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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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Embrace FARM provides free, compassionate and confidential support by . We are here to help everyone in Ireland who may require...


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ALONE offers free, compassionate and confidential support over . We are here for seniors in Ireland who may require support...


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We support people from age 16+. No problem is too small to talk to us about. We’re here to listen and guide you to take the...


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Our confidential, friendly and supportive national Freephone Careline offers a listening ear and practical guidance for family...


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


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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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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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Free helplines for loneliness are available in Ireland

Loneliness is something that everyone experiences from time to time. But when loneliness doesn't go away, it can start to have a serious impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. If you're struggling with these symptoms of chronic loneliness, reach out to one of 12 helplines in Ireland for support.

  • Feeling very sad and experiencing an overall low mood.
  • Wanting to connect with others but feeling held back by social anxiety.
  • Feeling that your physical and/or mental health is suffering.
  • Increased desire to binge-watch TV shows or movies.
  • Feeling extremely tired and even burnt out when you try to socialize.
  • Finding it hard to concentrate, focus, and make decisions.
  • Drinking or using substances to cope with negative feelings.
  • Feeling that nobody "gets" you.

Loneliness can be felt whether you spend a lot of time with others or alone. When you feel lonely, you may feel separate from others or like you don't belong. This can be very isolating and cause a lot of emotional pain.

You may be reluctant to ask for help, especially if it feels like nobody will relate to you and understand what you're going through. But getting help can relieve the emotional burden you're carrying and help you feel less isolated. There are compassionate helpline volunteers and counselors in Ireland that want to support you.

Consider contacting a hotline in Ireland right away for free, private help with feeling lonely.


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