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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

A SUPPORT GUIDE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

ADDICTION

·         AL-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. TEL 01-8420700 

·         ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS  Tel : 01-8732699.   Fellowship of  Men & Women Alcoholics.

·        ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELPLINE  Tel : 071- 9143316

·         COUNSELLING & ADVISORY SERVICE (Drug & Alcohol) Charter House, Old Market St., Sligo. Tel  : 071 – 9143316.  A free service for those with Drug / Alcohol problems, their families and concerned persons.   Youth Support Service Tel  071 - 9141604.  Addiction Counsellor c/o Our Lady’s Hospital, Manorhamilton.  Tel  : 071 – 9856181

·         GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS  Tel : 071 – 9170329  (Thursdays 8.30pm & Sundays 7.00pm) St. Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. Fellowship of people who help each other recover from gambling addiction.

Mayo   Hope House, Foxford   Tuesday

      Social Services, Castlebar    Friday

·         NAR - ANON  Tel : 071 - 9170329.  Aims to help drug addicts recover from addiction.

The Sligo group meet on Wednesdays at 8.00pm.

·         National Drugs & HIV Helpline FREEPHONE 1800 459 459
Providing confidential support & information.

·        Aids Tel. 071 9142828

HEALTH

·         AWARE  Mental Health Centre, Markievicz House, Barrack St, Sligo.

Tel : 01-6617211   (1890)3003302.  Support groups for those affected by depression.

BODYWHYS  Tel : 01 - 2834963. Help, support and understanding for Anorexia &  

Bulimia Nervosa.  Lo Call 1980200444

·         GROW  Tel : 071 - 9153628. Mental health organisation promoting personal growth through friendship & mutual  support  groups.

Mayo  Western Region, Tucker Street, Castlebar  Tel. 094 9026417

·         G.U.M. CLINIC (Genito-Urinary Medicine - STD Clinic) Tel : 071 - 9170473 Careline or 0862623215.

·         CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Tel. 07191 70399, 2a Wine Street, Sligo

·         NOWDOC GP OUT OF HOURS SERVICE 1850400911

HELPLINES  (24 HOUR SERVICE)

·         CHILDLINE  Freephone 1800 66 66 66.  Listening service for  young people.

·         SAMARITANS  The Mall, Sligo. Tel : 071- 9142011 or Callsave 1850606090

·         TEEN-LINE IRELAND FREEPHONE: 1800-833-634
Teenline Ireland is a national helpline for teenagers. Teen-Line provides a listening and support service.

·         3rd  LEVEL STUDENTS  Sligo Institute of  Technology.

      Chaplaincy Office, Tel : 071-9155212 or 087-2222044.  Offering Pastoral Care.

COUNSELLING & SUPPORT

·         AIDS HELPLINE   Tel : 071 – 9142828.

·            AWARE Helpline PHONE: 1890 303302
Supports those who are directly affected by depression. Aware operates a helpline from 10am to 10pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 1am Thursday to Sunday, which is a form of non-directive counselling, available to sufferers and their families. Aware Support Groups operate throughout the country providing information to both patients and their families.

·         BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING  SERVICE Markievicz House, Barrack St, Sligo

Tel:  071 – 9155108.

COUNSELLING & SUPPORT

·         CARI  Helpline PHONE: 1890 924 567
Counselling and support for children and young people up to 18, following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse.

·       CHILDLINE   FREEPHONE: 1800 66 66 66  Markievicz House, Sligo 071 9155177
Childline is a 24-hour a day service for young people up to 18. Childline offer support to young people through the listening service over the phone and through the website. You can call Childline for a chat or to talk about any problems you might have.

·        CONSOLE Helpline FREEPHONE: 1800 201 890
Supports and helps people bereaved through suicide. The Helpline is a confidential listening service for people bereaved through suicide. Console promotes positive mental health within the community in an effort to reduce the high number of attempted suicides and deaths through suicide.

·        DVAS – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY SERVICE

Tel. 07191 41515   Free Confidential Service For Women Experiencing Domestic Violence in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan.

·         HOME YOUTH LIAISON SERVICE Tel. 07191 50891  13 Mail Coach RD Sligo.

Offering a range of services to young people who are experiencing difficulties at school, at work, or at home or in social situation.

·         ISPCC  20 Molesworth St. Dublin 2.  Tel : 01 – 6944944.

·         LESBIAN & GAY HELPLINE  C/O GAY SWITCH BOARD Tel : 01 -  8721055.

·         LESBIAN & GAY TEENLINE  Tel : 01 - 4965998. ( Saturdays 3pm – 6pm)

Freefone 1800833634

·         RAINBOW PROGAMME - ST.  MICHEAL’S FAMILY LIFE CENTRE 

Tel  : 071 - 9170329.  Support for children & teenagers who have experienced the loss of a parent through separation or death. (5 – 18yrs group sessions) and also provide a one to one counselling service    Mohill Family Resource Centre Tel. 0719631253

Family Life Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon.

·         CHILD & FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES, Molloway House, The Mall, Sligo

       Tel.: 071 9174775

COUNSELLING & SUPPORT

·         SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PHONE: 01-4553802
Offer support, support groups and information to those bereaved by suicide.

·         SLIGO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE  48 Castle St. Sligo. Tel  : 071 – 9171188. or Freephone .1800 780 750  Counselling service for survivors of rape, sexual abuse & child abuse. 

RAPE CRISIS NETWORK FREEPHONE: 1800 778888

     Offer a confidential, 24-hour telephone helpline, 7 days a week staffed by trained counselors who are available to listen to you and any concerns you may have in regard to issues of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.

·         TEEN BETWEEN c/o Youth Information Centre, Rockwood parade Sligo.

  Tel  : 071 – 9144150.  A listening, advice & support service for young people who’s parents have    separated / divorced. (12 – 25yrs one to one)

c/o  Laird House, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim Tel.  07196 41721

·         VICTIM SUPPORT  Tel : 071- 9168635 or Freephone 1800 250025.  Free confidential advice, help &   support for victims of crime.

·         SLIGO SOCIAL SERVICES Charles St, Sligo. Tel : 071 - 9145682.

      Counselling.& Psychotherapy available in relation to a range of issues including

      relationships difficulties, marital separation, addiction, co-dependency, disabilities,        

      bereavement and other losses.

      STOP SUICIDE

        www.stopsuicide.ie

        www.suicidelinks.ie 

INFORMATION CENTRES

·         SLIGO YOUTH INFORMATION CENTRE  Rockwood Parade Sligo. Tel : 071 – 9144150.  Comprehensive and user friendly information service for young people, including referrals to support agencies.  Open Monday – Friday  9.30am – 5.30pm.

·         CITIZEN’S INFORMATION CENTRE  Rockwood Parade Sligo. Tel : 076-1076390 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm) and (Mon / Tues / Wed 7pm - 8.30pm)

Somerview House, Dublin Road, Carrick-on Shannon, Tel: 071-96 20128

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues 2pm-5pm Thurs 10am-1pm; 2pm - 5pm Fri: 11am-2pm Free Legal Advice clinic last Tues of the Month 7:30pm - 9pm by Appointment only

Bridge Street, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitlrim  Tel: 071 9640995

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30-1.00. and 2.00 - 5.00pm Legal Advice - last Tuesday of every month, 7.30- 9.00 by appointment only at Sommerview House, Carrick-on-Shannon.

PREGNANCY / PARENTING

·       CURA  Tel : 071 – 9143659 or 1850622626, Free pregnancy testing., Telephone helpline for information and support., Pregnancy Counselling from a trained Counsellor

.     www.cura.ie

·         CONTRACEPTIVE INFORMATION SERVICE  Tel : 1850 42 52 60

·         LIFE  (Pregnancy Care Service) CALLSAVE 1850 281 281

(Monday – Friday 10am –5pm / Saturday 1pm – 3pm)  Pregnancy Testing, Pregnancy

and Post Abortion Counselling. Accommodation and follow up care.

·         PACTLINE  CALLSAVE 1850 67 33 33  (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm) Offers information and counselling for pregnant young women, their boyfriends, family & friends.

·        www.thinkcontraception.ie   

·        www.spunout.ie  

·        www.ruthinking.co.uk

EMERGENCY SERVICES

·         GARDA        Sligo                                      :           Tel  071 - 9157000

                          Ballymote                              :           Tel  071 - 9189500

                          Carrick-on-Shannon               :           Tel  071 - 9650510

                          Manorhamilton                       :           Tel  071 - 9620620

·         SLIGO GENERAL HOSPITAL                     :           Tel  071 - 9171111

·         SOCIAL WORKER    

Markievicz House, Sligo              :           Tel  071 - 9155133

                    Carrick Office, Leitrim                :           Tel  071 - 9820308

Sligo Youth Information Centre offers a free and comprehensive range of services to young people and those who support them.

Information on such topics as:

·        Employment – job opportunities at home and abroad, rights & entitlements, voluntary work, etc.

·        Education/Careers – 3rd level courses in Ireland & Britain, adult education, distance learning, scholarship and grants, etc.

·        Travel – summer jobs abroad, youth and student travel, work permits and visas, hostels,

·        Accommodation – landlord/tenant rights, housing options, etc.

·        Health – health services, diet, disease prevention, alcohol and other drugs, counselling services, etc.

·        Emigration – to USA, Australia, Canada

·        Your Rights – justice issues, legal rights, consumer rights, etc.

·        Your Activities – local organisations, competitions/awards, etc.

We also offer an Outreach service to schools, youth & community groups, women’s, groups, men’s groups in the form of workshops, exhibitions, presentations, displays, etc.

Teen Betweena listening, advice and support service for young people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of their parent’s separation/divorce.

We also offer a secretarial service in the form of

·        Typing – C.V.’s, business cards, birthday invitations, etc.

·        Photocopying – black & white and colour

·        Laminating

·        Faxing

·        Binding

·        Assistant with filling out application forms, compiling C.V.’s, mock interviews, etc.

Open Monday to Friday   9.00am – 5.00pm