• Clodagh Meaney

Ireland's first free 24/7 text support service launched

The service is aimed at helping people through mental health or emotional crises big or small

By Clodagh Meaney

The HSE have launched a free 24/7 text support line.

The service, Text 50808, is the countries first of its kind text service that is aimed at providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.

The anonymous service aims to provide immediate short term support and connect people with resources to help them in the future.

Supporting people through breakups or bullying to anxiety and depression, Crisis Volunteers are available around the clock.

If you'd like to volunteer with the service, you can fill out a form here.

To access the support service, simply text Hello to 50808.

For further information you can visit Text 50808's website here.

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