Support Helpline

for Irish people


0207 272 7906

Getting help in these times

icap have set up a free confidential helpline to offer support to Irish people struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The world has changed a lot in a short space of time and it is normal for us to be feeling worried or concerned. You might be worried about your welfare or that of family and friends; you might be arranging a funeral without the usual social gatherings or finding isolation lonesome.

An event like this can also bring up memories or past events that are tricky to talk about, but these might bother us.  Some of us may not be sure who we can share these worries with, or we may not want to burden family or friends.  icap is offering a listening ear. The helpline is open to anyone of Irish heritage in the UK who would like to talk about how they are doing in these difficult times.

You can phone us on 0207 272 7906

If you would like to talk in confidence to someone from icap, please contact us by calling 020 7272 7906 or email

Our team will be able to give you a time when someone will call you, to talk through your concerns and help you to find ways to get through this time.

There is no referral form.  The only information we need is your first name and a telephone number (so that the therapist can return your call). 


The service is free for all those who use it. Our therapists will also call you back to minimise phone costs for you.

This is an additional service open to everyone, whether or not you have accessed icap services in the past, or are thinking of doing so in the future. The helpline service is not therapy but is intended to provide emotional support. If you would like to access our therapy service please read more here.

The helpline is staffed by qualified therapists who work for icap.