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Family Support Services

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Mental Health Supports

Aware – Defeat Depression

Service ProvidedContact Details
AWARE provide emotional support and information to those who experience depression, and their families72 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Tel 01 661 7211
Helpline: 1890 303 302 (7 days, 10am – 10 (pm)
Web: www.aware.ieEmail:


Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.Web:
Tel: 01 2834963


GROW is a mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.



Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.Marine Terrace,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 2841166


Samaritans Ireland provides 24-hour emotional support to anyone struggling to cope.
Available 24 hours per day all year round
Helpline: 116 123

See Change - The National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership

See Change is an alliance of organisations working together through the National Stigma Reduction Partnership to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.c/o 38 Blessington Street,
Dublin 7
Tel: 01 8601620

Shine – supporting people affected by mental ill-health

Shine supports people with mental ill health and their families and friends.38 Blessington Street,
Dublin 7
Tel: 01 8601620

Pieta House

National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and Self Harm and those Bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline ServicesHelpline 1800 247 247

Living Links

Living Links Providing assertive outreach support to the suicide bereaved.
If you wish to speak to a suicide outreach support person you can find the phone number at the following link:
Outreach Support section
The Secretary,
Living Links
Urra, Ballycommon,
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Email: info @
Mobile 087 4122052

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is a national voluntary organisation with an extensive national network of branches, regional offices and services that aims to provide people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers with the necessary support to maximise their quality of lifeNational Office
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
National Office
Temple Road
Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 207 3800
Fax: (01) 210 3772
National Helpline: 1 800 341 341