Helping you get through tough times

I need help now

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, the below contact details should be useful.

The Samaritans are good if you need to speak with someone directly, they provide a free listening service.

But, if you need immediate assistance, especially if someone is hurt or in danger, call the emergency services straight away.

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Phone: 116 123 (available 24 hours a day and free to call from Republic of Ireland)

Email: (Republic of Ireland) or (Northern Ireland).

Text: 087 2 60 90 90 (standard text rates apply)

Accident and Emergency

Go to, or contact, the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital if you are in immediate danger.

Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialing 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.



This article was last reviewed on 02 August 2018

What can I do now?

  • Call a helpline, Samaritans on  116 123
  • Keep yourself safe
  • Talk to someone you can trust

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