If your son or daughter is in great distress and needs immediate help there are a few things they, or you can do with them.
From the Republic of Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours every day as follows:
Freephone: 116 123
Text: 087 2 60 90 90 (standard text rates apply)
If your son or daughter has hurt themselves, go to, or contact, the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital.
Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialing 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.