DIT Access Service

In addition to the DIT student support structure there are agencies outside of DIT which can be used for help and advice. 

 

Mental Health

Name

Website

Phone number

Aware
a national voluntary organisation providing support through depression.

wecanhelp@aware.ie
available Mon –Fri 9am-5pm.

http://www.aware.ie/

1890 303 202 available 10am- 10pm

Grow
Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.

info@grow.ie

http://grow.ie/

1890 474 474 for information on support group locations

Shine formerly Schizophrenia Ireland) is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder

www.shineonline.ie

1890 621 631 that is available from Mon- Fri 9am- 4pm.

Bodywhys offers support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends

http://www.bodywhys.ie/

1890 200 444

Suicide

Name

Website

Phone number

Samaritans provides 24-hour non judgmental emotional support to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

jo@samaritans.org

http://www.samaritans.org/

1850 60 90 90

Console is an organisation that helps people who are bereaved by suicide.

www.console.ie

1800 30%890

Pieta House, the Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. In particular, this centre targets people who have already attempted to take their lives.

 http://www.pieta.ie/

01 601 00 00

DEBT

Name

Website

Phone number


Mabs

www.mabs.ie

helpline service 1890 283 438 available Mon –Fri 9am-8pm and an email support service (helpline(at)mabs.ie).

Teen Issues

Name

Website

Phone number


Teen-Line Ireland is a free-phone service for young people

 http://www.teenline.ie/

available Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9pm - 12 midnight and on Sundays 8pm - 11pm. The Helpline can be contacted on 1800833634.

Sexual Abuse

Name

Website

Phone number


The Rape Crisis Centre is a national organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.

 http://www.drcc.ie/

helpline is available 24 hrs/a day at 1800778888.

One in Four 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

www.oneinfour.ie

01 662 4070

The CARI Foundation aims is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abus

www.cari.ie

Helpline is available from Mon- Fri 09:30-17:30 on 1890 924567

Sexual Health

Name

Website

Phone number


Drug/HIV Helpline is a free phone, confidential helpline offering support, information, guidance and referral.

 http://www.drugs.ie

helpline is available on 1800 459 459 everyday from 10am-5pm.

Sexuality

Name

Website

Phone number


BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.

www.belongto.org
online support service which is available Friday evenings from 8-11pm, on Saturday afternoons from 11am-2pm, and on Sunday evenings from 8-11pm

 

LGBT supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

www.lgbt.ie

1890929539

Alcohol and Drugs

Name

Website

Phone number


Alcoholics Anonymous

www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

0 1 8420700

Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in a group setting

 www.al-anon-ireland.org

01 8732699 from Mon-Fri 10:30- 14:30.

Narcotics Anonymous

 http://www.na-ireland.org/

01 6728000 Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Gambling

Name

Website

Phone number


Gamblers Anonymous

www.gamblersanonymous.ie

(01) 8721133

Pregnancy

Name

Website

Phone number


Positive Options is a free text service available 24 hours a day from the Crisis Pregnancy Agency. The positive options text service provides a list of crisis pregnancy service available nationwide.

www.positiveoptions.ie

text ‘List’ to 50444

Physical Abuse

Name

Website

Phone number


Women's Aid provides support and information to women and their children who are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused in their own homes.

www.womensaid.ie

helpline 1800 341 900 available from 10:00-22:00

AMEN is a voluntary group which provides a confidential helpline, information and a support service for male victims of domestic abuse and their children.

www.amen.ie

046 9023718 Mon –Fri 09:00-17:00

Parenting

Name

Website

Phone number


Parentline is an organisation that supports parents and guardians in their role as parents.

www.parentline.ie

helpline 1890 927277 that is available Mon- Thurs 10:00-21:30 Fri 10:00-16:30.

One Family is a national organisation for one-parent families in Ireland. One Family offers a wide range of services to one-parent families, to those experiencing a crisis pregnancy and to those working with one-parent families.

www.onefamily.ie

One Family information line is available on 1890 662212 Tues 14:30-16:30, Wed 10:00-12:00, Thurs 13:00-15:00.

Treoir is the national federation of both statutory and voluntary agencies which provide services to unmarried parents and their children.

www.treoir.ie

National Information line is 1890 252 084 Mon-Fri 09:30-17:00 or log

Care (those who are currently in Care or have experienced being in Care)

Name

Website

Phone number

EPIC - Empowering People In Care

EPIC (formerly IAYPIC) is an independent association that works throughout the Republic of Ireland, with and for children and young people who are currently living in care or who have had an experience of living in care. This includes those in residential care, foster care, hostel, high support & special care. EPIC also works with young people preparing toleave care and in aftercare.

http://www.epiconline.ie/ 

01-8727661

EPIC, 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7