All Local and National Mental Health Resources
3Ts is a registered suicide charity working to help prevent deaths by Suicide through research, education and support.
Elm House, Leopardstown Office Park, Burton Hall Avenue, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) is a voluntary organisation for older people. Members range in age from 50 – 100+ years and covers a range of people from all backgrounds. All the activities are aimed at keeping older people active and well. Active Retirement Associations are a lifeline for many older people who would otherwise feel isolated and lonely.
01 873 3836
ALONE Ireland – Support and Befriending Service
Provides companionship to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit or telephone call.
National Supportline: 0818 222 024
St. Dympna’s Hospital, Athy Road, Carlow
A confidential helpline and support service for male victims of domestic abuse.
046 902 3718 or 0818 22 22 40
Provides information, resources and bereavement support after the death of a child of any age and through all circumstances to all bereaved parents. Now providing online support including group meetings and one-to-one support calls.
Call or text: 085 2888 888
Ardu HSE Substance Misuse Service
A community-based response to substance misuse.
059 9178050 / 1890 464 600
St. Dympna's Hospital, Athy Road, Carlow
Provides face-to-face, phone and online support for individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions, as well as friends and families who are concerned for a loved one.
1800 80 48 48
Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre
Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre (FRC) has been working with the communities in Bagenalstown and surrounding areas of South Carlow since 2001. It is a multi-faceted ‘family centre’ which provides a comprehensive list of programmes, services and supports to families and individuals, from Stepping Stones Childcare Centre to counselling, as well as running clubs and groups that you can attend.
Moneybeg, Royal Oak Rd, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow
Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Support
Barnardos is here to help by working with families to help them support their child through the grieving process. While children can’t be shielded from the reality of death and the pain of loss, we can help them to understand, to grieve and to cope a little better.
Helpline: 01 4732110
Barnardos Family Support Project
Barnardos work with vulnerable children and families.
24 Askea Lawns, Tullow Road, Carlow
Bethany Bereavement Support
The Bethany Service Team is available to support you in your loss and grief with one to one meetings, telephone support or small group meetings.
Our services are totally free of charge and confidential within the law.
Call or text: 087 9905299
A variety of supports for people affected by eating disorders. Online support groups and face-to-face support groups.
01 210 7906
CAPA – Counselling service for Adults with Past Abuse
For adults who have experienced abuse in childhood.
Freephone: 1800 234118
Care and Repair – CCDP
Care and Repair is a national programme developed by Age Action and run locally by Carlow County Development Partnership. It provides a free small jobs and repair service (REPAIR) and a befriending call service (CARE) throughout Carlow, as well as specific COVID-19 and emergency responses, e.g. care boxes.
01 475 6989
Carlow County Development Partnership, Main Street, Bagenalstown
CARI – shine a light for children
The CARI helpline is the first point of contact and support for any person or professional who has concerns about or is affected by child sexual abuse or sexualised behaviour. CARI Helpline offers a confidential listening service.
LoCall: 1890 924 567
Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre
Provides emotional support and counselling for survivors of sexual abuse.
National helpline: 1800 77 88 88 / Freephone: 1800 727 737 / 059 9133344
72 Tullow Street, Carlow
Carlow LGBT+ Network
Social Network for LGBT+ people in county Carlow.
Carlow Meals on Wheels
St. Catherine’s Meals-On-Wheels service provides hot nutritious meals to older people who are unable to cook for themselves allowing them to live independently in their own homes. The service also provides meals on wheels services in Leighlinbridge and Fenagh. Referrals are accepted from HSE Public Health Nurses, from G.P.s and from recipients and their families.
St Catherine's Community Services Centre, St. Joseph’s Road, Carlow
Carlow Mental Health Association
Promotes positive mental health in Carlow through organised events and activities and providing information.
Carlow Older Persons Forum
Advocates and campaigns for older persons services and rights, as well as delivering practical supports, such as IT Training, classes and programmes, as well as a focused COVID-19 and emergency response. Drop-In service and community garden at The Old School House, Barrack Street, Carlow.
The Old School House, Barrack Street, Carlow
Carlow Regional Youth Service (CRYS)
Local Youth Service for County Carlow for young people age 8-24. CRYS work to empower young people to achieve their potential through quality youth work, and provides a range of youth work supports and programmes.
Montgomery House, Athy Road, Carlow
Carlow Women’s Aid
A voluntary organisation that offers free and confidential support to women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence.
059 9173552 / Helpline: 1800 444 944 / National free helpline: 1800 341 900
Carlow Women's Aid, 7 Old Dublin Road, Carlow
A free and confidential listening service for children and young people up to the age of 18.
Free Helpline: 1800 666 666 or text 'Talk' to 50101
Information on all aspects of public services and entitlements for citizens in Ireland.
076 1075130 / National info: 0761 07 4000
St. Catherines Community Services Centre, St. Josephs Road, Carlow, R93 T4C6
Citizen’s Information / Death and Bereavement during COVID-19
Practical information and advice for people who have been bereaved during the COVID-19 emergency period.
Co. Carlow Community-based Drugs Initiative – Carlow Regional Youth Service
Information, support and referral for individuals who are affected by their own or other’s substance use. Also education, training and prevention for community groups, schools and organisations.
Angela Keogh: 059 9130476 / 085 7897303
CRYS, Montgomery House, Athy Road, Carlow
Counselling Service at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre
Offering therapy to three different age groups: Play therapy for ages 5 – 12yrs, Therapy for adolescents aged between 13 – 18yrs, Counselling for adults.
Georgina: 059 9722028 / 087 6272628
Crime Victims Helpline (CVH)
The Crime Victims Helpline offers support to victims of crime in Ireland. The CVH aim to support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those affected by crime.
Free Phone: 116 006 / Text: 085 133 77 11
Drug and Alcohol Helpline
A confidential support and information service.
Freephone 1800 459 459
Drugs Outreach Workers Carlow/Kilkenny
Provides information, support, needle exchange and information on harm reduction.
Patrick Connaughton 085 7888326 / Richard Marnell 087 7387421
Éist Cancer Support Centre
The Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow aims to provide emotional support and practical help to all affected by cancer, their families and carers. Support services available include; Counselling, Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Peer Support Groups, Phone Support, Nutritional Workshops, Exercise/Walking Groups, Prostate Programme.
Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow
Embrace Farm Accident Support Network
Support to bereaved farming families through bereavement support sessions, an annual remembrance service and also campaigning for farm safety awareness.
Embrace Farm, c/o Annegrove House, Mountrath, Co. Laois
Folláine – Carlow Regional Youth Service
Early Intervention Counselling Service for young people from 12-18 years of age through Carlow Regional Youth Service. Carlow, Tullow and Bagenalstown.
Declan Wall: 085 2780307
The Vault, Burrin Street, Carlow
Forward Steps Family Resource Centre (FRC)
Aims to enhance, support and facilitate the local community, families, children and individuals through the delivery of family support services and initiatives, education and training opportunities, community development practice and through our counselling and therapeutic service. The service includes Adult Counselling, Play Therapy for 5 – 12yrs, Art Therapy all ages.
Chapel Lane, Tullow, Co. Carlow, R93 CY68
GROW is a mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering from mental health problems.
Infoline: 1890 474 474 / Kilkenny: 056 7761624
Ormonde House, Barrack Street, Kilkenny
H.U.G.G. (Healing Untold Grief Groups)
Peer Support Groups led by a trained volunteer who is also a bereaved survivor for anyone bereaved by suicide. H.U.G.G. meet regularly in the Leopardstown, Tallaght and Smithfield areas of South Dublin. Virtual Group meetings which will make H.U.G.G. bereavement support groups available nationwide for those who are located outside of Dublin and cannot attend the Dublin groups.
01 513 4048
Hospital Emergency Services
Go to or contact the Emergency Department (nearest to Carlow is St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny) of your nearest general hospital or contact the emergency services.
999 / 112
HSE Home Support Services
Available to people aged 65 or over, who may require support to continue living at home or to return home following a hospital stay.
1890 930 847
HSE Mental Health Services
If you have been (or are currently) supported by a mental health team contact the service you are attending and ask for an appointment as soon as possible.
HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office
Coordinates the implementation of Connecting for Life Carlow, Carlow’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan. The office supports individuals and organisations by providing information, support, training and bereavement counselling.
051 874013 / 087 9271041
ICA – Irish Country Women’s Association
Carlow Federation was founded in 1956 and currently has 11 Guilds. Our activities include crafts, community development and involvement at all levels and representation of our members at national level.
A free and confidential non-judgemental peer support centre for people who live with or have experienced mental health difficulties.
059 9136342 / 087 6341157
St. Dympna’s Hospital, Athy Road, Carlow
Provides rehabilitation, training, education and development opportunities for participants over 18 who are in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, or on maintenance in the Carlow area, to build on their personal development and self-reliance through employment.
Ann Begley: 087 6610435
St. Fiacc's Leisure Centre, Graiguecullen
LGBT Ireland (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)
A national support service providing confidential, non-judgmental, support and information to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families and friends.
1890 929 539 / family support helpline: 01 907 3707
Listening Services – Samaritans
For confidential, non-judgmental support anytime Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone struggling to cope.
Kilkenny Carlow Samaritans: Waterford Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 RD92
The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is a free and confidential service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.
076 1072070 / National Helpline: 076 1072000
MABS Carlow, 72D Tullow Street, Carlow
Men’s Aid Ireland is the only dedicated national support service supporting men and their families experiencing domestic violence in Ireland.
National Helpline: 01 554 3811
MUI LGBTI+ Youth Group – CRYS
CRYS Support Group for LGBTI+ Young People and their Allies. Safe, fun environment for LGBTI+ young people and their friends where they can meet new people, develop social and personal skills and make a difference in their community. Also provides information and advice for parents. MUI is part of the Belong To National Network.
The Vault, Burrin Street, Carlow
My Options is a HSE freephone line that provides free and confidential information and counselling to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
Freephone: 1800 828 010 / 01 6877044
My Unique Individuality (M.U.I.)
Safe, fun environment for LGBTI+ young people and their friends where they can meet new people. Also provides information and advice for parents.
A national support service for one-parent families providing a range of specialist family support services to people parenting alone, sharing parenting, separating and experiencing crisis pregnancy.
1890 66 22 12 / 01 662 9212
A completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians, providing support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent. Parentline is the only organisation offering the Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) programme over the phone.
01 873 3500
Provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm with suicidal ideation or bereaved by suicide.
1800 247 247 (24hrs 7 days) or 051 858510 or text 'HELP to 51444
Accredited counsellors near you:
See www.iacp.ie or
Peer support groups for children and young people aged 7 to 16 who have experienced loss through bereavement, parental separation or divorce.
059 9142565 or 087 6636499
Askea Parish Centre, Brownshill Road, Askea, Carlow
ReachOut.com is an internet service for young people that provides information, support and resources about mental issues and enables them to develop resilience and increase coping skills to facilitate help seeking behaviour.
Recovery College South East
Provides an online and face-to-face space that is devoted to recovery, peer education, and offering co-produced recovery workshops and programmes to encourage and support people on their recovery journey towards better mental health and well-being.
056 7703666 / 086 1746330
Involvement Centre, St. Dympna’s Hospital, Carlow / Greenhill, Kilkenny, R95 YYC0
A national confidential listening service for older people, provided by trained older volunteers. Senior Line volunteers provide practical and emotional support, can signpost to other relevant services, and offer particular guidance on responding to the needs of older people during COVID-19.
Freephone: 1800 80 45 91 / 087 745 0721
Shine supports people with mental ill health and their families and friends. Waterford Shine Centre offers counselling, information and support.
086 8525562 / 086 8525747
SHIP – Self-Harm Intervention Programme
Self-harm intervention programme for 16 years and over. Referral through G.P. or other health care professionals.
Counselling in Primary Care
Socially Monitored Alarms / Senior Alerts System
This is a personal alarm worn by an individual as a pendant around the neck or wrist. The alarm is monitored 24 hours a day ensuring older people in need can summon help instantly in emergency situations.
Edel Keogh: 059 9138700 / 086 7768939
St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre, St. Joseph’s Road, Carlow
SpunOut.ie is a youth information website for young people aged 16 to 25, providing mental health, sexual health, exam stress, employment and general lifestyle information, with the aim to educate and inform our young people about the importance of holistic well-being and how good health can be maintained both physically and mentally.
St. Catherine’s Community Services Centre
Delivers a wide range of services to communities, groups and individuals on a local, countywide and regional basis that are responsive to identified needs. St. Catherine’s use community development principles to build capacity within disadvantaged communities thereby empowering communities to identify and meet the needs in their areas and contribute to the development of policies locally and nationally to support this process.
St. Joseph’s Road, Carlow, R93 T4C6
Suicide or Survive
Delivers innovative approaches that educate, inform and inspire people to cultivate good mental health and reduce stigma leading to less death by suicide.
LoCall: 1890 577 577 / 01 272 2158
Stonebridge House, Stonebridge Close, Shankill, Co. Dublin
Teach Bhride Holistic Education Centre
As a Holistic Education Centre, Teach Bhride supports people in their desire to live full and meaningful lives.
Chapel Lane, Tullow, Co. Carlow
TeenLine Ireland is a free phone free text service to help improve the social and emotional health and well-being of teenagers (13-19 years of age) nationwide.
Freephone: 1800 833634 or Text: 'HEAR' to 51444
Text about it 50808 – free text service
A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis – big or small.
text HELLO to 50808
The Irish Hospice Foundation
Strives for the best care at end of life for people and practical support for their loved ones. Offers advice and information for bereaved people, those supporting them and professionals working with them.
01 679 3188 or National Freephone: 1800 80 70 77
Irish Hospice Foundation, Morrison Chambers, Floor 4, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin
A safe online space to talk with a professional counsellor to provide a safe, anonymous and confidential space to help you understand your feelings and work together to develop the tools you need to get through tough times.
You Are Not Alone Family Support Group
Supporting families living with drug, alcohol or any substance abuse.
Askea Parish Centre, Askea, Carlow
Go to your local family doctor (G.P.) or health centre. For out of hours you can visit Caredoc.
Caredoc: 1850 334 999
Caredoc, St Dympna’s Hospital, Athy Road, Carlow, R93 V603
A place to learn about mental health and how to support yourself and others. Find resources and support services near you.
1800 111 888
Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool
Provides detailed information about youth services, training programmes and community supports around the country.