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 / email@example.com; Roscommon – Kevin Costello 090 64 77075 or 087 358 5001 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mayo – email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Mayo contact email@example.com; Roscommon contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 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); email@example.com (Mayo South); firstname.lastname@example.org (Galway); email@example.com (Roscommon) / W: www.bbbsireland.ie
Helplink Mental Health
General and Youth Counselling services available face to face and online nationwide, 7 days a week and out of hours.
T: 0818 99 88 80 / W: helplink.ie / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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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