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Important Helplines - Connecting for Life


Please click on the link below to access helplines:


Local and National Supports and Services:

A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis is now available and can be availed of by texting HELLO to 50808. provides information and signposting on all mental health support and services that are available nationally provided by the HSE and its funded partners. There is also a Freephone YourMentalHealth information line – 1800 111 888.

Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service

For those who may be grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, the HSE funded Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service

(in conjunction with Pieta House) is available to provide practical help and support. Please contact the relevant Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer for your area as follows:

Midlands: Bernie Carroll Tel: 086 418 0088; Email:

Louth/Meath: Marian King Tel: (085) 738 0444 Email:

Other bereavement supports: The National Bereavement Support Line provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation Helpline: 1800 807 077;

HSE Psychology Service is offering a virtual drop in clinic and psychosocial service providing emotional support and advice in these challenging times. The service can be availed by email:

Services for young people: Articles and information on many topics including mental health are available from the following services: Spunout: ; BeLonG To Youth Services: ; Jigsaw- Freephone: 1800 544729, ; Childline – Phone 1800 666 666, Text 50101,

Online counselling services (free and low-cost) are available from / /

Information on Covid-19 and managing your wellbeing at this time is available on:

If you would like any further information on any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,

Josephine Rigney

Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention


Old Birr District Hospital, Birr, Offaly.

Tel: 086 8157850



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