Welfare Directory


Pregnancy Advice


Cherish, 2 Pembroke Road, Dublin 2. Tel: 6629212

Pregnancy Advice


Barnardo’s Adoption Counselling Service, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 Tel: 4546388

Social Welfare


For information on maternity benefits, Tel: 7043475

For information on social, community and family affairs, Tel: 8748444

Single Parents


Cherish (Association of one-parent families), 2 Pembroke Rd, Dublin 2. Tel: 6629212

Gingerbread, 29 Dame St., Dublin 2. Tel: 6710291

Treoir (Federation of services for unmarried parents and their children) National Information Centre, 36 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Tel: 4964155. Free information packs.

Sexual Abuse/ Rape


Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lr. Leeson St. Tel: 6614911.Helpline, Freephone 1800 778888

Childline (for children) Freephone 1800 666 666

Women’s Aid Helpline Tel: 1800 341900

Rotunda hospital, Tel: 87730700 (Ask to be put through to the Sexual Assault Unit)

CARI (anyone affected by child sexual abuse) Helpline: 1890-924567

Drugs


Narcotics Anonymous, Friends Meeting House, Eustace St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Tel: 8300944 ext: 486.

Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin 2.Tel: 671 4711

Drug Squad, Harcourt Sq., Harcourt St., Dublin 2. Tel: 8732222

STDs / HIV / Aids


Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine, St. James’ Hospital, 1 James St., Dublin 8. Tel: 4535245 (Walk in clinic for STD patients, Mon. 9.30-11am. Thurs.1.30-3pm).

HIV Ireland – 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Tel:(0)1 873 3799 (10am-5.30pm Monday-Friday)

Cancer


Irish Cancer Society, 5 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.Tel: 6681233. Helpline: 1800 200 700.

Alcohol Addiction


Alcoholics Anonymous, Service Office, 109 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Tel: 4538998

AA after hours phone service, Tel: 6795967 (6.30pm-10pm, Monday-Friday, 10am-10pm weekends and bank holidays)

Legal Aid Centre


Free Legal Advice Centres,13 Lower Dorset Street,Dublin 1, Legal Information & Referral Lines: 1890 350 250 / 01-874 5690

Full time 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday - Friday

45 Lower Gardiner St., Dublin 1. Tel: 8745440

9, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1. Tel: 8724133

47 Upper Mount St., Dublin 2. Tel: 6623655

44/49 Main Street, Finglas, Dublin 11 Tel: 8640314

Tower Centre, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Tel: 4576011

Village Green, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: 4511519.

Eatign Disorders


Eating disorders are a way of coping with painful feelings which are difficult to talk about. They are an unconscious attempt to avoid these feelings or keep them under control. Eating disorders are: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder.

Bodywhys provide help, support and understanding for these eating disorders.

Bodywhys operate a helpline manned by trained volunteers. Helpline: 01 283 5126

Operating hours: Mon 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tues 12.30 – 2.30 pm, Wed 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Thurs 10.00 – 12am, Fri 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

For more information contact info@bodywhys.ie or ring 01 283 4963

Mental Health


If every day feels like Monday Morning, you could be suffering from a mental health illness. Whatever the case, you never need to suffer in silence. 300,000 people in Ireland suffer with depression, 10,000 are hospitalised each year because of depression.

Contact Aware: 1890 303 302 (Available Monday – Sunday, 10am to 10pm.)

Samaratins: 01 116123 (Available 24 hours)

Niteline (student run service): 1800793793

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