Pieta provide a free crisis counselling service within BeLonG To Youth Services in Dublin City Centre for young people in the LGBTQIA+ community.

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) young people in Ireland. Since 2003, they have worked with LGBTQIA+ young people to create a world where they are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences.

Pieta offers a free, accessible, and community-based service for people that are in suicidal crisis, those who are self-harming, and people who have been bereaved by suicide. Services are provided by fully accredited therapists. Pieta has centres across Ireland, and our therapeutic approach is rooted in compassion and care.

Our therapists are friendly and welcoming, they will listen to you in a safe, non-judgemental space and work through your crisis.

To get support call Pieta Dublin South on 01 462 4792 and ask to book an appointment for the LGBTQIA+ youth counselling service or send an email to belongto@pieta.ie. Our clinical support staff will ask you a number of questions to ensure we are the right service to meet your needs, if so we will then arrange an assessment appointment.

This service is available free of charge to LGBTQIA+ young people aged 12-23, and the sessions take place in BeLonG To on Parliament Street, Dublin 2. We also offer key support for loved ones attending.

Some Help & Advice

What happens in a session?

You can talk about anything from self-harm, to school, to coming out. Our therapist will work with you through any difficulties that you are currently facing.

How long does a session last?

Each session lasts up to 50 minutes and the treatment lasts up to 12 sessions.

Is it confidential?

Yes. Whatever you say in the session will be between you and the therapist.

We only need to share information or take action if you ask us to, if we believe your or someone else’s life is in danger, or if you are being hurt by someone in a position of trust, like a teacher or parent.

When and where do the sessions take place

The sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday between 9am and 1pm on the first floor of the BeLonG To offices (13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2). To access the building, buzz the door and then walk to the second floor to meet your therapist.

For further help and advice see our FAQ section. If you are in immediate danger or a medical emergency please call Emergency Services on 112 or 999 now.

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