The Samaritans - www.samaritans.org
Samaritans is a service that can be used either if your situation feels urgent, or if you feel like all you need is a good chat. You can ring their helpline whether or not you have mental health issues, if you're worried about a friend, and even if you're under 18. Samaritans offer emotional support 24/7, 365 days a year on
Freephone: 116 123
Text: 087 260 90 90
Spunout Text Chat - www.Spunout.ie
This is a new text based service via SpunOut.ie. It's particularly of use to young people who might not want to physically speak to someone. Having a tough time and want to tell someone? Text us anonymously about anything that’s bothering you. Chat to us now.
Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 to get started. Standard SMS rates may apply.
Turn2Me - www.turn2me.org
Turn2me is a website that helps people GET HELP, lets people know that they are not alone and facilitates a safe online community space that allows people to open up and reach out for help. It offers online one to one or group counselling.
Shine – www.shine.ie
Shine Counselling service is free and individuals can access counselling through self-referral by phone or e-mail. Counselling is offered to all persons whatever stage of illness or complexity of difficulties presented and is offered to people with self-experience of mental ill health and to relatives of people with self-experience. Also offer relatives support groups are for families, carers and friends of people with mental ill health. All of these groups are facilitated by someone who has a relative with a mental health problem. Mon-Fri 9-5
Tel: 01 860 1622
Jigsaw Meath – www.jigsaw.ie
Provides a free and confidential youth mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25. If you are concerned about feeling low, depressed, anxious or distressed we can give information or offer one-to-one support with a qualified mental health professional. They operate Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Tel: 046 907 1702
Recovery Ireland Self Help Method – www.recoveryireland.ie
HSE funded charity that provides a specialised form of cognitive-behavioural training to its members. There are no fees, and people can come for 5 weeks, or even 5 years; whatever you need to help you get better. Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin 10.
Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge – www.aoibhneas.ie
Aoibhneas operates a 24 hour confidential helpline service to women and external agencies, families/friends ring on behalf of women who looking for information and advice about their situation/experiences of domestic abuse.
Tel: 01 867 0701