Helplines to take note of during COVID-19
Here are some helplines, covering a variety of areas, that you or someone you know may need during COVID-19.

The following is a list of some helplines that you or someone you know might need during the current coronavirus crisis.

HSE - 1850 24 1850

Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm.

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The HSE’s dedicated helpline, which provides information and assistance if you or someone you know are displaying symptoms of the coronavirus. However, it is important to note, if you have symptoms, you should also contact your GP immediately to arrange a test.

ALONE – 0818 222 024

Seven days a week, 8am-8pm

Network charges

For older people who might have queries and concerns about COVID-19.

Seniorline – 1800 804 591

Seven days a week, 10am-10pm

Freephone

A confidential listening service for older people, which now offers up-to-date guidance on the coronavirus.

Aware – 1800 80 48 48

Seven days a week, 10am-10pm

Freephone

If you are concerned about your mood or the mood of a loved one.

Samaritans – 116 123

24/7

Freephone

If you are struggling to cope for whatever reason.

Pieta House – 1800 247 247

24/7

Freephone

For people at risk of suicide and self-harm, or those bereaved by suicide.

Women’s Aid – 1800 341 900

24/7

Freephone

For women experiencing domestic abuse.

Department of Foreign Affairs – 01 613 1733

Seven days a week, 6am-10pm

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Advice centre for COVID-19 related travel queries.

MABS - 0761 07 2000

Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm

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The State’s service for money management and debt issues.

Workers’ Rights Centre – 1890 747 881

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Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm

SIPTU’s helpline for work issues related to all sectors.

FLAC – 01 874 5690 or 1890 350 250

Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm and 2-5pm

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Legal information.

Threshold – 1800 454 454

Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm

Network charges

For homeowners and renters worried about the security of their tenure during the coronavirus outbreak.

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