Support Groups

Bodywhys is an organisation that provides help, support and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.

Central Office
PO Box 105
Lo-call: 1890 200 444
Tel/Fax: (01) 283 4963

Narcotics Anonymous
Organisation where people share their experience, strength and hope with each other in order to overcome their drug addiction and help others to recover from addiction. Narcotics Anonymous is an international organisation and has branches throughout Ireland.

Narcotics Anonymous Irish Regional Service Committee,
29 Bride Street
Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 6728000

Alcoholics Anonymous
Similar to NA, AA helps individuals to recover from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international organisation and has branches throughout Ireland.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Unit 2, Block C
Santry Business Park
Swords Road
Dublin 9.
Tel: (01) 842 0700
Fax: (01) 842 0703


Shine - Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health
Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves. Shine has offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Tullamore and Dundalk. It was formerly known as Schizophrenia Ireland (SI). They have a separate resource,, which provides information about schizophrenia.

38 Blessington Street
Dublin 7.
Tel: (01) 860 1620
Fax: (01) 860 1602
Helpline: 1890 621 631 (Mon-Fri 9-4, local call charge)


Out and About: The Association for Phobias in Ireland
Out and About (OANDA) is the national organisation for sufferers of agoraphobia.

Out and About
140 St Lawrence's Road
Dublin 3.
Tel: (01) 833 8252


GROW aims to help the individual grow towards personal maturity by using their own personal resources, through mutual help groups in a caring and sharing community.

GROW National Office
Grow Centre
11 Liberty Street
Tel: (021) 427 7520
Lo-call: 1890 474 474


AWARE is a voluntary organisation that aims to provide support group meetings for people with depression and manic depression and their families.

72 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2.
Lo-Call: 1890 303 302 (helpline only)
Tel: (01) 661 7211
Fax: (01) 661 7217


Mental Health Ireland
Mental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation that aims to help those who are mentally ill and to promote positive attitudes to mental health.

Mental Health Ireland
Mensana House,
6 Adelaide Street,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 284 1166
Fax: 01 284 1736


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