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# helpline - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Over 6,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2020
# Helpline
# Helpline

Over 6,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2020

Sep 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,275 Views 0 Comments

People who asked for support were “more anxious and felt more isolated” during the pandemic compared to previous years.

# helpline - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Extra Digital Covid Cert helpline set up after callers face difficulties getting in touch
# Helpline
# Helpline

Extra Digital Covid Cert helpline set up after callers face difficulties getting in touch

Jul 20th 2021, 9:40 AM 21,588 Views 77 Comments

The call centre went live yesterday, but many people reported wait times of up to two hours.

# helpline - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

May 5th 2021, 6:39 PM 6,717 Views 6 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

# 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
# ALONE
# ALONE

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

Mar 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,612 Views 17 Comments

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
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

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

Dec 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 7,507 Views 7 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Nov 28th 2019, 2:57 PM 6,138 Views 10 Comments

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
# Scouting Ireland
# Scouting Ireland

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

Nov 28th 2018, 8:47 PM 12,244 Views 27 Comments

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
# Helpline
# Helpline

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

May 7th 2018, 8:25 PM 12,832 Views 39 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Apr 28th 2018, 5:53 PM 19,813 Views 41 Comments

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
# Taking The Lead
# Taking The Lead

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

Mar 7th 2018, 3:15 PM 6,621 Views 8 Comments

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
# Suicide
# Suicide

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

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 26,667 Views 42 Comments

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
# Helpline
# Helpline

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

Dec 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 5,902 Views 7 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Mar 7th 2017, 3:26 PM 14,635 Views 21 Comments

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

# helpline - Friday 17 February, 2017

UCC student dies after contracting meningitis
# RIP
# RIP

UCC student dies after contracting meningitis

Feb 17th 2017, 5:04 PM 29,087 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Niteline
# Niteline

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

Sep 11th 2016, 8:45 AM 9,531 Views 4 Comments

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
# Mind Our Farm Families
# Mind Our Farm Families

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

Sep 10th 2016, 11:48 AM 10,575 Views 16 Comments

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
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

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

Sep 5th 2016, 9:52 AM 8,106 Views 49 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Sep 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 15,293 Views 381 Comments

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
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims

Dec 13th 2015, 4:46 PM 10,684 Views 20 Comments

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
# Awareness
# Awareness

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

Feb 23rd 2015, 5:30 PM 14,613 Views 23 Comments

Eating Disorder Awareness Week starts today.

# helpline - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 22nd 2014, 8:50 AM 3,498 Views 7 Comments

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
# DOcuments
# DOcuments

Irish Water will consider extending October 31 deadline for applications

Oct 16th 2014, 11:16 PM 23,799 Views 223 Comments

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
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

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

Sep 24th 2014, 6:17 PM 7,120 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Charleville
# Charleville

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

Sep 8th 2014, 11:00 PM 17,123 Views 9 Comments

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.'
# Support
# Support

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

Sep 7th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,972 Views 7 Comments

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
# Body Image
# Body Image

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 10:36 PM 7,741 Views 16 Comments

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
# Helpline
# Helpline

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:48 PM 5,402 Views 15 Comments

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
# Staying Safe
# Staying Safe

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

Aug 13th 2014, 6:15 PM 15,327 Views 102 Comments

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
# Call For Help
# Call For Help

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

Jun 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,221 Views 2 Comments

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
# Funding
# Funding

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

May 27th 2014, 10:39 AM 5,512 Views 35 Comments

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
# Childline
# Childline

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

May 16th 2014, 11:22 AM 5,634 Views 16 Comments

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
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

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

Jan 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 8,129 Views 17 Comments

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
# Parents
# Parents

Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children

Jan 11th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,973 Views 48 Comments

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
# TEENLINE
# TEENLINE

Teen helpline records 65 per cent increase in calls

Jan 7th 2014, 3:08 PM 4,616 Views 5 Comments

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...
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 373 Views 8 Comments

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
# Helpline
# Helpline

Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012

Dec 20th 2013, 2:58 PM 6,919 Views 40 Comments

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
# Helpline
# Helpline

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

Dec 19th 2013, 8:54 AM 6,291 Views 58 Comments

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"
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

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

Dec 18th 2013, 10:53 AM 3,300 Views 14 Comments

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
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

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

Dec 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 4,981 Views 27 Comments

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
# Helpline
# Helpline

Abuse survivors' helpline expects 12 per cent increase in calls

Dec 2nd 2013, 6:40 AM 3,277 Views 3 Comments

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

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