Need Help Now?

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm:

If you need to talk to someone, here are a number of helplines you can contact for confidential, non-judgemental support.

Local Support Services And Contacts »
National Contacts »
National Addiction Services »
National Adult Mental Health Services
National Adolescent’s/Children’s Mental Health »

Local Support Services and Contacts

  • Northstar Project 061 459260 (9am-5pm Monday- Friday) . Work with families in the Limerick region affected by substance misuse
  • Togetherall
    Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. It is moderated 24/7 by fully trained mental health professional
  • Text about it 50808 is anonymous, free and open 24/7
    50808 is free on all major networks (Vodafone, Eir, Three, Gomo, Tesco & Virgin). Customers of 48, An Post & Clear Mobile should use 0861800280 – standard SMS charges may apply to the 086 number. 

National Contacts

  • Samaritans – 116123 TEXT – 087 260 9090
  • Samaritans drop in: 16 Beau Street, Waterford. 9.00am to 9.00pm every day
    Samaritans offer listening support to those struggling with their mental health.
  • Parentline – 1890 927 277 Parentline offers parents support, guidance and information on all areas of being a parent and any parenting issues.
  • Childline – 1800666666 – Teentext “talk” to 50101 
  • Mental Health Ireland – 01 284116
    Mental Health Ireland’s aim is to promote and enhance mental health, wellbeing and recovery for all individuals and communities. They aim to support people with lived experience of mental health challenges and their supporters and family members in their recovery.
  • Aware – 1800 804 848
    Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.
  • ISPCC – Parent helpline: 01 5524300
    Your child can get in touch by calling 1800 66 66 66 or by going to and availing of the live messaging service. ISPCC also has a Parenting Support Line that you can contact between 9am-1pm Monday-Friday by calling 01 522 4300 or emailing
  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 Free 24/7 Crisis helpline:1800 247 247    Text HELP to 51444
    Pieta provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All of our services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed.
  • Alcohol Action Ireland – 018780610 Working to reduce levels of alcohol harm and improve public health, safety and wellbeing.
  • CARI Children at Risk in Ireland Support Email: – Helpline 1890 92 4567
    CARI responds to and reaches out to those affected by abuse and supports them during the recovering process, endeavouring to ensure that the child sexual abuse is seen as an experience but not a defining event of the child’s life.
  • Headstrong
    Headstrong is the national centre for youth mental health.  It supports mental health education in schools, aims to reduce stigma, and promotes resilience. Overall Headstrong work within communities for positive mental health among young people.
  • Your Mental Health
    Your Mental Health provides information on supports and services available to you and how to access said supports. 
  • Spunout www.spunout.iem – Email:
    Spunout is an information website created by young people for young people. They aim to inform and educate young people about topics that can be difficult to discuss such as mental health. 

National Addiction Services

National Adult Mental Health Services

National Adolescent’s/Children’s Mental Health