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Counselling Service with Pieta

Are you feeling suicidal, self-harming or have lost someone to suicide? We’re here to help.

Working with Pieta, we are providing a free crisis counselling service for LGBTQ+ young people who are based in Ireland. Our therapists are friendly, welcoming and will listen to you in a safe, non-judgemental space and work through whatever is worrying you. 

Here’s how you can get in touch: Call 0818111126 and a member of the Pieta team will help make an appointment for you. Please let them know that you have been referred by Belong To and want to participate in the LGBTQI+ youth crisis counselling.

This service is available free of charge to LGBTQ+ young people aged 12-23 based in Ireland who are self-harming, thinking of suicide or bereaved by suicide. 

All Pieta therapists are fully qualified and accredited psychotherapists. If we believe your life or someone else’s life is at risk or if you are being hurt by someone in a position of trust like a teacher or parent, we will support you with this and report as appropriate. 

Each session lasts for 50 minutes, and you may receive up to 12 sessions for crisis counselling and up to 30 for bereavement counselling.  

If you require more immediate help, you can freephone the Pieta 24-hour hour crisis helpline at 1800 247 247 or text ‘HELP’ to 51444. The helpline is staffed by therapists 365 days a year to offer immediate support over the phone. If you don’t feel that you can pick up the phone, the Pieta text* service is also available 24/7. (*standard message rates apply) 

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