Need Support

We understand that some of the issues being discussed may upset you. Perhaps you’re badly affected by bullying or stress, or someone has hurt or harmed you. If you need help on any issue, we want to guide you towards the right support at the exact time you need it. You have a right to be protected.

UReport does not have trained staff but there are a number of organisations that can assist you. Childline is a free and confidential listening service, designed to empower, support and protect young people. There is a telephone service, an online service and a texting service.

You can contact Childline’s phone service 24 hours a day on 1800 666 666. You can talk to Childline Online live on their One to One service between 10am and 4am. If you prefer to text, you can contact the live Teentxt service by texting the word "Talk" to 50101. If you have been affected by bullying, you can access support by texting the word ‘Bully’ to 50101. The text service is available everyday between 10am and 4am. All these services are all free and confidential. They don’t trace calls or texts and your IP address is not visible. Childline is happy to hear from you, no matter what your needs- “Children and teenagers talk to us about a lot of different things.

You don’t have to have a problem to contact us. We don’t give out to you or tell you what to do. We help you figure out your own solutions and we’re here to listen.’ Spunout.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. They help to empower youth with information they need to live active, happy, and healthy lives. This information is found on their website and is broken into sections on education, employment, health, life and opinion. It’s easily accessible, relevant, reliable, and free of any shame or bias. You can join their community of users through their website or Facebook.

For more support services who can help, check out Spunout's support services database. If you are in immediate danger or in an emergency, please contact the Gardaí on 999 or 112. They are best placed to deal with any urgent request for help and can respond immediately. UNICEF’s Child Protection Policy & Procedures ensures that all UReport users are protected in accordance with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011.