Support Services & Helplines

Dublin

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The GMHS is currently providing an ongoing limited service. They are currently taking bookings for their PrEP service and also for their asymptomatic screening service. Bookings are by email only to: gmhsclinic@hse.ie

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Gay Men’s Health Service,
Meath Primary Care Centre, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8. D08 HX97
Telephone: 01 873 4932 // Website: www.gmhs.ie

The Gay Men’s Health Service is for Gay, Bi, men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans people.

 

MPower

Community Rapid HIV Testing,
70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
Telephone: 01 8733799
Website: https://mpower.hivireland.ie

The MPOWER Programme is a suite of peer-driven community-level interventions which aim to achieve a reduction in the acquisition of HIV and STIs and an overall improvement of sexual health and wellbeing among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (gbMSM) and trans people.

MPOWER Services include:

 

Personal Development Course:
The Personal Development Course is for gay and bisexual men and men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aim of the course is to help you become more aware of yourself and improve your self-esteem and assertiveness. Personal development is all about making positive changes in your life and improving your health and wellbeing. The course is run over 6 weeks on a Tuesday evening starting at 6.30pm in Outhouse LGBT Community Centre, 105 Capel St., Dublin 1. This is a free service. Contact info@outhouse.ie or telephone 01-8734932.

 

HIV Ireland,
70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
Telephone: 01 8733799 // Website: www.hivireland.ie

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.

 

BelongTo Youth Services,
Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone: 01 670 6223 // Website: www.belongto.org

Details of all of BelongTo’s nationwide groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans young people can be found in the groups section of their website. This section includes the meeting times, locations and contact details for each group.

 

Outhouse LGBT Centre,
Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1.
Telephone: 01 873 4932 // Website: www.outhouse.ie

 

The Switchboard Ireland,
Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1.

LGBTQIA support & resources since 1974 | 7 days per week.
Call: 01 872 1055
Contact us on WhatsApp @ 089 26 74 777
Email: ask@theswitchboard.ie for support & signpost by email
contact@theswitchboard.ie for other questions

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: 4pm – 6pm.

 

Monday: Men, Gay, Bi, MSM Sexual Health
Tuesday: Lesbian, Bi, Married Sexual health Resources
Wednesday: M/F Non-binary, Kink, Fetish, Questions about Sex/Porn Addiction
Thursday: Substance Abuse, Chems, Narcotics, Alcohol
Friday: Trans/Intersex Non Binary, Support and Resources
Saturday: COVID Helpline, Isolation, Homelessness, Support and Resources
Sunday: Crossdressers Support Line, Trans Spectrum, NonBinary, CD/TV

 

LGBT Helpline
Telephone: 1890 929 539 // Online Chat: www.lgbt.ie

LGBT+ volunteers are available 7 days a week on phone and online chat to offer confidential listening, support and information.

 

GOSHH Mid-West

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.

To contact GOSHH please call us on 061 314354 or email info@goshh.ie

 

Sexual Health Centre Cork
Sexual Health Centre Cork offer the services of a dedicated Sexual Health Advisor to members of LGBTQIA+ community. Konrad Im 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.

You can make an appointment by sending an email to info@sexualhealthcentre.com, calling the Sexual Health Centre on 021 427 5837 or contacting Konrad directly at konradim@sexualhealthcentre.com

 

Sexual Health West (Formally 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 their Sexual Health West’s Support Services.

 

HSE HIV,
Drugs & Alcohol Helpline, Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1.
Email: helpline@hse.ie // Telephone: 1800 459 459 // Online Chat: www.hse.ie/go/drugshivhelpline
The HSE HIV, 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.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am and 5.30pm.

 

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.

 

Gold
Gold is a Peer Support Group for gay men who are 55+.   The group meets in the café for tea, cake and chats every Wednesday afternoon.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Please note AA meetings arenot exclusively LGBT.
AA meets Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 6.30pm.

 

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. The group consists of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Please note NA meetings arenot exclusively LGBT.
NA meets Thursday at 7:00pm.

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