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# helpline - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people

A dedicated helpline by organisation Alone is supporting older people across the country as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

# helpline - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House expects surge in calls and messages over Christmas period

The suicide prevention charity says that average calls to its helpline rose by 45% this year

# helpline - Thursday 28 November, 2019

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

# helpline - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

71 alleged abusers and 108 alleged victims were identified by the organisation last week following a historic review.

# helpline - Monday 7 May, 2018

Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline

The HSE has returned 2,686 calls to over 7,678 people.

# helpline - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

# helpline - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year

There were 16,211 calls were made to the ISPCA’s helpline last year.

# helpline - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# helpline - Monday 25 December, 2017

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

# helpline - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water

In 2016 inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions and saw 15 finalised in court.

# helpline - Friday 17 February, 2017

UCC student dies after contracting meningitis

The death has sparked a number of calls to a meningitis helpline.

# helpline - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'It’s extremely difficult to call up a stranger and start pouring your heart out'

Meet the volunteers answering late-night calls from students who need to talk.

# helpline - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas

Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.

# helpline - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day

The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.

# helpline - Thursday 1 September, 2016

British group launches helpline for women in Ireland who buy abortion pills online

The British Pregnancy Advice Service is concerned that, because they are committing an illegal act, women may not always seek help.

# helpline - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims

The most common overall setting for abuse was in the family with one quarter of these callers saying their fathers abused them.

# helpline - Monday 23 February, 2015

Increase in the number of men in their 20s and 30s with eating disorders

Eating Disorder Awareness Week starts today.

# helpline - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year

Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.

# helpline - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Irish Water will consider extending October 31 deadline for applications

The utility also apologised for the long waits some customers are experiencing when contacting the helpline.

# helpline - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

# helpline - Monday 8 September, 2014

'We must work to communicate the darkness that increasingly troubles young minds'

The call was made at the funeral mass of the O’Driscoll brothers in Cork.

# helpline - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.

# helpline - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Over 92% increase in people looking for help over eating disorders

Bodywhys support service said that the majority of calls are from those aged 25-35.

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reports 'disturbing increase' of sexual violence

The organisation said that 48% of clients were victims of childhood sexual abuse.

# helpline - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has these tips for Leaving Cert students heading out tonight

The helpline is advising students to, “Let your hair down and not your guard”.

# helpline - Thursday 19 June, 2014

14% of callers to crime victims helpline say they are being harassed

The co-ordinator of the National Crime Victims Helpline said that people need to be aware harassment is a crime.

# helpline - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet

Some volunteers say they have been abused when fundraising by members of the public.

# helpline - Friday 16 May, 2014

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

# helpline - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline

Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.

# helpline - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children

Teenage issues and aggression are the most common reasons for calls to a helpline for parents in Ireland.

# helpline - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Teen helpline records 65 per cent increase in calls

Teen-line is now looking at offering a texting service for teenagers.

# helpline - Monday 23 December, 2013

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...

Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.

# helpline - Friday 20 December, 2013

Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012

The Rape Crisis Centre is urging men to “not be that guy” this Christmas.

# helpline - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Christmas time 'can trigger more abuse' for victims of domestic violence

Women’s Aid is appealing for donations to help it continue to offer its helpline services.

# helpline - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people "still hurting very much"

In total, the helpline received 381,128 calls in the last year.

# helpline - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community

The Gay Switchboard is also hoping to launch a video chat service next year to encourage younger people who are having issues to get in touch.

# helpline - Monday 2 December, 2013

Abuse survivors' helpline expects 12 per cent increase in calls

Connect said it expects to receive 8,300 calls this year compared to 7,376 last year.

# helpline - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

"There were no warning signs": Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problems

Clarke, whose son Andrew died by suicide last year, been speaking to TV3 about the issue, and is calling for more funding to be made available for an awareness campaign.

# helpline - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles

Financial woes and the fodder shortage has left many farmers in an extremely difficult situation, says suicide prevention charity Console.

# helpline - Friday 25 October, 2013

From The42 Irish goalkeeper urges people to seek help with mental health issues PleaseTalk

Irish goalkeeper urges people to seek help with mental health issues

Dundalk IT welfare officer Paddy O’Rourke, who plays for Ireland on Saturday night, spoke out in the wake of the tragic death of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue.

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