Supportline 179 is the
national helpline offering support, information about local social welfare
services and other agencies, and a referral service to callers who requires
support. It is also a national service to people who are in times of
difficulty or crisis. The primary mission of the Supportline 179 service is to
provide, immediate and unbiased help to those seeking information, support and/or require a referral to social
The service is run by a team of professionally trained volunteers. Supportline
179 receives calls on situations of child abuse, domestic violence,
drug/alcohol/gambling problems, amongst others.
Moreover, all calls received on the EU Emotional Support Helpline 116 123 and
EU Child Helpline 116 111, are also dealt with by the Supportline 179
The EU Emotional Support Helpline 116 123 offers emotional support to
callers suffering from loneliness, those who find themselves in a state of
psychological crises, and those who require emotional support due to various
life situations they might be encountering.
The EU Child Helpline 116 111 offers help and support for children and
young people. The services enables children and young people to find
solutions to their problems and
links them to others services and
The service is available to all local and
foreign citizens in Malta. The aim is to have one international number as
directed by the European Commission, recognisable in all EU member states,
available for all European citizens.
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