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Your mental health is an essential part of your overall well-being being comfortable, healthy and happy.

 

It is normal and natural to feel down at times. Problems you may encounter might range from general everyday worries or low periods in your life, to more serious long-term conditions. One in four of us will experience a mental health difficulty in our lifetime. Everyone is different and how we respond to mental health difficulties can vary from person to person.

 

There are many support services available to all of us if or when we feel the need to reach out for help, guidance or someone to talk to about how we are feeling.  If so, you can call:

Childline – 24 hours

A 24 hour helpline for people under the age of 18 who need support  Freephone: 1800 66 66 66

Freetext: 50101

www.childline.ie

Parentline

A national helpline for parents

Helpline: 1890 92 72 77

www.parentline.ie

Women's Aid

Confidential information, support and understanding to women who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands

Helpline: 1800 341 900

www.womensaid.ie

HSE - Your Mental Health – 24 hours

Confidential support line to connect you to over 1000 Mental Health Services nationwide Freephone: 1800 111 888

Samaritans – 24 hours

They provide a listening service to anyone who needs it, no matter what you are going through.

Freephone116 123  Text: 087 260 9090  Email: jo@samaritans

Pieta House – Monday to Saturday

Free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

Freephone: 1800 247 247

Aware Helpline – 10am – 10pm

Listening service for people with depression or those concerned about family member or friend.

Freephone: 1800 804 848

Belongto - 2pm-7pm

Offer supports, services and a safe space for LGBTI+ people aged 14-23 years of age.

Telephone: 01 670 6223

www.belongto.org

LGBT Ireland 

National support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families and friends.

Freephone: 1890 929 539

www.lgbt.ie

 

Face-to-Face Support

For face-to-face support contact your GP.

 

Urgent Help

Call 999 or 112 and ask for the ambulance service if you or someone you know needs emergency help.