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Information Centres

Cork Youth Information Centre : YMCA, 11/12 Marlboro St, Cork.
Comprehensive information service for young people.
Hours Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tel: (021) 4270187      

Cobh Youth Information Point: C/O Convent Of Mercy, Cobh
Tel: (021) 4814060

CCTU Cork Centre For the Unemployed 13 North Main St, Cork
Advice on social welfare, with job club and free classes
Tel: (021) 4275876

Cork Citizens Information Centre: 80 South Mall, Cork
A free confidential information, advice and advocacy service. Ombudsman, Equality Authority and Legal Clinics - ring for information
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: (021) 427 7377

Citizens Information Phone Service :
Hours Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm
Lo-Call 1 890 777 121


MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service): U12, Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork
Tel: (021) 4552080

NASC (Irish Immigrant Support Centre): 35 Mary St. Cork
Support services for asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants.
Tel: (021) 4317411

Threshold : 22 South Mall, Cork
Advice on accommodation and tenants rights.
Tel (021) 4278848

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Al-Anon & Alateen: Family Groups Ltd, PO Box 55, Togher Cork
Support Group for family and friends of problem drinkers
Tel: (021)431 1899

Alcoholics Anonymous: PO Box 137 Togher, Cork Tel (021)4500481 (8 - 10pm) Open Meeting 8.30pm every Tuesday night at the South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street, Cork.

Arbour House: St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork Tel: (021) 4968933
Specialist unit for alcohol & drug abuse, prevention and treatment.

Matt Talbot Adolescent Services: Trabeg Lawn, Douglas, Cork.
Outreach programme for young males suffering from alcohol and / or drug abuse.
Tel: (021)4896400

Counseling& Advisory Service , (HSE) 10 Church Street, Cork.
A free service for those with drug / alcohol problems and concerned persons.
Tel: (021) 4212382

Gamblers Anonymous: Quaker Meeting House, Summerhill South, Cork
A fellowship who help each other recover from gambling addiction.
Tel (087) 2859552

Nar-Anon: If someone close to you has a drug problem, Nar-Anon can help.
The Presentation Convent, Evergreen St. Mon 8pm
Tel (086) 1755122 from 7 – 9pm

Narcotics Anonymous: P.O. Box 89, Togher, Cork
Tel: (087) 1386120 ( 6 – 9 pm)

Tabor Lodge: Ballindeasig, Belgooley, Co. Cork.
Residential treatment centre caring for adults with addictions.
Tel: (021) 4887110

Overeaters Anonymous: C/O St. Francis Church, Liberty St, Cork.
Support for those where food is an issue including anorexia and bulimia.
Tel: (086) 3526467

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Counseling& Support

One in Four, 2 Holles Street, Dublin
One in Four was established in London, UK in 1999. The organisation became a registered charity in July 2000 and currently operates nationally in the UK from its London offices. It provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse, regardless of gender.
Tel: (01) 6624070. Fax: (01) 6114650.


Cork Counseling Centre , 7 Fr. Matthew St, Cork City.
We provide a professional counseling service on a wide range of issues maintaining a “Pay what you can afford basis”.
Tel: (021) 427495.


Sexual Violence Centre Cork (ex Cork Rape Crisis Centre)5 Camden Place, Cork. Provides free counseling and support to survivors of rape and child sexual abuse. Satellite centres in Bantry and Mallow.
Tel: 1 800 496 496

Harbour Counseling Service (HSE): Penrose Wharf, Cork
Counseling for adults who as children suffered abuse or neglect
Tel: (021)

Popes Quay Counseling Service (Dominican Centre): Pope’s Quay, Cork.
Reduced Cost counseling in miscellaneous areas, by appointment.
Tel: (021) 450 22 67

Seedlings: Family Ministry, 34 Paul St, Cork.
A support programme for young people (11 – 18 yrs) dealing with grief though any significant loss.
Tel: (021) 4275136

Barnardos Bereavement Services For Children .
The Bowling Green, White Street, Cork.
Tel: (021) 4310591. Fax (021) 4310691

ISPCC 1st Floor, Penrose Wharf, Alfred Street, Cork. Tel: (021)4509588
Child Focus (021) 4550601 (under 12),
(021) 4550603 (13- 18 years)
Parenting Courses also.

Support After Crime Services: 4 Anglesea Villas, Anglesea Street, Cork.
Emotional and practical support to those affected by crime.
Tel:(021) 4320555.

Youth Counseling Service: YMCA, 11/12 Marlboro Street, Cork. Counseling Service for Young People between 15 and 28 years.
Tel: (021) 4270187

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The Sexual Health Centre: 16 Peter St, Cork. Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm Information and support on all aspects of drugs and sexual health.
Tel: (021) 427 58 37 (Office) or (021)427 66 76 (helpline)

Aware: Inniscarrig House, Western Road, Cork Tel: 1 890 303302
Support group for those affected by depression, meeting every Tuesday at 8pm. Meetings also for family and friends. For information phone 066 7132909

Grow: 11 Liberty St, Cork.
Promoted personal growth through friendship and mutual support groups.
Hours: Mon, Tues and Fri 9am – 5pm, Weds 9am – 1pm, Thurs 10am – 5pm.
Tel: (021) 4277520

G.U.M. / S.T.I. Clinic: Outpatients Dept, South Infirmary / Victoria Hospital Complex, Old Blackrock Road, Cork.
Free and confidential service offering screening, diagnosis & treatment of sexually transmitted infections. HIV testing and contact tracing. Health advice also offered. Ring for appointment. Tel: 496 68 44 from 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Health Promotions Department (HSE): Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Western Road Cork. Tel: (021) 4921641

OSS Cork: 94 South Main Street, Cork.
One stop shop for people experiencing domestic violence.
Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm
Tel: 1 800 497 497

Youth Health Service: 73 Shandon St.
Crisis Pregnancy counseling, free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection service, drugs and alcohol support, health promotion and youth welfare information
Tel (021) 422 0490/1

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Childline: Listens to children
Freephone 1 800 66 66 66
Freetext 50101

Samaritans: Coach St, Cork.
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential, emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those which may lead to suicide.
Callsave 1850 60 90 60 or text 087 260 9090

Suicide Helpline (HSE ): Provides advice, support and assistance to individuals who are feeling suicidal and to family members, friends, professionals and others who know someone who is showing symptoms of depression, anxiety or who is threatening suicide or self harm.
Tel 1 800 742 745 (6-10pm)

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3rd Level Students

CIT: Chaplaincy Office, D151, CIT.
Student Support Team providing Peer Support for students at CIT including a comprehensive information & advisory service.
Tel: (021) 4326225 or (021) 432 67 78 (office hours)

C.I.T. Students Union , Welfare Officer
Tel: (021) 4933120
Mobile 086

UCC: Iona Chaplaincy, College Road, Cork.
Supportive team with student participation, providing personal care, community and spirituality options.
Tel:(021) 4902459.

UCC Niteline: Confidential listening service provided by students for students
Freephone 1800 32 32 42 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9pm – 1am)

UCC Students Union , Welfare officer.
Tel: (021) 4902181      

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Pregnancy & Parenting

Barnardos: The Bowling Green, White Street, Cork
Information Centre on all aspects of childcare.
Open Mon – Fri 9.30 - 1pm
Tel: (021) 4310591
Fax: (021) 4310691

Cura: 34 Paul St. Cork
Cura offers free pregnancy testing, counseling and support, including information on services available to anyone experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Family & friends welcome.
Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 4pm, Sat 1 – 4 pm).
Tel: (021) 4277544
H helpline 1 850 622 626      

Life: (Pregnancy Care Service) 123 Patrick Street, Cork
Pregnancy testing, pregnancy and post abortion counseling, accommodation and follow up care.
Hours Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 2-4pm
Tel: 427 04 45 or
Callsave 1 850 281281

Pactline: Offers advice and counseling to any woman affected by an unexpected pregnancy, their partners, family and friends.
Hours Monday – Friday 10.30am – 4pm
Callsave 1 850 673333

Sexual Assault Treatment Unit: South Infirmary / Victoria University Hospital Provides comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic and medical aftercare service to males and females of 14 yrs and upwards who have experienced rape or sexual assault within the last 7 days.
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: (021) 4926297

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