Alex's Answer

Are Pieta House services for under 18's only?

Your Question

Is Pieta House for under 18’s, similar to Childline, or no age limit


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex.  

Thank you for contacting us. You have asked about the services offered by Pieta House.  

Pieta House offers free professional one-to-one, in-person, phone or video therapeutic counselling and 24-hour phone and text services. These services are open to all, meaning they are not limited to any specific age range.  

Children and Young People under the age of 18 as well as adults over the age of 18 are welcome to engage with Pieta Services if they are experiencing suicidal ideation, engaging in or considering self-harm, or if they are experiencing bereavement due to suicide.  

Regardless of one’s age, Pieta House has one common goal where no-one should feel so alone or so afraid that suicidal ideation or self-harming becomes an option they choose.  

You can contact Pieta House for support by calling their 24-hour Helpline on 1800 247 247 or by texting the word HELP to 51444. Additional information on Pieta House can be found on their website:  

Thank you so much for getting in touch, and remember, you are very welcome to chat with the Childline Team by phone on  1800 66 66 66  or by text on 50101 or through our web chat on  Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   

Kind regards,  


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