Finding Help

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 –


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


Information and support for anxiety, depression or mood-related conditions.

Freephone: 1800 80 48 48 (Monday to Sunday 10am-10pm)


Support and self-care groups:  Further information on Phone – in and Zoom groups

Visit: Depression Support & Education Services – Aware


Listening and support for children and young people up to the age of 18.

Freephone: 1800 66 66 66

Free text: TALK to 50101

Live messenger is available on the website –> Click here to access

Visit: Home – Childline


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)

Visit: Pieta | Preventing Suicide and Self Harm


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

Visit: 50808 – Text About It (

Psychological Society of Ireland

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) have an online directory of Chartered Psychologists.

It is possible to search their online directory by location to find a Chartered Psychologist closest to you.

Visit: The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.

Visit: – Ireland’s Youth Information Website

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.

Visit:  Suicide Support and Information – Informing and Supporting those affected by Suicide

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: National Office for Suicide Prevention –

Visit:  Connecting for Life – 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