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Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Bodywhys provides support via a helpline service, support groups around the country as well as through online support groups, BodywhysConnect, Teens Online Group, and an email support service. Their mission is to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for the rights and healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.
Helpline and online support, offering advice and support to children and young people under 18. Childline is a part of the ISPCC (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
Childline online is available from 10am to 4am daily. Children can engage via TEXT and ONE TO ONE (live chat).
Teentxt’ is a live one-to-one text messaging support service for young people. By texting the word ‘Talk’ to 50101 from anywhere in Ireland you can avail of this free confidential service. Bullying support is available by texting the word ‘Bully’ to 50101. This is a free confidential service.
You can log on to www.childline.ie for a Oone to one live chat. The website has information about Childine, children’ rights and information on various topics (such as abuse, mental health, gender identity, ethnicity, etc.) Childline online is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
BeLonG To is a national online youth service for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland. They believe that the problems which LGBT young people experience are largely due to negative societal attitudes, and so work to change these attitudes. This is done by training teachers and youth workers, running awareness campaigns in schools and youth services and working with government departments to ensure that LGBT young people are heard so that positive social change occurs.
Providing support and assistance to that section of society whose lives are affected by depression, bipolar disorder, postnatal depression or suicidal thoughts. Aware has support groups around the country. Helpline and next-day email support service available. Aware a freephone helpline that is open Monday-Sunday from 10am to 10pm; 1800 80 48 48.
Provides helpline and email support, information, guidance & referral to anyone with a question or concern related to drugs and alcohol. Confidential and free.
Positive Options.ie was created to promote State-funded crisis pregnancy counselling services. Its stated aim is ÒTo make women aware of the existence of a range of high-quality, State-funded, crisis pregnancy counselling services that can assist them in finding a resolution to a crisis pregnancy.Ó Positive Options does not provide medical or counselling services directly.
The HSE QUIT service is an interactive smoking cessation support service. The service delivers stop smoking behavioural support via phone, web, text and social media. The service is friendly, positive, supportive and non-judgemental. The website has lots of useful information about smoking, the health risks and tips on quitting and has a useful Facebook page which has testimonials from other people who have quit smoking and who share their tips.
They also have a Freephone Quitline no on 1800 201 203.
This website has been developed by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention www.nosp.ie as part of the ‘Your Mental Health’ awareness campaign, which aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland. This is particularly important in the present economic climate when we are under financial pressures, losing our job or facing relationship difficulties.