Due to COVID-19 guidelines, many of the services listed in our Services Directory have adopted new working arrangements. Please contact them directly to ascertain their current arrangements. 

All Counties

Childline

A free 24-hour confidential phone line for children and young people

T: 1800 666 666 / W: www.childline.ie

 

Comhairle na nÓg

Comhairle na nÓg are child and youth councils which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.

T: County Galway: Maria Coyne-Twomey – 087 770 7775; eastgalway@youthworkgalway,ie (covers Comhairle hrs and also East Galway Youth Project hours); Galway city – Deirdre Bermingham 091 561 637 or 087 329 1931 / deirdre.bermingham@youthworkgalway.ie; Roscommon – Kevin Costello 090 64 77075 or 087 358 5001 / email: kcostello@youthworkmidlands.org; Mayo – email: dfinnerty@mayococo.ie

 

Foroige

Foróige Clubs are a safe place for young people to hang out, meet new friends and have a voice. What makes a Foróige Club different to other youth clubs is that it is run by the young people themselves. This allows them to believe in themselves, make decisions and practice leadership.

E: Galway contact gerry.prior@foroige.ie; Mayo contact andy.neary@foroige.ie; Roscommon contact bernie.mchugh@foroige.ie / W: https://www.foroige.ie/foroige-map to view clubs in your area

 

Foroige Big Brother Big Sister

Mentoring programme, forming supportive friendships between adult volunteers and young people (10-18 years old).

Young people are matched to volunteers based on similar hobbies, interests and complementary personalities. They meet for an hour or two each week and engage in activities of interest to them both.

T: Dawn 086 043 6757; Peter 086 383 5859; Natasha 086 031 9457 ; Caroline 086 863 1641 / E: Dawn.Lally@foroige.ie (Mayo North); peter.duffy@foroige.ie (Mayo South); natasha.fahy@foroige.ie (Galway); caroline.cronin@foroige.ie (Roscommon) / W: www.bbbsireland.ie

 

Helplink Mental Health

Helplink Mental Health provides low-cost youth support in the form of counselling to
support young people who may be experiencing anxiety, feeling low, feeling
confused, lacking in confidence and more!

Our youth counsellors can support young people online via video calls nationwide 7 days a week and out of hours!

T: 0818 99 88 80 / W: helplink.ie / E: helplinksupport@helplink.ie

 

ISPCC

Aims to build coping skills and psychological resilience in children, young people and their families. Support offered in child’s home, school or an appropriate place.

W: ispcc.ie

 

No Name Club

Run by and for young people aged 15+ who come together in a safe and lively environment without the pressure of alcohol or other drugs.

T: 059 6400299 / W: www.nonameclub.ie

 

Primary Care Psychology for Children & Adolescents

County-wide primary care service for children and adolescents under 18 years. Individual assessment and intervention, training for parents, community groups and other health professionals.

T: Galway 091 546 050;  Mayo 094 904 2281; Roscommon 090 666 5020

 

Spunout

SpunOut is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. The aim is to educate and inform readers about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be maintained, both physically and mentally.

W: www.spunout.ie

 

Tusla Child and Family Agency

If you are concerned a child is experiencing abuse or neglect you can report this to Tusla by clicking here

T: Galway – 091-546235; Mayo – 094 904 9137 ; Roscommon – 090-6637863

 

Galway

 

Helplink Mental Health

Helplink Mental Health provides low-cost counselling support for children and young people in the form of play therapy, creative therapy, art therapy and youth counselling (13+), 7 days a week to support them to work out what may be troubling them; supporting each young person and child to fulfil their full potential.
Our qualified counsellors in play therapy, creative therapy, art therapy and youth counselling are available for phone call queries also to ensure each type of therapy is the right fit for the child or youth.

T: 0818 99 88 80 / W: helplink.ie / E: helplinksupport@helplink.ie

 

ISPCC

Aims to build coping skills and psychological resilience in children, young people and their families. Support offered in child’s home, school or an appropriate place.

T: Galway 091 549 100; 087 153 0001; 091 532 422 / E: galway@ispcc.ie /  W: ispcc.ie

 

Jigsaw Galway

Free non-judgmental and confidential support service for young people living in Galway city and county.

T:  091 549 252 / E:  galway@jigsaw.ie / W: www.jigsaw.ie

 

Youth Work Ireland, Galway

Youth Work Ireland Galway is a voluntary organisation committed to delivering quality youth services within local communities, to empower young people to identify and realise their own potential in a safe and supportive environment.

The youth services for young people aged 10-24 years are available in Galway city and county.

The  youth services are based in Galway city, Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Tuam and surrounding areas.

The free counselling services for young people aged 12-21 years are based in Galway City, Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Tuam, Gort, Athenry, Clifden and An Cheatrú Rua.

T:  091 561 634 / E: info@youthworkgalway.ie / W: www.youthworkgalway.ie

Mayo

The Edge Project, Tusla

The Edge Project is a voluntary Family Support Service that works with a number of young people and their families in Co. Mayo. The target group is 8 – 17 year olds presenting with challenging behaviour. The Edge Project implements a behaviour model of work which works from a strengths based perspective.
It incorporates work with parents to improve their parental skills and works with young people to improve their social skills.

T: Teresa Quinn 094 903 4776

 

Foroige Ballyhaunis

Foroige Ballyhaunis Youth Service is a community based project working with young people aged between 10 and 24 years in the Ballyhaunis area. Providing support to help young people to reach their full potential as they engage in activity based groups/resilience building /participation/integration/leadership. An onsite counselor provides therapeutic support to those most at risk throughout the youth service.

The BEY Project Ballyhaunis
T: Senior Youth Officer Laura Cox 0867791878
T: Project Worker Paul Brandon 0867791881
The BEY Project Swinford
T: Project Worker Brian O’Neill 0860838440

 

Foroige Youth and Family Support Service

A community-based adolescent and family support service working with young people aged 10 to 18 years.

T: Ballina 096 22012 / Castlebar 094 902 6760 / Westport 098 29218 / W: www.foroige.ie

 

Helplink Mental Health

Helplink Mental Health provides low-cost counselling support for children and young people (3 years old – 12 years old) in the form of play therapy and creative therapy, 7 days a week to support them to work out what may be troubling them; supporting each young person and child to fulfil their full potential.

Our qualified counsellors in play therapy and creative therapy are available for phone call queries also to ensure each type of therapy is the right fit for the child or youth.

T: 0818 99 88 80 / W: helplink.ie / E: helplinksupport@helplink.ie

 

ISPCC Service in Mayo

Aims to build coping skills and psychological resilience in children, young people and their families.

Support offered in the child’s home, school or an appropriate place. Mentoring programme offers support and encouragement from a volunteer mentor.

T: 094 902 5254 / E: mayo@ispcc.ie / W: www.ispcc.ie

 

The Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe

Provides a range of supports, services and advice (including the Youth Booth Cafe) to young people living in the Ballinrobe area.

T: 094 952 1645

 

Mayo Creative Community Alternatives

Mayo Creative Community Alternatives (CCA) is a new initiative operated in partnership between TUSLA and  Foroige in Mayo.   Mayo CCA will deliver a range of evidence based, specialist interventions for young people who are at risk of reception into the care system.  Through engaging in the service the young person will be empowered to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life and become a valued member of their community.

T: 086 386 2094 / E: stephen.bourke@foroige.ie / W: www.foroige.ie

 

Mindspace

Mindspace Mayo is a community based system of care that supports young people aged 15-25 to achieve better mental health and wellbeing. Mindspace Mayo is a free and confidential support service to promote young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Mindspace’s aim is to support young people aged 15-25 who are going through a difficult time to ensure they get the support they need.

W: www.mindspacemayo.ie

 

North Mayo Youth Project

This Youth Project is for young people aged 10-24 years old, from Ballina and the surrounding areas. Helping them develop new skills, learn about topics that interest them, form new friendships and help the young people get involved in projects in their communities. The project provides out of school support to young people in their local communities, to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential by improving their personal and social development outcomes.

Contact: Cillían Foody, email: cillianfoody.ncycs@gmail.com, mobile: 083-0957789

or

Michelle Gallagher, email: michellegallagher.ncycs@gmail.com, mobile: 083-0957802

 

Youth Action, Castlebar and Ballina (Garda Diversion Projects)

Aims to divert young people away from possible involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour.

T: Ballina – Louise Burke 083 132 4742 / Micheál Kenny 087 184 3897  / Castlebar – Ger Lovett 087 363 1462 / Chloe Timlin 087 625 0339
W: http://www.ncycs.ie/youth-action-castlebar/

 

Roscommon

Jigsaw Roscommon

Free non-judgmental and confidential support service for young people living in Roscommon town and county.

T:  090 6643010 / E:  roscommon@jigsaw.ie / W: www.jigsaw.ie
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