If you need to talk to someone, below are a number of helplines you can contact for confidential non-judgemental support.
Most helplines can provide a listening service, give information and advice, provide emotional support or point you in the direction of other services. They are often free-phone services which are staffed by trained volunteers or employees.
If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:
Phone or go to your local doctor
Go to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital
If you are concerned that you or a family member/friend have a mental health problem, you should seek the advice and support of your GP.
For Further Support Contact
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Every six seconds they respond to a call for help. They’re there 24/7, before, during and after a crisis and they make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.
Tel: 116 123
Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support
Tel: Freephone 1800 80 48 48 (available 7 days, 10am-10pm).
It is a free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 living, working or studying in Co. Kerry. A parent or guardian must ring in for under 18s. We provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time. They also provide advice and guidance for anyone who is concerned about a young person in their life.
Tel: 066 7186785
Online text service available at jigsawonline.ie where clients can chat via text 24/7
28 Moyderwell, Cloon Beg, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 ADP1
Free counselling support to those with suicidal ideation, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service.
Freephone: 1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444 – if you are in a crisis
Call 0818 111 126 – to make an appointment with a therapist
They offer self-help, peer support and professional support through an online platform for those who are experiencing poor mental health.
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Supporting people effected by mental ill health and their families through information and education.
A 24 hour helpline for people under the age of 18 who need support.
National support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families and friends.