Support Organisations & Contacts

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.

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

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.
Tel: 01 662 4070 (Monday – Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Email: [email protected]

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. 
Tel: (01) 661 4911 or 1800 778 888 

The Samaritans offer confidential, non-judgemental support 24 hours a day.
Tel: freephone 116123
Email: [email protected]
Drop in to 112 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (10.00 am – 9.00 pm, 7 days a week)

Towards Healing (formerly Faoiseamh)
This organisations offers a free helpline Monday to Thursday from 11.00am to 8.00pm and on Friday from 11.00am to 6.00pm.  
Tel: 1800 303416 (Rep. of Ireland) and freephone 0800 0963315 (Northern Ireland and UK).  
Hearing impaired text line: 085 8022859

The HSE also offer counselling services

A full list of HSE counselling services are available from The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse 
Tel: (01) 662 4444, Lo-Call No:0845 3098 139 (N.I. and U.K.)

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
Tel: Lo-call 1890 924 567 (Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
Tel: 353 1 830 8523 (UK and Northern Ireland)
Email: [email protected] 

Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children ISPCC
Tel: +353 (0)1 6794944  
Childline Tel: 1800 66 66 66 or text Talk to 50101
Email: [email protected]

Rape Crisis Centre 
24 Hour Helpline
Tel: 1800 77 88 88 
Email: [email protected]  

COPE Galway 
Tel: 091 778750 
Email: [email protected] 

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 6pm – 10pm.
Freephone 1800 477 477 or from the UK or Northern Ireland Freephone 1800 477 477 UK and Northern Ireland: 00800 477 477 77 Outside RoI and UK: 00353 (0) 1 865 7495 (Int. call rates apply).

  • Contact the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 or your local domestic abuse support service or refuge. Email: [email protected]

  • Contact Safe Ireland. Find your local helpline.

  • Irish government’s Still Here has a list of services available by county.

  • Contact the Gardaí at your local Garda station

  • Contact a social worker at your local HSE health centre. For details of services in your area, contact: HSE Infoline Lo-call 1850 24 1850

If you are ever in Danger:
  • Call the Guards on 999 or 112

Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service
Helpline 01 473 2110 (Monday to Thursday, 10am-12noon)
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected] Bereavement Support for Men and Women (Forum)

The Bereavement Counselling Service
Tel:  01 8391766 – North Dublin Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm, Monday or Dublin City
Tel 01 6768882 – Monday to Friday 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Email: [email protected]

National Association of Widows in Ireland
Tel:  01 872 8814  North Dublin Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm 
Email: [email protected]

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 8735702 or +353 (0)1 8725550 
Email: [email protected]

To report child pornography or other illegal content involving children on the internet, visit

Barnardos booket – Learning about Mental Illness
Booklet for Children

Teenhelp – Barnardos online resource for teenagers

Tel: +353 (0)1 6617211
Supportline freephone: 1800 80 48 48 (Mon to Sun 10.00am to 10.00pm)
Email: [email protected]

Jigsaw – for young people aged 12-25 in Ireland
Tel: 01 472 7010
Email: [email protected]

Helplink Mental Health  – provides free or low-cost social support services nationwide.
Tel: (091)759887
Email: [email protected] – a safe online space for young people
Tel: 091 533693
Email: [email protected]

Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children ISPCC
Tel: +353 (0)1 6794944
Childline Tel: 1800 66 66 66
Email: [email protected] Childline

Teen Line Ireland
Helpline: 1800833 634

Locall: 1850 609090, Freephone 116123 (24 hours) 
Email: [email protected]

Health Promotion Unit
Department of Health and Children
Tel: +353 1 635 4000

Focus Ireland
Tel: 1800 724 724

Simon Communities of Ireland
Tel: 01 671 1606

Positive Options
Free text ‘list’ to 50444

National Office for Suicide Prevention
Health Service Executive
Email: [email protected]

Tel: +353 (0)1 6617211
Locall: 1890 303302
Email: [email protected]

Turning the Tide of Suicide

Suicide or Survive (SOS)
Tel: Lo call 1890 577 577 or (01) 2722158

Irish Association of Suicidology
Tel: +353 (0)94 9250858
Email: [email protected]

Locall: 1850 609090
Email: [email protected]

National Suicide Research Foundation
Tel: +353 (0)21 4277499 
Email: [email protected]

National Suicide Bereavement Support Network
Email: [email protected]

Health Promotion Unit
Department of Health and Children
Tel: +353 1 635 4000

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