Information for those who may find themselves or loved ones in need

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine. We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm. We are older people too, trained to listen and support. We would love to hear from you. Freefone 1800 80 45 91.

The Samaritans 24/7 service on 116123.

The 24/7 service run by Pieta House on 1800247247.

Childline on 1800 666 666 (for children under the age of 18).

The YourMentalHealth information line on 1800 111 888 is open 24/7. This is not a counselling service, but it has information on the available mental health supports and services and how to access them. Information is also available on As always, anyone in crisis can get immediate support through their GP or the Southdoc service (1850 335 999, Round-the-clock psychiatric care is available at Emergency Departments for those presenting in crisis.