After Hours Support

After Hour Supports and Resources

Please click here to access After-Hour Supports and Online Resources.

Please click here 
To access After-Hour Supports and Online Resources.
To access further information on The DCU Counselling and Personal Development Service's Online Self-Help CBT Silvercloud Progammes for Wellbeing and Mental Health, please click here

DCU Security

For Emergency/Campus Security 24/7 for all campuses 

+353 1 700 5999


Emergency Services 

Fire Brigade, Gardaí and Ambulance   Telephone : 999 or 112

Local Hospitals

Mater Hospital           Telephone :  +353 1 803 2000

Beaumont Hospital    Telephone :  +353 1 809 3000

St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview  Telephone :  +353 1 884 2400


Your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or Health Service


National Text Service Number 

50808: a free 24/7 anonymous and confidential
national text service, which is funded by the HSE.

Free text HELLO to 50808 for 24/7 for anonymous text conversations 

You will be listened to and supported by a trained Crisis Volunteer via text conversation in a safe and confidential environment. Click here for further information



The Counselling and Personal Development Service in partnernship with Togetherall

An online mental health and wellbeing peer support that gives access to a safe, anonymous and professionally moderated community 24/7/365

For more information see:

Togetherall Website:



The Counelling and Personal Development Service with the DCU Students' Union in partnership with NiteLine

NiteLine is an out-of-hours confidental and anonymous peer support listening and information service that is run by and for students.

Freephone: 1800 793 793

Instant messaging:

Lines open: 7 nights a week from 9pm - 2.30am, from Sept - May.


For additional information, please click 



A national support helpline for issues relating to depression and anxiety.

Telephone: 1800 80 48 48

Aware Website: 

This freephone helpline is open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm.


Dublin Rape Crisis Centre - National  Helpline

A free and confidential listening and support service for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused at any time in their lives.

Telephone: 1800 77 8888

Contact the National 24-Hour Helpline at any time of day or night



(For those who are deaf or hard of hearing)

Text: +353 86 823 8443

Monday-Friday from 8am to 6:30pm



This new service allows you to chat online, one to one, with a  support worker 

Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holiday Monday)


Available at the following link: 


Helpline Interpreting Service

Provides live interpreting over the phone in more than 200 languages.






LBGT Ireland - National LGBT+ Helpline

LGBT Ireland is a national organisation. Together with network members, they provide support, training, and

advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland.

Freephone the National LGBT+ Helpline

1800 929 539

Monday-Thursday: 6.30pm – 10pm

Friday: 4.00pm-10.00 pm

Saturday-Sunday: 4.00pm-6.00pm


Online Chat Support

Online chat can be access here:

Monday-Thursday: 6.30pm-10.00pm

Friday: 4.00pm-10.00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 4.00pm-6.00pm


Transgender Family Support Line

In collaboration with Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

Call + 353 907 3707

Tuesday: 10am-12pm

Sunday: 6pm-9pm






National 24/7 Helpline

Telephone: 116 123 


Samaritans Website:


Pieta House

Preventing suicide and self-harm

Freephone Telephone: 1800 247 247

Dublin North Centre: +353 1 8831000



Men’s Aid:

National Confidential Helpline

Telephone: Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10.00am- 2.00pm  



Women’s Aid:

24/7 National Freephone Helpline for support around domestic violence

Telephone:1800 341 900



Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAC)

Provides support and assistance to international students/visitors to the country, seven days a week, who experience crime and other trauma be it medical or accidental.

Telephone: +353 1 666 9354

Monday-Saturday: 10.00am-6.00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 12.00pm-6.00pm




Your Mental Health 

A national HSE 24/7 mental health information and support services information helpline 

Telephone : 1800 742 444



Out of Hours GP Service    

D Doc Local

Telephone: Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm

Saturday/Sunday/Bank holidays 24 hours



24/7/365 free mental health texting service throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK.

Confidential crisis interventions via SMS messages,

Text HOME or START to 741741 (US and Canada).
Text HOME or START to 85258 (UK).



External Support Links

For a full list of External Mental Health Agencies, including AA, OCD Ireland and Positive Options please see the following link:


For a link to External National Counselling  and Support Services please click here 


For Global/International Emergency Contact Numbers and other Mental Health Support Numbers /information, please click on the following links: