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Samaritans

1850-609090 (24 hours) jo@samaritans.org

Providing confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Aware

1890-303302 www.aware.ie

10am- 10pm 7 days a week

Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression

 Suicide Prevention

Turning the Tide of Suicide
Founded to raise awareness and funding to lower the suicide rates in Ireland through dedicated research, educational support and intervention in the problem of suicide in Ireland

www.3ts.ie

National Office for Suicide Prevention

www.nosp.ie

Irish Association of Suicidology
The IAS set out to be a forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences.

www.ias.ie

Pieta House
Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours.

Pieta House is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am  8.00pm, Tuesdays, Fridays 9.00am  5.00pm, Saturday 10am-2pm on Sunday on Call service 10.00am – 2.00pm

Please feel free to call us on (01) 601 00 00 to arrange an appointment or to find out more. www.pieta.ie

GROW

Community Mental Health Movement

GROW runs groups for people with mental health diffficulties and for those trying to maintain good mental health. 

1890 474474

www.grow.ie

 

Bereavement and Loss

Console
Supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide

1800 201890
www.console.ie

Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support

045-895629 and 086-8554852

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association
Offers support to families bereaved by Sudden Infant Death and others affected by it

1850 391391
www.iol.ie/~isidansr/home.htm

Rainbows
A peer-support programme to assist children,youth and adults who are grieving a death,separation or other painful transition in their family

01-4734175
www.rainbowsireland.com

Young People/Family Support

Spunout
SpunOut.ie aims to guide young people through life with quality information, support and inspiration as well as providing a platform for young people to express their opinions, realise that they are not alone and get heard.

www.spunout.ie

Childline
Childline is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years of age

1800 666666
www.childline.ie

Teenline
Sometimes we can let things pile on top of us, it can be hard to figure a way out, talking may seem scary, but it helps when there’s someone there to really listen. Whoever you are. Wherever you are from. Whatever the problem.

1800 833 634
www.teenline.ie

Barnardos
Barnardos supports children and families through providing a number of direct family support services located throughout the country

1850 222300
http://www.barnardos.ie/

Parentline
Support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent

1890 927277
www.parentline.ie

Financial Concerns

St Vincent de Paul Society

01-8386990
www.svp.ie

Money Advice & Budgeting Services

1800 283438
www.mabs.ie

It’s Your Money
Independent information on financial products and services to help you make financial decisions

www.itsyourmoney.ie

Addiction Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

01-4538998
www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Alanon/Alateen

www.al-anon-ireland.org

Gamblers Anonymous

01-8721133
www.gamblersanonymous.ie

Narcotics Anonymous

01-6728000
www.naireland.org

Health Issues

Age Action
Age Action Ireland is the national independent organisation on ageing and older people

01 4756989
www.ageaction.ie

Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Offering direct access to practical information and emotional support for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends

1800 341341
http://www.alzheimer.ie/

Bodywhys
Support for people affected by eating disorders.

1890 200444
www.bodywhys.ie

Carers Association of Ireland

1800 240724
www.carersireland.com

CURA
Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy

1850 622626
www.cura.ie

Irish Cancer Society

1800 200700
www.cancer.ie

Irish Patients Association

01 2722555
www.irishpatients.ie

Headway
Works with carers, families and indiviudals affected by Acquried Brain Injury.

Helpline number 1890 200 278
Helpline Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm.

www.headway.ie

Mental Health Ireland
6 Adelaide Street,
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
Tel: 01-2841166
Email: info@mentalhealthireland.ie
Promoting positive mental health and actively supporting persons with a mental illness, their families and carers

www.mentalhealthireland.ie

Age & Opportunity
Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.
Tel: 01-8057709
Email: ageandop@mie.ie
Website:  www.olderinireland.ie
This is a national agency working to challenge negative attitudes to ageing and to promote greater participation by older people in society. Age & Opportunity founded and supports Bealtaine, the national arts festival celebrating creativity in older age; Go for Life, the national programme for older physical activity; and Age Wise, free age-equality training for companies.

Aontas
2nd Floor, 83 Main Street,
Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Tel: 01-4068220
Email: mail@aontas.com
Website: www.aontas.com
The National Association of Adult Education promotes lifelong learning which is ideally accessible to all, and provides information to callers on a huge range of learning opportunities.

Energy Action
IDA Unit 14, Newmarket, Dublin 8.
Tel: 01-4545464
Email: info@energyaction.ie
Website: www.energyaction.ie
This Dublin charity provides home insulation free of charge to older householders in receipt of state pension in rented or privately owned accommodation, as well as home security devices in the homes of such people living alone.

Equality Authority
2 Clonmel Street, Dublin 2.
LoCall Line: 1890245545
Email: info@equality.ie
Website: www.equality.ie
This independent body works to eliminate discrimination on nine grounds, including age. The Authority gives advice on legislation and refers complaints to the Director of Equality Investigation.

Federation of Active Retirement Associations
59 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-6792412
Email: fara@eircom.net
Website: www.fara.ie
The umbrella group for local active retirement assocations now lists over 300 associations, representing over 20,000 people. This is the organization to contact about an active retirement association in your area, or to get advice and support on setting one up.

Forum of People with Disabilities
21 Hill Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-8786077
Email: inforum@indigo.ie
Website: www.inforum.ie
Ireland’s only organization wholly run by people with disabilities, it is rights-based, promoting civil rights among members and for all.

Friends of the Elderly
25 Bolton Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-8731855
Email: friendsoftheelderly.ie
Website: www.friendsoftheelderly.ie
This organization combats loneliness in older people by providing friendship, social contact and community activities. Services include home and hospital visits, transport, home improvements, events, holidays and outings.

Health Services Executive
Head Office, Oak House, Limetree Avenue, Millennium Park,
Naas, Co Kildare.
Tel: 045-800400
Email: info@hse.ie
Website: www.hse.ie
This national body replaced local health boards in 2005. All local health boards are affiliated to the HSE. Local services are delivered through your regional HSE and your community health centre.

Irish Assocation of Older People
Room 815, OCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-4750071
Email: iaop@oceanfree.net
This organization acts as the direct voice of older people, representing their interests, campaigning on their behalf and promoting independence, dignity and purpose.

Irish Hospice Foundation
Morrison Chambers,
32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-6793188
Email: info@hospice-foundation.ie
Website: www.hospice-foundation.ie
This voluntary organisation promotes the provision of hospice services in Ireland and supports the voluntary hospice movement.

Irish Wheelchair Association
Blackheath Drive, Dublio. 3.
Tel: 01-8186400
Email: info@iwa.ie
Website: www.iwa.ie
This national organisation provides programmes for wheelchair users and others, including personal assistance training, disability driving assessment/ tuition, peer counselling, holidays, wheelchair sales/repair and advocacy.

National Council on Ageing and Older People
22 Clanwilliam Square,
Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-6766484
Email: info@ncaop.ie
Website: www.ncaop.ie
This body has developed a deep understanding of ageing and Ireland’s older population. It advises relevant Governement Departments regarding its findings.

National Federation of  Pensioners Associations
c/o Irish Congress of Trade Unions,
31 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Tel: 01-8897777
Email: congress@ictu.ie
Website: www.ictuoie
This national umbrella organization promotes the interests of pensioners and advocates on their behalf.

National Widows Association of Ireland
29 Gardiner Place,
Dublin 1.
Tel: 01-8728814
Email: natwid@eircom.net
Website: www.nawi.ie
This long-established association helps widows readjust to their new role through legal and financial advice and counselling.

Recovery Incorporated
Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin 10.
Tel: 01-6260775
This community-help organization offers a method for controlling unhelpful behaviour and changing attitudes towards nervous symptoms through a training and leadership programme.

Retirement Planning Council of Ireland
72-74 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 ,
Tel:  (01) 478 9471
Fax: (01) 475 8565
Email: info@rpc.ie
Website: www.rpc.ie
This national organization runs pre-retirement and life-planning courses and talks, in companies or at their own headquarters.

Senior Help Line
Third Age Centre,
Summerhill, Co. Meath.
Tel: 1850440444
Email: info@thirdage-ireland.com
This national telephone helpline is run for older people by older people. Ring them for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.

Volunteering Ireland
Coleraine House,
Coleraine Street, Dublin 7.
Tel: 01-8722622
Email: info@volunteeringireland.com
Website: www.volunteeringireland.com
This national resource promotes volunteering through advice, support, training, consultancy and information. A placement service matches volunteers and organizations in Dublin.

Counselling in regard to childhood abuse

Towards Healing
Towards Healing is a free, confidential helpline and counselling referral service, which is a Catholic Church response to abuse by clergy and religious.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am to 8pm and on Fridays 11am to 4pm. Its free phone helpline numbers are: from the Republic of Ireland 1800 303416; from Northern Ireland and Britain 0800 0963315.

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

Director: Mr. Ian Elliott.
Telephone: 01 505 3018.
Fax: 01 5053026
Website: www.safeguarding.ie

Connect
Connect is a free phone counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood.

Connect is an out of hours service available Wednesday to Sunday, from 6-10pm. To speak to a counsellor call: Freephone 1800 235 235
Website: www.connectcounselling.ie

Click on link to download  Services for adults abused in Institutions

National Counselling Service (NCS)
The NCS offers confidential face to face counselling, free of charge, to adults who experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect during childhood. Counselling is available at 60 locations throughout Ireland.

For an appointment at a location of your choice Freephone: 1800 235 234
More information at: www.hse-ncs.ie

Health Service Executive (HSE)
Social Work & Child Protection Services can be contacted through your Local Health Office.
An Garda Siochana

To report an incident of child abuse contact your local Garda station
Click on link to find the station in your area  www.garda.ie/Stations