Childline is more than a support line. We provide a range of services for children and young people build resilience and develop coping skills that will last a lifetime.
We also offer help and support for families that are struggling and offer advice to parents who are going through a tough time. As well as a wealth of articles about mental health and wellbeing on childline.ie, we have a large selection of reading and viewing material for parents on the Parenting Hub on ispcc.ie.
Here is a list of the services provided by ISPCC Childline:
Childline 24 Hour Support Line
- Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people in Ireland up to and including the age of 18.
- You can talk with Childline’s 24-hour Support Line in confidence, about ANYTHING that might be on your mind, and we won’t judge you, give out to you or tell you what to do.
- We’re here to listen and we’ll help you to figure out the best solution for you.
- We try to empower, support and protect young people like you every day. You don’t have to have a problem to talk to Childline.
- You can contact Childline for free at any time of the day or night by calling 1800 66 66 66. You can also chat with us live on this website via the Live Chat button.
Digital Mental Health Programmes
- We offer FREE digital programmes aimed at reducing anxiety for children and young people, as well as digital programmes for parents and carers around managing their own anxiety while supporting their anxious child or teenager.
- If you or someone in your life might benefit from Space from Anxiety, your parent or carer can apply by filling out a simple form. For more details email: [email protected]
Childline Therapeutic Support Services
- Our Childline Therapeutic Support Service (CTSS) works with any young person up to 18 years of age.
- Our professional services are based on a resilience model and provide children, young people and families with therapeutic support during difficult or traumatic times in their lives. We can meet children and young people at a place where they are most comfortable, which could be online, in your home, a local community centre or their school.
- We start our work by assessing the needs of the young person then we develop a personal plan with clear goals which we will work through during our weekly sessions. The work can last for a few months and we regularly talk to the young person’s parents or caregivers to discuss progress.
- We often support Parents and or Caregivers who may be experiencing difficulties in their parenting. The service is free to everyone.
- The Ask Alex service is for children and young people. It is there for when you have something you want to talk about or a question you’d like to ask but don’t feel ready to talk about with anyone yet.
- Alex reads every question and replies to a selection each week. The replies are public, never private, so others can read them. Alex won’t publish any personal information from your message.
- Before you write, you can search previous topics and questions asked on the Ask Alex page in case your problem or query has already been asked by somebody else.
- There is no topic too big or too small, we have heard everything so please don’t worry about shocking us. We are here to help you and remind you that you’re not alone. The hundreds of questions in this section is proof of that.
Articles, Tips, Advice
Childline.ie has lots of different articles for you to read on topics ranging from friendship, school and family to anxiety, mental wellness and sexual orientation.
We also have an Instagram and TikTok account that you can follow for lots of great tips and advice!