If you have a problem and feel the need for a listening ear, why not take up the phone and contact someone who can help?
Perhaps some of the following contacts might be of help:
Naas Garda Station,
Naas, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 045 884 300
Fax: +353 45 884381 (Control Room)
+353 45 884344 (District Office)
District HQ Tel: +353 45 884316
District Officer: Superintendent Patrick Mangan
Divisional HQ Tel: +353 45 884311
Divisional Officer: Chief Superintendent M. Byrnes
1890-303302 10am- 10pm 7 days a week Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression. www.aware.ie
supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide 1800 201890 www.console.ie
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 www.iol.ie/~isidansr/home.htm
A peer-support programme to assist children, youth and adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family. Tel: 01-4734175 www.rainbowsireland.com
St Vincent de Paul Society
Money Advice & Budgeting Services
1800 283438 www.mabs.ie 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 www.itsyourmoney.ie
Age Action Ireland is the national independent organisation on ageing and older people 01 4756989 www.ageaction.ie
Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Offering direct access to practical information and emotional support for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends 1800 341341 http://www.alzheimer.ie/
Support for people affected by eating disorders. 1890 200444 www.bodywhys.ie
Carers Association of Ireland
1800 240724 www.carersireland.com
Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy 1850 622626 www.cura.ie
Irish Cancer Society
1800 200700 www.cancer.ie
Irish Patients Association
01 2722555 www.irishpatients.ie
Works with carers, families and individuals affected by Acquired Brain Injury. Helpline number 1890 200 278 Helpline Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm. www.headway.ie
Mental Health Ireland
Promoting positive mental health and actively supporting persons with a mental illness, their families and carers www.mentalhealthireland.ie
Social Work & Child Protection Services can be contacted through your Local Health Office. Kildare/ West Wicklow Area: 045/882400 (Office Hours)
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)
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; www.accord.ie . Tel: Parish Centre, Newbridge 045 431695
Parish Centre, Newbridge 045 431695;
St Catherine’s, Carlow 059 9138738
Parish Centre, Portlaoise 057 8661581
Naas Local Employment Service offers a free service to job seekers who are unemployed and in receipt of a social welfare payment, one parent families, early school leavers, people finishing a CE scheme and dependent spouses. For more information contact Eugene at Unit 5, Rathasker Square, Naas phone 045 895 555.
National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
Director: Ms. Teresa Devlin
Telephone: 01 505 3124. Fax: 01 5053026
Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House Safeguarding Children Representatives
All representatives can be contacted through the Parish Office, Sallins Road, Naas. Phone (045) 879730
Naas: Mr. Andrew Fagan and Ms. Geraldine Faherty
Sallins: Ms. Ann Moran
Two Mile House: Ms. Anita Comer Julian
Towards Healing is an organisation which provides telephone counselling and a counselling and psychotherapy referral service for people who have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused by priests or religious. Our aim is to ensure that the people who contact us receive the best possible help and support in dealing with the events of the past.
Free access to a helpline staffed by experienced Telephone Counsellors. This operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.00 am – 8.00 pm, and on Fridays from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Freephone 1800 303416 (Rep. of Ireland) and Freephone 0800 0963315 (NI and UK).
Connect is a free phone counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. The service is also available to partners or relatives of people with these experiences. With Connect you can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.
Connect is an out of hours service available Wednesday to Sunday, from 6-10pm.
To speak to a counsellor call: Freephone 1800 477 477
Click on link to download – Services for adults abused in Institutions
National Counselling Service (NCS)
The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is for adults who were abused in childhood and was established in September 2000 in response to the recognition that a large number of adults had been abused as children while in care in State institutions in Ireland. 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 234 112
More information at: www.hse-ncs.ie
To report abuse to An Garda Siochana cantact Naas Garda Station. Tel: 045 884 300
1850-609090 (24 hours) [email protected] – providing confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
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. www.3ts.ie
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. www.ias.ie
Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. In particular, this centre targets people who have already attempted to take their lives – often the forgotten people. This service is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The specialized treatment programme offers a comprehensive service aimed at individuals and their families who are affected by:
· Multiple suicidal attempts
· Suicidal ideation
· Continuous 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. www.pieta.ie
Childline is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years . Tel: 1800 666666 www.childline.ie
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.
Who ever you are……. Wherever you are from…… What ever the problem…….
Contact Teenline Ireland free-phone 1800 833 634 www.teenline.ie
Barnardos supports children and families through providing a number of direct family support services located throughout the country 1850 222300 http://www.barnardos.ie/
support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent 1890 927277