For Sexual Health Service providers see 'Useful Sexual Health Contacts' at https://sexualhealthwest.ie/useful-contacts
HSE Sexual Health Website: www.sexualwellbeing.ie
Dublin: HIV Ireland's mission is to advocate for individuals living with HIV, preventing new HIV infections and combating HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
Dublin: Man2Man provides HIV and sexual health information for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men in Ireland.
Cork: The Sexual Health Centre provides up-to-date information, support and education in the areas of sexual health, wellbeing, sexuality and healthy relationships. They have an HIV Support worker.
Limerick: GOSHH (Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV) has a vision to create an environment where the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of everyone is promoted and sexual rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
Nationally: Positive Now are a diverse group of people living with HIV working to build and enable an all-Ireland network and ensure that the voices of HIV positive people are represented at all levels, whilst constantly challenging stigma and discrimination.
Aidsmap are a charity based in the United Kingdom changing lives by sharing information about
HIV & AIDS
Avert believes that empowered people are informed people, able to take action to look after their sexual health. For over 30 years we have been providing information and education on HIV to empower people through knowledge.
Terrence Higgins Trust are the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using their services to achieve good sexual health.
BHIVA is the leading UK association representing professionals in HIV care since 1995
Working with children and youth: https://www.chiva.org.uk/
Positive Life exists to promote a positive future for people living with or affected by HIV in Northern Ireland.
National AIDS Trust are the UK's HIV rights charity working to stop HIV from standing in the way of health, dignity and equality, and to end new HIV transmissions
POZ is a print magazine and website providing information for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS since 1994.
AIDS.ORG exists to help prevent HIV infections and to improve the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS by providing education and facilitating the free and open exchange of knowledge at an easy-to-find centralized website
The Well Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women and girls.
Until There’s A Cure is an American organisation dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic.
HIV Prevention Revolution want all people living with HIV have a right to accurate and meaningful information about their social, sexual, and reproductive health. They have an ongoing campaign on U=U: Undetectable is untransmittable.
IAS, founded in 1988, is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries.
Travel Global Database on HIV-related travel restrictions
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS
Samaritans, freephone 116 123, email email@example.com (free and 24/7)
HSE Crisis text service on 50808, available to all
Pieta House crisis 24 hours a day freecall 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444
BelongTo crisis line text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 for a trained crisis volunteer 24/7
Youth Mental Health Supports
SpunOut text YMH to 086 1800 280 - connects with a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes
Childline (18 and under) freephone 1800 66 66 66, free text the word Talk to 50101 10am-4pm or chat at childline.ie
Teenline (18 and under) freephone 1800 83 36 34
Jigsaw non-emergency counselling service 1 - 5 pm weekdays, information on https://jigsaw.ie/get-support/. Live chat through their website https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/jigsaw-live-chat/ or phoneline 1800 544729, or firstname.lastname@example.org in working hours. Service for youth 12-25 or concerned adults
Psychosexual Therapy Options in Galway
Ballybane Community Resource Centre,
Tel: (093) 24619
Crisis Pregnancy / Contraception
My Options Phoneline for Crisis Pregnancy
Run by HSE 24/7, for females and males experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy
Freephone: 1800 828 010 or outside of the Republic of Ireland: +353 1 687 7044
Also have webchat, sign language interpreters and interpreters for over 200 other languages.
Information for Unplanned or Crisis Pregnancy: https://www2.hse.ie/unplanned-pregnancy/
Face To Face Services
Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA)
St Augustine St, Galway
Phone: 1850 49 50 51 or (091) 562992
Ballinasloe Crisis Pregnancy Support Service
Phone: 1850 200 600
The Teen Parents Support Programme
This is a support service for young mothers, young fathers and their families from pregnancy until the baby is 2 years of age.
Contraception/Family Planning UK
Family Planning Association, UK
Galway and Western region LGBTQ+ Supports
AMACH! LGBT Galway aims to reflect equally the diversity within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by encouraging positive participation from the community. They actively advocate to achieve a solid and safe support structure for the LGBT+ community in Galway and provide awareness, educational and training events and workshops, and endeavour to support and promote a socially inclusive society. http://amachlgbt.com/
ShOUT! is a group that works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,T ransgender + or Questioning young people aged 13-25 years of age. ShOUT is part of Youthwork Ireland.
This is a social group for adult WOMEN who identify as LGBTQ.
LGBT Pavee Support Group
A website constructed and independently maintained by and for members of the Travelling and Roma community, for it's Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Questioning members.
OutWest is a voluntary Social, Support and Advocacy Group for LGBT+ People in Connacht based in Castlebar, Mayo. They also cover Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon.
Bród NUIG Society
The aims of the society are to promote a forum where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Ally students & staff can meet in a comfortable and supportive environment, and to increase awareness and help to end discrimination on the LGBTQA+ community.
Ireland LGBTQ+ Supports
Outhouse is a community and resource centre for LGBT people, their families, and friends with a vision of a vibrant and safe space for LGBT people, groups & organisations that is inclusive of the diversity within our communities.
Gay Health Network
Gay Health Network (GHN) is a network of organisations and individuals in Ireland providing the national; resource, response, support and expert network for the promotion of HIV prevention and sexual health and wellbeing for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM).
GCN (Gay Community News) is Ireland's national free LGBTQ+ press. Read or download on www.gcn.ie
BeLonG To Youth Services are the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland. Since 2003, we have worked with LGBTI+ young people, between 14 and 23 years.
Gay Project Cork
The mission of the Gay Project Cork is to ensure that gay, bisexual, men who have sex with men (MSM), trans and queer men are enabled to participate fully in Ireland’s social, economic, cultural, political and artistic life.
Transgender Equality Network Ireland
TENI is a non-profit member-driven organisation supporting the trans community in Ireland, founded in 2006.
They also run a Gender identity family support line 01 907 3707 .
Gay Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
The Switchboard is open 7 Days a Week Monday to Friday from 6.30pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 6pm. Call 01 8721055 or email email@example.com
Offer a listening service in confidence and without judgement, seven days a week. You can talk to us by phone or online through our instant messaging service or by coming along to one of our peer support groups. LGBT+ helpline 1890 929 539 every day, Visit lgbt.ie for online instant messaging support 6.30pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 10pm Friday and 4pm to 6pm Sat and Sun.
UK LGBTQ+ Supports
UK – Stonewall
Rainbow Project, UK
Gay and Lesbian Youth Information Centre
Jigsaw Galway is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Galway city and county. They provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time, and for those concerned about a young person in their life. 091-549252, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jigsaw Roscommon is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Roscommon Town and county. 0906-665087, email@example.com
Youth Work Ireland Galway is a voluntary organisation committed to delivering quality youth services within local communities, to empower young people to identify and realise their potential in a safe and supportive environment.. 41/43 Prospect Hill, Galway H91 E4W5, 091-561637, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foroige has over fifty youth clubs in the Galway Mayo Roscommon region. Galway and Clare contact Gerry on Gerry.Prior@foroige.ie, 086 247 8007, Mayo contact Andy, email@example.com 086 010 6200, South Mayo and North Galway contact Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org 086 827 5685
Spunout runs a text support service that can be accessed by texting YMH or SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280, which connects with a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes. They also have a very comprehensive youth information website https://spunout.ie/
Immediate Risk: Call the Guards on 112 or 999
Cope Galway Domestic Abuse Service & Refuge
COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service supports women and children in Galway who experience domestic abuse and violence. They are here to listen, believe and support people in a journey to a life free from domestic abuse.
Also offer support for deaf / hard of hearing women, just let them know when you contact them.
24-hour confidential helpline on 091 565 985 or email email@example.com
Domestic Violence Response
Founded in 1998, Domestic Violence Response are a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic abuse in Galway County, responding to the needs of women and children who are subjected to violence and abuse in the home, based in the towns of Oughterard and Salthill in Galway. Phone +353 (0)91-866740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Aid (national phoneline)
Women's Aid works in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. They work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change.
Tel: 1800 341 900 24-hour helpline
Text service for deaf and hard of hearing women daily on 087 959 7980
Online chat Mon, Wed and Fri from 7-10pm
Men's Aid Irelands
Provide a confidential helpline, a support and information service for male victims of domestic abuse
Confidential Helpline Number: 01-5543811, Email: email@example.com