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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer texting…
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
SpunOut Text Line
A confidential messaging service for in-the-moment anonymous support.
Text: SPUNOUT or TALK to 086 1800 280
Providing support for those overcoming alcohol addiction through open and closed meetings which take place nationwide.
Phone: 01 4538998
For those overcoming all types of drug addiction.
Phone: 01 6728000
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
National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse. Offers one to one support service and court accompaniment service.
Helpline: 1800 341 900
Confidential help, support and information services for people with eating disorders and for their families and friends.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 200 444
Support and information services for men and women parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 622212
Suicide & Self Harm:
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
Offers online and phone listening helpline as well as support information for LGBT individuals, their family and friends.
Helpline: 1890 929 539
Gay Switchboard Ireland
Provides online chat and phone helpline and information for LGBT individuals, their family and friends.
Helpline: 01-872 1055
Dublin Lesbian Line
Offers a phone support service, staffed by women who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Helpline: 01-872 9911