If you need urgent help now…

If you feel you need to get support immediately:



You can receive support, and talk to someone by contacting one of the helplines below: (Information below from the helpline operators’ websites)


Phone 116 123 (FREE to call) (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Website / Email

If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.


Phone 1800 66 66 66 (FREE to call) (24 hours a day)

Text the word TALK to 50101


Here in Childline we try to empower, support, and protect young people like you. Our services are all free and confidential. We don’t trace calls or texts and your IP address is not visible. Children and teenagers talk to us about a lot of different things. You don’t have to have a problem to contact us. We don’t give out to you or tell you what to do. We help you figure out your own solutions and we’re here to listen. There are several ways to get in touch with us. There is a telephone service, there is an online service and there is a mobile phone texting service.

TeenLine Ireland

Phone 1800 833 634 (FREE to call)

For our Free Text Service, text the word TEEN to 50015

Both are open 8pm to 11pm, 365 days a year.


Sometimes we can let things pile on top of us. Talking may seem scary. But it helps when there’s someone there to really listen. Teen-Line Ireland is a National Free-Phone and SMS Text Service – that means:

  • You don’t need credit to call or text us from your mobile
  • You don’t need any change to call us from a phone box
  • You won’t be charged for calling us from a house phone.

We just listen – that means:

  • We don’t tell you what to do
  • We don’t make any judgements about you or anyone you may talk about.

Console/Pieta House  

The services previously provided by Console have transferred to Pieta House. The contact details for Counselling Centers remains the same.      Please visit www.pieta.

The 24/7 Suicide Helpline is available by calling 1800 247 247 or texting “HELP” to 51444.

Phone 1800 247 247 (FREE to call) (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Text the word HELP to 51444 (standard text message rates apply)

The suicide prevention helpline provides free professional counselling, support, advice and information for anyone in suicidal crisis or who has been bereaved by suicide. Perhaps you are worried about someone who is struggling or you have some other concerns about suicide? If so, please talk with one of our fully qualified and accredited counsellors or therapists today.


Phone 1890 303 202 (Available Monday – Sunday, 10am to 10pm)

E-mail support

The Aware Support Line is for individuals who are seeking support and information to cope with, manage or recover from depression, anxiety and related conditions. Sometimes it can feel too difficult to pick up the phone and talk with someone about what is troubling us, so writing (using the above email address) might be an easier option for some people.

Cavan Monaghan Rape Crisis Centre (covers Cavan Monaghan)

Phone 1800 750 780 (FREE to call) (Monday – Friday, 10.30am-12 noon)


We are here to listen and support women and men, and young people who have been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually abused as children or have experienced other forms of sexual violence.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (national helpline)

Phone 1800 77 88 88 (FREE to call) (24 hours, 365 days a year)


We offer a free confidential, listening and support service for women and men who have been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused at any time in their lives. We take calls on our freephone number from anywhere in the country.

Women’s Aid

Phone 1800 341 900 (FREE to call) (10am – 10pm every day of the year, except Christmas day)



Women’s Aid knows how difficult it can be living with domestic violence. That is why we offer free confidential support and information. We listen to you and talk to you about your situation. We won’t judge you or tell you what to do. We won’t tell anyone you’ve been in touch with us. We can discuss your options and help you plan your safety. We can support you by sitting down with you to you explore the various options available to you. We can also go to court with you.

Positive Options

Phone 1800 341 900 (FREE to call) (10am – 10pm every day of the year, except Christmas day)

Freetext the word LIST to 50444 for a list of State-funded crisis pregnancy counselling services.

Website (or click here to find your nearest counselling service)

The Positive Options website is designed to help you find a counselling service that will support you in dealing with a crisis pregnancy. All of the services listed on this website provide free, non-judgemental counselling and support.

The Positive Options campaign message is: “If you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, talking to a counsellor can help.” The campaign aims to encourage women, their partners and families experiencing crisis pregnancy to talk to a State-funded counsellor for free, trustworthy and non-judgemental counselling.

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Services must:

Be based in Cavan/Monaghan or provide a service to children, young people or families
(0 to 24 years of age, plus pre-birth services) in Cavan/Monaghan
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Be non-political and non-commercial
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