Support Services

Pieta House -
Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 24/7.
Tel: 1800 247 247
Text: HELP 51444

The Samaritans -
Samaritans is a service that can be used either if your situation feels urgent, or if you feel like all you need is a good chat.  You can ring their helpline whether or not you have mental health issues, if you're worried about a friend, and even if you're under 18.   Samaritans offer emotional support 24/7, 365 days a year on
Freephone: 116 123
Text: 087 260 90 90

Spunout Text Chat -
This is a new text based service via   It's particularly of use to young people who might not want to physically speak to someone.    Having a tough time and want to tell someone?   Text us anonymously about anything that’s bothering you.   Chat to us now.

Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 to get started.   Standard SMS rates may apply.


Gay Switchboard Dublin –

Helpline for LGBTQ individuals

Tel: 01 872 1055


Aware -
Aware have a support line for anyone who is worried about depression, which operates from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week, as well as a support mail service.
Tel: 1800 80 48 48

Turn2Me -
Turn2me is a website that helps people GET HELP, lets people know that they are not alone and facilitates a safe online community space that allows people to open up and reach out for help. It offers online one to one or group counselling.

Grow –
GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Its principal strength is the support members give each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health.
Tel: 1890 474 474

Shine –
Shine Counselling service is free and individuals can access counselling through self-referral by phone or e-mail. Counselling is offered to all persons whatever stage of illness or complexity of difficulties presented and is offered to people with self-experience of mental ill health and to relatives of people with self-experience.   Also offer relatives support groups are for families, carers and friends of people with mental ill health.  All of these groups are facilitated by someone who has a relative with a mental health problem.  Mon-Fri 9-5
Tel: 01 860 1622

Jigsaw Meath –
Provides a free and confidential youth mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25. If you are concerned about feeling low, depressed, anxious or distressed we can give information or offer one-to-one support with a qualified mental health professional. They operate Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Tel: 046 907 1702


Bodywhys –
Bodywhys offer various support services which are designed to offer non-judgemental, confidential support and understanding to people affected by eating disorders at any stage of their journey
Tel: 1890 200 444

Recovery Ireland Self Help Method –

HSE funded charity that provides a specialised form of cognitive-behavioural training to its members. There are no fees, and people can come for 5 weeks, or even 5 years; whatever you need to help you get better. Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin 10.         

Ph: 01 - 62 60 775 

Amen –
Dedicated support service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland providing crisis intervention, helpline support and face to face supports to victims
Tel: 046 902 3718

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge –
Aoibhneas operates a 24 hour confidential helpline service to women and external agencies, families/friends ring on behalf of women who looking for information and advice about their situation/experiences of domestic abuse.
Tel: 01 867 0701


The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre –
The DRCC is there to support those affected by sexual violence with a National 24-Hour Helpline, face to face counselling, accompaniment and referral services.
Tel: 1800 77 88 88


Women’s Aid –
The Women's Aid helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides support and information to callers experiencing abuse from intimate partners.
Tel: 1800 34 19 00

HSE Mental Health Services –

The HSE Mental Health Services provides a wide range of community and hospital based mental health services in Ireland.

Ph: 041 6850300 / 1850 241 850 

The National Office for Suicide Prevention -  (01) 6201670

 Childline 24 Hour Helpline - 1800 666 666 / TEXT TALK to 50101

 Parent Line Support & Information - 1890 927 277

 Drug & Alcohol Help Line - 1800 459 459

 Teen Line - 1800 833 634

 Nurture - (01) 8430930


Local Counsellors

Orla Duff

One hour for Me


Ger Quiney



Alderbrook, Ashbourne

Alison Mc Grane
Psychotherapist & Counsellor 
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Clare Mooney

Counselling & Psychotherapy


Yvonne Barnewall

Libra Counselling & Psychotherapy



Mick Price
Group Analyst Consultant Psychotherapist


Counsellor, Psychotherapist