Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

Support Services

LGBT support services in Galway

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1. Adolescents and Adults Psychotherapy Service Galway View More Details on Adolescents and Adults Psychotherapy Service Galway Email Adolescents and Adults Psychotherapy Service Galway
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1st Floor Druid Building,

Flood Street,


Contact: Tara Hynes
Telephone: +353863952535
Email: adolescentsandadults@gmail.com

People to Contact

Tara Hynes

2. AIDS West View More Details on AIDS West Visit the AIDS West Website Email AIDS West
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Ozanam House, St. Augustine Street, Galway
Telephone: 091 566266
Email: info@aidswest.ie
Website: www.aidswest.ie

Information, education, support and counselling in sexual health

3. Amach! LGBT Galway Ltd. View More Details on Amach! LGBT Galway Ltd. Visit the Amach! LGBT Galway Ltd. Website Email Amach! LGBT Galway Ltd.
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Telephone: 1890 929 539
Email: info@amachlgbt.com
Website: www.amachlgbt.com

AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd -- a registered company since March 2010 -- is a volunteer run organisation which represents and campaigns on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Galway City and County.

Vision Statement
AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd. aims to reflect equally the diversity within the LGBT community by encouraging positive participation from the community. We actively campaign to achieve a solid and safe support structure for the LGBT community in Galway.

To ensure that the Committee reflects the LGBT community, works in an effective manner and is both transparent and accountable
To support the development of an accessible and safe Resource Centre that can be utilised by the LGBT community
To work towards supporting the provision of services for the LGBT community
To source funding for future development through grant applications and fundraising events
To support the LGBT community to have a voice in influencing and bringing about changes in LGBT issues.

4. Clare McGee Therapy View More Details on Clare McGee Therapy Email Clare McGee Therapy
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Galway City
Contact: Clare McGee
Telephone: 086 270 6709
Email: claremcgeetherapy@gmail.com

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Occuptaional Psychology.  In addition, I am also an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP) and work within their code of ethics.

I work from an integrative perspective and tailor sessions to each client's individual needs.  I see my work as a collaberation with you, my client, to enable you to understand what has been troubling you and to help you to find ways to heal.

I offer counselling to help clients deal with many issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, anger, berevement, low self-esteem etc.

If you feel you might benefit from counselling, please give me a call or email me.

People to Contact

Clare McGee

5. Ella View More Details on Ella Email Ella
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Email: groupella@gmail.com

ELLA is an important group for providing support to lesbians and bisexual women. ELLA aspires to provide a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women in Co. Roscommon and surrounding areas that offers mutual support and socialising.

The group includes women from all over the West and the Midlands of Ireland and meetings occur in Roscommon every three months. The group also interact and meet up between formal meetings for social activities such as dinners, walks, quizzes etc.

If you would like more information on ELLA, please email in confidence to groupella@gmail.com

6. Galway Lesbian Helpline View More Details on Galway Lesbian Helpline
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Telephone: 091 546611

To offer support to lesbians in Galway. 8pm - 1 pm wnesday

7. Galway Psychotherapy Practice View More Details on Galway Psychotherapy Practice Visit the Galway Psychotherapy Practice Website
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Contact: Ilona Haberska
Telephone: 0861941889
Website: www.galwaypsychotherapy.com

I am a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist accredited by Eurapean Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I received my MA in Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland.

I also completed two years of training in Group Analysis and four years of postgraduate proffessional training  in Psychotherapy, obtaining Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I worked as a psychologist with the National Psychiatric Services in Poland and in private practice in Ireland.

I offer help to people suffering from: depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, identity issues, childhood sexual abuse including incest,
childhood abuse and neglect, eating disorders, obsessional behavior and thoughts.

People to Contact

Ilona Haberska

8. Jigsaw View More Details on Jigsaw Visit the Jigsaw Website Email Jigsaw
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Fairgreen Road
Galway City
(across from the new Coach Station)

Telephone: Text: 087 772 52 32
Phone: 091 549252
Email: galway@jigsaw.ie
Website: www.jigsaw.ie/galway

Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25, living in Galway city and county.  We focus on a positive mindset and guide young people in dealing with life’s ups and downs.

We have a range of professionals available to find out what a young person needs; we provide non-judgemental listening, emotional support, guided self-help and supported access to other services.

Young people can get in touch with the service by text, email, phone or online.

We believe that whatever support you need, you should be able to get it when you need it and in a place where you feel safe, respected and comfortable.

We also provide information, advice and guidance to others (such as parents, relatives, teachers, youth workers) on how they can best support a young person who they are concerned or worried about, or how they can suggest Jigsaw to that person.

We also work with other professionals throughout the county.  Our aim is to build the ability of the local community to respond to the mental health needs of young people – so that they have better use of the supports in their local town / area. 

We want to work towards a community that is supportive of young people’s mental health and well being.  Presentations and talks in schools, workplaces and community groups aim to create a discussion on mental health and raise awareness of the support that Jigsaw Galway and other people can offer. 

9. LGBT helpline View More Details on LGBT helpline
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Telephone: 1890 929 539

Here you can find information on where support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, their friend and family, is available around the country. Some of this support is based in voluntary and community support groups or community centers and some is online support. You can call the LGBT helpline on 1890 929 539 to speak to one of our trained volunteers and they can help you identify other LGBT support services available to you.  

10. Oughterard Youth Cafe View More Details on Oughterard Youth Cafe Email Oughterard Youth Cafe
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Unit 6, Camp Street, Oughterard
Contact: Barry Dillon
Telephone: 087 676 8774
091 557 633
Email: Barrydclann@gmail.com
Email: clannres@gmail.com
Email: clannres@eircom.com

The Oughterard Youth cafe is a youth service providing supports and services for all young people between the age of 10-26yrs of age. The cafe runs a drop in service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday where young people can socialise, play pool, surf the web or play games in an alcohol and drug free, socially inclusive, safe environment. There are many other youth groups and activites that take place from the cafe, they include a girls group, a youth club, art, drama, music and film classes. There is also lots of information and advice available relating to youth issues and challenges. Drop in and find out what else is happening!!

People to Contact

Barry Dillon
087 6768774

11. OutWest View More Details on OutWest Visit the OutWest Website Email OutWest
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c/o Le Cheile Family Resource Centre,
10 Tucker Street,
County Mayo

Telephone: 094 937 2479
087 972 5586 TEXT
Email: info@outwest.ie
Website: www.outwest.ie

OUTWEST is a social and support group for Gay men, Lesbian women and Bisexual people in the West of Ireland. We hold meetings every month, and discos
OUTWEST Ireland was founded originally in 1997 as Mayo Roscommon Outreach by a number of gay people from the region, with the aim of providing the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual community in the West with a support network. The group holds an informal meeting on the first Friday of every month at various venues in the West of Ireland.
The meetings give Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people an opportunity to meet together in relaxed and friendly atmosphere and to discuss group events and gay issues. People attend from Sligo, Donegal, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway and the midlands. On average 25 people attend, new faces appear regularly and are always welcome.
The group organises social outings and events, some of which are discos, several times a year, in various venues in the West of Ireland. Please see our website for more information.
The meetings give Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people an opportunity to meet together in relaxed and friendly atmosphere and to discuss group events and gay issues. People attend from Sligo, Donegal, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway and the midlands. On average 25 people attend, new faces appear regularly and are always welcome.
The group organises social outings and events, some of which are discos, several times a year, in various venues in the West of Ireland. Please see our website for more information.

12. OutWest Gay Helpline View More Details on OutWest Gay Helpline Visit the OutWest Gay Helpline Website
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Telephone: 094 937 2479
Website: www.outwestireland.ie/

Our Helpline offers a supportive, totally confidential and non judgmental listening ear to anyone who may be having difficulty accepting or dealing with their own sexuality, or with the sexuality of a family member, friend or colleague.
At Outwest Gay Helpline we understand that coming to terms with your sexuality at any age can be a frightening and lonely experience
Our volunteers, who are all either gay or bisexual, are also able to provide information ranging from details of gay venues, local meetings and functions to sexual health issues.

The Helpline is open every Wednesday night from 8-10 pm.

13. shOUT! (LGBT Youth) View More Details on shOUT! (LGBT Youth) Email shOUT! (LGBT Youth)
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Youth Work Ireland Offices
41-43 Prospect Hill
Telephone: 087 773 8529
Email: shout@youthworkgalway.ie

Through weekly social meetings, we aim to provide a fun and open space for young LGBT people to go to, where they can socialise with their peers in an open, accepting, and non-judgmental environment.  If you’re nervous, don’t worry. Somebody will meet you before your first group so that you’ll have a friendly face for your first time through the door!

We also provide support to young people through text/phone (087 773 8529), email (shout@youthworkgalway.ie), and face-to-face. While we are not certified counsellors, we are here to listen, and provide non-judgmental support in whatever way we can.

***Please note that we work on a part-time basis and operate during working hours, we are not a 24 hour service. Our phone, text and email services are not generally checked outside of working hours.

Social group meetings

Every Saturday 12.00 - 13.30 at the Youth Work Ireland offices in Prospect Hill for our 13yr -17yr old age group.

The first three Tuesdays of every month 19.00 - 20.30 at Teach Solas, Victoria Place for our 18yr - 25 yr old age group.

Check out the Faceboom pagfe for more info.  https://www.facebook.com/shOUTGalway/