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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’.
Free family mediation service assists couples who are separating or who have separated to reach agreement on all matters relating to their separation. There are 16 Family Mediation Services throughout the country. Please refer to the Family Support Agency website for full details http://www.fsa.ie
The Family Resource Centre National Forum is a support network working with Family Resource Centres (FRCs) throughout Ireland. Their website contains details of your nearest Family Resource Centre: http://www.familyresource.ie/centres.php. There are now over 100 FRC's all over Ireland. The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. Key services provided by FRCs include: The provision of family support, information and advice at local level. Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities). Education courses and training opportunities. Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme. After-school clubs.
Helplink is a charitable organisation that provides the following support services nationally online, 7 days a week and out of hours:
Helplink also provides the following face-to-face counselling/therapy services in Galway and Mayo:
Helplink also provides a national gambling addiction / gambling dependency counselling service that is available for free; 7 days a week and out-of-hours.
The Irish Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website has a list of registered CBT professionals in Ireland.
If you are looking for a therapist who specialises in CBT, you can use their directory here.
The IAUCC is the representative body of Counsellors in third level colleges in Ireland. It provides support and facilitates ongoing training for counsellors in 3rd level colleges. It liaises with statutory bodies and other relevant agencies on student issues.
I.S.I.D.A. offers support to families bereaved by the sudden unexpected and often unexplained death of an infant or young child and to others affected by it. The Association offers information on Sudden Infant Death to families, professionals, the media and the public, and promotes research into the causes and prevention of Sudden Infant Death.
Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. They provide support to people with mental health issues like drugs and alcohol, body image, bullying, feeling anxious, feeling low, loss and grief, self-harm and more. There are 10 different Jigsaw locations (Clondalkin, Donegal, Dublin 15, Galway, Kerry, Meath, North Fingal, Offaly, Roscommon, & Tallaght)
The Jigsaw Support Line provides mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland. To get in touch:
Jigsaw Online is an online service offering group chats, articles and AskJigsaw (anonymously ask questions about mental health).
Provide counselling for both those who bully and the victims of bullying; provide a telephone support line; offer training for teachers, parents associations and other groups seeking help in dealing with the problem of bullying.
Niteline is an anonymous, confidential, non-judgemental and non-directive listening, support and information service run by and for the students of ITT, ITB, MU, NCAD, NCI, RCSI, TCD and UCD and their affiliate colleges.
Niteline are there if you ever feel that you would like to talk to someone that will listen, accept and understand without judging. You can talk about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
Niteline is open every night during term time from 9:00pm to 2:30am.
As well as calling, you can also contact Niteline via their instant messaging service on their online listening page.
One Family are Ireland's organisation for one-parent families. They provide expert advice and support to people parenting alone or sharing parenting through their services, helpline and training. They also campaign to make life better for one-parent families.
One Family also offer a non-directive three option counselling and support service to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. They provide full information on all three options, with ongoing support following the client’s decision, including Post Termination Counselling. There is no cost for these services. Appointments are available within one to three days.
They also offer additional strands of counselling:
Other services offered by One Family include: