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From breakups or bullying, to anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings, our Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. Our aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them in the future. Our service is available to people in Ireland of all ages.
If you are a customer of the 48 or An Post network or cannot get through using the ‘50808’ short code please text HELLO to 086 1800 280 (standard message rates may apply). Some smaller networks do not support short codes like ‘50808’.
The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender based violence. They provide help, support and information for those affected by domestic of sexual violence. They also provide a list of contact details for national and local services.
Helpline for victims of crime. Their aim is to support, inform and listen to victims of crime and all those impacted by crime. They provide time and space for victims to talk about their experiences. They also provide information about the criminal justice system and referrals to other resources in the community.
The ISPCC provides a range of services to children, young people and families across Ireland, including the Childline Listening Service and Childline Therapeutic Support Service.
The Childline Listening Service is Ireland’s only 24-hour active listening service for every child and young person in Ireland up to 18 years of age. Any child or young person in Ireland can contact Childline at any time, to talk about any issue which may be on their mind. The service is confidential and non-judgemental.
The ISPCC listens to children and young people, empowers them, strengthens their resilience and helps enable them to live their best possible lives.
The Childline Listening Service can be reached at any time by calling 1800 66 66 66, chatting online at Childline.ie, or sending a text to 50101. Further support and information is also available at Childline.ie. Further information about the ISPCC's services is available from ISPCC.ie.
Men's Aid provides a confidential helpline, a support and information service for male victims of domestic abuse. Their services include their confidential helpline, one-to-one support sessions, outreach clinics, counselling, court accompaniment, support group meetings, along with other training and support services.
Call their confidential helpline on 01 5543811 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
One in Four supports people who have experienced sexual violence during childhood.
Their services include counselling with a psychotherapist, advocacy by working with you as you deal with the courts, the guards, or other services, and also a prevention programme.
Rape Crisis Help is designed to provide vital information on sexual assault support services to those who may be urgently seeking it.
The website includes advice for those who may be feeling threatened, may have experienced sexual violence in the past, or who are seeking help or advice on behalf of others, as well as information on child protection.
There is also a section for anyone concerned about another person's aggressive sexual behaviour.
CARI believes that children have a right to a service that respects their freedom of expression and right to child centred services. CARI design our services to enable children to grow into adulthood defined not by their abusive experiences but by their individuality and creativity.
CARI's helpline is available to anyone with a concern about child sexual abuse. CARI provides child-centred therapy for children and adolescents who have been affected by sexual abuse. CARI also provides therapy to children, up to (and including) twelve year olds, who present with sexually harmful behaviour.
Contact CARI by calling our helpline: 1890 924 567
The Federation for Victim Assistance is a voluntary organisation founded in 2005, that offers a range of services designed to assist victims and those that have experienced a traumatic incident, in coping with the effects of crime and trauma. The service is also available to Victims’ family members. They also promote awareness and campaign across a broad range of issues concerning Victims of Crime. They do not provide financial assistance, but the service is free and confidential.
Advice and practical support for women and children who are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused in their own homes. One on one support, court accompaniment, referrals to local refuges. The service operates Monday to Friday in six locations in the Greater Dublin Area including: ¥Ballymun; ¥Coolock; ¥Dublin City Centre - North and South side; ¥Dun Laoghaire; ¥Swords The One to One Support Service will provide face to face support and information to you. It can be good to sit down with someone to talk about your situation. Women's Aid will provide information on your options and support you and advocate on your behalf, if necessary. Ring the National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900 for further details.