Support Services Outside UCC


Please Note: The services and agencies listed below are for information purposes only, UCC Peer Support does not offically endorse these groups.



Reach Out

Reach Out is a web based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and to find ways of improving their own mental health and well being. 





Samaritans provide confidential, non judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of despair and distress.

Tel: 1850 60 90 90



Students Against Depression

This is a UK based web service which offers students comprehensive information and discussion about:

  • What depression is and how it works
  • What context does depressions flourish in
  • Self-help strategies for tackling depression
  • How to get further help and support




GROW helps people who have suffered, or are suffering from a mental health problem. Members are helped to recover from all forms of breakdown, or indeed to prevent such from happening.



Tel: 1890 474 474



Aware provides support for people dealing with depression.



Helpline: 1890 303 302




Headstrong is an organisation that works with communities in Ireland to ensure that young people aged twelve to twenty five are better supported to achieve better health and well being.

Tel: +353 (0)1 660 7343



National Office for Suicide Prevention

Links to various agencies dealing with suicide including links to support agencies for those bereaved by suicide.



Sexual Violence Centre Cork

5 Camden Place, Cork

Tel: 021-4505577 or Freephone 1800 496 496

(Formerly Cork Rape Crisis Service) Counselling service for survivors of rape, sexual abuse & child abuse.



Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) provides information and support for trans people.



Victim Support

4 Anglesea Villas, Anglesea St., Cork

Tel: 021-4322333 or 1850 661 771.

Emotional and practical support to those affected by crime.




Local support group meetings for those affected by depression.

Helpline 1890 303 302 (Seven days 10am-10pm. Thurs to Sun, the helpline also operates after 10pm)




Provides confidential, non judgemental support for people affected by eating disorders.

Lo call helpline, e mail support, support groups, online support group.

No meetings in Cork at present.



Overeaters Anonymous (Cork)

Tel: 086 3526467

Support for people with eating disorders.



Positive Options

Crisis pregnancy services.

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