Telephone help

There are a number of organisations that have helplines you can call or even text if you need to talk to someone without being face-to-face.

It’s a safe and confidential way to talk through your problems.

Office phone Inspire IrelandMany of these helplines offer 24 hour services if you’ re ever in crisis. If you need to talk to someone outside of your family or friends, or if you need someone to listen at 4 am, this can be a really good way to get some support.

Just like online help, talking to someone on the phone or by text might not be the right solution for everyone or every issue, but it’s good to be aware that these services are there if you need them.


Samaritans provide confidential and non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings that could lead to suicide.

Their services are always open, so there will always be someone to talk to.

Phone: 116 123 (landline and mobile calls are free from Ireland)

Samaritans Ireland also offer an email service,


The Console 24/7 Suicide Helpline is available to anyone who is in suicidal crisis, to anyone concerned for someone else who may be in suicidal crisis, and for those who have been bereaved by suicide.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and aims to provide callers with support, advice and where appropriate, referral services.

Phone 1800 247 247 or visit


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