National 24 hour Helpline

24-Hour Helpline

We offer a free confidential, listening and support service for women and men who have been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused at any time in their lives.

We’re here to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

We also take calls from anyone who wishes to talk about the effects of sexual violence.

Our Telephone Counsellors are available to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We take calls on our freephone number from anywhere in the country.

All the counsellors in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre are aware it can be difficult and takes courage to make contact for the first time. We would like to assure you that every caller to our helpline is treated as an individual with respect and dignity and given the time and understanding they need to get the help and support they deserve. Repeat callers are also welcome.

If you are reading this now and are considering contacting the Centre for any reason, no matter how small, please phone us.

You can contact our counselling department on our National Helpline 1800 77 8888 or email

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing we provide a text service (Monday to Friday between 8.00am – 6.30pm):  086 823 8443