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


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Parkinsons Association of Ireland offers free and confidential support and information by . We exist to help people in Ireland...


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MS Ireland Information Line offers free, compassionate and confidential support over . We help everyone in Ireland who may need...


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Bodywhys offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We exist to help everyone in Ireland who may be...


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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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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...


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Children

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


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The CARI Care Line is the first point of contact and support for any person or professional who has concerns about or is...


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Concerned about a loved one's mental health? Contact a hotline in Ireland for guidance.

Mental health problems affect about 13% of the global population. When it seems like a loved one is battling with their mental health, you might be struggling yourself to know how to support them. If you notice these signs in someone you care about, reach out for advice from one of 14 hotlines in Ireland.

  • They have suddenly lost or gained a lot of weight.
  • You don’t hear from for days or weeks, when you used to hear from them often.
  • They seem to believe things that seem very strange or frightening to you.
  • They have mentioned that they have the intention to hurt someone else.
  • They have become highly self-critical.
  • They often complain of aches and pains that have no obvious cause.
  • They seem secretive, like they're hiding something.
  • They've recently experienced a significant life event like a break up or a death.

Most people find it difficult to know what to do or say when someone close to them appears to be struggling with their mental health. It's normal to feel a desire to help yet at the same time feel helpless. There are ways you can support your loved one that are not overly complicated.

If you feel alone in supporting a loved one through a crisis, then reaching out to a helpline volunteer in Ireland could help. A helpline volunteer will offer you trusted advice on how to be there for the person you care about while looking after yourself at the same time.


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