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. You can take a virtual tour of Jigsaw here.
BeLonGTo Youth Services
Find out about BeLonGTo Youth Services: www.belongto.org
BeLonGTo Youth Services provide a wide variety of nationwide supports, groups and information for young LGBTI+ people, their peers, parents, carers and for professionals.
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.
Find services and support near you:
Go to our Find Services section to search for supports in your local area.
Visit the Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool (2017) provided by the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS):
Go to An Introduction to CAMHS to learn more about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services; specialist services for children (generally up to the age of 18) with moderate to severe mental health concerns.