Support Services

Support services (phone, text, email etc.)

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Are you affected by somebody else's alcohol or drug use? A family concerned persons support group is held in Galway every 2nd Wednesday: 7.30 - 9pm. Ph Hilary 087 621 7728 or Christine 561299
Alcoholics Anonymous  01 453 8998
  The Big Book - Alcoholics Anon

Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics. 01 8732699 

Mens Groups

ACOA (Adult Children Of Alcoholics). Po Box 4683, Dublin 1

AMEN (male domestic abuse victims)  04623718

Website ANEW for women who have difficulty with alcohol   0861024743

AWARE  (depression support) 016766166

BODYWHYS  (anorexia and bulimia support)  Tel: 01 283 4963

CARI (support for anyone affected by sexual abuse)  1890924567

COPE  Domestic violence support Galway: 565985

Gingerbread  (single parents support) 018146618

GROW  Tel: 021 427 7520

Hearing Voices  0044 8451228642

Mental Health


Mens groups: Link

Move Ireland (men overcoming violence) 018724357

Moving forward (support for social anxiety/phobia) 091581656 

Outhouse   lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered  website

Parentline 1890 927277

Parent support:

Self harm/suicide help - Pieta house 016010000/016302222  

Schizophrenia 01 8601620 Helpline: 1890 621 631 

Senior helpline  1850 440444

Galway Rape crisis centre 1800355355

RCC   (support for victims of rape) 1800212122

Samaritans  1850-60-90-90

Suicide Bereavement Support Network  024 95561 

Senior helpline 1850 440 444 10-1am, 7-10pm

Teenline 1800833634

IFPA's national pregnancy helpline - 1850 49 50 51 

Other local facilities: Meditate for free: 7 market st 523011




Drugs helpline 1800 459 459-advice and information about services to drug users and to family or friends who are worried

  • Anna Liffey Drug Project, 13 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, 8786899
  • Arbour House Treatment Centre, St Finbarr's Hospital, Cork, 021-968933
  • Aisling Group and Bradan Foundation, Dowdstown, Navan, Meath, 046-75979
  • Coaim, Nelson Mandela House, 44 Lwr Gardiner St, Dublin 1, 8338033
  • Coolmine House, 19 Lord Edward St, Dublin 2, 6794822
  • Cuan Mhuire Centres, Cardington, Athy, Kildare, 0507-31493
  • Drug Treatment Centre Board, Trinity Court, 30-31 Pearse St, Dublin 2, 6771122
  • Hanly Centre, The Mews, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 2809795
  • Merchant's Quay Project, Dublin 8, 6790044
  • Rutland Centre, Knocklyon House, Knocklyon Road, Dublin 16 - a private residential treatment centre, 4946358

Slainte, 57 O'Connell St, Limerick provide information on counselling and treatment with a particular focus on young people. tel: 1850 700 850

Forest addiction centre in wexford

Drug Treatment Centre Board, Trinity Court, 30-31 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 is: 01-6488 600 (e-mail [email protected])

Sexual addiction: Rutland Centre on 4946358 to obtain details of how to contact to 12 step fellowship Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.   

Online Mental health support and services

Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18

HSE Health and Wellbeing 

Individual, couple and family therapy sessions online and phone.

[email protected]

Pieta House

[email protected]

LGBT Ireland

LGBT+ helpline 1890 929 539 every day. Gender identity family support line 01 907 3707  [email protected] for support or information   Visit

Information line 01 284 1166 [email protected]

 1890 474 474  Visit  [email protected]
ADHD Ireland  01 874 8349 Visit  [email protected]

01 2107906 Visit   [email protected] for support

Practitioner Health

Confidential support and help for doctors, dentists and pharmacists.
Phone 01 297 0396   [email protected]

Supports for younger people, their parents or guardians

Childline (ISPCC)

Ireland's 24-hour national listening service for young people up to the age of 18.
1800 666 666 any time. Text 50101 anytime


Mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old and parents or concerned adults.
Freephone 1800 544729 from 1pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Text CALL ME to 086 180 3880 with your preferred day and time for a call.
[email protected] - replies 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Information and emotional support and information on supports and services.
Freephone 1800 341 341 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm  [email protected]

The Dementia Resource Hub provides sign-posting to information and on-line resources for people with dementia, families and carers.
Visit or


Confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers.
Call 1800 804 591 from 10am to 10pm everyday 

Mobile apps 

Mindshift (by Anxiety Canada)

MindShift CBT teaches about anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action. Users check in each day to track their anxiety and work with tools in the app.
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play


Headspace is a well-known mobile app that teaches meditation and easy to use mindfulness skills. Map your journey and track your progress and ‘buddy up’ with friends and motivate each other.
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play.

Clear Fear

For teenage mental health charity Stem4. The app uses CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. You can personalise the app and track your progress.
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play

HSE Eating Disorder Self Help App

Read more about the HSE Eating Disorder Self Help AppBodywhys 1890 200 444 or email [email protected] (eating disorders)