Are you or someone else in immediate danger?

Find A Helpline logo

Helplines in Ireland.

LGBTQ+

At the National LGBT+ Helpline, we're here listen in confidence and without judgement, seven days a week. You can talk to us by...


Call

Online Chat

LGBTQ+

In collaboration with the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), LGBT Ireland provides a volunteer-led listening and...


Call

Online Chat

All topics
LGBTQ+
Women

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


Call

All topics
Everyone
Youth

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


Text

WhatsApp

All topics
Youth
Children

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


Text

Call

Online Chat

All topics
Youth

Call

Online Chat

Everyone

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


Call

All topics

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


Call

Everyone

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


Call

Adults
LGBTQ+

Ruhama is an Irish NGO and registered charity that offers nationwide support to people impacted by prostitution, sex...


Text

Call

Illustration of two people inside separate phones working together to bandage a wounded heart, representing online empathy

Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in Ireland

If you identify as LGBTQ or if you’re undecided about your gender or sexual identity, you may be more prone to depression and mental health problems. This is especially true if you experience discrimination, bullying, and rejection. If you struggle with any of the following, reach to a hotline in Ireland – 10 are available:

  • Not wanting to put a label on your gender or sexuality
  • Feeling depressed as a result of struggling with your sexuality or gender identity
  • You aren't sure how to date or flirt with members of the same sex
  • Feeling like how you are on the outside doesn't represent who you are on the inside
  • Wanting to come out but not knowing how
  • Feeling isolated from your family friends because of how you identify
  • Feeling guilt around wanting to express who you truly are
  • Wanting to change your physical appearance

As someone who identifies as LGBTQ, or as someone who is questioning their gender or sexual identity, you may feel isolated. Unfortunately, there are still people out there who are homophobic and transphobic. Worrying about social rejection can make it hard to express your true self with pride.

Figuring out your sexual and gender identity can be hard and overwhelming if you're dealing with it on your own. Fortunately, there are LGBTQ-friendly volunteers and counselors in Ireland who can act as your allies and offer you the support that you need.

Consider contacting a hotline in Ireland right away for free, private help with gender & sexual identity.


Find A Helpline brand mark with two chat bubbles in a heart shape

Made with ♡ by ThroughLine in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Copyright © 2024 ThroughLine Limited
All rights reserved.