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.


Samaritans

Whatever you are going through, Samaritans can help

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

www.samaritans.org


ALONE

If you or an older person you know needs support

0818 222 024
8am-8pm

www.alone.ie


Childline

Talking makes us stronger

Free phone: 1800 66 66 66

Free text: 50101

www.childline.ie/


Jigsaw

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

www.jigsaw.ie


Irish Hospice Foundation

Bereavement support line 

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

www.hospicefoundation.ie


Women's Aid

Listening. Believing. Supporting

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

www.womensaid.ie


Men's Aid Ireland

Supporting men experiencing domestic violence

01 554 3811

www.mensaid.ie


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

www.drcc.ie


Aware

Support for people affected by depression

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

www.aware.ie


Pieta House

For people at risk of suicide and self-harm

Free phone: 1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444

www.pieta.ie


Mental health support services

The HSE's full list of support services