If you find yourself struggling it is important to know that there is help. There are lots of services out there who are ready and waiting to listen and lend a helping hand. Or if you just need a minute, the door of the Church is always open for a moment of quiet reflection.
Here is a short list of services that might be of help
Kilkenny Covid Helpline: Support for those who may need some extra help at this time including: collection and delivery of food or other items; Garda related issues; social isolation; other medical or health needs. Call: 1800 500 000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samaritans: Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Freephone: 116 123
Childline: is there for every child and young person. Freephone: 1800 66 66 66.
Free text: 50101 or livechat at www.childline.ie
Text About It - If you can't cope and need support text HELLO to 50808
SpunOut.ie - is a great website for young people. It has information about everything from education to mental health. You can also text anonymously about anything that’s bothering you, for free. Text SPUNOUT to 50808 or check out Spunout.ie.
ALONE - For older people who need support at this time call: 0818 222 024 (8am-8pm)
SENIORLINE - Listening service for older people. Call: 1800 804 591
Women's Aid - Listening, believing, and supporting those experiencing domestic abuse and their friends and families. Freephone 24hr National helpline: 1800 341 900.
Interpretation services in 170 languages are available on 1800 341 900 (8am-8pm 7 days a week) and a text messaging service for those who are hard of hearing is available by texting 087 959 7980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week). Further information on all services can be found at www.womensaid.ie
Mensaid.ie - Men’s Aid Ireland specialise in supporting Men experiencing Domestic Violence, whether this is ongoing or in a past relationship. They provide specialist counselling, practical information and legal options, while respecting and supporting you in all your decisions should you decide to leave or stay in the relationship. Call: 01-5543811 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email: email@example.com