Important Numbers and Helplines


If you have a problem and feel the need for a listening ear, why not take up the phone and contact someone who can help?  Perhaps some of the following ontacts might be of help…


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



Aware

1890-303302 10am- 10pm 7 days a week Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression.

www.aware.ie



Bereavement and Loss

Console

supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide 1800 201890 www.console.ie

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. Tel: 01-4734175 www.rainbowsireland.com



Financial Concerns

St Vincent de Paul Society

01-8386990 www.svp.ie

It’s Your Money

Independent information on financial products and services to help you make financial decisions www.itsyourmoney.ie



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 individuals affected by Acquired Brain Injury. Helpline number 1890 200 278 Helpline Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm. www.headway.ie

Mental Health Ireland

Promoting positive mental health and actively supporting persons with a mental illness, their families and carers www.mentalhealthireland.ie



Safeguarding Children – Counselling in regard to childhood abuse

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

Faoiseamh Helpline

Faoiseamh is an organisation which provides telephone counselling and a counselling and psychotherapy referral service for people who have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused by priests or religious. Our aim is to ensure that the people who contact us receive the best possible help and support in dealing with the events of the past.

Free access to a helpline staffed by experienced Telephone Counsellors. This operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.00 am – 8.00 pm, and on Fridays from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Freephone 1800 331234 (Rep. of Ireland) and Freephone 0800 973272 (NI and UK).
Website: www.faoiseamh.com

Connect

Connect is a free phone counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. The service is also available to partners or relatives of people with these experiences. With Connect you can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.

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 HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is for adults who were abused in childhood and was established in September 2000 in response to the recognition that a large number of adults had been abused as children while in care in State institutions in Ireland. 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



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.



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. In particular, this centre targets people who have already attempted to take their lives – often the forgotten people. This service is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The specialized treatment programme offers a comprehensive service aimed at individuals and their families who are affected by:

· Multiple suicidal attempts

· Suicidal ideation

· Continuous 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



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