Support, Information & Advocacy Services


Aware is a voluntary organisation which offers information and support to people who are suffering from Depression. Aware provides a loCall helpline, depression support groups which are run nationwide, a confidential email support service and online support services.


Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.

Citizens Information

This service provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. You can either use their website, phone, or visit an information office which are available nationwide.

Domestic Violence

Aoibhneas provide facilities, professional help and support to women and men who are suffering from violence in the home. Other services include Women’s Aid, Bray Women’s Refuge, AMEN and MOVE.


GROW is a voluntary mental health organisation which helps people who have experienced, or are experiencing mental health difficulties. It has over 130 groups nationwide.

Irish Advocacy Network

The Irish Advocacy Network Ltd was set up to offer peer advocacy services throughout the island of Ireland. Peer advocates are people who have experienced mental health difficulties. Their primary purpose is to provide information, choice and support to people experiencing mental health difficulties, enabling them to take control of their lives.

Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute

Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) is the professional organisation for dietitians in Ireland. Their website provides information on healthy eating and on how to find a dietician.

MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service)

MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt. They offer support, information & advice and have centres located nationwide.

One in Four

Offers support for women and men who have experienced sexual abuse and also to their family and friends.


Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.


Shine supports people with mental ill health and their families and friends in a number of different ways. Their information helpline 1890 621 631 is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and can provide general information, a listening ear and specific information about Shine services

Southside Local Employment Network

Southside Local Employment Service (LES) is a community initiative of Southside Partnership DLR established to assist people who are unemployed .
We support clients of the service to secure employment or develop work-related skills by creating individual education and training plans that progress them into the workplace.

Volunteer Centre Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

provides a range of services for volunteers, including information on volunteering opportunities, the opportunity to talk to someone on the how, why and where of volunteering and get ongoing support and advice

Your Mental Health

The site looks at some of the things that you can do to achieve and maintain good mental health; how to recognise when we need help or if someone we know needs help and what we can do to help them

Addiction Services

Alanon / Alateen

Support for family members and others affected by a problem drinker.

Alcohol Ireland

This is an online information guide to alcohol addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may help each other recover from alcohol addiction. Support groups are held daily nationwide.

Baggot Street Community Alcohol Treatment Unit

Located in Baggot Street Hospital, Dublin 4. A community based alcohol treatment service which offers comprehensive assessment and intervention for those suffering from alcohol abuse. The service is free and accepts self referrals.

Cuan Mhuire

Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation Treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues. Its main objective is the rehabilitation of persons suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. It has residential centres in Bruree, Co. Limerick; Farnanes, Co. Cork; Athy, Co. Kildare; Coolarne, Co. Galway and Newry, Co. Down.

Drugs Information

Providing information, support and counselling in relation to drugs, substance misuse or addiction

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Community Addiction Team

A self-referral service which offers a wide range of supports and intervention for people and their families who are experiencing alcohol or drug abuse problems. Services include a drop in centre, counseling, family support and holistic therapies.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project (DROP) is a community based organisation providing a range of specific addiction related services to individuals affected by their own substance misuse or affected by the substance misuse of a family member or loved one.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project (DROP)

Offers a day programme which provides a structured rehabilitation programme for people who are committed to stabilizing their recovery from addiction. Drop also offers family support groups and a drop in service. Drop accepts self referrals.

Gamblers Anonymous

Self help organisation for those with problem gambling which holds regular meetings nationwide.


LifeRing is a self-help group for people managing their addictions whatever they may be, including alcohol and illegal or prescription drugs.

Narcotics Anonymous

A group of recovering addicts who have found a way to live without the use of drugs. Daily support groups run nationwide.