Useful links

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

I have created a list below of some of some agencies and support groups that may be of interest to you.

Alcoholics Anonymous provide understanding and support for problem drinkers in an anonymous environment.

www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Al-Anon provide understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment.

www.al-anon-ireland.org

The national centre for research, resource development and training on bullying.

www.antibullyingcentre.ie 

Arc provide psychological, emotional, educational and practical support to people with cancer and those who care for them.

www.arccancersupport.ie

Aware provides support & information for people who experience either depression or bipolar disorder and their concerned loved ones.

www.aware.ie

Barnardos Ireland provides wide ranging supports for children and their families.

www.barnardos.ie

Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.

www.bodywhys.ie

Citizens Information provide information on your civil rights and entitlements.

www.citizensinformation.ie

Freephone drug & alcohol helpline; Mon-Fri: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm: 1800 459 459

www.drugs.ie/phone

Family Carers Ireland offers a confidential care line, carer support groups, in-home respite care, training, information on rights and entitlements and other supports that seek to improve the quality of life for the carer and the persons receiving care at home. Freephone helpline: Mon-Fri 9 am to 8pm, Sat 10 am to 12 noon: 1800 24 07 24

www.familycarers.ie

GROW is a national community based organisation providing support and education around emotional and mental wellbeing.

www.grow.ie

The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. A professional body representing counsellors and psychotherapists. They promote best practice, the development of the profession and safeguarding the public.

www.iacp.ie

The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists. A professional body representing humanistic & integrative psychotherapists. They promote best practice, the development of the profession and safeguarding the public.

www.iahip.org

Jigsaw specialises in youth mental health (12 to 25). They have 13 support centres across the county.

www.jigsaw.ie

Men’s Aid Ireland is a national service supporting men and their families experiencing domestic violence. National Confidential Helpline: (01) 554 3811

www.mensaid.ie

Men’s Development Network Freephone 1800 816 588: Mon & Wed 10 am 6pm; Tues & Thurs: 12 pm to 8 pm; Fri: 2 pm to 6 pm
They provide counselling and support for men and their families experiencing domestic violence. This includes support for men who have been violent.

Mental Health Ireland promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all individuals and communities.

www.mentalhealthireland.ie

Outhouse is a community resource centre for LGBT people, their family and friends. Based in Capel Street, Dublin.

www.outhouse.ie

Pieta provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Free 24 hour National helpline: 1800 247 247

www.pieta.ie

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre works with men and women who have experienced sexual assault, rape or childhood sexual abuse. They have a 24-hour helpline, provide counselling, and will accompany survivors of sexual violence if they attend the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital, Garda stations or court. National 24-Hour Helpline: 1800 77 8888

www.drcc.ie

Sage Support & Advocacy Service for Older People. The SAGE Support and Advocacy Service promotes and protect the rights, freedoms and dignity of older people by developing support and advocacy services wherever ageing poses a challenge for individuals.

www.sageadvocacy.ie

The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. 24 hr Free Phone Helpline: 116 123. The call won’t appear on your phone bill.

www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland

The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Office Hours: 01 8171736. Out of Hours: phone 01 8171700 and ask for SATU.
They provide medical support after an experience of sexual violence. This can include check-up, forensic sampling, emergency contraception, preventative treatment for infectious diseases along with follow-up appointments, showering, change of clothes. They provide psychological support by linking in with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. There are regional units in Mullingar, Waterford, Galway, Cork, Donegal and Letterkenny.

www.rotunda.ie/satu

SOSAD provides support and direction for those feeling depressed or suicidal and those who support them. They also provide support to people who have been bereaved by suicide.

www.sosadireland.ie

SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.

www.spunout.ie

Sticks and Stones develop and provide anti-bullying programmes for schools.

www.sticksandstones.ie

Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. LoCall 1850 44 04 44 (Daily 10am to 10pm).

www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline

Too Into You provide support and guidance for people experiencing dating abuse. The service is provided by Women’s Aid. 24 hour National freephone helpline: 1800 341 900

www.toointoyou.ie

Women’s Aid is a national organisation supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence. 24 hour National freephone helpline: 1800 341 900

www.womensaid.ie

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