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Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. They provide support to people with mental health issues like drugs and alcohol, body image, bullying, feeling anxious, feeling low, loss and grief, self-harm and more. There are 10 different Jigsaw locations (Clondalkin, Donegal, Dublin 15, Galway, Kerry, Meath, North Fingal, Offaly, Roscommon, & Tallaght)

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Pieta House

Pieta House offers specialised treatment to clients who self-harm, suffer from suicidal ideation or have made multiple suicide attempts. Clients receive an intensive programme of one-to-one counselling lasting about four to six weeks. Pieta House is a non-profit organisation and thier service is FREE of CHARGE. They now have branches at Ballyfermot, Finglas, Lucan, Limerick, Tallaght, Kerry, Tipperary and Galway.

1800 247 247 Visit Website Find out more

Dublin South East Community Training Centre

Dublin South East Community Training Centre (DSE CTC) offers second chance education for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 years. DSE CTC is a registered charity, formerly known as Ringsend CTC, formed in 1986 to provide accredited training programmes. These programmes are funded and supported by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), and trainees will have access to a training allowance. 

The four QQI accredited Level 4 Major Award Courses on offer are:

  • ECDL and Information & Communications Technology 
  • Digital Media & Photography
  • Sports & Health Related Fitness 
  • Retail Skills 

There are additional supports provided in the form of literacy & numeracy support, counselling service and advocacy as well as links with other local supports. Successful graduates can access Level 5 PLC courses, apprenticeships or often go into full-time employment. 

Applicants must be between 16 and 21 years of age. To apply please contact us on 01-6728882 or You can find more information at

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Immigrant Council of Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is a national, independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the rights of migrants.

01 6740200 Visit Website Find out more

Griffith College Limerick

Located in in the heart of Limerick students enjoy all of the amenities and facilities available to students in the city centre. The college provides a wide range of internationally recognised full-time and part-time courses. All courses are taught from a state-of-the-art facility on O’Connell Avenue. 

+353 61 310031 Visit Website Find out more

Sherrard Youthreach Centre

Sherrard Youthreach Centre provides education, individualised support and the tools for independent living for young adults who are experiencing difficulties with addiction or who are at risk of addiction, in a safe and positive environment. This includes providing QQI accredited General Education Courses as well as access to Reducation Support and Counselling.

01 804 7224 Visit Website Find out more

Youthreach North Great Georges Street

Youthreach is an education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers aged 15 – 20. It offers young people the opportunity to identify options within adult life, and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification. Courses at Youthreach North Great Georges Street include General Learning, Information & Communication Technologies, and Beauty courses.

01 874 4311 Visit Website Find out more

Youthreach Transition Centre Parnell Square

The Transition Centre offers education, support and progression opportunities to young people within a positive learning environment. Courses include LCA, Sports and Recreation Award, Multi Media Course, Fast Track to Information Technology, and College Access Programme Level 5.

01 873 3123 Visit Website Find out more

Stoneybatter Community Training Centre

Stoneybatter Community Training Centre (CTC) provides training, educational and employment related services for young people in a friendly and informal manner.

Stoneybatter CTC have been set up with the needs of the early school leaver and the young unemployed especially in mind. The CTC provides a fresh opportunity for young persons to get national certificates at their own pace and with the assistance of friendly and supportive staff.

A Community Training Centre (CTC) provides a range of training and other supports that help young people find the job of their choice.

The primary target group is early school leavers aged 16 to 21 years who have no or incomplete secondary-level qualifications.

01 671 7802 Visit Website Find out more

North Wall Community Training Centre

North Wall Community Training Centre provides a range of full-time training courses at QQI Levels 3 and 4. Training allowances apply for those aged between 16 and 21. Courses include Paintins and Decorating / Tiling, Motorcycle Maintenance, Information and Communications Technology Skills, Sports and Recreation, Engineering skills, and a Beauty Specialist VTCT Diploma.

01 855 4033 Visit Website Find out more

North City Centre Community Action Project

North Centre City Community Action Project (NCCCAP) is a Community Training Centre which provides nationally accredited educational / training programmes and support services. These will help you to secure suitable employment or to progress to further education and training. If you are an early school leaver (aged 16 – 21 years) and eager to return to education / training to complete a Major QQI Award at levels 3 and / or 4, NCCCAP be able to help.

01 836 6957 Visit Website Find out more

LYCS Community Training Centre

The Lourdes Youth Community Services offer 40 Early School Leavers the opportunity to gain certified training in FETAC Levels 3 & 4 in a range of modules and subjects. 

Available courses include Woodwork and construction, Sport & Recreation, Early Childhood Education & Care Support, Pathway to Employment and Job and College Preparation Course.

01 836 3416 Visit Website Find out more