If you are a young person, the organisations listed below provide lots of information and support for getting through life’s ups and downs.
Free helpline: 1800 666 666
Online Chat: www.childline.ie
Teentxt service: text the word "Talk" to 50101
Childline provides a free and confidential listening service to children and young people up to the age of 18. The Childline helpline is open every day, 24 hours a day and Childline Online Chat is open every day 10am - 10pm.
Find Jigsaw projects: www.jigsaw.ie
Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. There are Jigsaw projects in 10 communities including Clondalkin, Donegal, Dublin 15, Galway, Kerry, Meath, North Fingal, Offaly, Roscommon and Tallaght.
ReachOut.com helps young people get through tough times. By providing quality mental health information and covering issues that can impact our mental health, ReachOut.com takes the mystery out of mental health.
The website, SpunOut.ie, carries a range of health information for young people, including mental health, sexual health, exam stress and general lifestyle information. SpunOut also has an extensive online directory allowing site visitors to search for supports and services in their area.
Text HEADSUP to 50424
HeadsUp provides information and support to young people. The HeadsUp services include HeadsUp Text which is a free and confidential 24-hour text service, providing young people with details of a range of helplines and support services by simply texting HEADSUP to 50424. The HeadsUp website provides information, real life stories and a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based online skills section.
Find services and support near you:
Go to our Find Services section to search for supports in your local area.