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3Ts Self Help Guides

Whatever problem you are facing and whatever issue, there are support services available which can help you. Many operate helplines or provide comprehensive information on their websites and many have branches nationwide.  

If you feel Suicidal…..

  • CALL 999: in the event of an emergency;
  • CALL A HELPLINE:  Ring the Samaritans 24/7 on Freephone 116 123, or choose from our Crisis Helplines or Specialist Support Helplines listings;
  • A & E: visit your Accident & Emergency Department;
  • GP: Talk to your GP.

If you need specialist assistance on…..

  • Addiction & substance overuse – alcohol or drugs
  • Child Abuse
  • Children
  • Childbirth & Pregnancy related mental  health
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health Advocacy
  • Parenting
  • Rape & Sexual Violence
  • Rural & Farming Stress
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality & Gender Identity
  • Suicide & Self Harm

  

Addiction & Substance Overuse

ALCOHOLICS  ANONYMOUS (AA)
Providing support for those overcoming alcohol addiction through AA Open & Closed meetings countrywide .
Phone : 01 4538998
Email : gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie
Web: alcoholicsanonymous.ie

ASKABOUTALCOHOL.IE
HSE Helpline and website providing information on alcohol & health for anyone with concerns about alcohol.  Sections on mental & physical health, information for family, parents & teens including sign-posts to supports plus drinks calculator etc. 
Helpline: 1800 459 459 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Web: askaboutalcohol.ie 

ALATEEN
Groups for young people, aged 12 – 17, who are affected by a problem drinker. Members share their ideas and experience to understand problem drinking and lessen its impact on their lives.including sign-posts to supports plus drinks calculator etc. 
Helpline: (01) 8732699  (Daily 10 am – 10 pm) to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Web: al-anon-ireland.org/alateen

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA)
For those overcoming all types of drug & narcotic addictions.
Phone: 01 6728000
Email: info@na-ireland.org
Web : na-ireland.org

YOUTH DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICE (YODA)
For under 18’s with drug or alcohol problems, providing psychiatric & medical assessment, family therapy, 1 to 1 counselling, and family support
Phone: 01 466 5040
Web: hse.ie

Child Abuse

CARI: CHILDREN AT RISK IN IRELAND
Providing a helpline for parents & children affected by child sexual abuse. 
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 924 567 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30pm)
Email: helpline@cari.ie
Web: cari.ie

HSE NATIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICE
Provides free counselling & psychotherapy to those who have suffered sexual abuse or neglect in childhood. 
Phone: 1800 670 700

ONE IN FOUR
One in Four offer support and counselling to those who have suffered sexual abuse in childhood.  Appointment only service.
Phone: 01 662 4070 (Mon–Fri 9.30 to 5.30pm)
Email : info@oneinfour.ie
Web: www.oneinfour.ie 

TOWARDS HEALING
An independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland.   To learn more about Towards Healing services available for deaf or hard of hearing clients, click here
Phone Republic of Ireland: 1800 303416  
Phone Northern Ireland & UK: 0800 0963315 
Child Protection Direct Line: +353 85 880 1643
Hard of Hearing Text Line : +353 85 8022859
Web: www.towardshealing.ie

Children 

BARNARDOS CHILDREN’S CHARITY
Supporting children whose well-being is under threatSupport services include Bereavement Helpline & Counselling for children, Guardian AD Litem, post adoption services, vetting services, and programmes in literacy and empathy.
Bereavement Helpline: 01 473 2110 (Mon-Fri 10am-12pm)
Email : info@barnardos.ie
Web : barnardos.ie

CARI: CHILDREN AT RISK IN IRELAND
Providing a helpline for parents & children affected by child sexual abuse. 
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 924 567 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30pm)
Email: helpline@cari.ie
Web: cari.ie

CHILDLINE
Free 24 hour counselling service for children & young people aged up to 19 years.
Text TALK to 50101 any time
Helpline (24 Hr Freephone): 1800 66 66 66 up to 19 years.
Web: childline.ie

PARENTLINE
Support, guidance & information on all aspects of being a parent.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 927 277  (Mon–Thurs 10am–9.30 pm & Fri 10am–4.30pm)
Email: info@parentline.ie
Website: www.parentline.ie

TEENLINE  IRELAND
Helpline for young people who feel lonely, anxious, isolated, down, vulnerable, depressed or suicidal.
Helpline (Freephone): 1800 833 634 (7pm-10pm)
Text TEEN to 50015
Email: info@teenline.ie
Web : teenline.ie

Childbirth & Pregnancy related Mental Health

ANEW
Offering counselling & support to women, their children, partners and families facing issues around pregnancy, parenthood & homelessness.  
Freephone: 1800 281 281 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 5pm-7pm, Sat 12pm-2pm)
Email: info@anew.ie
Web: anew.ie

NURTURE
Offering supports and counselling for pregnancy and childbirth related mental issues.
Telephone:  041 9822022 
Email: info@nurturecharity.org 
Web: www.nurturecharity.org

Counselling

Counselling in Primary Care by the HSE (National Counselling Service) offers up to 8 free counselling sessions for those over 18 years  who hold a medical card.  To make an appointment, please contact your GP. 

NB For deaf or hard of hearing clients, sign language interpretation services are available to National Counselling Service clients by arrangement.  Talk with your GP or see www.slis.ie for further information.  If you are require a counsellor who can also Sign, please contact the Deaf Society for recommended practitioners. 

Depression & Mental Health

AWARE – Defeat Depression
Providing online, telephone & face to face support and assistance to all affected by depression & bipolar disorder.
Support Line Helpline (Freephone): 1800 80 48 48 (10am-10pm daily)
Email: supportmail@aware.ie 
Web: aware.ie

GAELIC PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
The GPA operates an urgent confidential counselling support line for member players which is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Helpline: 1800 201 346 (open 24/7)

GROW (Ireland)
Helping people recover from mental health problems.  At weekly, group support meetings nationwide, members support each other through their own experiences.
Helpline: 1890 474 474
Email: info@grow.ie
Web: grow.ie

REACHOUT.COM
ReachOut.com is an ONLINE service that helps people get through tough times, providing fact-sheets, personal stories, videos & an ‘ask the expert’ function on many aspects of mental health & help-seeking.
Email: info@inspireireland.ie

SHINE
SHINE works with individuals & family members of those with mental health difficulties.  They aim to raise awareness and provide information, education, counselling & support groups.
Helpline: 1890 621 631 4
Email: Counselling Service phil@shineonline.ie 
Web: shine.ie

ST PATRICK’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Support & Information Service
St Patrick’s Hospital provides a specialist Telephone & Email service staffed by experienced mental health nurses 9-5 Monday to Friday (answering & call-back facility outside hours). The service is available to the general public, existing service users and health care professionals and will provide support for service users, early intervention or general queries, whether about the callers own mental health or if they are concerned for another.
Email:  info@stpatsmail.com
Tel: 01  249 3333 (9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, answer & call back facility out of hours)

Domestic Violence 

AMEN
Confidential helpline & support service for men experiencing domestic abuse and their children.  Sign language interpreters are available if required and on request. Contact info@amen.ie for more details.
Helpline: 046 9023 718
Email: info@amen.ie
Web: amen.ie

DUBLIN RAPE CRISIS CENTRE
National organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. Services include a National 24-Hour Helpline, one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness raising and lobbying.  Sign language interpreters are available if required and on request to counselling@rcc.ie.  
Helpline (24 Hr): 1800 778888
Email:  info@rcc.ie 
Web: www.rapecrisishelp.ie 

RAPE CRISIS NETWORK IRELAND (RCNI)
Providing a 24 Hour Helpline service for anyone in crisis or with concerns for themselves or another.  Website provides vital information & signposting to support services for survivors of sexual violence and those seeking information for others, with directions to local Rape Crisis Centres and other supporting services local to you.  Easy to navigate, this is a go-to site for anyone seeking urgent help and assistance.
Helpline (24 Hr): 1800 778888
Email: info@rcni.ie
Web: www.rapecrisishelp.ie 

WOMEN’S AID
National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, 1 to 1 support service and court accompaniment service.
Helpline: 1800 341 900 (10m-10pm)
Email: info@womensaid.ie
Web: womensaid.ie

Eating Disorders

BODYWHYS
Confidential help, support & information services for people with eating disorders and for their families & friends.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 200 444
Email : info@bodywhys.ie
Web: bodywhys.ie

Farming & Rural Stress 

IFA PIETA HOUSE HELPLINE
Joint initiative with Pieta House providing information & support for farmers & their families who are in stress, self-harming or even suicidal.
Helpine: 1890 1300 22 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm & Sat 10am-2pm)
Download leaflet Mind Our Farm Families

Mental Health Advocacy

IRISH ADVOCACY NETWORK
Provides peer advocacy, support and information for those with mental health difficulties.  The AON support people with mental health difficulties to speak up, stand up and to take back control of their lives. 
Tel: 01 872 8684
Email: admin@irishadvocacynetwork.com
Web: irishadvocacynetwork.com

Parenting

ONE FAMILY
Support & information services for all members of one-parent families.
Phone: 01 662 9212
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 622212 
Email: info@onfamily.ie
Website: onefamily.ie

PARENTLINE
Support, guidance & information on all aspects of being a parent.
Helpline (LoCall): 1890 927 277 (Mon–Thurs 10am–9.30 pm & Fri 10am–4.30pm)
Email: info@parentline.ie
Website: www.parentline.ie

Rape & Sexual Violence

AMEN
Confidential helpline & support service for men experiencing domestic abuse and their children.
Helpline: 046 9023 718
Email: info@amen.ie
Web: amen.ie

DUBLIN RAPE CRISIS CENTRE
National organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. Services include a National 24-Hour Helpline, one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness raising and lobbying.  Sign language interpreters are available if required and on request to counselling@rcc.ie.  
Helpline (24 Hr): 1800 778888
Email:  info@rcc.ie 
Web: www.rapecrisishelp.ie 

RAPE CRISIS NETWORK IRELAND (RCNI)
Providing a 24 Hour Helpline service for anyone in crisis or with concerns for themselves or another.  Website provides vital information & signposting to support services for survivors of sexual violence and those seeking information for others, with directions to local Rape Crisis Centres and other supporting services local to you.  Easy to navigate, this is a go-to site for anyone seeking urgent help and assistance.
Helpline (24 Hr): 1800 778888
Email: info@rcni.ie
Web: www.rapecrisishelp.ie 

WOMEN’S AID
National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, 1 to 1 support service and court accompaniment service.  For women who are deaf or hard of hearing and are experiencing domestic violence, Women’s Aid provides information in Irish Sign Language, see www.womensaid.ie, and can also provide Sign Language Interpreters through the Deaf Society. 
Helpline: 1800 341 900 (10m-10pm)
Text Support for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Women: Tel: 087 959 7980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
Email: info@womensaid.ie
Web: womensaid.ie

Self Harm

BATTLE SCARS
UK based survivor-led charity which provides peer to peer support and training in all areas related to self-harm.  Their website is filled with useful insights and practical information, along with a number of online resources such as literature,  self-help tools and tools to be used when working with people who self-harm.  If you need help understanding self-harm, the Battle Scars Website is a very useful place to start.  Battle Scars started as a community group and their Facebook Page @battlescarsselfharm is a moderated support group open also to those outside of the UK.

Phone: 00 44 7410 380747 (N.B. This is an Admin telephone number – this is not a support or crisis number
Email: info@battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk
Web: www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk 

PIETA HOUSE – Centre for Prevention of Suicide & Self-Injury
Providing professional one to one counselling for those self harming, feeling suicidal or suffering effects of a suicide event.
Helpline: 1800 247 247
Email: mary@pieta.ie
Web:  pieta.ie

Sexuality & Gender Identity

GAY SWITCHBOARD DUBLIN (GSD)
Providing confidential helpline,  married mens group and parents support service.  A Drop In Service is available weekly from 7 Dec 2013 for sexual health information & support.
Helpline: 01-8721055 Mon-Fri 6:30-9pm/Weekends & Bank Hols: 4-6pm
Drop-in: Saturdays 2-4pm in Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1
Web: www.gayswitchboard.ie

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER HELPLINE (LGBT)
Listening & information Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) individuals, their family & friends.
Helpline: 1890 929 539
Email: info@lgbt.ie
Web: lgbt.ie

TENI
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families.
Phone: (01) 873 3575
Web:www.teni.ie

Suicide 

LIVING LINKS
In the immediate aftermath of a Suicide, Living Links provides practical help, information and outreach support for the suicide bereaved. Living Links has branches countrywide.
Phone: 087 4122052
Email: info@livinglinks.ie
Web: livinglinks.ie

PIETA HOUSE – Centre for Prevention of Suicide & Self-Injury
Providing professional one to one counselling for those self harming, feeling suicidal or suffering effects of a suicide event.
Helpline: 1800 247 247
Email: mary@pieta.ie
Web:  pieta.ie

SAMARITANS
Providing befriending 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to those passing through personal crisis.
Freephone Helpline: 116 123 (callers from Rep of Ireland)
Email: jo@samaritans.org  (email response issues within 24 hours)
Web: samaritans.org

S.O.S. (Suicide or Survive)
Group support for people who have attempted or considered suicide. Operates Wellness Workshop programme.
Phone: 0402 41487
Mobile: 1890 577 577
Email: info@suicideorsurvive.ie
Web: suicideorsurvive.ie

SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters)
24 hr suicide support. 4 branches offer a range of suicide prevention & intervention initiatives, free 1 to 1 counselling, follow-up, suicide bereavement support, advice & care.
Phone (24 hr): 041 9848754 
Email: info@sosadireland.ie
Web: sosadireland.ie

Traveller Support 

EXCHANGE HOUSE IRELAND – the National Traveller Support Service 
Traveller men are 7 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Click here for a leaflet on traveller mental health and suicide prevention supports. For further information, contact Exchange House. 
Phone: (01) 872 1094 1094 
Email: info@exchangehouse.ie 
Web:  www.exchangehouse.ie 

 

3Ts Self Help Guides – free to download

3Ts have produced a selection of easy to read booklets on a broad range of the topics which effect our mental health including the above issues & more. Each easy to read booklet provides key information, tools & techniques to help maximise mental health and help on the road to recovery. For a full list of guides and to download your free copy, click here.

 

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