Text HELLO to 50808 to start a conversation

50808 is anonymous, FREE and here for you 24/7

  • 50808 is a safe space to share anonymously, we take your privacy very seriously. Our crisis volunteers only know what you share with them via text and nothing else.
  • They are there for you every hour of every day. From calming chats to immediate support during a mental health or personal crisis – big or small. 50808 is here for you 24/7
  • Texting 50808 is completely free on all major networks. Our service is funded by the HSE and donations from the public to ensure everyone can get support when they need it.


50808 is a free, anonymous, 24/7 messaging service providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support. 50808 provides a safe space where you’re listened to by a trained Volunteer. You’ll message back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with. By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you sort through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place.