Useful Contacts

Alcoholics Anonymous



Gamblers Anonymous


Narcotics Anonymous



Baltinglass Garda Station,
Co. Wicklow.

Tel: +353 59 6482610

Fax: +353 59 6482613 (Public Office)

Fax: +353 59 6482614 (District Office)

Division: Wicklow

Baltinglass is in the Wicklow Division and in Baltinglass District.

District HQ: Baltinglass

District HQ Tel: +353 59 6482617

District Officer: Superintendent Thomas Mulligan

Divisional HQ: Bray

Divisional HQ Tel: +353 1 6665300

Divisional Officer: Chief Superintendent Thos. Conway


1890-303302     10am- 10pm 7 days a week Providing support and assistance to people whose lives are affected by depression.

Bereavement and Loss


supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide 1800 201890

Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support

045-895629 and 086-8554852

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association

Offers support to families bereaved by Sudden Infant Death and others affected by it 1850 391391


A peer-support programme to assist children, youth and adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family. Tel: 01-4734175


Connect is a free phone counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. The service is also available to partners or relatives of people with these experiences. With Connect you can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.

Connect is an out of hours service available Wednesday to Sunday, from 6-10pm.
To speak to a counsellor call: Freephone 1800 235 235

Click on link to download – Services for adults abused in Institutions

Financial Concerns

St Vincent de Paul Society


Money Advice & Budgeting Services

1800 283438
Newbridge, Co. Kildare – 045 435558     Carlow Town, Co. Carlow – 059 9140977

It’s Your Money

Independent information on financial products and services to help you make financial decisions

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Social Work & Child Protection Services can be contacted through your Local Health Office. Kildare/ West Wicklow Area: 045/882400 (Office Hours)

Carlow/Kilkenny Area: 059/9136587 (Office Hours)
Kildare/ West Wicklow Area: 045/882400 (Office Hours)

National Board – Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, Ireland

Director: Mr. Ian Elliott.
Telephone: 01 505 3018. Fax: 01 5053026

National Counselling Service (NCS)

The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is for adults who were abused in childhood and was established in September 2000 in response to the recognition that a large number of adults had been abused as children while in care in State institutions in Ireland. The NCS offers confidential face to face counselling, free of charge, to adults who experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect during childhood. Counselling is available at 60 locations throughout Ireland.

For an appointment at a location of your choice Freephone: 1800 235 234
More information at:


1850-609090 (24 hours) [email protected] – providing confidential emotional support for people  experiencing feelings of distress /despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Suicide Prevention

Turning the Tide of Suicide

Founded to raise awareness and funding to lower the suicide rates in Ireland through dedicated research, educational support and intervention in the problem of suicide in Ireland.

National Office for Suicide Prevention

Irish Association of Suicidology

The IAS set out to be a forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences.
Pieta House
Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. In particular, this centre targets people who have already attempted to take their lives – often the forgotten people. This service is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The specialized treatment programme offers a comprehensive service aimed at individuals and their families who are affected by:
·         Multiple suicidal attempts
·         Suicidal ideation
·         Continuous self-harming behaviours

Pieta House is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesdays, Fridays 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10am-2pm on Sunday on Call service 10.00am – 2.00pm

Please feel free to call us on (01) 601 00 00 to arrange an appointment or to find out more.

Young People/Family Support


Childline is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years .  Tel:  1800 666666


Sometimes we can let things pile on top of us, it can be hard to figure a way out,
talking may seem scary, but it helps when there’s someone there to really listen.
Who ever you are……. Wherever you are from…… What ever the problem…….
Contact Teenline Ireland free-phone 1800 833 634


Barnardos supports children and families through providing a number of direct family support services located throughout the country  1850 222300


support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent  1890 927277