The MPOWERteam of peer sexual health outreach workers offer information, support and resources relating to HIV, STIs and other sexual health & wellbeing needs. The team is available to speak to you by phone, email, WhatsApp, and Zoom.
Phone 01-8733799 and ask for the MPOWER Team (Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm)
The Switchboard Ireland
Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1.
LGBTQIA support & resources since 1974 | 7 days per week. The Switchboard Ireland is Ireland’s longest running support service for the LGBT+ community. LGBT+ volunteers are available 7 days a week on phone, email and online chat to offer confidential listening, support and information. Monday to Friday: 6:30pm – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2pm – 5pm.
Friday: Trans/Intersex Non-Binary, Support and Resources
Saturday: COVID Helpline, Isolation, Homelessness, Support and Resources
Sunday: Crossdressers Support Line, Trans Spectrum, Non Binary, CD/TV
Sexual Health Centre (Cork)
Sexual Health Centre Cork offer the services of a dedicated Sexual Health Advisor to members of LGBTQIA+ community. Aaron O’Sullivan provides sexual health advice and support in an understanding and warm environment, on a wide range of matters such as healthy relationships, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, gender and sexual identity.
Sexual Health West (formerly AIDS West) Is a voluntary organisation, based in Galway and primarily funded By HSE West. They offer the highest quality care and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS/STIs and to those worried about their sexual health. They also offer information and education on all aspects of sexual health. Find out more about Sexual Health West’s Support Services.
GOSHH (Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV) covers the Mid-west of Ireland and offers personal support, training and education; peer social or support groups, and counselling. GOSHH aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment for the people we work with by fostering a person-centred approach to support, information and advocacy.
GOSHH’s client base include People who are LGBTI+ or have diverse Genders and Orientations, their caregivers and families; People seeking support around their Sexual Health and wellbeing; People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses and Sex Workers. GOSHH also provides a support service to professionals who would benefit from interagency work, training, advice or support, when working with our client base.
GOSHH work with people of all ages including those under the age of 18. Their service is confidential and for the most part free of charge.
The National LGBT Helpline provides a confidential, listening, support and information service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The service is also used by people who are questioning if they might be LGBT, as well as the family and friends of LGBT people and professionals looking for information.
The LGBT Helpline is available 7 days a week: Phone 1890 929 539
Mon – Thur (6.30pm to 10pm)
Friday’s (4pm to 10pm)
Sat – Sun (4pm to 6pm)
The Transgender Family Support Line is open twice a week:
Outhouse organises and/or hosts a number of Peer Support Groups that meet regularly at the Centre. They aim to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space where our service users can explore their issues and gain confidence in the knowledge that they are in a safe space with like-minded others. Check out the Outhouse website for information on their peer support and social groups, including
LGBTQ+ Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),
Narcotics Anonymous (NA),
GOLD (LGBTQ+ folk 55+)
Trans and Non-binary Social
Bi+ Monthly: Café Social for Bi+ Folk
Gay Guys Café
Safe Space – Peer Support for LGBTQ+ Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migrants
HIV Ireland provides support, information and advocacy services to people living with HIV and their families and caregivers including advocacy & mediation, referral services, social welfare information, one-to-one support, counselling, HIV/sexual health/harm reduction information and support to non-sector agency professionals encountering people living with HIV or at-risk clients.
Personal Development Course
Personal Development Course. Aged 24+. For Gay, Bisexual Men and Men who have Sex with Men. Starts Tues, November 1st
PDC is a six-week course (Tuesday evenings) that takes now place in person in Outhouse, 105 Capel Street
Limited places available.
New course starts Tuesday 1st November and runs until Tuesday 6th December.
Every Tuesday for 6 weeks: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Please note: The course is now being held IN PERSON in Outhouse, 105 Capel Street.
Come along and join others in a friendly online setting to:
The HSE Drugs & Alcohol Helpline provides support, information, guidance and referral to anyone with a question or concern related to drug and alcohol use and/or HIV and sexual health. The service is non-judgemental and offers space to talk about your situation, to explore some options and to consider your needs. During calls/ emails, staff refer to a database of over 400 services nationwide.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am and 5.30pm.
If you have any questions about their service, feel free to get in touch.
Married Men’s Group
The Married Men’s Group is a peer support group for men who are, or have been, married or in a long term opposite sex relationship and who identify as gay, bisexual or feel attracted to other men. The peer support group offers a space for men to talk openly and confidentially with other men about similar experiences. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month & is facilitated by experienced volunteers who are professionally trained in group work. Meetings run from 7pm (tea/coffee & one to one support for new members) with the facilitated session from 7.30pm until 9pm at 70 Eccles St, Dublin 7.If you have any questions about their service, feel free to get in touch.