The National Suicide Research Foundation is not a service-provider.
If you are seeking help for yourself or someone else, there are a number of excellent resources available across Ireland. If you are in distress or experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, we encourage you to contact your GP or a service below as soon as possible. In an emergency situation, please call 999 or 112 for emergency services or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
If you are based outside of Ireland, please visit Crisis Centres & Helplines – IASP for international contact information.
Your Mental Health
For information on mental health supports and services closest to you.
Freephone: 1800 111 888
Visit: Mental health – HSE.ie
Samaritans offer listening and support in times of need.
Freephone: 116 123
Text: 087 2 60 90 90 (standard text rates apply)
Visit: Samaritans Ireland
Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.
Tel: 1800 247 247
Text: HELP to 51444 (standard text rates apply)
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 – big or small.
Free text: HELLO to 50808
Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.
Suicide Support and Information
Developed by the National Suicide Research Foundation and funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) this website provides evidence-based information on bereavement following suicide and responding to people at risk of suicide.
The information is tailored for people bereaved by suicide and for health professionals, including GPs and mental health professionals, as well as the general public.
National Office for Suicide Prevention
The role of the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) is to effectively support, inform, monitor and co-ordinate the implementation of Connecting for Life.
Visit: Connecting for Life – HSE.ie for information on the strategy and its progress.
HUGG provides peer-support groups for those who have experienced suicide bereavement – led by people who have themselves lost a loved one to suicide.
Visit: HUGG website