Grief Telephone Support Helplines
Free to use grief telephone support helplines are invaluable when you are grieving and in early bereavement. In the early days, weeks and months following the death of a spouse or partner, it is common to have strong feeling of loss and isolation.
For many widowed people it may be your first time to consider the use of a telephone support line. If you are grieving you may find talking to someone outside of your family or circle of friends a great help. The following registered charities provide their services free of charge.
Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line
A confidential space for people to speak about their experience or to ask questions relating to the death of someone.
Freephone 1800 807 077 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday
Free individual counselling, therapy and support for people who have been bereaved by suicide and for people who are thinking about suicide.
Freephone 1800 247 247 anytime
Text HELP to 51444 – standard message rates apply
Emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope or needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Freephone 116 123 anytime
A free text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.
Text HELLO to 50808 anytime