St. Monica's Youth Centre was founded in 1967 to cater for the needs of the children of families moved to the area during the large clear-out of tenement houses in Dublin City in the early '60's. It was founded by local people assisted by volunteers from the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. It was located in a 200 year-old Vicarage which was so badly damaged by fire in 1982 that the decision was made to build new premises. The activities of the centre were carried on in temporary premises until the new building was ready for occupation in 1988. St. Monica's is recognised as one of the biggest and most innovative Youth Clubs in Dublin and caters for more than 200 children with a variety of activities i.e: boxing, basketball, drama and dance, we also have traditional activities such as: table-tennis, pool, snooker, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bowls, football, day trips and holidays. We have also had groups on exchange trips to European Countries which return trips to our centre.
Childline is run by professionally trained ISPCC staff and volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering you have to be 18 years old or over. We have Childline offices all over the country, if you are over 18 and interested, you can find out more about volunteering with Childline or other services of the ISPCC on our ISPCC website, or alternatively you can ring 01 6767 960.
BeLonG To is the national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.
Our Mission is:
To provide safe and fun services to LGBT young people across Ireland, which:
BeLonG To’s vision is for an Ireland where Lesbian Gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people are empowered to embrace their development and growth confidently and to participate as agents of positive social change.
Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide opened over nine years ago with Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years we have seen and helped nearly 17,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and opened up seven subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area - Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Finglas and four further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Mungret, just outside Limerick city, Tuam, Roscrea and Castleisland.
Positive Options is a brand created to promote State-funded crisis pregnancy counselling services. Its stated aim is “To make women aware of the existence of a range of high-quality, State-funded, crisis pregnancy counselling services that can assist them in finding a resolution to a crisis pregnancy.”
Positive Options does not provide medical or counselling services directly. The services promoted through Positive Options, funded by the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme, offer crisis pregnancy counselling to women with a crisis pregnancy and their partners. 15 counselling service providers are promoted through Positive Options and provide services at over 50 centres nationwide.
The Positive Options campaign message is: ‘If your dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, talking to a counsellor can help’. The campaign aims to encourage women, their partners and families experiencing crisis pregnancy to talk to a State-funded counsellor for free, trustworthy and non-judgemental counselling.
For a list of State funded crisis pregnancy counselling services, members of the public can freetext LIST to 50444
SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.
We provide information to 100,000 readers each month.
The information needs of Ireland’s young people is ever changing and SpunOut.ie provides young people with a space to have their questions answered, receive advice from other readers with lived experiences and to share their views with the SpunOut.ie community.
Our vision is for an Ireland where young people are empowered with the information they need to live happy, healthy and active lives.
SpunOut.ie aims to educate and inform our readers about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be mantained, both physically and mentally.
We believe in prevention and intervention in order to reduce harm amongst our peer group.
We believe young people should have easy access to relevant, reliable, and non-judgemental information and we are proud to provide a dynamic, responsive website full of up-to-date, factual information, free of any shame or bias.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.
If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we've helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.