Helpline: 1890 303 302.
E-mail Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aware is a national voluntary organisation providing support through depression. Services include support groups nationwide, a loCall Helpline open 365 days a year, email support services. All services are available to individuals who experience depression and also concerned family members and friends.
The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland Helpline: 1890 200 444
Email Support Service: email@example.com
Bodywhys is the national organisation dedicated to offering support, information & understanding for people affected by eating disorders including family & carers. The helpline offers a non-judgemental and confidential support and information service. Bodywhys also offers support groups, an online support group and email support.
Helpline: 1800 666 666
Childline is a 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Childline is open 365 days a year (even Christmas Day!). It offers support to every young people living in Ireland through the Childline listening service over the phone.
Helpline: 1890 474 474
GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all form of breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. GROW’s principal strength is the support members give each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health.
Tel: +353 (01) 601 0000.
Pieta House is a focused, counselling service which is readily accessible to those who need it. Together with you, they help you identify reasons to live.
Email Support Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.They offer their service by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches.
Supporting People affected by Mental Ill Health Helpline: 1890 621 631.
Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder.
Helpline: 1800 833 634.
Teenline Ireland is a national helpline for teenagers feeling fed-up, alone, distressed, worried or just want to talk. Teenline provides a listening and support service and will provide you with information about other support services in your area.
Drugs & Alcohol
Alateen is for young people, aged twelve to twenty, who are affected by a problem drinker.
Tel: 01 842 0700.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Alcohol Action Ireland is a national charity for alcohol related issues. Their vision is of an Ireland that recognises and challenges the harm caused by alcohol.
Helpline: 1800 459 459.
Providing information, support and counselling in relation to drugs, substance misuse or addiction.
Tel: 01 872 1133.
Self-help organisation holding regular meetings around the country. Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
Tel: 01 524 0160.
Merchants Quay Ireland is a voluntary organisation providing a wide range of services to people who are homeless and for drug users.
Tel: 01 6728000.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. A group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Helpline: 1850 201203.
Advice and/or support on quitting smoking
Helpline: 1800 459 459.
Freephone helpline offering support, information, guidance and referral to anyone with a question or concern related to drug and alcohol use.
Suicide and bereavement
Helpline: 1800 201890.
Console supports and helps people bereaved through suicide. Console promotes positive mental health within the community in an effort to reduce the high number of attempted suicides and deaths through suicide. Their services include a national free phone helpline, individual & family counselling for people bereaved through suicide.
Tel: 067 43999.
To provide support and outreach to those bereaved by suicide
Tel: 01-873 4184.
Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people.
Helpline: 01 872 1055.
They provide non-directive, non-judgmental, befriending, support and a general information service to the gay, lesbian and bisexual community, to anyone who has issues relating to their sexuality, to their parents, families and friends.
Sexual health and pregnancy
Helpline: 1850 622 626.
Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy.
Helpline: 1850 495 051 (pregnancy helpline).
IFPA provides sexual and reproductive health information, crisis pregnancy counselling, clinical services, education and training. Through education programmes, clinics and information, they enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and to understand their rights.
Pregnancy Care Services. Helpline: 1850 281 281.
Life has been serving women with crisis pregnancies for over 24 years as a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a professional level of service to our clients. All counselling services are offered free.
Helpline: 1800 459 459.
Providing non-directive and confidential information, support, guidance and referral to anyone with a question or concern related to drug and alcohol use and or HIV and sexual health.
Provide information and contact details for organisations that may be able to help if you are worried about being pregnant.
Lo-call: 1890 252 084.
The National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children. Treoir is an information centre and promotes the welfare of and improves the standards of care for unmarried parents and their children.
Abuse, domestic violence and rape
Helpline: 01 8670701.
Provide facilities, professional help and support to women and children suffering from violence in their home. Aoibhneas operates a 24 hour helpline service, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Helpline: 1890 924 567.
Children at Risk in Ireland provides a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.
Tel: +353 1 4768680.
The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Helpline: 1800 778 888.
Offer a confidential, 24-hour telephone helpline, 7 days a week staffed by trained counselors who are available to listen to you and any concerns you may have in regard to issues of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.
Safe Ireland are the national representative body for frontline domestic violence services in Ireland and have 40 member services nationally. 20 of these are refuges and 20 are support services for women and children seeking safety from violence and abuse.
Helpline: 1800 341 900.
Provides support and information to women and their children who are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused in their own homes.
Support for Asylum Seekers, Refugee
Tel: 01 764 5854
The IRC is an independent non-governmental organisation advocating on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees since 1992.
Spirasi works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture. In partnership with others, Spirasi enables access to specialist services to promote the well-being of the human person, and encourages self-reliance and integration into Ireland.
Getting Professional Support
Tel: 01 2723427
The IACP is an organisation that promotes therapeutic counselling and represents counselling interests throughout Ireland. It represent the interests of both client and counsellor in Ireland. The IACP act as a link between those who are looking for counselling and those who provide counselling.
The Irish Council for Psychotherapy represents over 1,250 psychotherapists and carries the gold standard in Ireland for the profession.
PSI is the professional body for psychologists in Ireland. Their website offers a service that allows you to search for a registered psychologist that meets your needs, from amongst their database of Psychological Society of Ireland Registered Members.
Living in Care / Care Experience
Tel: 01- 872 7661
Information for young people living in care, EPIC (formally IAYPIC) is an independent organisation that works throughout the Republic of Ireland with and for young people who are currently living in care, or have had an experience of living in care. This includes those living in Foster Care, Relative Foster Care, Residential Care, Special Care, and Children’s Detention Schools. EPIC also works with young people preparing to leave care and in after care. EPIC provides an Advocacy Service and empowers young people to speak out and be heard in relation to their own lives.