Emergency Contacts

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In a crisis (when someone might harm themselves, harm someone else, or is vulnerable to suicide) it is important to get help as quickly as possible.


You can get professional help ...

Contact your local family doctor (G.P.) or health centre..


If it's late in the evening, night time or the weekend, contact a G.P. Out of Hours Service. G.P.s are also listed under ‘General Practitioners’ in the Golden Pages.


Hospital emergency services


Go to or contact the Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital by calling 999 or 112 if you or someone else has harmed themselves or taken an overdose.


Mental health services


If you have been (or are currently) supported by a mental health team, go to the Emergency Department or contact the service you are attending and ask for an appointment as soon as possible.


Listening service


Samaritans - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone struggling to cope. For confidential, non-judgemental support, call 116 123 in the Republic of Ireland or 08457 90 90 90 in UK/Northern Ireland, email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.ie for details of the nearest branch.


Providing emotional support to prevent suicide worldwide.




You might need to try a few options before you find appropriate support but don’t give up trying

– there is help available. If possible, ask someone to come along with you to the support service you contact.

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