December 09, 2020

Following recent items in the media discussing abuse of harm to young people, this may bring up past or buried experiences for you or people you know. Please use the following information to know who you can talk to, or report your experiences to.

We would like to just remind people involved in our sport that there are always avenues of help and support for any experiences you have found difficult in your sport.

For anyone who would like to talk with a social worker or report something, please find contacts here.

For anyone who would like to access to services providing a wide range of mental health support please find contacts here

There are also counselling/helplines services available in both jurisdictions


In Northern Ireland:

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm; Weekends 9am – 6pm

NSPCC: Childline 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk

CONNECT: 00800 477 477 77 (Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm)


In Republic of Ireland:

Confidential counselling service is available to adults through HSE numbers are available at www.hse-ncs.ie

CONNECT: 1800 477 477 (Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm)

ISPCC Support Line service contacted by email: parentingsupport@ispcc.ie or calls to 01 522 4300, Monday to Friday from 9am – 1pm

Turn2me: online counselling for adults and 12 – 17yr old's


The Head of Safeguarding, Ethics and Youth Development, Kate Hills, can also be contacted at katehills@swimireland.ie if you are unsure about who to turn to.