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If you’re looking for more specific information, you might find these contacts useful:


Mental Health Support

  • Text About It / 50808: 50808 is a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis - big or small. Text HELLO to 50808 to start a conversation, any time - day or night. 
  • Samaritans / 116 123: The Samaritans Helpline is available 24 hours a day for anyone in distress. For immediate support, about whatever is getting to you, don’t hesitate to call them on 116 123. 
  • Pieta House / 1800 247 247: Pieta House provides free 24/7 support or those in suicidal distress or those engaging in self harm. Freephone 1800 247 247 / Text HELP to 51444.
  • AWARE / 1800 804 848: Aware provides support & information for people who experience depression or bipolar disorder. Their support line is available Monday - Sunday 10am - 10pm. 
  • Connect Counselling / 1800 477 477: Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma, or neglect in childhood. Connect is available from 6-10pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Niteline / 1800 793 793: Niteline is a listening service run by students and for students, every night of term from 8:30pm - 12:30am.


Crisis Pregnancy

  • My Options / 1800 828 010: My Options is a HSE freephone one that provides free and confidential information and counselling to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.


LGBTQI+ Support Services

  • LBGT Helpline / 1890 929 539: The LGBT Helpline is available for confidential, judgement free support Monday to Thursday, 6:30pm-10pm, Fridays 4pm-10pm, and Saturdays/Sundays 4pm-6pm.
  • Gay Switchboard Ireland / 01 872 1055: Provides online chat and phone helpline and information for LGBT individuals, their family and friends. 
  • Dublin Lesbian Line / 01 872 9911: Offers a phone support service, staffed by women who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual.


Sexual Health

  • HSE HIV & Sexual Health Helpline / 1800 459 459: The HSE HIV Helpline provides a free, confidential place where you can talk through your concerns about HIV and sexual health, get information about services and consider the options to help you improve your situation.
  • HIV Ireland / 01 873 3799: HIV Ireland provides support, information and advocacy services to people living with HIV and their families and caregivers.
  • MPower / mpower.hivireland.ie: The MPOWER Programme is a suite of peer-driven community-level interventions which aim to achieve a reduction in the acquisition of HIV and STIs and an overall improvement of sexual health and wellbeing among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (gbMSM).
  • SpunOut.ie / Sexual Health & Relationships


Housing / Rental Support

  • Residential Tenancies Board / 0818 303 037: RTB operates Ireland’s national Tenancy Register and resolves disputes between landlords, tenants, and third parties. 
  • Threshold / 1800 454 454: Threshold is a national housing charity that campaigns for the rights of tenants, works to end homelessness, provides free and confidential advice and tenancy protection services to people with housing problems. 

Parenting

  • OneFamily / 01 662 9212: OneFamily provides a helpline for listening support and information for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and those separating. 


Drugs & Alcohol

  • HSE Drugs & Alcohol Helpline: Call the confidential freephone helpline on 1800 459 459 from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous / 01 842 0700: 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.
  • Narcotics Anonymous / 01 672 8000: NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs has become a major problem
  • Spunout.ie / Health & Wellbeing
  • Information on Drug Harm Reduction Campaign can be found here.

Student Assistance fund is a grant created for students who may need financial aid. Basically, save EVERY single receipt related to your college expenses (transport, materials, child care, etc.) and use them to reimburse you, everyone is eligible to apply. There are two applications during the academic year, in first semester and second semester. The application form can be found here.

You can apply in both semesters, but you can only claim under one category. We could all do with a few extra moneys so why not apply and see what you can claim back! 

The process for appealing a grade can be found here.