Places to Get Help Outside of College/After-Hours
|Local G.P., psychiatrist, counsellor, community or support group||Local GP|
|Local Emergency department||https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/acute-hospitals-division/patient-care/emergency-care/|
|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 (hse.ie)|
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
Text TUDub to 50808
Places to Refer a Student in College
|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|
City Centre locations
Student Accommodation Service – email@example.com +353 1 220 5066
Student Information Desk – firstname.lastname@example.org +353 1 220 8088
Tallaght areaStudent Accommodation Service – email@example.com +353 1 220 5066
While we cannot recommend any services, please find a list of external services you may wish to access:
|Social anxiety Ireland||
|Women's Aid - Domestic violence service in Ireland||
Women's Aid - Domestic violence service in Ireland (womensaid.ie)
|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 - HSE.ie
Counselling in Primary Care for medical card holders Counselling in Primary Care - HSE.ie
|As I Am||
Information and support around Autism.
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||
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.
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 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|
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
|HSE eating disorders support||https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/cspd/ncps/mental-health/eating-disorders/|
|Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)|
|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 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.
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 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.
|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|
|HUGG – Healing grief||HUGG – healing grief Suicide Bereavement Support Groups Ireland | HUGG Charity|
|Pieta House||https://www.pieta.ie/ - 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
Free online counselling and online support groups for people over 18
|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.|
|The institute for counselling and psychotherapy – Gardiner Street, Dublin city centre - offer sliding scale low cost counselling||Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre – Helping People Everyday (dctc.ie)|
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 (tivoliinstitute.com)|
|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: 014754673Service 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 www.psychotherapyireland.ie1:1 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
5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1
Ph 01 891 0026; 085 2031487
316 The Lawn
Tel: (01) 451 8869
|Blanchardstown Therapy Centre – sliding scale and low cost counselling||
Blanchardstown Therapy Centre
3 The Rise
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 (iacp.ie) 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 (familytherapyireland.com)
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)