Sometimes, when life seems out of control, the hardest and yet most important thing for us to do is to ask for help. Often it can be that very first step that changes our life and the lives of our loved ones. Churches can not do everything, but we can help connect you with other helpers in the community.
The list below is by no means exhaustive but does offer services ready to help should you, a family member or friend need help.
Description: Pieta provides free counselling to those with suicidal ideation, those engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service.
- Home Page: www.Pieta.IE
- Telephone: (021) 4395333
We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
- Home Page: www.Samaritans.org/ireland/
- Telephone: 116 123
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
- Home Page: www.gamblersanonymous.ie
- Telephone: 087 748 5878 (10am-10pm)
Description: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
- Home Page: www.NASouth.IE
- Telephone:+353 (0) 87-1386120 (Every evening from 6-9pm)
Description: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
- Home Page: www.AlcoholicsAnonymous.IE
- Telephone: +353 1 842 0700
Description: Age Action operates a busy information service on older people’s issues and services throughout Ireland. Trained information officers provide information or referrals to the appropriate organisations.
- Home page: www.AgeAction.IE
- Telephone: (01) 475 6989
Description: Friends of the Elderly aims to bring friendship and companionship to our older members who feel lonely and socially isolated in their homes or in healthcare facilities. offers our older friends the opportunity to receive a regular telephone call from a trained part time volunteer.
- Home Page: www.FriendsOfTheElderly.IE
- Telephone: 01-8731855
ALONE offers help to resolve financial and pension difficulties, support engagement with local events and activities, access housing grants and adaptations, navigate the healthcare system, access housing and tenancy support, and resolve any other challenges that may arise. ALONE Support Coordinators act as a main point of contact to enable older people to access the supports and services they need. ALONE’s support & befriending service provides companionship to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit or telephone call.
- Home Page: www.ALONE.IE
- Telephone: 0818 222 024
Description: The Childline Listening Service is Ireland’s only 24-hour active listening service for every child and young person in Ireland up to 18 years of age.
- Home page: www.ChildLine.IE
- Telephone: 1800 66 66 66