Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

Support services for Adults

Towards Healing is a counselling and support service for survivors of Institutional, Clerical and Religious abuse, funded by the Catholic Church. If you have suffered in this way, Towards Healing will provide services to you no matter where you are currently living. From the Republic of Ireland call FreeFone 1800 303 416 or from Northern Ireland or UK call 0800 096 3315.

Towards Peace is a spiritual support service for anybody who has been abused, physically, emotionally, sexually, spiritually, in a religious/Catholic Church environment in Ireland.  Tel: 01 505 3028 or 086 7710533 (Monday and Tuesday 9am to 4pm, Wednesday 9am – 12 noon).

One in Four offers a voice to and support to men and women who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence,  they can be contacted on 01 6624070.

Rape Crisis Centres are voluntary organisations which provide a comprehensive therapy programme for victims of rape and sexual abuse. They also offer a confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been raped and/or sexually abused, or for anyone who wants to talk about the effects of sexual violence.  For the National 24 hour helpline call FreeFone 1800 778 888.

The Samaritans  are 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. Full contact details for the Irish Branch can be found here.

Crime Victims Helpline is a National Helpline which offers support to victims of crime in Ireland.

The National Counselling Service is a community based service for adults who were hurt by childhood abuse in Ireland. There is a service set up in each Health Board Area. Details of your local National Counselling Service FreeFone numbers can be found here.

Public Service information for Ireland can be found on the Citizens Information website.

Information related to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Ireland can be found at Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions . It contains useful information such as the “Role of the DPP” and “Attending Court as a Witness” in downloadable PDF Booklets.