GSD’s core service is provided via telephone. They provide non-directive, non-judgmental, befriending, support and a general information service to the gay, lesbian and bisexual community, to anyone who has issues relating to their sexuality, to their parents, families and friends.

Other LGBT services include:

Sexual Health and Pregnancy
Irish Family Planning Association:
Ph: 1850 495051 (pregnancy helpline)
Ph: 1850 425262 (contraceptive info)

Support for Parents
Parentline – Ph. 1890 927 277
For over twenty years, Parentline has provided a completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians. Parents phone Parentline with all sorts of problems. There is no typical call.
Calls come from parents of new born babies, toddlers, pre-teens and teenagers – children of all ages. All ages offer different challenges.

Abuse, Domestic Violence & Rape

Aoibhneas HELPLINE PHONE: 01-8670701
Provide facilities, professional help and support. The helpline offers a free professional counselling service to women and men who are suffering from violence in the home

Children at risk in Ireland “CARI” HELPLINE: 1890-924567
Provides many services among them is the provision of therapy for children, young people and families who have been affected by child sexual abuse. Through the Helpline people can access other CARI services, receive parenting information and advice, or even just find someone to talk to. They also provide a telephone helpline service on 1890-924567.

Rape Crisis Network FREEPHONE: 1800 778888
Offer a confidential, 24-hour telephone helpline, 7 days a week staffed by trained counselors who are available to listen to you and any concerns you may have in regard to issues of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.

Women’s Aid FREEPHONE: 1800 341 900
The Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline offers confidential information, advice, support and understanding to women who are being physically, sexually or mentally abused in their own homes. The Helpline also acts as a referral to refuge, counselling services, solicitors, legal aid and other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, which are helpful to women experiencing abuse within a relationship

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