Support Services – Christmas opening hours

Drugs and Alcohol Helpline and email support service
Monday to Friday 9.30am -5.30pm. Closed Christmas day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day.
Freephone: 1800 459 459
Al Anon helpline – For people troubled by someone else’s drinking
Open every day 10am – 10pm, including over Christmas
Call: (01) 8732699
Childline – Listening and support for children
Open 24/7
Freephone Helpline: 1800 666666
Text: ‘Talk’ to 50101.
Web chat: Go to and click the Chat to us button on screen (Webchat is available 10am – 4am)
Connect – Telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood, and their families
18th Dec-1st Jan Open every day 6pm-10pm
Call free: 1800 477 477
Samaritans – Listening and support
Open 24 hours a day, including over Christmas
Call free: 116 123
Women’s Aid helpline – If you feel at risk of violence
Open 24 hours a day, including over Christmas
Call free: 1800 341 900
Visit to assess your drinking, get tips on cutting down and find further details of support services.