Here are some other things you can do if you need support:

Speak with a counsellor in person visit your local GP make an appointment with your school guidance counsellor talk with family members talk with a friend go online for support use phone support

Speaking with someone in person If you would like to talk to somebody in person, here are some of your options.

Youth Work Ireland

Youth Work Ireland is a federation of local youth services throughout the country who work in the interest of young people through the provision of a range of services and who share a common ethos and approach.


Jigsaw works by engaging young people, organisations, families and other support agencies in the community, so that we are all better able to respond to the mental health and well being needs of young people aged 12-25. Jigsaw is currently in four sites around Ireland in counties Galway, Kerry, Meath and Roscommon, with seven more being developed in Donegal, Offaly, Dublin 15, North Fingal, Tallaght, Clondalkin and Limerick.

Talking with family members In some cases it is easiest to seek support from a family member you know and trust. If you do not want to talk to your parents about how the separation is affecting you, you could approach brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, or grandparents.

They are all affected by your parents’ separation in some way. Talking with a friend You may prefer to talk with someone outside your family such as a trusted friend. They can help you by listening and being supportive

1 Life

Is a 24 hour suicide prevention service available to anyone living in the Republic of Ireland . 1 Life provides support by phone (1800 247 100) and by text (Text the word HELP to 51444)

Phone: 1800 247 100 Text: Text the word HELP to 51444


Aware provides online, email, telephone and face-to-face support for people suffering from depression. Email:

Phone: LoCall 1890 303 302

BeLonG To

BeLonG To is a national youth service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people aged between 14 and 23 in Ireland

. BeLonG To provides direct youth work services in Dublin and supports LGBT youth groups all around the country.

Phone: 01 670 6223 Fax: 01 670 2619


Bodywhys is the national organisation dedicated to offering support, information & understanding for people affected by eating disorders including family & carers.

The helpline offers a non-judgemental and confidential support and information service. Bodywhys also offers support groups, an online support group and email support


Phone: 1890 200 444


Childline is a support service for young people under the age of 18 who need to talk to someone. They provide free support by phone (1800 66 66 66)

By text (free text ‘talk’ to 50101),

and by online instant messaging. Calls to Childline are confidential. They don’t have caller ID and they don’t trace any calls. It won’t cost you anything to call Childline and the Childline number won’t show up on the phone bill. – Ireland’s national drug and alcohol information and support website offers facts and help regarding drugs and alcohol. The site houses Ireland’s only online interactive drug and alcohol support service – the Live Help service also houses a national database of treatment and rehabilitation, counseling, education and training services.

 For telephone support you can access the HSE Drug & Alcohol Helpline on 1800 459 459.


Foróige offers a wide range of youth work services to meet the vast array of needs among the young people and communities. Foróige clubs and other volunteer led youth groups provide general youth work services for all young people

Foróige projects and services offer more targeted services to vulnerable young people. Professional youth workers adapt existing Foróige activities and programmes to best meet the needs of their group and develop new activities in line with Foróige best practice standards as needs arise

Phone: 01 630 1560

Fax: 01 630 1568


Heads Up

Heads Up is a mental health promotion project which aims to contribute to suicide prevention efforts by providing timely, appropriate information and support to young people.

It provides a wide range of initiatives aimed primarily at 15-24 year olds. HeadsUp Text is a free and confidential 24-hour text service, supported by Meteor, which provides young people with details of a range of helplines and support services by simply texting HEADSUP to 50424.

Phone: 01 205 7200 (switchboard) 01 205 7326



Helplink offers a range of services including confidential online and phone counselling and an online directory of health, wellbeing and leisure services nationwide

Phone: 091 520963


Helplink’s Mediation Service

Helplink’s Mediation Service is  low cost and available nationwide in all cities and most towns. Helplink’s Mediation Service is also offered online as online dispute resolution is a very affordable and accessible way for parties to engage in mediation.

All Helplink mediators are accredited, qualified, insured and have further qualifications in finance and law.

Phone: 091 520963


Let Someone Know

Let Someone Know is an interactive and fun website developed by the HSE in conjunction with the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) to help you understand more about what’s getting you down and find various ways to help.

One Family

One Family provides support, information and services to all members of one-parent families, to those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and to those working with one-parent families.

One Family put children at the centre of their work and help all the adults in children’s lives so that includes mums, dads, grandparents, step-parents, new partners and other siblings.

One Family’s holistic model of specialist family support services works in two ways – firstly, to progress parents on social welfare to take the next step to education, training or employment; and secondly, to provide expert parenting and family supports to people parenting alone or sharing parenting and to those working with one-parent families.

Phone: 662 9212

Ask One Family Helpline Lo-Call: 1890 662 212


  Reach Out

Reach Out provides mental health information and covers issues that can impact our mental health (relationships, drugs, money, study etc.).

Reach Out works with other service providers in order to accurately signpost all of the support out there, formal and informal, for anyone going through a rough time. Reach Out has static content in text and video format and also produces dynamic content in the form of blogs, real stories and regular ‘Ask the expert’ responses.

More broadly, Reach Out is a youth brand that highlights the everyday nature of mental health.


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

They offer their service by telephone (LoCall 1850 60 90 90),

email (,

letter, and face to face in most of their branches.


Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health, through the promotion and provision of high quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.

Shine has offices in Dublin, Ennis, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Tullamore and Dundalk

Information Helpline: 1890 621 631

Email: is an independent, youth powered national charity working to empower young people to create personal and social change.

The website,carries a range of health information for young people, including mental health, sexual health, exam stress and general lifestyle information. offers a unique platform for youth empowerment. It features several thousand health and lifestyle factsheets on everything from drugs and drink, to sex and politics, in addition to signposting to support services, a youth media publishing space, and campaigns and events for youth rights and support. also has an extensive online directory allowing site visitors to search for supports and services in their area

Teen-Line Ireland

Teen-Line Ireland is a free-phone service that provides listening support to teenagers aged 13-19. Teen-Line Ireland is open every day of the week from 7pm to 10pm and Wednesdays from 3pm to 10pm.

Phone: 1 800 833 634

Email: is an online mental health platform for people experiencing personal problems and thoughts of suicide offers support forums on a wide range of topics, one-on-one online counselling and online group support.

Youth Work Ireland

Youth Work Ireland is a federation of local youth services throughout the country who work in the interest of young people through the provision of a range of services and who share a common ethos and approach.

Email Sandra or phone 087 224 9845 for confidential help.