Mental Health Supports and Services for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults during COVID-19

COVID Support line Limerick

Perinatal Mental Health Service University Hospital Limerick


  • Six-week programme designed to help people look after their mental health during the current The content, which includes podcasts, relaxation techniques and practical tasks, is designed to be relevant, reassuring and fun
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  • Information line 1890 474 474
  • Email for more information, or while peer support groups are postponed


  • Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18
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  • Mental health information and a Q&A service for young people, their parents and guardians, and those who work with young Jigsaw also offers an online group chat service.
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  • Shine are currently providing remote support and an outreach service to people experiencing mental health problems and their families and supporters by phone and
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Suicide or Survive (SOS)

  • A series of free online wellness workshops and programmes are available from SOS
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  • Emotional support to anyone in distress or struggling to cope
  • Freephone 116 123 (any time, day or night)
  • Email

Pieta House

  • Pieta House provides telephone and text-based support counselling for people who are suicidal or engaging in self-harm
  • Freephone 1800 247 247 (any time, day or night)
  • Text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)
  • Telephone appointments will be provided to replace face to face appointments – contact your local Pieta House for details

Childline (ISPCC)

  • Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for young people up to the age of 18
  • Freephone 1800 666 666 (any time, day or night)
  • Text 50101 (from 10am to 4pm every day)
  • Chat online at (from 10am to 4pm every day)

BeLonG To Text Support

  • BeLonG To provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland
  • Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 to chat in confidence with a trained crisis volunteer (anytime day or night, standard SMS rates may apply)
  • While face to face services are closed, information, referral and advice will be provided digitally, by email, SMS, phone call or video conference
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Aware Support Line

  • Information and support to anyone over 18 about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of a friend or family member, or who experiences depression or
  • Freephone Support Line 1800 80 48 48 (from 10am to 10pm every day)
  • Support and self-care groups nationwide, are cancelled until further notice
  • Life Skills Online Programme continuing as normal
  • Email for services information and support

Crisis Text Line Ireland

  • A confidential messaging support service
  • Text TALK to 086 1800 280 (any time day or night, standard SMS rates may apply)

LGBT Ireland

  • Online support and through the helpline for LGBT+ people across Ireland
  • LGBT Helpline 1890 929 539 (every day)
  • Gender Identity Family Support Line 01 907 3707
  • Email for support or information while face to face services are closed
  • An instant messaging service is available 7 days a week, from 6:30pm to 10pm Mon – Thur, from 4pm to 10pm Fridays, and from 4pm to 6pm on Sat & Sun

Mental Health Ireland

  • Information and support for people who experience mental health difficulties
  • Information line (01) 284 1166 (from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
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email for more information

Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Mental Health Service

  • Telephone and online services and supports are available while face to face and group services have stopped
  • Call 01 8721094 (then press 1) for support, help or advice (from 9am to 5pm every day)
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  • Helpline 1890 200 444 (Monday, Wednesday and Sunday from 30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm)
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Supports for Older Adults 


  • Alone provide a COVID-19 support line for older people
  • Call 0818 222 024 (from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week)
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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

  • Practical information and emotional support or information on supports and services
  • Freephone 1800 341 341 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm) or



  • Confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers
  • Call 1800 804 591 (lines are open every day from 10am to 10pm)
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Age Friendly Ireland

  • Age Friendly Ireland have a compiled a list of all Local Authority Community Response Forums, and their contact helpline numbers – these are available to support vulnerable members of communities affected by COVID-19 restrictions
  • Visit Age Friendly Ireland for more information

Provided by Primary Care Child & Family Psychology Service St. Camillus’ Hospital Limerick.