Helplines and General Information
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
01 842 0700 Website
Community Alcohol & Drugs Service
Assessment, counselling, educational information and out-patient clinics for people with alcohol and drug related problems. Based in Mullingar.
044 934 1630
Garda National Drugs Unit
For advice and assistance to parents and community groups in relation to substance abuse.
01 666 9900
Mental & Physical Health
Adult Counselling Service
For people that have suffered childhood sexual, physical abuse in an institution, education or family setting. Appointments are arranged with trained counsellors.
1800 234 113
Aware is a national voluntary organisation providing support through depression.
1890 303 302 Website
Provides online support and information for people with eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and atypical eating disorders.
1890 200 444 Website
1800 200 700
GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.
1890 474 474 Website
Irish Autism Action
044 933 1609 Website
Midlands Suicide Bereavement Support Services
086 815 7320
1850 60 90 90
Leaflets For Download
- 9 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer
- Adults Grieving The Death Of A Parent
- ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Bereavement Through Suicide
- Concerned About Suicide – Warning Signs & Risk Factors
- F.A.S.T – Stroke Leaflet
- Find Out About Testicular Cancer
- Grieving The Death Of Someone Close
- Understanding Arthritis
Help and Advice Services For Young People
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services
044 934 0221
1800 666 666
A useful website for young people including articles on a wide range of subjects.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 & 23.
T: 01 872 1055
National LGBT helpline
1890 929 539 (Mon to Fri 7 – 9pm & Sat to Sun 3 – 6pm) Website
Domestic Advice & Counselling
Marriage counselling, pre-marriage courses etc.
044 934 8707
Citizens Information Centre
044 934 0700
Community Welfare Services
If you or someone close to you is affected by illness, unemployment, retirement, old age or other circumstances which place you in need of financial assistance, the community welfare officer will explain which entitlements may be available to you and how to claim them.
044 934 0221
Domestic Violence Helpline
1800 444 944
01 872 1133
Midlands Crisis Pregnancy Counselling Services
1800 200 857 Website
Midlands Rape Crisis Centre
1800 306 600
Money Advice and Budgeting Service
This is a service to help clients manage their over-indebtedness, to help families to budget their money so they do not get in to debt and can enjoy a better quality of life.
1890 283 438 Website
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
044 934 3868
Westmeath Citizens Advice
1890 777 121 Website