Links, Places and People to Contact for Help


You can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night.

If you live outside of the UK and ROI, or wish to use a language other than English, please visit to find your nearest helpline.

Common reasons to call Samaritans are:

  • Relationship and family problems
  • Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
  • Financial worries
  • Job-related stress or overwork
  • College or study related stress
  • Body image issues

Samaritans Phoneline Ireland – 1850 60 90 90

Samaritans Website –


Childline Ireland is an organisation for children and teenagers up to the age of 18.

Childline is a part of the ISPCC (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). There are several ways to get in touch. There is a telephone service and there is an online service and there is a mobile phone texting service. 

“You can register and talk with someone straight away. We’re always here when you need to get in touch.  This is your service.  We do our best to listen and support you to make your own decisions” – Childline Ireland

Childline Phoneline – 01 676 7960

Childline Website –childline


Rainbows Ireland is a registered charity, is a peer-support programme to assist children, youth and adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family. Founded in Chicago, USA in 1983, RAINBOWS was established in Ireland in 1988. Today RAINBOWS operates in all thirty two counties of Ireland.

RAINBOWS helps by providing a safe setting in which children, youth and adults can share their feelings, emotions and struggles with others who have similar experiences. They are supported in this process by a trained facilitator.

Rainbows Ireland Phoneline: 01 4734175

Rainbows Ireland Website:  


Jigsaw projects across Ireland work with communities to better support young people’s mental health and well being.

The Jigsaw programme has been developed and supported by Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Jigsaw offers free counseling to teenagers.

Jigsaw phoneline: +353 1 4727 010

Jigsaw website:


Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. It is a company limited by guarantee with a voluntary Board of Directors representative of local Mental Health Associations and people with expertise in relevant areas.
Telephone: (01) 284 1166


Thousands of people suffering from depression have received help through the Aware loCall helpline, the depression support groups we run all over Ireland, our confidential email support service and our online support group service.

General enquiries

 National Office

72 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

tel. 01 661 7211
fax. 01 661 7217


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