It's been a difficult year for many, with a global pandemic shaking the world and changing everyday life for all of us.

Some people are now looking forward to Christmas, but for others this too can be a tough time of year.

Always remember though, there is support out there if you need it.


Whatever you are going through, Samaritans can help

Free phone: 116 123
24 hours a day, 365 days a year


If you or an older person you know needs support

0818 222 024


Talking makes us stronger

Free phone: 1800 66 66 66

Free text: 50101


Mental health support and advice for young people aged 12 to 25

Free phone: 1800 544729
1pm to 5pm Monday to Friday

Text CALL ME to 086 180 3880
with your preferred day and time for a call

Irish Hospice Foundation

Bereavement support line 

1800 807 077
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm

Women's Aid

Listening. Believing. Supporting

Free phone: 1800 341 900
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Men's Aid Ireland

Supporting men experiencing domestic violence

01 554 3811

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Support for anyone affected by sexual violence, at any time

Free phone: 1800 77 88 88
24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Support for people affected by depression

Free phone: 1800 80 48 48
Monday to Sunday 10am-10pm

Pieta House

For people at risk of suicide and self-harm

Free phone: 1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444

Mental health support services

The HSE's full list of support services