Samaritans: Providing free emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Freephone 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pieta House: Providing free, therapeutic support to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Freephone 1800 247 247 or email email@example.com or text 51444 (standard text rates apply)
Women’s Aid: Provides free confidential information, support and understanding to women in the who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Freephone 1800 341 900
Men’s Aid (formerly known as AMEN): Provides advice and support to men and their families experiencing domestic violence in Ireland.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Phone 01 554 3811
Helpline Email: Hello@mensaid.ie Please note this service is closed over Christmas.
Childline: A free non-judgmental listening and support service where young people can talk in confidence about anything that might be on their mind. For all children and young people up to the age of 18.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Freephone 1800 666 666, Free Text ‘Talk\’ to 50101
HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline: Provide a free confidential place where you can talk through your concerns about drugs or alcohol, get information about services and consider the options available to you to improve your situation.
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. Closed at 2pm on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day, St Stephen\’s Day and New Year’s Day.
Freephone 1800 459 459, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcoholics Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
There are several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a day all over Ireland over Christmas, including Christmas Day.
Phone 01 842 0700, email@example.com
Al-Anon helpline: For people troubled by someone else’s drinking.
Open every day 10am to 10pm, including over Christmas
Phone 01 873 2699, firstname.lastname@example.org