Helping you get through tough times


Childline is a free phone service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people up to the age of 18-years-old.

It’s there to help any young person who is going through a tough time or needs to talk to someone.

childline logoYou can talk about whatever you like, and there will be a professional there to listen.

They will never give out to you and are always on your side.

Call Childline on 1800 66 66 66

Childline text support

Childline also run a text service where you can text in for free about whatever is worrying you. You might feel more comfortable texting than talking on the phone, and you can get information on a range of issues.

If it’s outside work hours, they won’t always be able to text you back straight away. So, if it’s urgent or you are feeling scared, you can always call the helpline.

Text ‘Talk’ to 50101

Childline online support

Childline online answers all messages posted by young people on their Childline message board. Their website also provides access to games and information about specific topics such as bullying, family break-up and lots more.

They also give support by email and you can get all the details on

There are other people to talk to

If you’re over 18-years-old or need a different service, Samaritans (116 123) should be able to help you with some numbers in your local area.

Samaritans Ireland is a 24 hours service. You can also read about other services on their website or see what’s near you by visiting or looking up Golden Pages online.

This article was last reviewed on 03 May 2017

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