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Useful Links

Alcoholic Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


Al Anon
Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
Removing barriers for autistic people and their families.

Ausome Training
Autism training for parents and professionals.

Bodywhys is the Irish National Charity, which offers support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.

Cork Arc

Cork ARC is a safe haven for people with cancer and their families, where you can find information, practical help and emotional support.

Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. We offer young people, single adults and families advice, support, education and housing to help people to have and keep a home. We believe that everyone has a right to a place they can call home and we campaign to address the causes of homelessness has a right to a place they call home.

Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

Irish Immigration Support Centre
NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre is a non-Governmental organisation that seeks to respond to the needs of immigrants in the area.

Lisheens House

Lisheens House is a community centred mental health charity that offers free counselling, training & support for those in a mental health crisis.

Money Advise & Budgeting Service
MABS is a national free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

For over twenty years, Parentline has provided a completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians. Parents phone Parentline with all sorts of problems. There is no typical call. Calls come from parents of new born babies, toddlers, pre-teens and teenagers – children of all ages.


Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide. 

24 hour Freephone helpline 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444 (std msg rates apply)


When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116 123,  or email them at

Victim Support
The Garda Siochana operates closely with the Crime Victims Helpline, which can help provide support to victims of crime.

West Cork Women Against Violence

West Cork Women Against Violence Project offers free and confidential listening, information and support services for women experiencing domestic violence.

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