Crisis Text Line Ireland

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line will soon be available in Ireland. Learn more about becoming a volunteer Crisis Counsellor.


Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential messaging service for people in crisis, launching in Ireland in Summer 2019. The service is funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE). If you would like to get in touch with us about a media inquiry, please email, for all other inquiries, reach out to

Crisis Text Line is not yet available to the public, please visit for information about alternative services. If you need to reach out for help always call 112/999 in an emergency.

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Learn about the message that inspired Crisis Text Line and why we do what we do.

Become a Crisis Volunteer

Crisis Volunteers answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Crisis Volunteers work remotely anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection.

We ask our Crisis Volunteers to commit to 4 hours per week and complete a total of 200 hours. Though, of course, we hope they stay longer. It's a big commitment and is one that people find incredibly rewarding.

Our Crisis Volunteers complete the online application form, successfully complete the 30-hour online training course and are subject to reference checks and Garda vetting.



Complete the 30 minute application and consent to a background check.

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Complete the 30 hour web-based training.



Take your first shift and start changing lives!

As a Crisis Volunteer you will:

Learn skills. In 30 hours, you’ll walk away knowing reflective listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management. (These are skills that will help in your personal relationships too!)

Train from anywhere. In your PJs. In a coffee shop. Wherever!

So impressive! Our Crisis Volunteers highlight the training on their CVs when interviewing for jobs, applying to university, and building their LinkedIn profiles.

Level up. Earn volunteer leadership positions. Get the first look at internships and job openings. Gain access to special privileges, including discounts and merch.

Hone your skills. Work alongside volunteers who are also social workers, therapists, and psychiatrists to sharpen your crisis counseling skills!

Feel supported. This is a community. We support each other. We are a big awesome family.