Women’s Mental Health

If you have been affected by any of the issues in our #WomensMentalHealth campaign you can find information and guidance below.

Your GP can be your first contact if you have concerns about your mental health.

 

Specific supports

Suicide and self-harm

Samaritans Helpline. Available 24 hours, call 116 123, visit www.samaritans.org or email jo@samaritans.ie

Body Image

BodyWhys - The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland Helpline. Call 01 2107906, email alex@bodywhys.ie or visit www.BodyWhys.ie

Violence, sexual assault

Women’s Aid Free helpline. Available 24 hours, call 1800 341 900 or visit www.womensaid.ie

  • If you are a woman who is deaf or hard of hearing experiencing domestic violence you can text Women’s Aid on 087 959 7980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
  • If English is not your first language Women's Aid offer support to women in over 170 languages through their Telephone Interpretation Service. Call 1800 341 900 and tell them what language you speak (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre National Rape Crisis Helpline. Available 24 hours, call 1800 77 88 88 or visit www.drcc.ie 

Rape Crisis Network Ireland Rape Crisis Help. Visit www.rapecrisishelp.ie

SeniorLine National confidential listening service for older people. LoCall 1850 440 444, visit http://www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline , or email info@thirdageireland.ie

Carers

Family Carers Ireland Careline (offers advice and support to family carers). Call Freephone 1800 240724

One Family AskOneFamily helpline (for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, separating, or experiencing a crisis pregnancy). Call 01 662 9212 (Monday to Friday 10.00am-2.00pm) or email support@onefamily.ie

LGBTQI+

LGBT Ireland LGBT helpline. Call 1800 929 539 or visit www.lgbt.ie (They also offer a trans support line on 3rd Sunday of each month, 6 to 9pm)

BelongTo LGBTQ Youth service and counselling. Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280

Young women

Jigsaw Youth Mental Health Regional mental health service for people aged 12-25. Visit www.Jigsawonline.ie to contact your local Jigsaw

SpunOut.ie Text message support service. Available 24 hours, text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280. Standard SMS rates may apply

Dementia

Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline. Call 1800 341 341, 10.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Saturday

Depression, Bipolar and Scizophrenia

Aware (Depression, Bipolar Disorder) Support Line. Call 1800 80 48 48, 10.00am-10.00pm, Monday to Sunday

Shine (Depression, Bipolar and Schizophrenia) Email support. Email phil@shine.ie Emails are responded to within 24 hours Monday to Friday (except bank holiday Mondays)