Directory of Services

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If you need help and you are not sure who to turn to, please take a look at our directory of services below. We hope you find it useful.

The services that we have listed here are for information purposes only and should not be taken as advice or an endorsement by Barnardos. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, no liability is accepted by Barnardos.

Abuse | Bereavement | Cyberbullying & Bullying | Online Activity | Mental Health | Homelessness | Pregnancy | Separation | Suicide

Abuse

Below is a list of organisations that may be able to offer support and counselling.

National Office for Abuse Victims
As part of the Government programme to assist those persons who as children were abused in Institutions; and in co-operation with groups representing victims of abuse, the Government has now established a National Office; known as (NOVA) to give support, advice and assistance in an impartial and fair manner to those who; as children; suffered abuse in Institutions. The Office offers the following services to victims of abuse:

Free-phone help-line: 1800 25 25 24 (if you are calling from the UK the number is: 0800 039 0301)
Assistance to persons wishing to trace their records
Referral service to persons wishing to avail of social services; such as reading and writing, health services, counselling, education or other appropriate social services
The Office is located at 19 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7. The opening hours of the Office are 10:00am - 5:00pm.

One in Four: This organisation offers a voice to and support for women and men who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence and also to their family and friends. You can contact them on 01 662 4070

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: The centre offers a confidential, 24-hour telephone helpline, 7 days a week staffed by trained counsellors who are available to listen to you and any concerns you may have in regard to issues of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. Contact them on (01) 661 4911 or 1800 778 888

Samaritans: The Samaritans offer confidential, non-judgemental support 24 hours a day. Call them on 1850 60 90 90, email jo@samaritans.org or drop in to 112 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 - 10.00 am - 9.00 pm, 7 days a week.

Faoiseamh: This organisations offers a free helpline on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.00 am - 8.00 pm, and on Fridays from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. The number is 1800 331234 (Rep. of Ireland) and Freephone 0800 973272 (Northern Ireland and UK).

The HSE also offer counselling services on 1800 235234. A full list of HSE counselling services are available from The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

Barnardos' Parenting Positively series - Coping with Domestic Abuse
Booklet for Parents of Young Children
Booket for Young Children
Booklet for Parents of Teenagers
Teenhelp - an online resource for teenagers

Children At Risk in Ireland CARI
Lo-call 1890 924 567 (Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
Email: helpline@cari.ie
www.cari.ie

Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children ISPCC
Tel: +353 (0)1 6794944
Childline Tel: 1800 66 66 66
www.childline.ie
Email: ispcc@ispcc.ie

Rape Crisis Centre
24 Hour Helpline Tel: 1800-778888
Email: rcc@indigo.ie
Website: www.drcc.ie

COPE Galway
Tel: 091 778750
Email: info@copegalway.ie
Website: http://www.copegalway.ie/index.php

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 open Wednesday through to Sunday, from 6 – 10pm. Freephone 1800 477 477 or from the UK or Northern Ireland Freephone 00800 477 477 77.

www.connectcounselling.ie

Barnardos Guide
Child Abuse through the Internet

 

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Bereavement

Barnardos Children's Bereavement Service
Helpline 01 473 2110 (Monday to Thursday, 10am-12noon)
https://www.barnardos.ie/what-we-do/specialist-services/bereavement-counselling.html
Email: bereavement@barnardos.ie

Barnardos' Parenting Postively series - Coping with Death
Booklet for Parents of Young Children
Booklet for Young Children
Booklet for Parents of Teenagers
Teenhelp - an online resource for Teenagers

Barnardos Guide - Death
Helping Children Understand
Helping Teenagers Understand

Irish Hospice Foundation
Tel: +353 (0)1 6793188
http://www.hospice-foundation.ie
Email: info@hospice-foundation.ie

Widow.ie Bereavement Support for Men and Women (Forum)
www.widow.ie

Bereavement Counselling Service
Tel: +353 (0)1 8391766
http://www.bereavementireland.org
Email: bereavement@eircom.net

National Association of Widows in Ireland
Tel: +353 1 872 8814
http://www.nawi.ie
Email: info@nawi.ie

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 8735702 or +353 (0)1 8725550
http://www.miscarriage.ie/
Email: info@miscarriage.ie

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Cyberbullying

Office for Internet Safety
http://www.internetsafety.ie/
www.webwise.ie

Barnardos Parenting Positively booklets - Coping with Bullying
Booklet for Adults
Booklet for Children

Barnardos Guides
Get With IT
Family Guide to the Internet
Children and Technology
Child Abuse through the Internet

Online Safety Tips
Watch Your Space
Facebook tips

Childline Online

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Online Activity

HotlineTo report child pornography or other illegal content involving children on the internet, visit Hotline.ie.

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Mental Health

Barnardos booket - Learning about Mental Illness
Booklet for Children

Teenhelp - Barnardos online resource for teenagers
https://www.barnardos.ie/teenhelp

Aware
Tel: +353 (0)1 6617211
Locall: 1890 303302
http://www.iol.ie/aware/
Email: aware@iol.ie

Headstrong - for young people aged 12-25 in Ireland
Tel: 01 6607343
Email: info@headstrong.ie
http://www.headstrong.ie

Helplink Support Services - provides freee or low cost social support services nationwide.      Tel: (091)520963                                                                                                             Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie                                                              http://www.helplink.ie

Spunout.ie - a safe online space for young people
Tel: 091 533693
Email: info@spunout.ie
http://www.spunout.ie/

Console
Tel: +353 (0)1 8574300 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm)
Freephone: 1800 201 890
http://www.console.ie
Email: info@console.ie


Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children ISPCC
Tel: +353 (0)1 6794944
Childline Tel: 1800 66 66 66
www.childline.ie
Email: ispcc@ispcc.ie Childline
www.childline.ie

Teen Line Ireland
Helpline: 1800833 634
www.teenline.ie

Samaritans
Locall: 1850 609090
Email: jo@samaritans.org
http://www.samaritans.org

Health Promotion Unit
Department of Health and Children
Tel: +353 1 635 4000
http://www.healthpromotion.ie

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Homelessness

Focus Ireland
1800 724 724
www.focusireland.ie

Simon Communities of Ireland
Tel: 01 671 1606
www.simoncommunity.ie

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Pregnancy

CURA
Tel: 1850 622626
Email: curacares@cura.ie
www.cura.ie

Positive Options
Free text 'list' to 50444
http://www.positiveoptions.ie/index.php

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Separation

Teen Between Counselling
Freephone: 1800 303191
Email: teenbetween@mrcs.ie
www.teenbetween.ie

Barnardos' Parenting Positively series - Coping with Separation
Booklet for Parents of Young Children
Booklet for Young Children
Booklet for Parents of Teenagers
Teenhelp - an online resource for Teenagers

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Substance Abuse

South East Region Family Support Network
Tel: 051-312010 / 086 6045805
Email: serfsn@gmail.com
Website: www.fsn.ie

Suicide

National Office for Suicide Prevention
Health Service Executive
www.nosp.ie
Email: info@nosp.ie

Console
Tel: +353 (0)1 8574300 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm)
Freephone: 1800 201 890
http://www.console.ie
Email: info@console.ie

Aware
Tel: +353 (0)1 6617211
Locall: 1890 303302
http://www.iol.ie/aware/
Email: aware@iol.ie

Turning the Tide of Suicide
www.3ts.ie

Suicide or Survive (SOS)
http://www.suicideorsurvive.ie/

Irish Association of Suicidology
Tel: +353 (0)94 9250858
http://www.ias.ie/
Email: office@ias.ie

Samaritans
Locall: 1850 609090
Email: jo@samaritans.org
http://www.samaritans.org

National Suicide Research Foundation
Tel: +353 (0)21 4277499
http://www.nsrf.ie
Email: nsrf@iol.ie

National Suicide Bereavement Support Network
http://www.nsbsn.org/index.htm
Email: info@nsbsn.org

Health Promotion Unit
Department of Health and Children
Tel: +353 1 635 4000
http://www.healthpromotion.ie

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