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Helpline and online support, offering advice and support to children and young people under 18. 

The Childline phoneline is 24 hours every day at 1800 666 666.

Childine online chat is available every day from 10am - 4pm. You can start a chat here.

Childline text lines are free and can be contacted by sending the word 'TEXT' to 50101.

01 6767960 Visit Website Find out more


BeLonG To is a national online youth service for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland.

Their services include:

  • One to one support
  • Counselling service with Pieta House
  • Sexual health course
  • Drug and alcohol service
  • Advice and support groups for parents
01 670 6223 Visit Website Find out more

Young Adult Education and Training Guidance Service - Dublin Inner City

The City of Dublin Education Training Board (CDETB) Young Adult Education and Training Guidance Service offers career guidance counselling services to young people age 16-25 living in or engaging with services & projects Dublin 1, 3, and 7.

The services offered include:

  • Free 1 to 1 career guidance
  • Outreach group career guidance workshops
  • Information on education & training qualification options for your career
  • Information on financial supports for returning to training & education qualifications
  • Outreach support to services, projects, and centres in Dublin's Inner City

You can also find them on their Facebook page.

Find out more about the guidance service in this video.

(01) 8787495 Visit Website Find out more

Youth Work Ireland

Youth Work Ireland provides quality youth services, aiming to develop the potential of young people and strenghten communities across Ireland. 

01 8584500 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

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


Crosscare offer a wide variety of outreach services in different locations: homeless, migrants, travellers, drugs and alcohol addiction, teen counselling, carer support and also disability awareness programmes.

01 836 0011 Visit Website Find out more

GDYS Youth Services

Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS) is located at Tagaste House or 'No 4' as it is known is a Drop in Centre for young people between 15 and 25 years of age. The centre has an open-door policy, whereby all young people are welcome to use the service.

091 568483 / 091 562114 Visit Website Find out more

GDYS Counselling Service

GDYS counselling service is available to young people between 15 and 25 years of age. People under 18 years of age require the consent of their parent or guardian. The service operates on Tuesday's and Wednesday's and accepts self referrals as well as referrals from other agencies and services.

091 568483 / 091 562114 Visit Website Find out more

Galway Youth Information Service

GYIC is part of a national network of 30 Youth Information Centres. GYIC offers a Ôone stop shop' where young people aged 15-25 can access information on a range of subjects: education, employment and training, travel.

091 562434 Visit Website Find out more

Ferbane Youth Cafe

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East Cork Youth Information Centre

Youth Information Centres are centres located around Ireland that provide free, confidential information for young people and for people who work with young people. They hold information on subjects like education, employment, careers, rights and entitlements, sport, leisure, travel and European opportunities for young people

021 4814060 Find out more