for People Living in Dublin 10 & 20
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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: www.facebook.com/ 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
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
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
Some support and options
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Check out these exciting events over the next week in celebration of International Women’s Day…
Thinking about your relationship with alcohol this Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm? Click on the image below to take this self-assessment test to find out if your relationship with alcohol is about right or whether you’re overdoing it and need to take action. #awarh20
The eighth Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm
takes place from November 16-20. The Week
provides an opportunity for people to think and
talk about alcohol.
[The information on this page comes from hse.ie]
November 16th – Wellbeing & Mental Health
Using alcohol to cope with difficult feelings or problems can create more problems. You may not realise that drinking is affecting your health. But there can be early warning signs. Mental health symptoms caused by problem drinking include:
- memory problems
- concentration problems
- finding it hard to learn new things
- personality changes
- hazy thinking
- Talk to your GP if you have any of these symptoms.
In 2019, in Ballyfermot, a number of young women tragically died by suicide. There was an urgent local interagency response resulting in the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) commissioning a report by S3 Solutions into this incidence of suicide in Ballyfermot. The action was consistent with the Connecting for Life Local Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Dublin South. The report explores the event, having interviewed local people and outlined various factors specific to Ballyfermot and related contagion. This comprehensive report covers the events using various relevant themes and makes several recommendations. One of the recommendations is to set up a local interagency group which will implement actions to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of suicide and self harm in the area. This work has already begun.
Commissioned by the National Office of Suicide Prevention, research was carried out in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard into the prevalence of suicide. SPACE – Suicide Prevention and Community Engagement is an interagency group in Ballyfermot which will develop and implement recommendations from the research.
Registration is required and is open to people living and working in Ballyfermot and to other stakeholders by invitation. Register here: