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 Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Supports & Services

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For more resources, information, or guidance around health and wellbeing, please visit the HSE Your Mental Health and Mental Health Irelands websites. To help you understand your difficulties and what to do next. You can find a list of  Guides on common mental health difficulties. For self-help resources, visit Self-help for your mental health -

HSE Social Prescribing Service

About this service: Social prescribing connects people with activities and supports in your area. These include walking and running groups, reading groups, self-help groups, adult education, men’s sheds, gardening, and arts and creativity. Social prescribing aims to reduce social isolation and improve mental health and wellbeing. A health professional can refer you to a Social Prescribing Link Worker, or you can access the service without a referral.

Who is this service for?

Is there a Fee? No


ADHD Ireland

About this service:  ADHD Ireland’s mission is to improve the lives of all people affected by ADHD. It provides up-to-date information, resources, and networking opportunities to individuals, parents of children with ADHD, and the professionals who serve them.
Who is this service for? Adults with ADHD, family members of those with ADHD, and 
parents of children with ADHD.
Is there a fee? Most activities are free, but there are charges for some services, such as parenting courses. Bursary places are available as needed.
01 874 8349



About this service: ALONE works with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or facing other difficulties. We provide friendship, advice, and information on health and wellbeing, risk management, and how to get involved in local activities and relevant initiatives. Some of the services provided by ALONE’s

  • Coordinated Support Plan empowering older people to address challenges and find solutions.

  • Visitation Support & Befriending Service 

  • ALONE’s Telephone Support & Befriending Service.

Phone: Helpline 0818 222 024 - 8 am to 8 pm every day


Alzheimer Society of Ireland

About this service: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia-specific service provider in Ireland. The ASI works across the country in the heart of local communities, providing dementia-specific services and support. ASI provides a number of supports and services across Ireland, including Day Care, Day Care at Home, Home Care, Family care training, Dementia Advisers, Alzheimer Cafes, and Social Clubs.

The ASI also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline, offering information and support to anyone affected by dementia. 

Who is this service for?  People living with dementia, their carers and anyone affected by dementia across Ireland

Is there a fee? No

Phone: 1800 341 341 for Helpline Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Phone: 01 207 3800 for general enquiries

Email: for general enquiries


About this service:  Aware provides a range of support, education and information services nationwide. Support and information services are available for adults experiencing depression or bipolar disorder and for those who are concerned for someone who is impacted. Education services are also available for adults, senior-cycle classes and the workplace.

Relatives Programme: Support for people caring for someone with depression or bipolar disorder.

Living Well with Bipolar Disorder: Programme providing opportunities to understand and manage bipolar disorder more effectively. It is designed for people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme: Suitable for people experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.

Who is this service for? All adults are impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: Freephone 1800 80 48 48 10 am–10 pm, 365 days




Belong To

About this service:  Belong To LGBTQ+ Youth Ireland is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) young people in Ireland. Since 2003, Belong To has worked with LGBTQ+ young people between 14 and 23 years to create a world where they are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences. Belong To also advocates and campaigns on behalf of young LGBTQ+ people and offers a specialised LGBTQ+ youth service with a focus on mental and sexual health, alongside drug and alcohol support. Belong To respond to the needs of LGBTQ+ young people in Ireland and help them thrive. Groups are facilitated both online and in person, and some one-to-one sessions are available in person or online/via phone.

Who is this service for? Young LGBTQ+ people aged 14–23.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 670 6223




About this service: Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders and their families. It provides a range of non-judgmental listening, information and support services, school talks, training, literature and webinars. No diagnosis is necessary to avail of support services.

Who is this service for? People affected by eating disorders, their families and carers.

Is there a fee? No.

Helpline: 01 210 7906

Office: 01 283 4963

Support email:

Office email:



CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland)
About this service: CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) provides child-centred therapy for children & adolescents who have been affected by sexual abuse. CARI also provides therapy to children up to 12 years of age who present with sexually harmful behaviour.CARI also provide information, support and counselling to non-abusing parents, carers and siblings.

CARI Helpline offers a confidential listening service. However, if they are provided with any identifying information pertaining to a child in danger or an alleged perpetrator they are required to notify the relevant authorities.
This policy is in line with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

Who is this service for? Children and young people who have been affected by child sexual abuse. non-abusing parents, carers and siblings.

Is there a fee? No

Phone: Helpline 0818 924567

Phone: 061 582224 or 01 8308529 for general enquires 



Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Service

About this service:  Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Service is a National Traveller Mental Health Suicide Prevention ServiceThere are two main aspects to this service:

  1. Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Promotion: The promotion aspect of the service promotes and supports the development of initiatives which reduce the stigma associated with mental health and promote suicide prevention in a coordinated way.

  2. Direct Mental Health Support: The direct mental health support service was developed with travellers for travellers experiencing mental health issues to support individualised recovery plans/programmes and uses a culturally appropriate model employing a community development approach.

Who is this service for? Travellers.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 872 1094



First Fortnight

About this service: First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. Its team of IACAT-accredited creative therapists provides trauma-informed therapeutic interventions to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Who is this service for? Children, adolescents and adults who are homeless or at risk.
Is there a fee? Therapy service is provided at no cost, and the festival comprises a blend of free/ booked and contribution/low-cost events.
Phone 01 598 6263 for general enquiries
Phone:  086 777 7222 for Adult Creative Therapy Centre and Child and Adolescent Creative Therapy 
Email: for Adult Creative Therapy Centre
Email: for child and Adolescent Creative Therapy Service


About this service:  Foróige offer a broad range of universal and targeted programmes for young people aged between 10 and 24. The work with young people takes many forms, including small and large group work, one-to-one support & coaching, outreach in community spaces, school holiday programmes, drop-in services and events for young people. Services include Youth Diversion Projects, UBU services, Túsla targeted projects, digital and technology projects and Foróige Clubs.

Who is this service for? Young people aged 10–24 years to enable them to deal with issues associated with social exclusion, poverty and marginalisation, including under-achievement at school, early school leaving, youth crime, substance misuse and family difficulties. Foróige staff and volunteers create safe, community-based, friendly spaces where young people feel welcomed and heard and can be themselves.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 630 1799




About this service: Grow is a community of people drawn together by their first-hand experiences of mental health problems. Having found practical ways of helping each other recover from mental health challenges, they developed the ‘The Grow Program’. The program consists of weekly meetings in locations all over Ireland and online, with the aims of mutual support, recovery, personal development, and growth.

Who is this service for? Anyone in Ireland over the age of 18 with mental health challenges

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 0818 474 474




About this service: HUGG is a national suicide bereavement charity. Its mission is to provide hope and healing to adults bereaved by suicide. HUGG Groups are located nationwide and are led by trained volunteers with lived experience of suicide bereavement. HUGG support groups meet every second Tuesday, 7:30–9:30 pm, in-person and online. HUGG facilitates Suicide Bereavement Support Groups (In-person and online) Self-referral. You can join a HUGG Group over the phone or by visiting the website and completing a ‘Join a Group’ form. Whatever way you get in touch, a member of the HUGG Team will call you back to provide more details.

Who is this service for? Any adult over 18 years old who has been impacted by a suicide.

Is there a fee? No. 

Phone: 01 513 4048 (monitored answering machine)



ISPCC Childline

ISPCC Childline is an online mental health support service for children, young people, and parents delivered through the Silvercloud Platform. NSPCC provides a suite of relevant services under the Childline brand. Childline has added a range of online services to its well-known support line, now offering a 24-hour listening service through phone and web chat.

Who is this service for?

  • Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for all children and young people (up to and including the age of 18) in Ireland. It is private, confidential, and non-judgemental. Call 1800 66 66 66 or chat online at 24 hours a day, every day.

  • The ISPCC operates Teenline, a national active listening service in Ireland for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Phone: 1800 833 634.

  • Space from anxiety offers FREE digital programmes aimed at reducing anxiety for children and young people, as well as digital programmes for parents and carers to manage their anxiety while supporting their anxious child or teenager. Email:

  • Digital programmes for parents and carers around managing their anxiety while supporting their anxious child or teenager. Phone: 01 243 2000

  • The Childline Therapeutic Support Service (CTSS) works with anyone up to 18 years of age. Phone: 01 243 2000.

  • The Shield programme aims to support organisations in proactively managing bullying and protecting children and young people from bullying through prevention and intervention strategies. Email:   

  • The ISPCC’s Missing Children’s Hotline provides emotional support and advice to young people and adults about missing children. Phone: 116 000. 

  • ISPCC Services teams deliver outreaches to schools and community groups across Ireland to raise public awareness about support services offered by the ISPCC, ISPCC campaigns, and other vital issues. Email:

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 234 2000




About this service: Jigsaw offers primary care, early intervention, and prevention mental services and support to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. Through a nationwide team of transdisciplinary mental health professionals, Jigsaw offers expert mental health advice and support to young people online and through its network of services across the country. Jigsaw also provides resources and tools to families, educators, and those who want to support young people’s mental health.

Who is this service for? Young people aged 12–25

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 472 7010


LGBT Ireland

About this service: LGBT Ireland is a national charitable organisation providing frontline support services, training and advocacy services to enhance the visibility, rights and inclusion of LGBT+ people 
and their families across Ireland. Their frontline support services provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support and active listening to LGBTI+ people and anyone concerned about an LGBTI+ person in their care.
Who is this service for? LGBTI+ people in all their diversity and intersectionality; 
families and friends of LGBTI+ people; anyone seeking information to support LGBTQI+ people.
Is there a fee? No.
Phone: Helpline
1800 929 539  
Transgender Family Phone: 01 907 3707  
Telefriending Service:
01 437 1209

Mental Health Ireland

About this service: Mental Health Ireland aims to promote and enhance mental health, wellbeing, and recovery for all individuals and communities nationwide. They work with various partners in the statutory, community, voluntary, and corporate sectors in Ireland, Europe, and Internationally. Mental Health Ireland co-produces evidence-based mental health and recovery-promoting campaigns. Through bursaries, they support people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, family members and supporters to access 3rd level mental health promotion and Peer Support Programmes and facilitate mental health awareness training in workplaces and communities. They are also partners with the HSE, Office of Mental Health Engagement and Recovery, to grow the network of Recovery Education Services, Recovery Educators, Family Peer Support Workers and Community Connectors nationwide.

Who is this service for? Everyone: the service is population-based in its approach and provides evidence-based programmes and initiatives that create opportunities for people and communities to enhance and protect their mental health.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 284 1166 (Not a helpline. Does not provide crisis services)




Men’s Health Forum

About this service: The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is dedicated to promoting and enhancing all aspects of the health and wellbeing of men and boys on the island of Ireland. It does this by focusing on five key areas of work: awareness raising, action research, training, networking, and piloting practical health initiatives. These interventions target service providers who wish to develop practical strategies to make their work more ‘male-friendly’ and to base it upon the most current evidence.

Who is this service for? Any service provider who wishes to engage more effectively with males.

Is there a fee? No. 

Phone: +44 751 9945261



My Mind

About this service: MyMind was established to tackle the barriers to professional mental healthcare, such as long waiting lists, high fees, and inaccessible locations. Offering both online sessions (via phone or video) and in-person sessions across their growing network of local hubs across Ireland, clients are empowered to take control of their mental health by choosing the therapist, location (online or in-person at their hubs across Ireland) at a time that best suits their needs. MyMind is expanding its in-person services via GP clinics across Ireland. For a list of locations, visit:

Who is this service for? Individuals (young people and adults) who are seeking support with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, etc.

Is there a fee? €60 standard fee /€30 subsidised fee for students, individuals in part-time employment, the unemployed, or the retired.

Phone: 0818 500 800




24-Hour Crisis Helpline & Text Support: The Pieta Crisis Helpline offers crisis intervention support to anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts, engaging in self-harm, or those bereaved through suicide whilst also providing support and information for those supporting loved ones in crisis.    

 Who is this service for?

  • 24-Hour Crisis Helpline & Text Support: This service is for those in crisis or those supporting someone in crisis. available 24/7.  Call free of charge: 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 51444 (texts are charged at the standard rates) 

  • One-to-One Counselling: Adults and Young people experiencing suicidal ideation, those engaging in deliberate self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide.

  • Suicide Bereavement Liaison (SBL) Service: Individuals, groups and communities bereaved by suicide.

  • Education & Training: Resilience Academy: Secondary School students;

  • Amber Flag Initiative: Primary, Secondary and Third level education;

  • Youth Reach: clubs, community groups, and organisations.

Is there a fee? No

Phone: 1800 247 247 for 24-Hour Crisis Helpline

Text Support: Text HELP to 51444 for 24-hour text support

Phone: 0818 111 126 for One-to-One Counselling (no referrals are required).

Phone: 0818 111 126 for a referral to a local Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer

Email: for education and training support

Email: for general enquiries




About this service: Samaritans is the only 24-hour emotional support helpline in All-Ireland. Samaritans are here for anyone going through a difficult time. Volunteers answer over 1,000 calls a day from people who are lonely, feeling isolated, struggling to cope with work, family, and finances, and from those with mental health issues, including anyone feeling suicidal. The Samaritans are not only for the moment of crisis. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who needs someone to listen without judgment or pressure. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. Samaritans believe suicide is preventable and work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

Who is this service for? Anyone going through a difficult time, including those in suicidal crisis.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 116 123 free, anonymous telephone helpline




About this service:  Shine is a mental health organisation serving Ireland for over 40 years. Their vision is of a more compassionate Ireland where those affected by mental illness and stigma are supported and included in all aspects of society. Shine specialises in supporting and educating individuals, family members and communities impacted by mental illness and stigma. Shine is made up of four programmes:

  • Community Mental Health Recovery Support

  • Advocacy 

  • Headline: Media Monitoring 

  • See Change: National stigma reduction programme (green ribbon)

Their Recovery Supports offer high-quality individual and group recovery work, as well as recovery training and education led by professionals and peers (people with lived experience of mental health difficulties or people who have lived experience of supporting a family member or relative). The relative or supporter can independently attend their service even if their loved one is not.

Who is this service for? Recovery Supports: People with self-experience of mental illness and family/supporters. (Note: Family/supporters can attend their service even if their loved one is not.)

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 860 1610 and 086 040 7701 for mental health information and support

Phone: 01 541 3715 for all other queries

Email for mental health information 

Email: for all other enquiries


Suicide or Survive

About this service: Suicide or Survive provides Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Programmes. Eden is an educational programme with a therapeutic element for people who have attempted or contemplated suicide, running one morning a week for 26 weeks. The Wellness Workshop is a one-day workshop for the general public which breaks stigma and is filled with tips and tools anyone can use to monitor and manage their mental health. The Supporters’ Programme is for people supporting family members/ friends struggling with their mental health and for people working/ volunteering in roles where they are providing such support. WRAP supports participants in developing their own Wellness Action Plan. Suicide or Survive also has a range of online Wellness Workshops and resources.

Who is this service for? People over the age of 18 from all communities in Ireland

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 272 2158



Sure Steps - Dublin Simon Community

About this service:  Sure Steps is a Suicide Prevention Service that provides emotional/ psychological support to clients experiencing suicide ideation who are currently homeless or recently resettled. The service operates 365 days a year and incorporates an out-of-hours service Mon–Sun 4–10 pm. Counsellors provide individual support to anyone calling in crisis, as well as 1:1 counselling support. NOTE: Crisis, high risk or urgent referrals should always be contacted via the Freephone as referring by email entails processing and the allocation of counsellors, so the response is not as immediate as calling the Freephone.

Who is this service for? Currently homeless or recently resettled from homelessness.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: Freephone 1800 844 600

Email: to request a referral form



About this service:  Spunout is a Youth Information Service & 24/7 Helpline for Young People and Ireland’s youth information and support platform, working towards an Ireland where all young people are supported and empowered to thrive. Spunout has a range of free, accessible, and free services available to young people whenever needed. Through this platform and channels, spunout shares factual information on mental health and wellbeing and provides immediate, free, anonymous text support to anyone wanting to talk. Spunout also connects young people to trusted services and resources nationwide for further support. They aim to support young people in being informed, feeling empowered and heard, and supporting their peers in accessing opportunities and services to help young people achieve their full potential. Spunout is by young people, for young people and they work collaboratively with other young people to support mental health and wellbeing. 

Who is this service for? 16–34 year olds in Ireland

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: Free-text HELLO to 50808 – 24/7

Online chat service:



About this service: TENI provides services for trans and non-binary people and their families. TENI is a member-driven organisation whose vision is a world where all people, regardless of gender identity or expression, enjoy full acceptance, equality and human rights. They aim to advance the rights and equality and improve the lives of trans people and their families. As a national organisation, TENI delivers work across four main areas: Support and signposting for people navigating gender-affirming care. This includes training and guidance for healthcare providers delivering care to trans & non-binary people. Support for families and young people. Including peer support groups and advice for educational institutions. Resources, events and activities that promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people. Supporting employment. This includes training and advice for organisations seeking to become more trans-inclusive.

Who is this service for? Trans and non-binary people and their families.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: 01 873 3575



‘Text About It’

About this service: ‘Text About It’ is operated by spunout and funded by the Health Service Executive. It is a free, anonymous, 24/7 messaging service that provides everything from a calming chat to immediate mental health and emotional wellbeing support. If it matters to you, it matters to them.

Who is this service for? Anyone going through a difficult time, including those in suicidal crisis.

Is there a fee? No.

Phone: Free-text HELLO to 50808 – anytime, night or day



About this service: Turn2Me provides free one-to-one counselling, free support groups, and free psychoeducational support services for people aged 12+. Turn2Me works online to provide a free, safe, anonymous, and confidential space to anyone aged 12 plus in Ireland seeking mental health and wellbeing support. Turn2Me has a deep understanding of the needs and online behaviours of those who are seeking mental health support. The Turn2Me team is committed to delivering high-quality support and services at the right time for those who need understanding and help. Turn2Me’s innovative stepped-care psychosocial model of online mental health support means that people in Ireland can immediately access free professional one-to-one counselling, free group support, a free ‘Thought Catcher’ online mood diary, and free psychoeducation materials virtually from anywhere in Ireland.

Who is this service for? Adults and young people aged 12 and over.

Is there a fee? There is no fee for the initial six one-to-one counselling sessions. Thereafter, there is a €50 per session fee for long-term counselling. 


One-to-one Counselling:

Support groups:

Traveller Counselling Service

Online counselling is available to members of the Traveller community who need support during this time.

The Dementia Resource Hub

Providing sign-posting information and online resources for people with dementia, families, and carers.


Confidential listening service for older people, provided by trained older volunteers.
1800 804 591 from 10 am to 10 pm every day.

Age Friendly Ireland

Programmes and networks to support older people.


​Women’s Aid

Confidential information, support and understanding for women who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners, or husbands.

Helpline: 1800 341 900 

Men's Shed

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association supports Men's Sheds throughout Ireland; you will find Information on your local Men's Shed at the following web address.

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