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/

supportmail@aware.ie

1800 804848 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

www.shine.ie

phil@shine.ie

01 5413715 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/

info@bodywhys.ie

alex@bodyways.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.ie

http://www.samaritans.org/

1808 1640123

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/

1800 247 247 

DEBT

Name

Website

Phone number


Mabs

www.mabs.ie

helpline@mabs.ie

helpline service 0761 072000 available Mon –Fri 9am-8pm and an email support service 

Teen Issues

Name

Website

Phone number


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

 http://www.teenline.ie/

info@teenline.ie

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

Call: 1800 833634

Text: HEAR 51444

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

info@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

info@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@hse.ie

helpline is available on 1800 459 459 everyday from 9:30-5:30

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 Mon-Fri 9-1pm 2pm-5pm 

info@belongto.org

 01 6706223

LGBT supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

www.lgbt.ie

info@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

gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie

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

Narcotics Anonymous

 http://www.na-ireland.org/

info@na-ireland.org

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

Gambling

Name

Website

Phone number


Gamblers Anonymous

www.gamblersanonymous.ie

info@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 2417 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

crisissupport@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

info@parentline.ie

helpline01 8733500 

Mon-Thurs 10-9:30pm 

Fri 10-4:30pm 

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

info@treoir.ie

National Information line is 01 8733500 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/ 

info@epiconline.ie

01-8727661

EPIC, 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7