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Below are a list of helpful supports based in the Republic of Ireland. In an Emergency, call 999 or 112.

Samaritans

A safe place to talk, you don’t need to be feeling suicidal.

Freephone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.ie
Websitehttps://www.samaritans.org/

Pieta House

Help for those in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.

Freecall: 1800 247 247
Text: HELP to 51444
Website: www.pieta.ie – check for local centre

Aware

Provide support to those experiencing depression or bipolar disorder, as well as those concerned about a loved one. See website for details about support groups.

Helpline: 1800 8 48 48 (7 days 10am-10pm)
Email: supportmail@aware.ie
Website: www.aware.ie

Niteline

Phone service run by the students and for the students of ITT, ITB, MU, NCAD, NCI, RCSI, TCD and UCD. Lines open every night during term time from 9pm – 2.30am.

Helpline: 1800 793 793
Website: niteline.ie

HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline

Free, confidential place where you can talk through your concerns regarding drugs or alcohol.

Freephone: 1800 459 459 (Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30)
Email: helpline@hse.ie

Alcoholics Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from alcoholism. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you.

Website: https://www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie/
Information line: 01 842 0700
Email: gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Narcotics Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from drug addiction. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you.

Website: https://www.na-ireland.org/
Information line: 01-6728000
Email: info@na-ireland.org

Gamblers Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from gambling addiction. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you.

Website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.ie/
Email: info@gamblersanonymous.ie
Phone: Regional, please see website

Childline

Offers support to young people up to the age of 18. You can access online chat on their website between 10am and 4am.

Helpline: 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day)
Text: Talk to 50101
Website: www.childline.ie

Bodywhys

The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, a voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders. Offer online support groups, see website for details.

Website: www.bodywhys.ie
Helpline: 1890 200 444
Email: alex@bodywhys.ie

Women’s Aid

This is a service for women experiencing domestic violence, and their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Provide helpline support and one to one support to victims.

Helpline: 1800 341 900
Email: helpline@womensaid.ie
Website: www.womensaid.ie

Amen

Support service for male victims of domestic violence, providing crisis intervention, helpline support and face to face support to victims.

Support line: 046 9023718
Email: crisissupport@amen.ie
Website: www.amen.ie

LGBT Ireland

Provide support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as their family and friends. Please see their website for instant messaging support and details of peer support groups.

Website: lgbt.ie
Helpline: 1800 929 539 (Mon-Thurs: 6.30pm-10pm, Fri: 4pm-10pm, Sat & Sun: 4pm-6pm).

Gay Switchboard

Provide support to gay people through a helpline and also offer instant messaging support via Facebook.

Helpline: 01 8721055
Website/Facebook: http://www.gayswitchboard.ie/

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