If you are thinking about suicide, please know that you are not alone.

If you feel that you are at immediate risk of harming yourself this is an emergency. It is important that you share these feelings with someone. Contact Samaritans on 116 123, your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or the Gardaí.

If on campus you can also call UCD Estate Services 01 716 7999. They will contact the Emergency Services at once, and once the Emergency Services are on campus, Estate Services will ensure they are escorted to your exact location. Please note that ALL information will be kept confidential.


If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life but do not feel you are at immediate risk, it is still vital that you tell somebody right away. Friends and family can be a good source of support but there are times when you might feel you need to speak with somebody from outside of these groups.

People in UCD who you can talk to about these issues are listed below:
UCD Student Health Tel: 01 716 3133/3134
UCD Student Counselling Service Tel: 01 716 3133/3134
UCD Student Advisers
UCD Student Union Welfare Officer

Help outside UCD
Samaritans is a free 24 hour helpline and email service and is a good place to go if you need someone to talk to. You can talk to them about whatever you wish; you do not have to be suicidal.

Walk in My Shoes
The Walk in My Shoes Helpline for 18-25 year olds is a confidential telephone and email service staffed by experienced mental health professionals Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm with an answering and call-back facility outside hours. You can contact the Walk in My Shoes Helpline service by calling 01 249 3555, or email help@walkinmyshoes.ie.

More information
Reach Out
ReachOut is an online youth mental health service that provides Information on a range of issues relevant to 16-25 year olds.

Pieta House
Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self harm.