International Women’s Day 2023

Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard are celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 with a series of events across the community. Have a look at the range of events below and we hope to see you there!

In response to the impact of Covid 19 on families and young people in Ballyfermot, the Ballyfermot Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force invited applications for summer programme budgets in June 2021

Free web event launching the SWAAT report. SWAAT is an initiative between Ballyfermot and Tallaght Task Force areas supporting women to overcome barriers to drug/alcohol treatment.

Mental Health Services

for People Living in Dublin 10 & 20

National Helplines

Pieta House Helpline (Suicide & Self Harm Services)

Provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Phone support only during

Covid Restrictions.

Address: Canon Troy Court, Chapelizod Hill Rd, Chapelizod, Dublin 20.

Call: 1800 247 247 (24 hour helpline)

Text: HELP to 51444




Provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. 24 hour helpline and face to face listening service available.

Address: 112 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

Call: 116 123 (24 Hour Helpline)



Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

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. The services include a National 24-Hour Helpline, one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach

services, training, awareness raising and lobbying. Services are available remotely during Covid 19 Restrictions.

Address: McGonnell House, 70 Lower Leeson

Street, Dublin 2.

Call: 1800 778 888 (24 Hour Helpline)



Women’s Aid

Provide helpline, support, outreach and court services for female victims of domestic violence.

Address: 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2.

Call: 1800 341 900 (24 Hour Helpline)

Instant Messaging Service available on:

7 nights a week from 7pm to 10pm

Additional hours during Covid19: Mon to Fri10am-1pm, Sat 12pm-3pm, Sun 11am-1pm

Text Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Women available daily on 087 959 7980




National service supporting men and their families experiencing Domestic Violence in Ireland. Provide a national helpline, counselling,

practical support and legal advice.

Address: St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway

Street, Navan, Co. Meath.

Call: 01 554 3811



Safeguarding and Protection Team

HSE Safeguarding and Protection Teams take reports of abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults and provide help.

Address: Ms. Siobhan Nunn, Beech House, 101-102 Naas Business Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Call: 045 920410


Child Line

Listening service for all children and young people under the age of 18 in Ireland. Private, confidential and non-judgemental and can be contacted for free from anywhere in Ireland.

Call: 1800 666 666 (24 Hour Helpline)

Freetext: 50101

Live messaging service available on



Provides support to people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. Telephone and email support as well as Zoom/phone- in support and self care groups available during Covid 19 restrictions.

Address: Aware Head Office, 9 Upper Lesson

Street, Dublin 4.

Call: 1800 804 848 (10am – 10pm Daily)



Drugs/HIV Helpline

Provide support, information, guidance and referral on anything to do with substance use and alcohol.

Call: 11800 459 459

(Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm)



Parent Line

Support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent.

Call: 1890 927 277 or 01 8733500

Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm, Fri 10am– 4pm

Additional Covid 19 Hours on Sat and Sun,10am – 2pm




A national confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers. Also advocates nationally for older people in Ireland, representing their needs, concerns and wishes to media, the general public, politicians and key stakeholders.

Call: 1800 804 591 (10am to 10pm)


Victim Support

Support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those impacted by crime.

Call: 116 006

Text: 085 133 7711 Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm Sat 2pm to 4pm



Local and National Counselling Services

Ballyfermot Family Resource Centre

Telephone and face to face counselling. Contact Frances

Address: Ballyfermot Family Resource Centre, Lynches Lane, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Call: 01 626 4147



Cherry Orchard Family Resource Centre (The Bungalow)

Telephone counselling for those over the age of18. Contact Marie

Address: 28 Elmdale Drive, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10.

Call: 01 623 1367



Facebook: The-Bungalow-415756041838358/

St Matthew’s Family Resource Centre

counselling for those over the age of18. Contact Mary.

Address: St Matthew’s Family Resource Centre, 5 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Call: 01 626 8370


Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC)

This is a short-term counselling service for people with mild to moderate psychological difficulties. It provides up to 8 counselling sessions with a professionally qualified and accredited counsellor or therapist for medical card holders who are 18 years of age or over. Contact Fiona Murphy, Co-ordinator for South West Dublin, Kildare and West Wicklow.

Address: Kilnamanagh-Tymon Primary Care Centre, Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Call: 01 921 4792


Connect Counselling

Free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood.

(6-10pm, Wednesday to Sunday).

Call: 1800 477 477




Online mental health support for young people from the age of 12 with wrap around support for parents and guardians. Online counselling,

peer support and support groups.


Adult mental Health Services

Ballyfermot & Palmerstown Adult Mental Health Services

Multidisciplinary team for modest to severe mental health difficulties (including counselling and psychology services). Access to these services is through GP referral.

Address: Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10.

Call: 01 795 6100


Rainbow Clubhouse

A community of people experiencing mental health difficulties working together towards recovery. Outreach calls provided during Covid 19 restrictions or contact the mobile number.

Address: Cherry Orchard Hospital Campus, Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Call: 01 795 5453 or 087 70996636



EVE Tuiscint HUB

Support adults with Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism to live their lives based on their own personal goals.

Address: EVE Tuiscint, 124E Emmet Road,

Inchicore, Dublin 8.

Call: 01 709 3424



Child Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Ballyfermot

Provide specialist mental health treatment and care to young people up to 18 years of age through a multidisciplinary team.

Address: Linn Dara Inpatient Unit CAMHS

Ballyfermot Rd, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10.

Call: 01 795 6500


Psychology Drop in Clinic

Psychology Clinics for parents or carers who have concerns about their child’s behaviour, development, adjustment to life changes etc.

Consultation for parents by appointment only.

Address: The Maple Unit, Cherry Orchard

Hospital, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Call: 01 796 5700

Suicidal Thoughts

Some support and options

Suicidal Thoughts

Experiencing a lot of emotional pain or distress and losing hope that things can improve can lead to suicidal thoughts. It can help to talk to someone you can trust and to tell them you are going through a difficult time. You could ask if they can help you to find the support you need.

If you are feeling suicidal, there are several ways to get help:

  • Talk to a GP. If it’s late in the evening, night time or the weekend, contact a GP Out of Hours Service.
  • Go to the Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital if you are contemplating suicide or if you need help.
  • Contact the emergency services by calling 999 or 112 if you or someone else has harmed themselves or taken an overdose.
  • If you have been (or are currently) supported by a HSE Mental Health Services team, contact the service you are attending and ask for an appointment as soon as possible.
  • Pieta offer support and counselling for people who have experienced suicidal thoughts.
  • TheSamaritans is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone struggling to cope or struggling with suicidal thoughts. For confidential, non-judgemental support please free call 116 123 or email 

When someone tells you they are thinking about suicide

When someone tells you they are thinking of taking their own life it can be very frightening. There are practical things you can do right away:

  • Do your best to remove access to any means of suicide or self harm– such as medicines, a rope, etc.
  • Go to or contact the Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital.
  • Contact the emergency services by calling 999 or 112 if someone has harmed themselves or taken an overdose.
  • Stay with them while you’re making contact with the services listed above. Do not leave them on their own.
  • Once you have contacted the services, go with them to their appointment. Find out more about accompanying someone to the health services.

International Women’s Day

Check out these exciting events over the next week in celebration of International Women’s Day…