National 24-Hour Helpline

You can contact the National 24-Hour Helpline at 1800 77 8888, at any time of day or night. We offer a free and confidential listening and support service for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused at any time in their lives.

  • It is also possible to email to counselling@rcc.ie (note that e-mails can only be answered during office hours).
  • For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, we provide a text service, operating Mon-Fri from 8am to 6:30pm, at 086-8238443.
  •  You can also chat to us online - click here for more information.

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 the Helpline from anywhere in the country.

We know that it takes courage to make contact for the first time and would like to assure you that every caller to the Helpline is treated with respect and dignity.

Repeat callers are welcome.

If you are reading this now and are considering contacting the DRCC for any reason, no matter how small, please phone us at 1800 77 8888.

The National Helpline has been accredited by the Helpline Partnership. This is the membership body for organisations that provide helpline services in the UK, Republic of Ireland and internationally. The Helplines Standard is a nationally recognised quality standard which defines and accredits best practice in helpline work.