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Places to Get Help Outside of College/After-Hours 

Name Further Information
Local G.P., psychiatrist, counsellor, community or support group  Local GP
Local Emergency department 
DUBDOC   01 45 45 607 (weekdays 6—10pm, weekends/bank holidays 10am—6pm) 
Samaritans    116 123 (24 hours Freephone) 
Pieta House   1800 247 247 or Text HELP 51444 (standard rates apply).  
24 hours Freephone - if you or someone you know is in crisis experiencing suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm, or have been bereaved by suicide. 
AWARE’s Depression Line   1800 80 48 48 (10am—10pm Freephone) 
Emergency services (fire brigade, Gardaí, ambulance)   999 or 112
Please find your local HSE out of hours via this link:   GP Out Of Hours - Dublin ( 

1800 793 793.  

Niteline is a listening service ran by students for students which is open from 9pm – 2.30am. It is open during term time only and is not open outside of term. It is confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental and non-directive. Home - NiteLine 
Crisis Textline 

Text TUDub to 50808 

Places to Refer a Student in College  

Name Further Information
Lecturer or Head of Department   
Students’ Union   01 220 5450 
Student Counselling Service   086 0820543 
Student Health Service   01 220 5700 
College Chaplains +353 1 220 7077 or +353 87 4169517 or +353 86 0610306 
Disability Service   +353 1 220 5097/5008 
Academic writing center  Academic Support | TU Dublin

Accommodation | TU Dublin

City Centre locations

Student Accommodation Service – +353 1 220 5066


Blanchardstown area

Student Information Desk – +353 1 220 8088


Tallaght area

Student Accommodation Service – +353 1 220 5066

Financial Support | TU Dublin 

While we cannot recommend any services, please find a list of external services you may wish to access: 

Name Further Information

Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies. 
Social anxiety Ireland  
Social Anxiety Ireland runs a fourteen-week cognitive behavioural programme in Dublin. 

Anxiety Ireland  
Anxiety Ireland provides information, encouragement and expert psychotherapy to those suffering with anxiety in Ireland. 

OCD Ireland  
OCD Ireland is a national organisation which provides support and information to people suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Trichotillomania (TTM). 

Women's Aid - Domestic violence service in Ireland  

Women's Aid - Domestic violence service in Ireland (  
Women's Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. We work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change. Women's Aid also offers a Dublin-based One to One Support Service. Our Support Services Team provide more in-depth one to one information and support, Monday to Friday, in six locations throughout Dublin and its surrounding areas. 

Move Ireland  – Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and wellbeing of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship.  

Move Ireland – Move – Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and wellbeing of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship


National Counselling Service (specifically for adults who experienced abuse in their childhood)  

1800 234 112  National Counselling Service - 

Counselling in Primary Care for medical card holders Counselling in Primary Care -

Citizens Information  

Citizens Information 

As I Am 

Information and support around Autism. 


Services and Supports - Aspire Ireland 

A list of services available to support people with Asperger Syndrome and their families through all stages of life. 

Enable Ireland | Taking Action on Disability  

Enable Ireland | Taking Action on Disability 

We understand that every family is unique and has diverse needs. Our approach to providing services puts the child and family at the centre of all decision-making that affects them. We provide families with the knowledge and supports to make informed decisions and we build our services around their needs. 


Supporting People Affected By Mental Ill Health | Shine  

Shine offers a wide range of support services for people living with mental health difficulties and/or schizophrenia. Shine provide individual and group work, family support and training and education led by professionals and peers (people with lived experience of mental health difficulties or people who have lived experience of supporting a family member or relative). 


MABS - Money Advice and Budgeting Service 

MABS is the Irish money advice service. We have been helping people to deal with problem debt for 30 years. If you’re struggling with debt and need help, we’re here for you. You can get impartial advice from MABS to help you manage your money and take control of debt. We offer support online, over the phone and face to face. 


Jigsaw have online services available such as "Ask Jigsaw" and "Jigsaw Online Group Chats" 

HSE Your Mental Health website and information line 1800 111 888 

Urgent Services

Name Further Information
Pieta House 

Pieta provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Free 24 Hour Support. 


Samaritans is the only 24 hr emotional support helpline in Ireland & a lifeline for those who feel they have nowhere else to go. 

Crisis Textline  Text TUDub to 50808 

Eating Disorder Services

Name Further Information

Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.  It’s mission is also to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating disorders among the wider community. Their services include: Support groups for people with an eating disorder. Support groups for family and friends of a person with an eating disorder. Bodywhys Connect – online support group for 18 year olds and older. Youth Connect – online, teen support group for 13 to 18 year olds. LoCall Helpline – 1890 200 444 – check the website for opening hours. Email support – – with a response in 1-3 days.. 
HSE eating disorders support  


LGBTQAI Services 

Name Further Information
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) 

TENI is a non-profit organisation supporting the trans community in Ireland. TENI seeks to improve the situation and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. 
Bi+ Ireland 

Bi+ Ireland - Bi+ Ireland 

Bi+ Ireland aims to create a space where bi+ people can make friends, access peer support and reduce any isolation they may experience. We aim to increase the visibility and presence of bi+ people in Ireland and to create diverse, vibrant and welcoming communities. 
Belong To  

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting LGBT+ young people in Ireland. Since 2003, they have worked with LGBT+ young people, between 14 and 23 years, to create a world where they are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences. 

LGBT Ireland is a national organisation underpinned by localised knowledge and responses. Together with their network members, they provide support, training, and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland. 
Dublin lesbian line  

Dublin Lesbian Line is a confidential support helpline, operated by a group of enthusiastic female-identified (LGBTQAI+) volunteers on Thursday nights from 6.30pm until 9pm. DLL are dedicated to providing rather excellent telephone support and online support to the LGBT+ community. 

Gay switchboard 

Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a confidential telephone support service. Their friendly trained volunteers provide a safe space where listening, support, information and signposting are provided to all callers in a non- directive or judgmental way. 

Greenbow Deaf LGBT Ireland   

Greenbow is a non-profit organisation run for the benefit of all Deaf/Hard of Hearing LGBT+ adults all over Ireland. They organise monthly events, educational workshops and other services. 


Home - Outcomers  

Outcomers is a social and befriending support group for LGBT+ people. Their drop-in centre provides a safe, social and relaxed environment for the LGBT+ community and is located in the centre of Dundalk town. It has been open since 1997. They offer some light refreshments and a chat. Free LGBT literature is available. 

LGBT Pavee 

LGBTQI Pavee Point  

LGBT Pavee look to unite those of any age and gender who identify as being LGBT+, especially within the Travelling and Roma community by providing support for those questioning their sexuality. 


Name Further Information
Alcoholics anonymous  
Narcotics anonymous 
Smart Recovery 
Al anon   Alanon – family members experiencing substance abuse difficulties  
HSE Drugs and Alcohol helpline - freephone and confidential  Open Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. Provides support, information, guidance and referral. Will not tell you what to do but will help you to consider the options open to you, with a particular focus on your needs in the situation. We will simply support you by talking through what’s happening, how it's impacting you and help you to name what outcome you want for the future) 1800 459 459  


Name Further Information
HUGG – Healing grief  HUGG – healing grief Suicide Bereavement Support Groups Ireland | HUGG Charity  
Pieta House - provide one-to-one suicide bereavement support 

Free or low-cost counselling 

*Ask your GP what services are available locally – they are likely your best source of knowledge on local health services 

Name Further Information

Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18   


free counselling services, nationally and internationally (Irish abroad) online; 7 days a week, during the crisis: Free counselling for people laid off work by the COVID 19 crisis. Free counselling for people with addictions to gambling, alcohol and/or drugs. Free counselling for Irish returning home. Free counselling for Irish living abroad. 
Clanwilliam Institute    

Individual, couple and family therapy sessions online and phone. 
Oasis Counselling  

Registered charity providing donation-based counselling service, can be free if service user cannot afford it. Trainee psychotherapists do the therapy. Can be over zoom or telephone during covid or face to face after covid 
Pieta House   Freephone 1800 247 247 every day 24 hours a day. Text HELP to 51444 - standard message rates apply. Telephone and text-based support counselling for people who are suicidal or engaging in self-harm. 
LGBT Ireland   LGBT+ helpline 1890 929 539 every day. Gender identity family support line 01 907 3707. Online instant messaging support 6.30pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 10pm Friday and 4pm to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. 

What are the mental health services for over-18s? | Jigsaw  

Provide information on counselling options for 18 -25 year olds. 

Mental health service. Offers peer and support groups face to face and via zoom and phone, CBT groups, freecall phone, text service, email service and information about depression. Offers mental health programs in the areas of stress, resilience, sleep and covid-19. Meetings run for 60 minutes with a max of 10 participants. Aim to respond within 24 hours. 
The institute for counselling and psychotherapy – Gardiner Street, Dublin city centre - offer sliding scale low cost counselling  Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre – Helping People Everyday (  

Village Counselling service - Tallaght offer sliding scale low cost counselling 

Contact - The Village Counselling Service 
Tivoli centre offer sliding scale low cost counselling – Dun Laoghaire   Low cost counselling and psychotherapy service Ireland ( 
 Turning point offer sliding scale low cost counselling – Herbert Street, Dublin 2  Turning Point Institute – Counselling / Psychotherapy

Arduna Counselling and Therapy - Clontarf 

54 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3. Tel: 018332733 
 Carmelite Community Centre - Whitefriar street donation payments 

56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2  Tel: 014754673 

Service is for adults and offers one to one non-directive counselling.  Support for Bereavement, Martial/Relationship Difficulties, Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-Esteem, Depression 
 Dubh Linn Institute - Glasnevin 

16 Prospect rd. Glasnevin, Dublin 9. 

01 830 2358 

1:1 counselling and psychotherapy; relationship counselling; child and adolescent; group; psychoanalysis 
 Dundrum Counselling and Therapy Centre 

2 Arbourfield Tce., Dundrum, Dublin 14. 

Ph: 01 296 21115; 0876327666 
Insight Matters  

5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1 

Ph 01 891 0026; 085 2031487 


316 The Lawn 

Belgard Heights 


Dublin 24  

Tel: (01) 451 8869 

Blanchardstown Therapy Centre – sliding scale and low cost counselling 

Blanchardstown Therapy Centre 

3 The Rise 


Dublin 15 

Tel: 086 8165682 

MyMind- Free counselling available for those suffering from long-term effects of Covid-19, anyone impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, and those registered to the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme in affected counties.

Accessing private counselling/therapy services

It is important to always look for accreditation when researching therapists. Don’t be afraid to ask your therapist who their accrediting body is. This is to ensure your therapist has met the standards of their accrediting body.  

Here are some key accrediting bodies: 

Psychologists are accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and should be a chartered member. This means that they have met the requirements of the training courses, years of supervised provision of services and met accrediting bodies standards to practice as a psychologist in Ireland. The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)  

Psychotherapy – IACP or IAHIP or similar body Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( or Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) - Home 

Family therapy – Clanwilliam or Irish association of family therapists Clanwilliam Institute - Exceptional systemic therapy and practice in Ireland  or Marriage Counselling, Individual Counselling, Couple Counselling, Family Counselling - Family Therapy Association of Ireland - FTAI ( 

You can find a psychotherapist or psychologist on the above websites. You can phone or contact them to look for advice.  

Questions you may like to ask your therapist: 

  • Who is your accrediting body? 
  • What areas do you specialise in? 
  • Are there any areas you do not work with? 
  • What is your availability? (will this work with your college/work schedule?) 
  • What is confidentiality and it’s limits (don’t be afraid to revisit this if you want further clarity) 
  • Do you accept insurance? (VHI etc.) 
  • Can you please provide receipts so I can claim tax back? (Tip: you can claim 20% back on medical or therapy expenses via revenue)