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Support Services outside UCD

Out of Hours Services:

In case of emergency outside opening hours, please contact one of the following:

EastDoc. (located on the campus of St. Vincent’s University Hospital).
Telephone: 01-2094021. (6pm – 10pm)

St. Vincent’s Hospital Accident & Emergency
Telephone: 01-221 4358

St James Hospital Accident & Emergency
Telephone: 01 453 7841


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They have student volunteers too so you can talk to someone who understands student issues.

They offer their service by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches.

Helpline:  1850 60 90 90

Email Support Service: [email protected]


Aware is a charity dedicated to helping people with Depression. They run a range of mental health services:

e-mail: [email protected]

Support groups: There are support groups all over Dublin and the rest of the country. Follow the link below to find your local group.

Phone: 1890 303 302

The phone line is open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. can help you get through the tough times by offering information and guidance about Mental Health.

[email protected]

Phone:  01 764 5666


Console provides Professional Therapeutic Counselling, support and helpline services to those bereaved through suicide with respect, dignity and compassion.

Phone:  1800 201 890

email: [email protected]

Pieta House

Pieta House is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviors. Their service is free.

Phone:  01 601 0000

E-mail: [email protected]

Belong To

Belong To supports LGBT young people in Ireland and offers support groups.

Phone  01-670 6223


Bodywhys is the national voluntary organization dedicated to supporting the 200,000 people in Ireland affected by eating disorders. Every second and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in Room B237 in the Health Sciences.

Email : [email protected]

E-Mail Support:  [email protected]

Phone: 01-2834963

Helpline: 1890 200 444 – Online support for prevention of eating disorders is an online programme available to all students in Ireland. It aims to provide support for students who have difficulties with food or body image.
Three main benefits of becoming a ProYouth member:
1) Do the screening questionnaire to assess your personal risk of developing an eating disorder
2) Join a supportive online community of students around the country discussing healthy body image and supporting each other with problems in this area
3) Access free, confidential and anonymous support from a counsellor
Participation in ProYouth is voluntary, completely anonymous and free of charge for UCD students.
To join ProYouth log onto
You can read more about the initiative on their Facebook page.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous operates a 12 step programme to recovery for people with alcohol addictions through the medium of support groups.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.  There are no dues or fees for A.A. and new members are always welcome.

Tel:  01-8420700

Email: [email protected]

Women’s Aid
The Women’s Aid National Free phone Helpline offers confidential information, advice, support and understanding to women who are being physically, sexually or mentally abused in their own homes. The Helpline also acts as a referral to refuge, counselling services, solicitors, legal aid and other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, which are helpful to women experiencing abuse within a relationship. This service is available free to all women in the Republic of Ireland.
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm
Telephone: 1800 341 900

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The DRCC offers support and assistance to people who have suffered sexual assault of any kind. They provide:

24/7 Helpline: 1800 77 88 88

One to One Counselling: This service is free.

Legal services

Their offices are in 70 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2