Mental Health, Youth and Intimate Violence supports

Mental Health Supports

Samaritans, freephone 116 123, email (free and 24/7)

HSE Crisis text service on 50808, available to all

Pieta House crisis 24 hours a day freecall 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444

Counselling and provide partially government funded counselling

BelongTo crisis line text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 for a trained crisis volunteer 24/7

Psychosexual Therapy Options In Galway

Josephine O’Halloran
Ballybane Community Resource Centre, Castlepark Road, Ballybane,Galway
(086) 8584930

Josephine Hanrahan
Carrowmoneen, Tuam, Co Galway
Tel: (093) 24619

Youth Mental Health Supports

SpunOut text YMH to 086 1800 280 – connects with a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes

Childline (18 and under) freephone 1800 66 66 66, free text the word Talk to 50101 10am-4pm or chat at

Teenline (18 and under) freephone 1800 83 36 34

Jigsaw non-emergency counselling service 1 – 5 pm weekdays, information on Live chat through their website or phoneline 1800 544729, or in working hours. Service for youth 12-25 or concerned adults

Youth Supports

Jigsaw Galway is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Galway city and county. They provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time, and for those concerned about a young person in their life.  091-549252,

Jigsaw Roscommon is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Roscommon Town and county. 0906-665087,

Youth Work Ireland Galway is a voluntary organisation committed to delivering quality youth services within local communities, to empower young people to identify and realise their potential in a safe and supportive environment..  41/43 Prospect Hill, Galway H91 E4W5, 091-561637,

Foroige  has over fifty youth clubs in the Galway Mayo Roscommon region.  Galway and Clare contact Gerry on, 086 247 8007, Mayo contact Andy, 086 010 6200,  South Mayo and North Galway contact Martin, 086 827 5685 

Spunout runs a text support service that can be accessed by texting YMH or SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280, which connects with a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes. They also have a very comprehensive youth information website

Intimate and Domestic Violence

*If you or someone you care about it at immediate Risk: Call the Guards on 112 or 999*

Cope Galway Domestic Abuse Service & Refuge

COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service supports women and children in Galway who experience domestic abuse and violence. They are here to listen, believe and support people in a journey to a life free from domestic abuse.

Also offer support for deaf / hard of hearing women, just let them know when you contact them.

24-hour confidential helpline on 091 565 985 or email


Domestic Violence Response

Founded in 1998, Domestic Violence Response are a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic abuse in Galway County, responding  to the needs of women and children who are subjected to violence and abuse in the home, based in the towns of Oughterard and Salthill in Galway. Phone +353 (0)91-866740 or email


Women’s Aid (national phoneline)

Women’s Aid works in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. They work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change.

Tel: 1800 341 900 24-hour helpline

Text service for deaf and hard of hearing women daily on 087 959 7980

Online chat Mon, Wed and Fri from 7-10pm 


Men’s Aid Irelands

Provide a confidential helpline, a support and information service for male victims of domestic abuse

Confidential Helpline Number: 01-5543811,  Email: