External Student Support Contacts
Mental Health
Irish Advocacy Network

C/O Health Care Unit Rooskey, Monaghan Tel: 047 38919

Provides support information and advocacy to people who have or have had a mental health problem


PO Box 2210, Dublin 13. Tel 01 6260775

E-mail  dermod1@ireland.com South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill St., Offers a self help mental health programme for people suffering from anxiety, phobia, depression and nervous symptoms..Recovery is also an aftercare programme for those who have been hospitalised, helping to prevent relapses.


11 Liberty Street Cork. Tel Callsave 1890 474 474

Worldwide community mental health movement. Weekly meetings emphasise a self-help/mutual help approach to mental health and the development of personal resources.

Mental Health Ireland


Support for people with a mental illness, their families and carers.


Coach St., Cork. Tel: 021 427 13 23 Callsave 1850 60 90 90 www.samaritans.org

Confidential emotional support for those who are despairing or suicidal, 24 hours a day by telephone, email, letter or face to face.

Eating Disorders

Provides confidential, non judgemental support for people affected by eating disorders. Lo call helpline, e mail support, support groups, online support group. No meetings in Cork at present.


Overeaters Anonymous (Cork)

Tel: 086 352 64 67

Support for people with eating disorders.

Al-Anon & Al-Ateen

Family Groups Ltd.,PO Box 55, Eglinton Street, Cork. Tel: 4311899

Support groups for family and friends of problem drinkers.

Alcoholics Anonymous

PO Box 137, Eglinton Street, Cork. Tel: 450 0481 (8-10pm)

Open meeting 8:30pm every Tuesday night at the South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill St., Cork.

Arbour House

St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Rd., Cork. Tel: 496 8933

Specialist unit for alcohol & drug abuse, prevention and treatment. Ring for appointment

Counselling and Advisory Service (Drug and alcohol):

HSE South, 10 Church St. (Off Shandon St.), Cork. Tel: 421 2382

A free service for those with drug/alcohol problems, their families and concerned persons.



Comprehensive website on drug misuse.

Confidential Helpline in Cork 021 496 89 33 (Mon – Fri 9 – 5. Closed 1 – 2)

Gamblers Anonymous

Tel: (087) 285 9552

Fellowship of people who help each other recover from gambling addiction


Tel: 086-3548196 (7-10pm)

If someone close to you has a drug problem, NAR-ANON can help. Meetings Saturday 11:30am and Tuesday 8pm at St. Augustine’s Priory. Washington St., Cork.

Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 89, Eglinton Street, Cork. Tel: 427 8411

Tabor Lodge

Ballindeasig, Belgooly, Co. Cork. Tel: 488 7110

Residential Treatment Centre, caring for adults with addictions.

Counselling & Support

Local support group meetings for those affected by depression.

Helpline 1890 303 302 (Seven days 10am-10pm. Thurs to Sun, the helpline also operates after 10pm)


National Office for Suicide Prevention


Links to various agencies dealing with suicide including links to support agencies for those bereaved by suicide

One in Four


Supports men and women who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence 01 662 4070

Sexual Violence Centre Cork


5 Camden Place, Cork

Tel: 450 5577 or Free phone 1800 496496 (Formerly Cork Rape Crisisdf Service)

Counselling service for survivors of rape, sexual abuse & child abuse.


Tel: 4666 182

Dominican Centre

Pope’s Quay Tel: 4666 182

Harbour Counselling Service (SHB)

Penrose Wharf, Cork

Tel: 486 1360 or 1800 234 116.

Support for adults who as children experienced abuse or neglect.



Provides a confidential helpline, information and a support service for male victims of domestic abuse

Tel: 046 902 3718


Family Ministry, 34 Paul St., Cork.

Tel: 427 5136 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm).

Support programme for young people (11 – 18 years) dealing with grief through death, separation, divorce or any other significant loss.

Victim Support

4 Anglesea Villas, Anglesea St., Cork Tel: 432 2333 or 1850 661 771.

Emotional and practical support to those affected by crime.

Youth Counselling Service (SHB)

YMCA, 11/12Marlboro St., Cork. Tel: 427 01 87.

Counselling service for young people between 15 and 28 years. Ring for appointment.


HSE Information Services – www.drugs.ie
HSE Alcohol Information – 1850 241850
HSE Suicide Support  – HSE Suicide Bereavement Support Service (Cork & Kerry) 087 7986944


Bowling Green, White Street, Cork Tel: 021 43 10 591

Callsave: 1850 222 300 www.barnardos.ie

Support for children and families through a variety of services.

Positive Options

Crisis pregnancy services


Youth Health Service

General health support service for under 21s offering information and clinics on topics such as crisis pregnancy, parenting, adoption, abortion and STDs.

Tel 021 422 04 90