There is a whole range of online support services where you can go to find information or get help on issues that might be affecting you. ReachOut.com is one, but there’s a list of others below that offer different types of help.
While online help is not for everyone and not for every issue, it can be really useful, especially as a first step.
Online help ranges from:
- basic information
- contact details for face to face services
- online forums and discussion groups
- email advice on different problems and issues
- self-guided problem solving online counselling
Available online services
Childline.ie – provides a range of support services online including a live chat service between 6 and 10pm daily.
Drugs.ie – offers drug and alcohol information and support including a ‘live helper ‘service that lets you chat to a staff member online.
Bodywhys – offers online support for eating disorder issues, including an online group counselling service.
Aware – provides a range of support for people experiencing depression, including online discussion forums, support groups and a private email support service.
Console – offers online information and emotional support around suicide and bereavement, including a counselling service and helpline.
helplink.ie – offers a range of services including confidential online or phone counselling and an online directory
This isn’t a full list of services, but they deal with a wide range of issues. As new services come on board and online counselling services are further developed, we’ll feature them here. If you’re unsure about the quality or safety of an online support service just email the details to us and we will check it out for you – firstname.lastname@example.org.