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Community Services


50808 is a free, anonymous, 24/7 messaging service providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support. It is funded by the HSE. 


Text: 50808


Children and young people up to the age of 18 can contact Childline at any time, about any issue which may be on their mind. Childline’s online, phone and text services are all accessible to children and young people 24 hours a day, every day.


Helpline: 1800 66 66 66

Text: 50101

Citizens Information

Citizens Information provides comprehensive information on public services and on the entitlements of citizens in Ireland. 


Helpline: 0818 07 4000

Local Garda Station

For non-emergencies, you can contact your local garda station using the directory link below.



Parentline provides a completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians, providing support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent.


Helpline: 1890 927 277

Rape Crisis Centre

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is a national organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. The service includes a national 24-hour helpline.


Helpline: 1800 77 88 88 


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.


Helpline: 116 123

YourMentalHealth Information Line

The YourMentalHealth information line is a phone service you can call any time. You can find out about:

  • the mental health supports and services available to you
  • how to access different services provided by the HSE and our funded partners
  • opening hours

Helpline: 1800 111 888 

The Compass

The Compass is a directory of community support services for people and families affected by imprisonment or convictions. The directory offers contact information on different community support services in Ireland, including:


  • Community, voluntary and charitable organisations working with or providing services to prisoners, individuals engaged with Probation services, and/or people with criminal convictions or their families, and victims of crime.
  • Community-based organisations working in collaboration with the Irish Prison Service.
  • Community-based organisations working in collaboration with the Probation Service.
  • A list of prisons and probation services with contact details.

Go to:

Gambling Support Service

The counselling service at Connect Family Resource Centre provides low cost one to one counselling and group based supports. This confidential service is for Adults who are struggling with problem gambling. This also includes those affected by another person’s harmful gambling behaviour.

Who is this service for?

  • Adults who are struggling with problem gambling

  • Those affected by another person’s harmful gambling behaviour

  • One to one counselling and group-based supports

Go to: Connect Family Resource Centre

Adult Safeguarding & Protection

The main provider of social work services to safeguard in Ireland is the HSE, which operates a service for all adults over 18 including adults with disabilities. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm