In emergency: 112/999
0818 222 024
Call us free, day or night, 365 days a year
Your supporting light through depression
1800 80 48 48
1850 241 850
01 248 1398 / 1890 800 024
1800 804 591
SeniorLine has been the national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers since 1998. This peer-to-peer helpline for older people receives in excess of 10,000 calls per year.
The corona virus is a particular threat to older people and subsequently SeniorLine has put in place a number of protocols to support our many older callers from all over Ireland. Any caller, concerned about Covid 19, will receive the most up to date guidance as recommended by Government sources. Good health practice is reinforced at all times. This information is updated daily as the situation changes and is available to each of our volunteers at the phones.
SeniorLine is a FREEPHONE service and our older callers can call free between 10am and 10pm every day of the year on 1800804591
Women’s Aid Helpline (24 hours)
1800 341900. Chat Here Mon/Wed/Fri 7-10pm
Rape Crisis Centre National Helpline (24 hours)
Drogheda Women’s Refuge: Refuge/Support Service
041 984 4550
Women’s Aid Dundalk: Refuge/Support Service
042 933 3244
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women
National Male Advice Line
1800 816 588
Monday & Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2pm-6pm
Men’s Aid Ireland (formally AMEN): Support Service & Confidential Helpline
01 554 3811
Tusla (Child Welfare)
Drogheda & District Support for Older People / Befriending Drogheda / Good Morning
041-9847 764 / 1800 200 100 / 086 3772 777
AnyMan Support Services
voluntary organisation offering a confidential helpline, support service and information line.
01 554 3811
HSE Elder Abuse helpline
1850 24 1850
National Sexual Violence Helpline (men & women)
SAGE Rapid Response:
Turas Addiction Supports
Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service
For those who may be grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, the Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service (in conjunction with Pieta House) is available to provide practical help and support.
Louth/Meath: Catherine Brazil,
M (085) 7380444 or by email: Catherine.Brazil@pieta.ie
HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention
The HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention provides a range of information, resources, training and support in order to build the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities – both large and small – to prevent and respond to suicide and self-harm. The following resources are available either online or by request.
For further information on any of these please contact Eddie Ward HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention (Longford, Westmeath, Louth & Meath) on (086) 380-1152 or by email: email@example.com
Resources for victims of domestic abuse during COVID-19
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Has access to links to exercise videos (from later life training/Royal Osteoporosis Society), leaflets, nutrition, mental health and wellbeing etc.
Link to Exercise Videos
Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18 Visit
Jigsaw Mental health information and a Q&A service for young people, their parents and guardians, and those who work with young people. Jigsaw also offer an online group chat service. Visit www.jigsawonline.ie
Shine are currently providing remote support and an outreach service to people experiencing mental health problems and their families and supporters by phone and email.
Visit www.shine.ie/covid-19 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bodywhys Online Support
Support for people who are affected by eating disorders including for friends and families.
Online support groups are continuing as normal.
Visit www.bodywhys.ie or email email@example.com
Suicide or Survive (SOS)
A series of free online wellness workshops and programmes are available from SOS Visit Suicide or Survive for more information.
Your Mental Health
While it may not be possible to get face to face appointments there are a number of service providers that offer online and phone mental health supports and services. These include online counselling, phone and text services as well as online supports which can be found on www.yourmentalhealth.ie. The YourMentalHealth.ie website provides information and signposting on all mental health supports and services that are available nationally & locally provided by the HSE and its funded partners. You can also call the freephone YourMentalHealth Information Line to find supports and services 1800 111 888 (any time, day or night).
These mobile apps can help you manage anxiety. They have been reviewed and approved for listing here, by a group in the HSE (Mental Health Apps Review Sub Group). The app developers are solely responsible for their app’s advertisement, compliance and fitness for purpose. Unless stated otherwise, apps are not supplied by the HSE, and the HSE is not liable for their use.
Mindshift (by Anxiety Canada)
A user-friendly self-help tool based on proven scientific strategies, MindShift CBT teaches about anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action. Users check in each day to track their anxiety and work with tools in the app.
Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity Stem4 which uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.
Headspace is a well-known mobile app that teaches meditation and easy to use mindfulness skills. Map your journey, track your progress, and reap rewards in your overall health and wellbeing. You can even ‘buddy up’ with friends and motivate each other along the way.