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Supports

Please see below for links to a range of online supports and their contact details.

General Support

Childlinewww.childline.ie

ChildLine gives support to young people through a freephone 24 hour listening service and through its website. All calls are free of charge and confidential.

Freephone Helpline: 1800 666 666

Text support: Text list to 50101 (This is an automated free text support service)

Citizens Informationwww.citizensinformation.ie

The Citizens Information Service provides free information about all public services in Ireland.

Lo-call 1890 777 121

Family Resource Centrewww.familyresource.ie

The Family Resource Centre National Forum is a national representative body working with Family Resource Centres located in communities throughout Ireland.

ISPCCwww.ispcc.ie

Teenfocus is a support service to teenagers 13–18 who are experiencing difficulties. It is run by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Spun Outwww.spunout.ie

This is an online interactive support and information service for young people. It covers a range of issues relevant to young peoples’ lives and provides useful signposts to support services available.

Teen Linewww.teenline.ie

Teen-Line Ireland is a confidential helpline service for teenagers, dealing with any problems or worries they are experiencing.

Freephone helpline: 1800 833 634

Your Mental Healthwww.yourmentalhealth.ie

This is an Irish website for teenagers covering a range of different issues relevant to teenagers’ lives.

National Youth Council of Irelandwww.youth.ie

The National Youth Council of Ireland is a representative body for voluntary national youth organisations. It can help you to find youth services in your area.

Rights

For information about your rights contact:

Children's Rights Alliancewww.childrensrights.ie

The Children’s Rights Alliance works to secure the rights and needs of children and young people in Ireland.

Ombudsman for Children’s Officewww.oco.ie

The Ombudsman for Children Office helps to ensure that the government and other professionals and organisations which make decisions about young people, put their needs and rights first.

Empowering People in Carewww.epiconline.ie

Empowering People in Care

Dail na nÓgwww.dailnanog.ie

Dáil na nOg is the national youth parliament of Ireland

Mental Health and Well-Being

Awarewww.aware.ie

Aware is an organisation that provides information and emotional support to those who experience depression, and their families.

Consolewww.console.ie

Console promotes positive mental health within the community in an effort to reduce the high number of attempted suicides and deaths through suicide.

Freephone: 1800 201 890

Growwww.grow.ie

Grow.ie helps people who have suffered, or are suffering from mental health problems

Headstrongwww.headstrong.ie

Headstrong works with communities to ensure that young people in Ireland are better supported to achieve mental health and well-being. Jigsaw / in conjunction with Headstrong is a community-based service actively supporting young people to achieve positive mental health and well-being

Mental Health Irelandwww.mentalhealthireland.ie

This is a national voluntary organisation which aims to promote mental health and support persons with a mental illness

Pieta Housewww.pieta.ie

Pieta House is a centre that offers help to people thinking about suicide or self-harm.

Samaritanswww.samaritans.org

The Samaritans is a 24-hour, confidential support service for anyone who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those who have thoughts of suicide, and want someone to talk to.

Call save: 1850 60 90 90

Reach Outie.reachout.com

Reachout.com offers information and support to young people going through a tough time.

Pregnancy and sexuality

Belong Towww.belongto.org

BeLonG To is an organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered young people.

Crisis Pregnancy Programmewww.crisispregnancy.ie

Crisis Pregnancy Agency offers information on Irish pregnancy counselling

Teenage Parents

One Familywww.onefamily.ie

One Family supports all members of one parent families in Ireland

Treoirwww.treoir.ie

Treoir provides information on support services for teenage parents

Eating Disorders

BodyWhyswww.bodywhys.ie

Bodywhys offers support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders.

Icebergwww.eatingdisorderselfhelp.com

Iceberg is a website dedicated to supporting sufferers of eating distress and eating disorders along the path to recovery.

Counselling

Teen Counsellingwww.teencounselling.ie

Teen Counselling is a professional counselling service provided through Crosscare, for 12–18 year olds and their parents.

A GP (Family doctor) or others such as a youth worker or school guidance counselor can help you to find a professional counsellor or therapist in your area. Also check out our counselling section for information about our counselling service.

Separation

Rainbows Irelandwww.rainbowsireland.com

Rainbows ‘Spectrum Programme’ is a service that runs support programmes for young people who have experienced separation or divorce. The ‘Spectrum Programme’ is specifically for 12-18 year olds.

Teen Betweenwww.teenbetween.ie

Teen Between is a free specialised counselling service to help 12–18 year olds deal with their parent’s separation or divorce. The service is also provided throughout the country by Youth Work Ireland www.youthworkireland.ie

Keeping Safe

Childlinewww.childline.ie

Contact Childline for information and support

Freephone Helpline: 1800 666 666

Text support: Text list to 50101

Cariwww.cari.ie

Cari provides a confidential help line service for anyone with concerns about sexual abuse of a child or young person. CARI also provides a counselling service.

Lo-call helpline: 1890 924567

E-mail: helpline@cari.ie

HSEwww.hse.ie

Contact a social worker at your local HSE health centre. For details of services in your area, contact: HSE Infoline

Lo-call 1850 24 1850

Women's Aidwww.womensaid.ie

Contact the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 or your local domestic abuse support service or refuge.

Email: info@womensaid.ie

Contact the Gardaí at your local Garda station

National Youth Council of Irelandwww.youth.ie 

Contact the National Youth Council of Ireland Child Protection Unit

If you are ever in Danger:

Contact an adult who you trust immediately
Call the Guards on 999

Domestic Abuse

See the section on Keeping Safe

Women's Aidwww.womensaid.ie

Contact the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 or your local domestic abuse support service or refuge.

Death / Bereavement

Barnardo'swww.barnardos.ie

Barnardos Children's Bereavement Service is a service for children and young people run by Barnardos.

Barnardos Bereavement Helpline

Tel: 01 4732110 (Monday–Thursday 10am-12noon)

The Bereavement Counselling Service

Administration Office, Dublin Street, Baldoyle, Dublin 13

Tel: 01 8391766

Consolewww.console.ie

Console supports and helps people bereaved through suicide.

FREEPHONE: 1800 201 890

Rainbows Irelandwww.rainbowsireland.com

Rainbows ‘Spectrum Programme’ is a service that runs support group programmes for young people who have experienced loss due to bereavement or separation/ divorce. The ‘Spectrum Programme’ is specifically for 12-18 year olds.

The following are interactive information and support sites for young people dealing with a bereavement:

www.skylight.org.nz

www.winstonswish.org.uk

www.rd4u.org.uk

www.dougy.org/help/help-for-teens

www.tcf.org.uk

www.missyou.org.uk (memorial website)

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