If you are experiencing a mental health difficulty or are worried about a friend or relative, our Support and Information Service is here for you.
Our team of experienced mental health nurses can listen to your concerns, advise you of your best options, and give you the assurance that you need.
You can call the service on 01 249 3333; it runs from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), with an answering and call-back facility outside of these hours. You can also email your query to email@example.com or use our contact form here.
If you are in crisis, help is available.
Many of us go need help for our mental health at different times in our lives. If you or someone you know are in distress, feeling overwhelmed, or needing to talk to someone urgently, please know that you can get support at any time of day or night.
Talking to your GP can be an important first step. Your GP will be able to give you more information and refer you to the appropriate services if you need more support or treatment for your mental health. You can contact your own local GP or find a GP service through the Health Service Executive (HSE) or the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).
If you need urgent help or are feeling suicidal and can’t get in touch with your doctor or a helpline, please contact the emergency services.
Emergency services can be contacted at any time by calling 999 or 112 in the Republic of Ireland or 112 in the rest of Europe.
If you are at immediate risk of harm, you can go to the Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital. While there, you can be seen by a team who will assess you and help you through the crisis. Find your nearest hospital here.
Other out of hours services
Samaritans is a confidential, emotional support service for anyone in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings that may lead to suicide. Its volunteers can offer you support through phone calls, emails and letters.
In the Republic of Ireland, you can call the Samaritans helpline for free at any time on 116 123.
You can also email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org or find your local branch here.
Pieta provides free counselling to people with suicidal ideation, people engaging in self-harm, and people bereaved by suicide.
You can contact Pieta at any hour of the day for free by phoning 1800 247 247 or texting HELP to 51444.
Find out more about what to expect when you get in touch with Pieta here.
Text 50808 is a free text service, funded by the HSE, available every time of day and night. It offers a safe space where a volunteer will listen to you and help you with your feelings, texting back and forth for everything from a calming chat to immediate support for your mental health.
You can text HELLO to 50808, any time of day or night, to talk to a trained volunteer.
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