Urgent help

Minding My Mental Health is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help take action contacting one of the services below.  

For immediate assistance, especially if someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialing 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.


Speak with Samaritans directly, they are a helpline and provide a free listening service.

Phone: 116 123 (available 24 hours a day and free to call from Ireland)

Samaritans Ireland also offer an email service – jo@samaritans.org.

If you prefer texting…

Text 50808

Text HELLO to 50808.

Text 50808 is a free 24/7 text service, where you connect with a trained Crisis Volunteer. The Crisis Volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.

Text HELLO to 50808


Aware Provide online, phone and face to face support to all those affected by depression.
Helpline (locall): 1890 303 302
Email: supportmail@aware.ie


SpunOut Text Line
A confidential messaging service for in-the-moment anonymous support.
Text: SPUNOUT or TALK to 086 1800 280


Alcoholics Anonymous
Providing support for those overcoming alcohol addiction through open and closed meetings which take place nationwide.
Phone: 01 4538998
Email: gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Narcotics Anonymous
For those overcoming all types of drug addiction.
Phone: 01 6728000
Email: info@na-ireland.org

Crisis Pregnancy:

Positive Options

Aims to make women aware of the range of State-funded, crisis pregnancy counselling services that can assist them.
Freetext LIST to 50444

Domestic Violence & Rape:

Confidential helpline and support service for men experiencing domestic abuse.
Helpline: 046 9023 718

Rape Crisis Network Ireland
RCNI provides a 24-hour helpline for anyone in crisis or with concerns for themselves or another.
Helpline (24 Hr): 1800 778888

Women’s Aid
National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse. Offers one to one support service and court accompaniment service.
Helpline: 1800 341 900

Eating Disorders:

Confidential help, support and information services for people with eating disorders and for their families and friends.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 200 444


One Family
Support and information services for men and women parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 622212

Suicide & Self Harm:

Pieta House 
Provides professional one to one counselling for those self-harming, feeling suicidal or suffering effects of a suicide attempt.
Phone: 01 601 0000

Offers free one to one counselling, suicide bereavement support, advice and care.
Phone (24 hr): 041 9848754
Email: info@sosadireland.ie


LGBT Helpline
Offers online and phone listening helpline as well as support information for LGBT individuals, their family and friends.
Helpline: 1890 929 539
Email: info@lgbt.ie

Gay Switchboard Ireland
Provides online chat and phone helpline and information for LGBT individuals, their family and friends.
Helpline: 01-872 1055
Email: ask@gayswitchboard.ie

Dublin Lesbian Line
Offers a phone support service, staffed by women who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Helpline: 01-872 9911
Email: info@dublinlesbianline.ie

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