‘BeLonG To’ have closed their face to face services until the end of March, as a precautionary measure to protect service users and community from the risk of COVID-19 virus.
They will still be providing their Monday Chats Service for information, referral, and advice over phone, email, and SMS. To arrange to talk to one of their Youth Workers, please use the ‘contact us’ page on their website.
Their Crisis Counselling Service with Pieta House will continue to operate on a digital basis.
BeLonG To’s therapist, Nash, will be in touch with you directly to provide more information to existing clients.
If you need support during this period, please reach out to the following services, which they have confirmed are open and offering support (some may have delays).
- Call the LGBT Helpline on 1890 929 539 – Monday to Thursday, 6.30-10pm, Fridays, 4-10pm and Saturday and Sunday, 4-6pm.
- Visit lgbt.ie to access their instant messaging support service from 6.30-10pm, 7 days a week.
- Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 and chat in confidence, 24/7, with a trained crisis volunteer over text. Standard SMS rates may apply.
- The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgmental support 24 hours a day, at 116 123.
For more updates and information, visit BeLonG To’s website which they will update regularly.