About Us

1life is a 24 hour suicide prevention Helpline and Text Message service, for anyone in suicidal distress. Launched in 2009, 1life is a collaborative service founded, operated and funded by two Irish charities;



The 1life service is of particular relevance to people who are feeling very low, have had suicidal thoughts or are self-harming or who want to discuss any problems in relation to suicide. It is also available to anyone bereaved or affected by suicide.


In addition to listening and providing support, 1life provides a professional intervention service and works with callers to lift suicidal tendencies, secure safety and promote hopeful next steps.


The Helpline service provides counsellors who are non-judgemental, empathetic and supportive who work together with callers to solve problems. 1life draws on best practice in the fields of crisis Helpline counselling.



Support Us

To support the work of 1life, you can donate €2.50 to us by texting the word DONATE to 57030.*

Alternatively, contact us to discuss other ways you may be able to help.

* Each text costs €2.50 and this text service is powered by Zamano, customer care 0818 300048.