More than six million euro has been raised for Pieta House through its Darkness Into Light fundraiser.

Over 140,000 people across the world took part in the annual event today.

People walked, ran, cycled and swam despite wind and rain in many parts of the country.

The support of those who signed up or donated means that Pieta's free crisis helpline will provide 3,500 people 8 hours of free counselling.

Pieta employs over 200 qualified therapists, and their services are free to anyone who needs them.

More than 22,800 calls and texts were placed to Pieta's free crisis line so far this year.

Pieta House's helpline can be reached at 1800 247 247 while you can also text HELP to 51444 to reach a counsellor.