1850-609090 (24 hours)

Providing confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.



10am- 10pm 7 days a week

Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression

 Suicide Prevention

Turning the Tide of Suicide
Founded to raise awareness and funding to lower the suicide rates in Ireland through dedicated research, educational support and intervention in the problem of suicide in Ireland

National Office for Suicide Prevention

Irish Association of Suicidology
The IAS set out to be a forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences.

Pieta House
Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours.

Pieta House is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am  8.00pm, Tuesdays, Fridays 9.00am  5.00pm, Saturday 10am-2pm on Sunday on Call service 10.00am – 2.00pm

Please feel free to call us on (01) 601 00 00 to arrange an appointment or to find out more.


Community Mental Health Movement

GROW runs groups for people with mental health diffficulties and for those trying to maintain good mental health. 

1890 474474

Bereavement and Loss

Supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide

1800 201890

Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support

045-895629 and 086-8554852

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association
Offers support to families bereaved by Sudden Infant Death and others affected by it

1850 391391

A peer-support programme to assist children,youth and adults who are grieving a death,separation or other painful transition in their family


Young People/Family Support

Childline is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years of age

1800 666666

Sometimes we can let things pile on top of us, it can be hard to figure a way out, talking may seem scary, but it helps when there’s someone there to really listen. Whoever you are. Wherever you are from. Whatever the problem.

1800 833 634

Barnardos supports children and families through providing a number of direct family support services located throughout the country

1850 222300

Support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent

1890 927277

Kildare Youth Services
Working with young people in County Kildare

045 897893

Laois Youth Services
Working with young people in County Laois

057 8665010

Carlow Youth Services

Working with young people in County Carlow

059 9130476

Chaplain to Carlow IT

059 9142632
Fr Martin Smith


Financial Concerns

St Vincent de Paul Society


Money Advice & Budgeting Services

1800 283438

Kilcock, Co. Kildare  01 6284466
Newbridge, Co. Kildare  045 435558
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow  059 9140977
Portlaoise, Co Laois  057 8661727

It’s Your Money
Independent information on financial products and services to help you make financial decisions

Marriage Support

Providing access to information and support, if you are preparing for marriage, seeking to enhance your existing couple and/or other relationships, looking for help with marriage and relationship difficulties

Columba Centre, Maynooth 01 5053112;

Parish Centre, Newbridge 045 431695;
St Catherine’s, Carlow 059 9138738
Parish Centre, Portlaoise 057 8661581

Health Issues

Age Action
Age Action Ireland is the national independent organisation on ageing and older people

01 4756989

Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Offering direct access to practical information and emotional support for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends

1800 341341

Support for people affected by eating disorders.

1890 200444

Carers Association of Ireland

1800 240724

Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy

1850 622626

Irish Cancer Society

1800 200700

Irish Patients Association

01 2722555

Works with carers, families and indiviudals affected by Acquried Brain Injury.

Helpline number 1890 200 278
Helpline Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm.

Mental Health Ireland
Promoting positive mental health and actively supporting persons with a mental illness, their families and carers

Addiction Services

Alcoholics Anonymous



Gamblers Anonymous


Narcotics Anonymous


Counselling in regard to childhood abuse

Towards Healing
Towards Healing is a free, confidential helpline and counselling referral service, which is a Catholic Church response to abuse by clergy and religious.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am to 8pm and on Fridays 11am to 4pm. Its free phone helpline numbers are: from the Republic of Ireland 1800 303416; from Northern Ireland and Britain 0800 0963315.

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

Director: Mr. Ian Elliott.
Telephone: 01 505 3018.
Fax: 01 5053026

Connect is a free phone counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood.

Connect is an out of hours service available Wednesday to Sunday, from 6-10pm. To speak to a counsellor call: Freephone 1800 235 235

Click on link to download  Services for adults abused in Institutions

National Counselling Service (NCS)
The NCS offers confidential face to face counselling, free of charge, to adults who experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect during childhood. Counselling is available at 60 locations throughout Ireland.

For an appointment at a location of your choice Freephone: 1800 235 234
More information at:

Health Service Executive (HSE)
Social Work & Child Protection Services can be contacted through your Local Health Office.

Carlow/Kilkenny Area: 059/9136587 (Office Hours)
Kildare/ West Wicklow Area: 045/882400 (Office Hours)
Laois Area: 057/8678236 (Office Hours)
Offaly Area: 057/9322488 (Office Hours)

An Garda Siochana

To report an incident of child abuse contact your local Garda station
Click on link to find the station in your area