Are you, or someone you know, in crisis?
This website is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide crisis support or referral. In a crisis (when someone might harm themselves, harm someone else, or is vulnerable to suicide) it is important to get help as quickly as you can for yourself or the person you are concerned about.
You can get professional help through:
- Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone struggling to cope. For confidential, non-judgemental support please call 116 123 in the Republic of Ireland or 08457 90 90 90 in Northern Ireland, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.samaritans.ie for details of the nearest branch.
Find a local family doctor (G.P.) or health centre by visiting the HSE.ie online service finder. If it’s late in the evening, night time or the weekend, contact a G.P. Out of Hours Service. G.P.s are also listed under ‘General Practitioners’ in the Golden Pages. Find out how a G.P. can offer support for mental health problems.
Hospital emergency services
Go to or contact the Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital. Hospitals are listed on the HSE.ie online service finder. You can also contact the emergency services by calling 999 or 112 if you or someone else has harmed themselves or taken an overdose.
H.S.E. Mental health services
If you have been (or are currently) supported by a mental health team, go to the Emergency Department or contact the service you are attending and ask for an appointment as soon as possible.
www.yourmentalhealth.ie is a new online resource that contains the most comprehensive online database of mental health support services ever developed in Ireland. The site is a place to learn about mental health, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we feel. Services are searchable by both location and topic and this new interactive online resource is mobile, tablet and desktop friendly.
You might need to try a few options before you find appropriate support but don’t give up trying – there is help available. If possible, ask someone to come along with you to the support service you contact.
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