LYIT delighted to partner with Text 50808 - a 24/7 anonymous text support service
LYIT Student Counselling Service is delighted to be partnered with Text 50808, a 24/7 anonymous text support service. Just text LYIT to 50808 to be connected to a trained volunteer. 50808 provides everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small. You are never alone, there's someone there to listen
When you can't talk about it .... text about it!
Nicole Murray, LYIT Student Counsellor, welcomes the partnership: “I am delighted that LYIT has partnered with 50808. Sometimes, it is easier to text than talk, and the Student Counselling Service would like to be able to support all students to access support when they are feeling overwhelmed. We know from the recent Union of Students in Ireland report, National Report on Students and Covid-19, that this is a service that students will be open to using”.
50808 is a first of its kind for Ireland: a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small.
From breakups or bullying, to anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings, the Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. The aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them into the future.