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From breakups or bullying, to anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings, our Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. Our aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them in the future. Our service is available to people in Ireland of all ages.
If you are a customer of the 48 or An Post network or cannot get through using the ‘50808’ short code please text HELLO to 086 1800 280 (standard message rates may apply). Some smaller networks do not support short codes like ‘50808’.
ADHD Ireland provide support and advice through our phone line and emails, send out information, produce publications, organise information sessions and psychoeducation, run parenting courses, work to raise awareness of the condition and contribute to research.
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.
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.
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CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60. A smear test is a simple procedure that only takes minutes and is the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix. The site contains comprehensive information on how to, where and why you should have a cervical smear test done.
The Children’s Rights Alliance is a coalition of over 100 organisations working to secure the rights of children in Ireland, by campaigning for the full implementation of the UN convention on the rights of the child. We aim to improve the lives of all children which are under 18 years, through securing the necessary changes in Ireland’s laws, policies and services.
Cunamh provides a professional, comprehensive, confidential and caring service to all those who may need help, because of unplanned pregnancy, placing a child for adoption, parenthood through adoption or as adopted persons. The website gives information on their pregnancy counselling, short term fostercare, adoption, post adoption and information and trace services. All of their services are provided by professionally qualified social workers.
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.
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.
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)
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study aims to get new insights into, and increase our understanding of health behaviours, well-being and lifestyles in young people in Ireland. The HBSC website is intended for all those interested in young peoples lives in Ireland.
Headway provides a range of rehabilitative services to people with Acquired Brain Injuries and their families, including, rehabilitative training, day services and psychological services. They also work to heighten public and political awareness of acquired brain injury and the impact it has on individuals, families and carers.