Useful Contacts

HSE National Counselling Service

The Service is available to anyone who experienced abuse as a child. Counselling is available at 60 locations throughout Ireland and can be accessed by phoning 1800 235 234 for an appointment at a location of your choice. Priority is given to men and women abused whilst in institutional care in Ireland.
Free phone 1800 235 234

ISPCC – Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


Service provided by the ISPCC which listens to children. Any child anywhere in the country can talk to a volunteer about anything.
Childline provides a 24 hour listening service for all children up to the age of 18.

Phone: 1800 666 666
Email: log on to and select public or private message
Live chat One 2 One: log on to and select One to One service
By Text: Text the word ‘talk’ to 50101

Children at Risk in Ireland – CARI

The CARI Foundation is a registered charity whose primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

CARI's National Helpline

Lo-call 1890 924 567
UK and Northern Ireland 00353 18308523
Lines are open from Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm

Rape Crisis Network

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is the national representative body for Rape Crisis Centres in Ireland.

One in Four

One in Four provides support and resources for women and men who have experienced sexual abuse.
Tel. 01 6624 070

Samaritans helpline

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Tel. 1850 60 90 90

Citizens Advice Service

Lo Call 1890 777 121 or +353 (0) 21 452 1600

HSE Infoline

Lo-call 1850241850

Stop it Now! Northern Ireland

Stop it Now! UK & Ireland is a campaign, managed by the Lucy Faithful Foundation, which aims to prevent child sexual abuse by raising awareness and encouraging early recognition and responses to the problem by abusers themselves and those close to them.
Project Contact - Anna Lord
Tel: 01527 598184
Fax: 01527 598184
for confidential emails: