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Womens Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and...


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West Cork Women Against Violence Project offers free and confidential listening, information and support services for women...


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Teach Tearmainn is dedicated to providing free and confidential support over the phone. We exist to help women and children in...


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Samaritans (Ireland) provides a free emotional support listening service by phone, 24/7. We help everyone in Ireland who may...


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Federation For Victim Assistance offers free and confidential support over . We are here for everyone in Ireland who may be...


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Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in...


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National Male Advice Line provides free and confidential support and information over. We exist to help men in Ireland who may...


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Missing Childrens Hotline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over . We exist to help people in Ireland...


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Towards Healing offers free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help everyone, people with a religious faith in...


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Our teams are available to offer phone support to any woman regardless of whether they are a current service user or reaching...


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'Text About It' provides a safe space where you’re listened to by a trained Volunteer. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing...


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Childline provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We exist to help youth,...


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The ISPCC operates Teenline, a national active listening service for children and young people up to and including the age of...


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Are you experiencing abuse or domestic violence? Contact a hotline in Ireland for support

Domestic abuse is any action or behaviour from a partner or spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or family member that aims to control you. For some, this is physical violence, for others it takes the form of verbal, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.

Setting free from an abuser may feel impossible. You are probably terrified and feel trapped. However, many victims of abuse and domestic violence have made it. With the help of 14 hotlines in Ireland that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Your partner/family member yells at you
  • Your partner/family member has an unpredictable, violent temperament, and they direct the anger at you
  • Your belongings and property being destroyed
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • Your devices are being monitored or tracked by a partner/family member
  • You are embarrassed for your close ones to see how your partner/family member treats you
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to

You might feel completely alone if you are a victim of abuse and domestic violence. Many people in your position tend to hide what they are experiencing. However, know that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse and everything about it is absolutely not your fault.

It’s normal if you feel isolated. Victims of abuse and domestic violence are exposed to extreme stress and often go through it alone. Even though it might feel difficult to share what you are going through, hotline staff in Ireland will listen, try to understand – and help you.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Ireland. It's free and confidential.


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