Support for parents and children 24/7 free text service

Thankfully we are slowly emerging from the restrictions that have impacted on all our lives . We are still living in uncertain times and it is important to help and support one another.

Free 24/7 text service ‘50808’


A new text based mental health service funded by the HSE launches today.

‘50808’ is a first of its kind for Ireland, a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis. Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. The aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them in the future.

Anne O’Connor, Chief Operations Officer, HSE, said “The impact of this pandemic will be different for all of us and while not everyone will need mental health support, for those that do it’s important to have a variety of services that meet those needs. Picking up the phone and asking for help can appear daunting, but texting 50808 will connect you to a trained listening Crisis Volunteers.


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