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MS Ireland

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is the only national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to the MS community. MS Ireland supports people living with MS as well as their carers and family.

1850 233 233 Visit Website Find out more

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) are a group of people who meet to support each other to stop compulsive overeating. This includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are groups around the country. There is no fee for joining.

021 486 7907 Visit Website Find out more

The HSE QUIT service is an interactive support service to help people stop smoking.

The service delivers stop smoking behavioural support via phone, web, text and social media.

The service is friendly, positive, supportive and non-judgemental.

The website has lots of useful information about smoking, the health risks and tips on quitting and has a useful Facebook page which has testimonials from other people who have quit smoking and who share their tips.

They also have a Freephone Quitline no on 1800 201 203.

Visit Website Find out more

Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties. Covering childhood to adulthood their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage.

01 872 7155 Visit Website Find out more

AHEAD - Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

AHEAD provides information to students and graduates with disabilities, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents on disability issues in education.

Their information includes how to fill out the CAO and use the DARE scheme, supports available in your university or college, and adapting to a working environment with a helpline, workships, and training.

The Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) programme is a work placement programme for graduates with disabilities to gain experience in the workplace, offering mentored, paid work placements.


01 716 43 96 Visit Website Find out more

Irish Wheelchair Association

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) provide services to people with limited mobility throughout the country.

Their services include:

  • Assisted living services
  • Resource and outreach
  • Enhanced homecare services
  • Motoring services
  • Sport programmes
  • Youth services
  • Wheelchair sales, rental and repair
  • Helping people with physical disabilities find a home
  • Accessible and supported holiday breaks
  • Corporate training
  • Rehabilitative training

Find a regional office near you here.

01 818 6400 Visit Website Find out more

CanTeen Ireland

CanTeen Ireland is a nation-wide support group for young people who have or have had cancer, and for their brothers, sisters and friends. They organise weekends away throughout the year and also organise regular meetings for participants to chat and share stories.

Supports and services include

  • One-to-one support
  • Home and hospital visits
  • Social events
  • Information
  • Access to counselling
01 - 8722012 Visit Website Find out more

Epilepsy Ireland

Epilepsy Ireland is the national association for people with epilepsy and their families. They provide a wide range of services such as information, education, advice, advocacy and outreach support services. They operate their services from headquarters in Dublin and from regional offices in Cork, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Tullamore.

Specialist Nurse Helpline 01 455 4133 (operates from 09.30 - 13.00 on Monday and Wednesday)

014557500 Visit Website Find out more

Focus Ireland Coffee Shop

A warm welcome is guaranteed to everyone who enters our Coffee Shop in Temple Bar, Dublin. Open every day, this service provides quality, affordable meals for homeless adults, families and children, in a safe and warm environment. Lunch is served from 12.30pm-3.30pm, Monday to Friday, and from 11.30am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday. Our Advice & Info Service also operates from this location and is open until 5pm. People aged 18 or over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

01 671 2555 Find out more

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) aims to promote the understanding, treatment and prevention of the problems associated with dyslexia, a specific learning disability. The association lobbies for appropriate services for people with dyslexia. There are currently a nationwide network of 34 Branches which host workshops in local schoolsevenings during the week from 5.30pm onwards. Please refer to website for details.

01 6790276/ 01 6790275 Visit Website Find out more

Diabetes Federation of Ireland - Cork

Offers information and advice to people affected by diabetes.

021 427 4229 Visit Website Find out more

Diabetes Federation of Ireland - Sligo

Offers information and advice to people affected by diabetes.

071 914 6001 Visit Website Find out more