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COVID-19 Useful Contact Numbers & Information

Written by on 02/04/2020


HSE.ie


The HSE website has updated factual information and advice regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) HSE.ie

If you develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms contact your GP or HSELive on 1850 241 850.


Community Response Forums


Do you need help getting with shopping for food, medicines or fuel? Dublin City Council has launched a dedicated confidential support helpline to help at-risk people to access non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. The lines are open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

If you need help or know somebody who needs help? Please call 01 222 8555 or email cov[email protected].


Dublin-wide Community Repsonse Forum Contact Details

Dublin City Council 01 2228555 [email protected]
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 01 2713199  [email protected]
Fingal County Council 01 890 5000 [email protected]
South Dublin County Council 1800 240 519  [email protected]

Older People


Alone.ie have launched a helpline for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. The helpline will provide advice and reassurance, complementing the clinical advice and HSE helpline and support.

Should you or an older person you know need advice or support you can reach them from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday on 0818 222 024.



Senior Line are there for older people, their families, and carers. If an older person you know is worried about something, pass on their number. Their advisors can offer helpful advice or a friendly chat, whatever is needed most.

Seniorline is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers, that is open 365 days a year, from 10am to 10pm. Freefone 1800 80 45 91


Mental Health


Samaritans are providing emotional support to anyone in distress or struggling to cope, call freephone 116 123 (any time, day or night) or email [email protected]



Pieta House provides telephone and text-based support counselling for people who are suicidal or engaging in self-harm, call freephone 1800 247 247 (any time, day or night) or text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)



Childline (ISPCC) is Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for young people up to the age of 18. Get in touch via freephone 1800 666 666 (any time, day or night), text 50101 (from 10am to 4pm every day) or chat online at www.childline.ie (from 10am to 4pm every day)



Call the LGBT Helpline on 1890 929 539, Monday to Thursday, 6:30 – 10pm, Fridays 4 – 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 6pm.

Visit lgbt.ie to access their instant messaging support service from 6:30 – 10pm, 7 days a week.

Outhouse will be taking calls on 01 8734999 from 12:00 to 3:00pm Monday to Friday to provide signposting and information

Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 and chat in confidence, 24/7 with a trained crisis volunteer over text. Standard SMS rates may apply.

Call the Gender Identity Family Support Line 01 907 3707



Exchange House Ireland, National Traveller Mental Health Service, call 01 8721094 (then press 1) for support, help or advice (from 9am to 5pm every day) or visit www.exchangehouse.ie for more information



National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is fully available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Online Chat service available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7pm – 10pm. Text Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women available daily on 087 959 7980

Find up-to-date details of your local organisation here



Men’s Aid Ireland are here to help & support men & their families experiencing domestic abuse and coercive control. They are offering free psychotherapy sessions with an experienced qualified counsellor to all men. Call or email to make an appt. Their helpline is open 9am-5pm on 01 554 3811 and you can also email them confidentially on [email protected].


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