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Mental Health/Depression

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1life is a dedicated 24 hour freephone national suicide prevention helpline.
FREEPHONE 1800 24 7 100 or text HELP to 51444

Console is a Charity supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide. Helpline 1800 201 890

Aware is a National Support Organisation for People with Depression. They also run local help groups where people with depression and their families meet up.
Tel 1890 30 33 02

The Samaritans
helpline 116 123


Pieta House - The centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide.

The Black Dog - Self-help site for men and women coping with mental distress.

Grow - Mental Health Organisation which helps poeple who are suffering from mental help problems

Save our Sons and Daughters - campaign to raise awareness of suicide in Ireland


BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.
Phone: 01 670 6223 (Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm)

Gay Switchboard Dublin provides a listening, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual & trans people, and anyone who needs to discuss issues relating to sexuality.
Phone 01 872 1055 (7 - 9pm Monday to Friday)

Cork Gay Information
Phone 021 427 1087
(Tuesday and Wednesday 7-9pm)

Dundalk Outcomers
Phone 042 935 3035 (Thursdays 8 - 10pm)

OutWest Helpline

Phone: 094 937 2479 (Wednesday 8 - 10pm)

The Transgender Equality Network Ireland
Phone: 01 6334687 (Monday - Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm)

Parental/Family Issues

Loving Our Out Kids / Parents Support
For Parents / family of those who identify as LGBT
Phone: 087 2537699

Amen is a helpline for men is abusive relationships or men who have been in relationships and still have contact and child access problems
Tel 046 9023718

USFI is a group that provides support to unmarried and seperated fathers and holds meetings in Dublin
Call 01-4514200

Pregnancy Counselling Helpline has all the options available in Ireland and abroad, info on morning after pill etc
Tel 1850 49 50 51.


Alcoholics Anonymous runs meetings countrywide and dates for people who are struggling to deal with drink.
Tel: 01 8420700

Narcotics Anonymous have meetings countrywide and also have helplines

East: 086-8629308
West: 086-8149004
South: 087-1386120
North: +44 781-0172991

Dublin: 01-8721133 (have a pen handy as the machine may give you a contact number when the office is unattended)
Cork: 087-2859552
Galway: 086-3494450
Tipperary: 085-7831045
Waterford: 087-1850294

Cancer information

The National Cancer Helpline is operated by the Irish Cancer Society.
Freefone 1800 200 700 (Mon-Thurs 9-7, Fridays 9-5) 01 2310500
Email - support@irishcancer.ie

CanTeen, Ireland's young people's cancer support group


Galway Rape Crisis Centre provide counselling and helpline services to females and males
Helpline 1800 355 355

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is there for people who have gotten into debt and the help dealing with institutions you owe money too like phone companies ESB Banks etc.
Helpline 1890 283 438

Bodywhys is for those guys and girls who have an eating disorder and their families and friends who try to help them. The also have online support and meetings around the country.
Tel: 1890 200 444

ReachOut. Good source for factsheets on many issues

Free legal advice in areas such as legal aid, social welfare law, credit and debt law and public interest law.

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