Women’s Mental Health Support

You can find information and guidance below on supports for women's mental health.

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

  • HSE www.yourmentalhealth.ie YourMentalHealth Information Line. Available 24 hours, call Freephone 1800 742 444
  • The Samaritans Emotional support to anyone in distress or struggling to cope. Freephone 116 123 every day 24 hours a day or email jo@samaritans.ie
  • Text 50808: A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis. Text HELLO to 50808, anytime day or night.
  • HSE YourMentalHealth Information Line – 1800 111 888 The YourMentalHealth information line is a phone service you can call any time. A member of our team can tell you about the mental health supports and services available to you, how to access different services provided by the HSE and our funded partners, and opening hours.


Specific supports


One Family AskOneFamily helpline provides information on: social welfare, finances, family law, housing, education, childcare, parenting, and mediation. It also offers a listening service for people who need support parenting alone, co-parenting or separating.

Call: 1890 662 212 (LoCall from landline) or 01 662 9212 (Monday to Friday 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-3.30pm)  

Email: support@onefamily.ie   

Direct Mail (DM): Facebook

Family Carers Ireland  Careline offers advice and support to family carers.

Call: Freephone 1800 240724

Visit: https://familycarers.ie/help-and-advice/ 

Mental Health Ireland Mental Health Ireland with Family Carers Ireland is offering the Five Ways to Wellbeing during Tough Times online workshop to family carers.

Visit: Mental Health Ireland website

Barnardos Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Call: 1800 910 123

Visit: www.barnardos.ie

Care Alliance Ireland Online family carer support group on Facebook.

Visit: Facebook support group


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BodyWhys - The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland Helpline

Call: 01 2107906

Email: alex@bodywhys.ie

Visit: www.BodyWhys.ie


Violence, sexual assault

If you feel in immediate danger please contact the Gardaí or call 999 or 112.

If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, you can cover your tracks. Read advice from Woman's Aid about covering your tracks online.

Women’s Aid

Call: 1800 341 900 (Free helpline. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week)

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.

Call: 1800 77 88 88 (Available 24 hours)

Email: counselling@rcc.ie

Visit: www.drcc.ie 

Rape Crisis Network Ireland Rape Crisis Help.

Visit: www.rapecrisishelp.ie


Older women

SeniorLine National confidential listening service for older people.

LoCall: 1850 440 444

Visit: http://www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline 

Email: info@thirdageireland.ie

ALONE COVID-19 support line for older people

Call: 0818 222 024 

Visit: www.alone.ie

Age and Opportunity 

Call: 01 805 7709

Email: info@ageandopportunity.ie

Visit: www.ageandopportunity.ie


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. 

Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280. Standard SMS rates may apply. Available 24 hours.

Visit: https://spunout.ie/ 



LGBT Ireland LGBT helpline.

Call: 1800 929 539 (They also offer a trans support line on 3rd Sunday of each month, 6 to 9pm)

Visit: www.lgbt.ie 

BelongTo LGBTQ Youth service and counselling.

Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280

Visit: www.belongto.org



Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline. Also offers A 1:1 telephone or video conference call with a Dementia Nurse.

Call: 1800 341 341 (10.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Saturday)

Email: helpline@alzheimer.ie

Livechat:  https://alzheimer.ie/service/national-helpline/


Depression, Bipolar and Scizophrenia

Aware Depression, Bipolar Disorder. Support Line.

Call: 1800 80 48 48, 10.00am-10.00pm, Monday to Sunday

Email: supportmail@aware.ie

Visit: www.aware.ie

Shine Depression, Bipolar and Schizophrenia support.

Email support: phil@shine.ie Emails are responded to within 24 hours Monday to Friday (except bank holiday Mondays)

Visit: www.shine.ie