Who Are Console?


Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by Suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Service here in Ireland. 

Since then Console has developed into a National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those Bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline Services.

Console is a National Service with Centres in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Athlone, Wexford, Mayo and Kildare.

Console is also located in London, United Kingdom.

The console 24/7 suicide helpline

Minister Kathleen Lynch promotes the console 24/7 suicide helpline (above)

(below) Kodaline showing their support of the Helpline


Console's visit to Áras an Uachtarain

Our Patron, President Michael D.Higgins praised the work of Console for providing innovative 
Suicide Prevention and Postvention Services throughout Ireland. 
President Higgins was speaking at Áras an Uachtaráin in an address to Console staff and volunteers to mark the Organisations 10th year of dedicated Service. The President and his wife Sabina, invited the Console Team to the Áras to acknowledge their tireless work in Preventing Suicide and Supporting the Suicide Bereaved over the past decade.


Mission Statement


Console seeks to respond to the Spiritual, Emotional and Psychological needs of our Clients.

Our Mission is to provide Professional Therapeutic Counselling, Support and Helpline Services to people in Suicidal Crisis and to those Bereaved through Suicide
with Respect, Dignity and Compassion. 


Michael D. Higgins

President of Ireland

Patron of Console


Read some important speeches on Console here