The Samaritans enable people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those who may be feeling suicidal, to receive confidential emotional support at any time of day.
Website address: www.samaritans.org
Telephone number: 116123
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs has become a major problem. They offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. There are currently 217 weekly meetings across Ireland. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.
Website address: www.na-ireland.org
Telephone number: 01-6728000
Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders. Their vision is that people affected by eating disorders will have their needs met through the provision of appropriate, integrated, quality services being delivered by a range of statutory, private and voluntary agencies.
Website address: www.bodywhys.ie
Telephone number: 1890 200444
Parentline offers support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent and the reassurance that, whatever the problem, you’re not the first parent to face it.
Website address: www.parentline.ie
Telephone number: 1890 927277 or 01-8733500
A Little Lifetime Foundation
A Little Lifetime Foundation provides information and support to bereaved parents and families whose babies died before or at birth (stillbirth) or some time after birth (neonatal death).
Website address: www.alittlelifetime.ie
Telephone number: 01-8829030
Aware’s objectives are to educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression, to provide emotional and practical support to those affected by depression and related disorders and to support research into the development and treatment of depression and related issues.
Website address: www.aware.ie
Telephone number: 1800 804848
Women’s Aid offers confidential information, support and understanding to women who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands.
Website address: www.womensaid.ie
Telephone number: 1800 341900
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.
Website address: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie
Telephone number: 01-8420700
Tusla is the State’s child and family agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. The agency provides a range of universal and targeted services concerned with child protection and welfare, alternative care, family and community support, educational welfare services and domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.
Website address: www.tusla.ie
Telephone number: 01-7718500
Doctors on call in Kildare and West Wicklow
K DOC (Kildare and West Wicklow Doctors on Call)
KDOC is the out-of-hours GP service for member practices in Kildare and West Wicklow.
Website address: www.kdoc.ie
Telephone number: 1890 599362
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