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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.

 
 

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1. Ahascragh Health Centre View More Details on Ahascragh Health Centre Visit the Ahascragh Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ahascragh Health Centre
Ahascragh
Co. Galway
Telephone: 090 968 8634
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.
Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed 2.00-3.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
2. Ardrahan Health Centre View More Details on Ardrahan Health Centre Visit the Ardrahan Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ardrahan Health Centre
Ardrahan
Co. Galway

Telephone: 091 635 207
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
3. Ballinahown Health Centre View More Details on Ballinahown Health Centre Visit the Ballinahown Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ballinahown Health Centre
Tully
Ballinahown
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 593 131
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-11.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
4. Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre View More Details on Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre Email Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Society St.,
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway
Contact: Maura Fahy
Telephone: Maura Fahy
Email: bsloecancer@yahoo.co.uk

“Ballinasloe Cancer Care is a voluntary organisation that offers psychological, emotional and practical support to people with a cancer diagnosis and their families. Sharing experiences widens one’s horizons and opens out new and better ways to deal with difficulties. There is no need to solve them alone”.
Aim:
• To offer emotional support and practical help to people with cancer, their families and friends
• To lessen the fear associated with the word “cancer”
• To provide a “drop in” Centre where people with cancer may access support and information
• To ensure that the Centre is open to all whose lives have been affected by cancer
• To continue to develop and meet the cancer related needs of the people of Ballinasloe and the locality.

Support Services:
• Drop in centre
• Listening
• Information
• Counselling: Individual and Group
• Telephone Support
• Provision of Complementary Therapies: Massage, Reflexology, Art Therapy, Visualisation, Aromatherapy, Life Coaching, Stress Management, Wig service
• Guest Speakers

People to Contact

Maura Fahy
bsloecancer@yahoo.co.uk
090 9645574

 
5. Ballinasloe Health Centre View More Details on Ballinasloe Health Centre Visit the Ballinasloe Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ballinasloe Health Centre
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway

Telephone: 090 964 2447
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 11.0 -1.00 & Tues, Fri 4.00-6.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
6. Ballinlough View More Details on Ballinlough Visit the Ballinlough  Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ballinlough Health Centre
Ballinlough
Co Roscommon
Telephone: (094) 964 0053
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

 
7. Ballygar Health Centre View More Details on Ballygar Health Centre Visit the Ballygar Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Ballygar Health Centre
Ballygar
Co. Galway

Telephone: 090 662 4601
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 8.30-12.00 & Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 3.00-6.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
8. biological test View More Details on biological test Visit the biological test Website Email biological test
Address: Contact Details:
Poll na Clough
Moycullen
Co. Galway
Ireland
Contact: Heery
Telephone: 091555025
Email: advancedhealthireland.com@gmail.com
Website: advancedhealthireland.com/biol...

Advanced Health work closely with Biological test Services offering you a range of microbiological tests.

We have been working with BTS for over 6 years.

What are BTS (Biological Testing Services)?

Biological Test Service is the Irish agent for the leading German micro-biological Dr. Hauss Laboratory, near Hamburg: www.hauss.de.

What kind of tests can you order?

BTS offers a wide range of mainly micro-biological tests.

From a simple stool sample BTS can test for:

  • intestinal candida and other fungi (a full screen for all yeasts and moulds)
  • pH of the stool (included in the fungal screening)
  • intestinal parasites
  • bacteria in different materials
  • resistance tests for pathogenic bacteria
  • bacteria which cause acute diarrhoea
  • complete status of intestinal colonization (bacteria + fungi)
  • pancreatic function test
  • leaky gut (alpha-1-antitrypsin )
  • intestinal inflammation (PNM-elastase)
  • intestinal immune system (sIgA)
  • celiac disease
  • candida IgG, IgM, IgA, IgE
  • skin and nail fungi
  • Helicobacter pylori ( stomach ulcers)
  • intestinal bleeding
  • colo-rectal tumour markers
  • lactose intolerance
.... and much more 

People to Contact

Heery
advancedhealthireland.com@gmail.com

 
9. Bon Secours Galway View More Details on Bon Secours Galway Visit the Bon Secours Galway Website
Address: Contact Details:
Renmore
Galway
Ireland
Telephone: 091 381900
Website: www.bonsecours.ie/galway

Bon Secours Hospital Galway is a 120 bed acute care Private Hospital in Galway, providing a wide range of surgical and medical services underpinned by the latest technology and medical consultants. We currently admit 18,000 patients per annum, comprising 6,000 in-patients and 12,000 day-cases. For 60 years since this hospital opened in 1954, we have helped serve the health care needs of the people of Galway and adjoining counties...

 
10. Brackernagh Health Centre View More Details on Brackernagh Health Centre Visit the Brackernagh Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Brackernagh Health Centre
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway
Tel: 090 964 2447
Telephone: 090 964 2447
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-1.00 & 2.00-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
11. Cancer Care West View More Details on Cancer Care West Visit the Cancer Care West Website Email Cancer Care West
Address: Contact Details:
Cancer Care West Support Centre
72 Seamus Quirke Road
Galway
Telephone: 091 545 000
091 540 040
Email: info@cancercarewest.ie
Website: www.cancercarewest.ie

Cancer Care West is a cancer patient and family care organisation whose aim is to enhance patient and family care and well being in a holistic way, and in support of conventional medical treatment and interventions. The Charity also undertakes research on care for patients and families and also undertakes educational and awareness initiatives in this area.

The Charity's activities and supports seek to add value for patients and their families to the treatments and care provided within the public and private healthcare systems in Ireland.

We offer a variety of support groups geared towards the different needs of patients and their families. 

We also have an individual support service to help you in your journey whether you are a cancer patient or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer. Offering information, psychology consultations, benefits advice and a range of complementary therapies our cancer support specialists are here to work with you in whatever way you find helpful. 

See our website for further information.

 
12. Caring For Carers (Cummer/Tuam) View More Details on Caring For Carers (Cummer/Tuam)
Address: Contact Details:
Tavanagh,
Cummer,
Tuam,
Co. Galway
Contact: Ms. Mary Forde Secretary
Telephone: 093 – 41312

People to Contact

Ms. Mary Forde Secretary

 
13. Caring For Carers (Dunmore) View More Details on Caring For Carers (Dunmore)
Address: Contact Details:
Strawberry Hill,
Dunmore
Contact: Ms. Anne Daly (Secretary)
Telephone: 093 – 51450 / 086 - 3857745

People to Contact

Ms. Anne Daly (Secretary)

 
14. Carna Health Centre View More Details on Carna Health Centre Visit the Carna Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Carna Health Centre
Carna
Co. Galway

Telephone: 095 32304
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00-1.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
15. Carraroe Health Centre View More Details on Carraroe Health Centre Visit the Carraroe Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Carraroe Health Centre
Carraroe
Co. Galway

Telephone: 091 595 202
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00-6.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
16. Clifden Health Centre View More Details on Clifden Health Centre Visit the Clifden Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Clifden Health Centre
Clifden
Co. Galway

Telephone: 095 21102
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
17. Clonbur Health Centre View More Details on Clonbur Health Centre Visit the Clonbur Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Clonbur Health Centre
Clonbur
Co. Galway


Telephone: 094 954 6174
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
18. Comfort Keepers View More Details on Comfort Keepers Visit the Comfort Keepers Website Email Comfort Keepers
Address: Contact Details:
Comfort Keepers,
Unit 1 Liosban Business Park,
Tuam Road,
Galway
Contact: galway
Telephone: 1850 911 800
091 455100
Email: care@comfortkeepers.ie
Email: galway@comfortkeepers.ie
Website: www.comfortkeepers.ie/

At Comfort Keepers, we provide care and support services so your loved one can stay at independent and happy in the comfort of his or her own home, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family.

We offer personal, homecare and companionship services and cater for a wide range of clients.

People to Contact

galway
galway@comfortkeepers.ie
091 455100

comfort keepers
care@comfortkeepers.ie
1850 455 100

ruth collins
ruthcollins@comfortkeepers.ie
091 455100
 
19. Craughwell Health Centre View More Details on Craughwell Health Centre Visit the Craughwell Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Craughwell Health Centre
Craughwell
Co. Galway
Telephone: Tel: 091 846 125
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
20. Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling View More Details on Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling Visit the Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling Website Email Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling
Address: Contact Details:

Galway City

Telephone: 087 3140274
Email: GALVINCRIS@YAHOO.COM
Website: www.psychotherapyforyou.com

Cristina Galvin, MA, MSc is a fully accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with IAHIP and ICP. 

Cristina runs a trusted, professional Psychotherapy and Counselling practice in Galway city. She has many years of experience, both overseas and here in Ireland, working with people struggling with the effects of trauma, grief, loss, addictions, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. as well as a host of other issues that cause stress and relationship difficulties.

She takes a person-centred approach to people and the issues they bring to therapy. This means that you are given time and space to talk and feel heard. Her way of working is also practical in that you come away equipped with tools to cope, whatever your struggle, and it is psychodynamic, meaning that sessions may explore how past experiences may be influencing present emotional and behavioural patterns. The insight and understanding this gives you will help to shed light on hidden hindrances and seemingly intractable issues in your life so that doorways to more expansive ways of living may open up. If you are struggling with a personal crisis or difficult life events, don't struggle alone. Cristina's compassionate support is just a call or click away. For more information and to make an appointment, call 0873140274 or visit www.psychotherapyforyou.com.

 
21. Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation View More Details on Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Visit the Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Website Email Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
Address: Contact Details:
Croí House,
Moyola Lane,
Newcastle,
Galway
http://www.croi.ie
Telephone: 091 544310
Email: info@croi.ie
Website: www.croi.ie

A range of specialised Cardiac Health and lifestyle Programmes are now available in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre.

  • Heart Smart
  • Cardiac Fitness Assessment
  • 6 Week Back to Fitness' Programme
  • Specialist Cardiac Dietetic Consultation
  • Weight  Management
  • Yoga
  • Specialised Physiotherapy and Exercise Prescription
  • Croi Health Wise Programme
  • Low Functioning Exercise Class
  • Walking Football

 
22. Cura View More Details on Cura Visit the Cura Website
Address: Contact Details:
Árus de Brún
Newtownsmith
Galway City
Telephone: 1850 622626
091 562558
Website: www.cura.ie

Services offered by CURA:

    Free pregnancy testing.
    Crisis Pregnancy Counselling at any time during pregnancy.
    Information on social welfare and other rights and entitlements.
    Linking clients with other support services as required.
    Support with accommodation if required.
    Support for Mums after the birth of a baby.
    Support and counselling to fathers.
    Support and counselling to grandparents and other family members.
    Counselling after an abortion.
    School Awareness Programme.
    Fostering and Adoption information.

 
23. DeafHear View More Details on DeafHear Visit the DeafHear Website Email DeafHear
Address: Contact Details:
9A St. Francis Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 564871 (Text: 086 8648659)
Email: galway@deafhear.ie
Website: www.deafhear.ie

Support service for members of the deaf community in Galway.

 
24. Department of Health and Children – Office for Older People View More Details on Department of Health and Children – Office for Older People Visit the Department of Health and Children – Office for Older People Website
Address: Contact Details:
Hawkins House,
Hawkins Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 6354000
Website: www.dohc.ie

The Office for Older People is based in the Department of Health and Children. The Office comprises three Units – Services for Older People; Long Stay Charges; Strategy Development.

 
25. Department of Social Protection View More Details on Department of Social Protection Visit the Department of Social Protection Website Email Department of Social Protection
Address: Contact Details:
Áras Mhic Dhiarmada,
Store Street,
Dublin 1
Telephone: 01 7043000
Email: info@welfare.ie
Website: www.welfare.ie

The Department's role is to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families. Older people are supported through income and other support services including the following;

– Information Services – 1890 66 22 44
– Free Travel, Household Benefits, State Pension, Domiciliary Care, Widow(er)s Pension, Widowed Parent Grant, Blind Persons Pension - Tel: 1890 500 000
– Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit, Disability Allowance, Disablement Benefit, Invalidity Pension, Bereavement Grant - Tel: 1890 927 770
– Supplementary Welfare Allowance - 071 9157100
– Homemakers Te 1890 690 690
– Respite Care Grant – Tel: 01 6732222
– Illness Benefit, Injury Benefit, Medical Care – Tel: 1890 928 400
– Treatment Benefit -Telephone 1890 400 400 
Social Welfare Local Office Galway Tel 091 500800 
Hynes Building, St. Augustine Street, Galway, Co. Galway

 
26. Dunmore Health Centre View More Details on Dunmore Health Centre Visit the Dunmore Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Dunmore Health Centre
Dunmore
Co. Galway

Telephone: 093 38123
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
27. Eating Disorder Solutions View More Details on Eating Disorder Solutions Visit the Eating Disorder Solutions  Website Email Eating Disorder Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Milltown Tuam Galway
Contact: David O'Farrell
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Website: eatingdisordersolutions.ie

EATING DISORDER SOLUTIONS


CBT-E One Therapist

Out patient Treatment available to fit in with your work, college, and personal lifestyle. One therapist to assess, treat and monitor your progress beyond the nightmare of Eating Disorders. No need for psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, dietitian or nutritionist, all your needs are addressed by David.

Client specific treatment, designed to address the maintaining mechanism keeping the eating disorder in place.

CBT-E is designed to address: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Eating Disorders. It is the only treatment which has extensive research findings proving it's effectiveness in treating eating disorders in children and adults worldwide.

"Helping You to Help Yourself" contact David @ 085 7637059 for appointment / assessment. Find me in Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway.

People to Contact

David O'Farrell
dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
085 7637059

 
28. Eyrecourt Health Centre View More Details on Eyrecourt Health Centre Visit the Eyrecourt Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Eyrecourt Health Centre
The Square
Eyrecourt
Co. Galway


Telephone: 090 967 5255
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00-1.00 & 2.00-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
29. Family Carers Ireland View More Details on Family Carers Ireland Visit the Family Carers Ireland Website Email Family Carers Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Barrack Street,
Loughrea
Co Galway
091 880418

The Glebe
Tuam
Co Galway
093 70022

MOSAIC Centre
The Harlequin Plaza
Garvey Way
Castlebar
Co Mayo
086 3775702

Castle Street
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon
090 6627698
086 8099494
Contact: Ann Gardiner
Telephone: (091) 880418
Email: info@familycarers.ie
Website: www.familycarers.ie/

Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers in 2016. The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers. 

See our website for all the services that Family Carers Ireland has to offer.

Carer Groups

Family Carers Ireland runs carer groups all over the country. These groups meet regularly, usually once a month. The carers that attend set the agenda. Carers often use the time to share coping strategies and local information in addition to offering emotional support. Guest speakers such as Public Health Nurses, HSE and Social Welfare experts are invited to meetings to address carers on issues of interest to them. Groups provide a valuable opportunity to meet others with similar caring experiences. Indeed this is how many enduring friendships began.

Groups are also integral to the operation of Family Carers Ireland. We operate on the basis of group membership because it believes that local networks best promote inclusion and support at local, regional and national levels. Groups play a vital role in promoting recognition of the identity, contribution and needs of family carers, in articulating existing and emerging need and in representing family carers’ issues both to policymakers and to the general community. The organisation recognises three categories of group as eligible for membership in this capacity: local groups, regional forums and virtual groups.

Five or more members coming together with the same goals and meeting on a regular basis may form a group affiliated with Family Carers Ireland. Members of FCI groups will be united by a common bond, which could simply be a shared geographical area, or caring for family members with a condition in common, e.g. parents of children with Autism / ADHD.

There are three different fee options in relation to membership:

An annual subscription fee of €10, (€8 for group members) enables you to become a full member of FCI and add your voice to that of other family carers.
In addition, full members can, on payment of an annual €10 supplementary fee, avail of a discount card which entitles you to our negotiated exclusive deals.
Some groups may opt to become Associate Members of Family Carers Ireland, for €250 per group per annum.
Your membership fee helps to fund a range of services to carers and their families.

Carer groups allow carers to:

  • share their experiences, feelings, ideas, concerns, information and problems
  • access information on their rights and entitlements
  • act together to highlight carers issues with decision makers
  • have a sense of connection with other family carers in similar circumstances
  • have a break from the caring situation
  • relax, socialise and learn from other carers
  • cope from day to day

People to Contact

Ann Gardiner
agardiner@familycarers.ie
(086) 0271454

 
30. Family Planning Clinic View More Details on Family Planning Clinic
Address: Contact Details:
Augustine Street
Galway
Telephone: 091 562992

 
31. Friends Ireland View More Details on Friends Ireland Visit the Friends Ireland  Website Email Friends Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Friends Ireland
High. St. 
Tuam
Co. Galway
Contact: Norah
Telephone: Norah 085-7043142
Marie 087-7619671
Email: friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsireland.ie

Friends Ireland is a charity aimed at developing friendship in all adults through free classes and meet ups in many areas throughout county Galway with a full time centre in Tuam. 
Classes include Basic computers, laptop and smartphone classes, Introduction to Mindfulness, Embroidery, Felt Needle, Knitting, Embroidery, Healthy Eating and many more. Get in touch now to see how we can help you.

We are also continuously  seeking volutneers to help out in our centre in Tuam with the charity shop or volunteering time to share your expertise in the classroom. 

There are many ways to get involved with your community and many different areas to suit everybody.

Look after yourself, look after your mental health. Get involved with your community now!

Call Norah on 085-7043142 or email friendsgalway2013@gmail.com or Facebook on our page Friends Galway

www.friendsireland.ie

People to Contact

Norah
friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
085-7043142

Marie
friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
087-7619671

 
32. Galway Autism Partnership View More Details on Galway Autism Partnership Visit the Galway Autism Partnership Website Email Galway Autism Partnership
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Autism Partnership
Tigh Ronan
36 Laurel Park
Newcastle
Galway city
Contact: Louise Sheehy
Telephone: (091) 588 899
Email: info@galwayautismpartnership.com
Website: www.galwayautismpartnership.co...

Galway Autism Partnership GAP is a registered charity for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Galway city and County.

Mission
Galway Autism Partnership was formed to support, assist and identify requirements of families living and support a person with autism.  Our current aim is not to re-create a system but identify the 'gap'.

Origin
GAP was formed in 2011 by parents struggling with the lack of information and support while raising children with autism IN THE WEST, through a facebook page.  Our patron is President Michael D. Higgins.  We are currently based at Tigh Ronain, Laurel Park Newcastle from 9.30-1.30pm four days a week, provide telephone support seven days a week and facilitate a facebook page and website.  We have one part time office manager.

Membership
Our current membership is just peaking at over 400 families.  Our families are based in Galway City and County, however we do have families from surrounding counties in the region who liaise with us and we have established fantastic links with other autism groups in the country.  An average of 3 families join GAP a week.

What does GAP do?
As stated above we aim to bridge the gap in current support systems for families living with the challenges of autism.  We liaise with our members on an ongoing basis and take our direction from them.  Based on that we have established -

1. A junior youth group - in conjunction with foroige this group facilitates children with autism aged between 11-14 years with the aim of easing the transitions to teenage years and secondary school.  This has been identified by parents as a hugely problematic area with some serious consequences for these kids.  This group facilitates 12 children and has been established since September 2012.

2. A senior youth group - this group again delivered in conjunction with Foroige continues to support individuals aged 15-18 years with mainstream challenges and liviing with autism.  Our facilitators encourage the group to work on social interaction with an aim to problem solving and being able to advocate for themselves.  This group facilitates 12 individuals.

3. 3 afterschool groups - we currently provide three afterschool groups for children aged 4-7 years in Tuam, Knocknacarra and Doughiska.  The groups are facilitated by primary schools presently.  The groups provide a fun environment for children with autism to work on social skills through play and necessary respite support for parents/caregivers on that given afternoon.

4. 1 Saturday kids club - we are launching our first Saturday kids club next week for children with autism and complex sensory needs.  The children in this group have a complex level of autism and do not partake in mainstream activities.  The group will be based at Tigh Ronain with an emphasis on outings in the community.  The group provides essential respite support to these families to concentrate on other family requirements of siblings.  It would be our vision to have a 2nd Saturday kids group in 2014 as demand for weekend activities is evident.

5. Summer camps - In 2013 GAP undertook their first summer camps for children with autism TO INCLUDE their siblings.  When schools close for Summer the majority of families with children with autism struggle.  We identified this and facilitated 40 children over 4 weeks in August.  We offered a range of activities from swimming, yoga, music therapy, circus skills, computers, cooking and outings in the community.

6. Social Care Respite Program - In March 2013 GAP did a pilot study with students of the Social Care Degree program at NUI Galway.  These students are required to avail of 200hours practical placement during each academic year.  GAP identified this opportunity and through talks and alot of work we will have 30 families availing of student placement to assist their families one day a week for 3 hours.  This service will provide an essential support system for families.

7. Assisted support - GAP has launched a major recruitment, interview and assessment campaign for volunteers in 2013.  Galway is academically rich due to our 2 fantastic third level institutions and we identified the need for the students studying relevant childcare/education courses for practical experience.  Based on this recruitment GAP has a wonderful network of volunteers to assist all of our programs and also assist any child with autism on a 1:1 capacity should they wish to participate at a mainstream activity i.e. Art classes at Galway Arts Centre.

8. GAP holds monthly support meetings at our base in Tigh Ronain and quarterly family days out in a variety of locations i.e. Loughwell farm, Kilcornan walled garden and Busy Bees.

Based on the above information alone 80 families in Galway City and County will be availing of direct practical support and a service this September.

Partnership Models
At GAP we are totally aware of our limitations on services we can provide.  However to maximise our service provision we buit valued partnerships in the community.  Some of those partnerships include
School awareness packs - In March 2013 GAP produced a school awareness pack for 50 primary schools in Galway city and county.  This information pack and 10 minute CD presentation was very well received with schools from all over Ireland requesting copies of same.
Brothers of charity services and use of their facilities at Kilcornan, Clarinbridge
Forogie - use of their facilities at Foster Street Galway for Youth groups
Health and Leisure clubs - facilitated swim sessions for members at Salthill hotel & Maldron hotel Galway.
City Taxis- this taxi company kindly facilitated our summer camps this summer.
Rosedale school - Through a very generous offer of practical support from Celestrica Galway, GAP identified the need for support for Rosedale school and its children.  Rosedale school facilitates 68 children with severe to profound intellectual disability and severe autism.  The condition of this school is an absolute disgrace in modern society and GAP has endeavoured to to built on community spirit and generosity to engage with these wonderful schools and facilities who work tirelessly with autistic children.  Through much work and meetings Celestica has committed financial support and personnel to improving this school.

Achievements
GAP was recognised for their contribution to the community and its valuable resource to its members with an invite to speak at the World Autism Conference at NUI in April 2013.  Many worldwide professionals attended and presented at this event.  We continue to liaise with ICAN (Irish Centre for Autism and Neurological Disorders) at NUI Galway on projects, including managing challenging behaviour and oral hygiene.
We also won the Volunteer Organisation Section of the 2013 national Better Together Awards and were recogised by Galway City Council in 2013 for our contribution to social inclusion

Short Term goals
GAP has began the process of identifying the individuals with severe to profound intellectual and autism who are now 18 and have left the education system.  This group have profound needs and to date are being returned home to their families with no structured placements for many and no respite system in place for families.  GAP are working on identifying the current plans in place and bridging these gaps.
GAP will be producing 50 more school awareness packs November 2013
A strategic plan to engage more multinational companies in Galway to pursue practical projects for much neglected special needs facilitates in Galway city and county
A planned conference to liaise with all teachers of children with autism in Galway to also include social workers and early intervention teams, Iin November 2013.
Planned week long event to celebrate World Autism Week to encompass World Autism Day April 2nd 2014 and our very successful Light It Up Blue Campaign, see Galway Cathedral Light It Up Blue 2013.

Long Term goals
A sustained service delivery model with core government funding.
A GAP transport system!!
A permanent well functioning base!!

People to Contact

Louise Sheehy
info@galwayautismpartnership.com
0831222302

 
33. Galway Carers Support Group View More Details on Galway Carers Support Group
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Bríd Lynch (Group Co-ordinator)

The Galway Carers Support Group aims to promote the quality of life of family carers by recognising and valuing their role, and by providing carers with emotional and practical supports. The Support Group’s activities include: arranging information sessions, monthly meetings, training courses, respite breaks, accessing and disseminating information to carer members, and providing a support network for carers.

People to Contact

Bríd Lynch (Group Co-ordinator)
087- 9159508

 
34. Galway City Health Centre View More Details on Galway City Health Centre Visit the Galway City Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Galway City Health Centre
Mervue
Galway City
Co. Galway

Telephone: 091 753 887
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00-1.00 & 2.00-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
35. Galway Family Planning Clinic View More Details on Galway Family Planning Clinic
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Family Planning Clinic
Lismoyle House,
St. Augustine Street,
Galway.
Telephone: 091 562992

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri. 10:00am - 5pm
Sat. 10:00am - 1:00pm

Medical Clinics Mon : 11:30am - 2:00pm
Tues: 10:00am - 12 noon
Wed: 10:30am - 1:30pm & 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thurs: 11:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat: 10:30am - 12:30pm

The Galway Family Planning Association has been providing a comprehensive range of Family Planning Services since 1977.
It is a licensed Family Planning Clinic and is a self-financing, but not for profit organisation.

 
36. Galway Head Injury Support Group (GHISG) View More Details on Galway Head Injury Support Group (GHISG) Email Galway Head Injury Support Group (GHISG)
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 768168
Email: galwayhisg@gmail.com

The GHISG endeavours to improve the quality of life of people with acquired brain injury and their families.

 
37. Galway Hearing Care View More Details on Galway Hearing Care Visit the Galway Hearing Care Website Email Galway Hearing Care
Address: Contact Details:
5 Commerce House,
Flood Street,
Galway
Contact: Joseph Browne
Telephone: 091 567 888
Email: info@galwayhearngcare.ie
Website: www.galwayheariungcare.ie

Galway Hearing Care is a private family run Audiology service providing Hearing Assessment and digital hearing aids to adults and children over 4 years of age. Our reputation speaks for itself and it is why ENT Consultants in UCHG and The Galway Clinic trust us with their Patients. We offer full PRSI grant (€1000) every 4 years towards the cost of hearing aids (to qualifying applicants).

People to Contact

Joseph Browne
info@galwayhearingcare.ie
091 567 888

 
38. Galway Hospice Foundation View More Details on Galway Hospice Foundation Visit the Galway Hospice Foundation Website Email Galway Hospice Foundation
Address: Contact Details:
Renmore,
Galway
Telephone: 091 770868
Email: info@galwayhospice.ie
Website: www.galwayhospice.ie

Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation that provides a comprehensive range of palliative care services to patients with active and progressive diseases which cannot be cured.

 
39. Galway Stroke Support Group View More Details on Galway Stroke Support Group
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 700210 (Imelda Walsh Resource Worker, Acquired Brain Injury Irl)

The Stroke Support Group aims to provide an opportunity for Stroke Survivors, family/carers to talk about their experiences and how they are managing; to offer support to each other and to families whose relative/friend has just had a stroke. The group also provides information regarding stroke and stroke prevention, including information sessions from health care professionals. They also provide outings from time to time.

 
40. Glennamaddy Health Centre View More Details on Glennamaddy Health Centre Visit the Glennamaddy Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Glennamaddy Health Centre
Glennamaddy
Co. Galway


Telephone: Tel: 094 965 9072
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
41. Glór Counselling View More Details on Glór Counselling Visit the Glór Counselling  Website Email Glór Counselling
Address: Contact Details:
1 Cookes Corner,
Shantalla Road,
Galway
Contact: Mary-Ellen Ni Cheidigh
Telephone: 086 3538060
Email: glorgalway@gmail.com
Website: www.glorgalway.com

Some of the difficulties which people can experience, and for which attendance of the Glór Counselling & Self-Help Service may be beneficial include :
 

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavment & Loss
  • Depression
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicide Issues
  • Trauma
  • Work Issues

People to Contact

Mary-Ellen Ni Cheidigh
glorgalway@gmail.com
0863538060

 
42. Gort Health Centre View More Details on Gort Health Centre Visit the Gort Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Gort Health Centre
Gort
Co. Galway


Telephone: 091 631 325
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00-1.00 & 2.00-5.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
43. H.S.E. Dental Service Tuam View More Details on H.S.E. Dental Service Tuam
Address: Contact Details:
Tuam Health Centre,
Vicar Street,
Tuam,
Co. Galway
Telephone: 093 – 26800

CONTACTS:
Bob McNulty     Ext: 206
Sinead Hynes     Ext: 205
Winnie Flaherty (Dental Nurse)   Ext: 206
Mary Keady (Dental Nurse)   Ext: 206
Bernie Mullen (Dental Nurse)   Ext: 205
Patricia Kavanagh (Dental Hygienist)  Ext: 207

 
44. H.S.E. Physiotherapy Service Tuam area View More Details on H.S.E. Physiotherapy Service Tuam area
Address: Contact Details:
Tuam Health Centre,
Vicar Street,
Tuam,
Co. Galway
Contact: Helen Labranche
Telephone: 093 – 26800

People to Contact

Helen Labranche
Ext: 223

 
45. Headford Health Centre View More Details on Headford Health Centre Visit the Headford Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Headford Health Centre
Galway Road
Headford
Co. Galway



Telephone: 093 35548
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30 11.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
46. Hollymount Health Centre View More Details on Hollymount Health Centre Visit the Hollymount Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Hollymount Health Centre
Hollymount
Co. Galway

Telephone: 094 954 0144
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
47. Horses Connect View More Details on Horses Connect Visit the Horses Connect Website Email Horses Connect
Address: Contact Details:
various locations in Galway
Contact: Eileen Bennett
Telephone: 0857363047
Email: horsesconnect@gmail.com
Email: info@horsesconnect.com
Website: www.facebook.com/horsesconnect

We design and deliver individual Therapeutic Horse Riding and Horsemanship programs to people of all ages with a broad range of challenges.

The Horses Connect human and equine team is on a mission to foster a society where every person is valued and enabled to reach their full
potential. We intend to achieve this by creating and delivering a range of equine facilitated programs to improve the well-being of
people experiencing disability or disadvantage, by involving the local community – especially teenagers, the unemployed and the retired - and
by creating strategic alliances with key local and national organisations.

www.facebook.com/horsesconnect

People to Contact

Eileen Bennett
horsesconnect@gmail.com
0857363047

 
48. HSE Audiology Service View More Details on HSE Audiology Service
Address: Contact Details:
10 Ely Place,
Sea Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 582112

Assess, diagnose and rehabilitate children and adults with hearing difficulties, and aims to address the hearing loss by the prescribing and fitting of hearing aids.

 
49. HSE Carers Services View More Details on HSE Carers Services Email HSE Carers Services
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548333
Email: carersdepartment@hse.ie

Provides a support service to Family/ Informal Carers in Galway City, County & the Islands. Range of carers support services provided including training service, support group service, information and advice services, in home respite service, counselling service etc.

 
50. HSE Chiropody/Podiatry View More Details on HSE Chiropody/Podiatry
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Shantalla Health Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546040

The Chiropody/Podiatry Service is available to medical cardholders over 65 years and all Diabetics. This service is also offered to persons with a learning or physical disability based on their assessed need.

 
51. HSE Community Development View More Details on HSE Community Development
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548331

Supporting Voluntary and Community Groups especially groups supporting the needs of Older People.

 
52. HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service View More Details on HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548335

Provides information and support to individuals and groups on healthy eating and weight management.

 
53. HSE Community Occupational Therapy View More Details on HSE Community Occupational Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 10 A,
Merlin Park Hospital,
Galway
Telephone: 091 775323

Facilitate client to have independence in daily living skills and improve/maintain their quality of life. Information Service to clients Mon. to Fri. 9.30am -11.30am.

 
54. HSE Disability Service View More Details on HSE Disability Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546209

The Disability Services Office works with a range of voluntary services in the area to provide care, training and development for children and adults with learning or physical disability.

 
55. HSE Early Intervention Service (Tuam and surrounding areas) View More Details on HSE Early Intervention Service (Tuam and surrounding areas) Visit the HSE Early Intervention Service (Tuam and surrounding areas) Website
Address: Contact Details:
Tuam Health Centre
Vicar Street,
Tuam,
Co. Galway
Telephone: 093 – 37200
Website: www.hse.ie

This is an early intervention assessment service for the 0-6yrs age group.  It will assess young children for level of difficulty where there are two or more difficulties being experienced by the child.

Jennifer Bradley – Physiotherapist    Ext: 260
Aoife Rodgers – S & L Therapist   Ext: 258
Ann Flanagan – Preschool Liaison Teacher   Ext: 259
Geraldine Flannery – Occupational Therapist Ext: 248
Aoife Flaherty – Social Worker   Ext: 238
Brenda Buckingham – Occupational Therapist Ext: 237
Joan Doherty – S & L Therapist   Ext: 236
Orla Moore / Psychologist    Ext: 244

AGE GROUP:   0-6yrs for assessment

 
56. HSE Environmental Health View More Details on HSE Environmental Health
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548390

Provides services in the area of food safety, water sampling, and tobacco control legislation. Inspections of hospitals, nursing homes and institutions.

 
57. HSE Environmental Health Service Tuam View More Details on HSE Environmental Health Service Tuam
Address: Contact Details:
Tuam Health Centre
Tuam
Co. Galway
Telephone: 093 – 26800

Every day your health, your home, your community and your environment are being positively affected by the work of the Environmental Health Service and you are probably not even aware of it.

The water you drink, the food you eat, the air you breathe, the cosmetics you use, the noises you hear, the crèche your children attend are all just a few of the areas in your daily life where you will have come into direct contact with the work of a unique group of health professionals known as Environmental Health Officers (EHOs).

The motto of the Environmental Health profession is ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ and for over fifty years EHOs have been working to protect the health of the public by controlling and preventing those factors in the environment which may cause ill health or reduced quality of life.

While promoting and protecting health is the role of many health professionals, the approach of the EHO is somewhat different because much of their work is done by enforcing regulations.

Cosmetic Products Regulations, Drinking Water Regulations, a raft of Food Safety laws, Pre-School Regulations, Infectious Disease Regulations, Noise Control Legislation, Tobacco Control Legislation and Air Quality Legislation, are just a few of the areas of work that the Environmental Health Service is responsible for.

The work of the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) is both varied and interesting but as well as being an enforcer the Environmental Health Officer is also an advocate, and in addition to those areas where there are laws to enforce EHOs also highlight areas of risk to public health that are not regulated but which in their opinion require control for example tanning facilities, gyms, leisure centres, tattoo and body piercing parlours.

CONTACTS:
Marion Caulfield  Ext: 212
Deirdre Lynn   Ext: 212
Frances Gannon  Ext: 212
Julie Ann Walsh  Ext: 212

 
58. HSE Freedom of Information View More Details on HSE Freedom of Information
Address: Contact Details:
Merlin Park Regional Hospital,
Galway
Telephone: 091 773838

The HSE is covered by the Freedom of Information Act meaning that records held by the HSE can be applied for and if a range of criteria are met can be released to the public. Personal information like medical records can only be released to that person.

 
59. HSE General Practitioner Services View More Details on HSE General Practitioner Services
Address: Contact Details:
Your local health office can provide a list of GPs in the area.
Telephone: 091 523122

 
60. HSE Health Promotion View More Details on HSE Health Promotion
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548321

 
61. HSE Home Care Packages View More Details on HSE Home Care Packages
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546062/546065

A Home Care Package (HCP) consists of community services and supports which may be provided to assist an older person, depending on their individual assessed care needs, to return home from hospital or residential care, or to remain at home. Depending on resources available to the scheme, the HCP provided to any individual may include paramedical, nursing, respite and/or home help and/or other services depending on the assessed care needs of the individual applicant.

 
62. HSE Home Help Service View More Details on HSE Home Help Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546344

The Home Help service is a discretionary service which may provide personal care essential practical care and social care to the following care groups. Older people over 65 years, people with physical and sensory disability. In special cases families and children in need of practical and emotional care and support. The Home Help can be requested by a Public Health Nurse, any discipline within the HSE and potential clients and their families can also apply.

 
63. HSE Medical View More Details on HSE Medical
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546355

Provides services including assessment of clients for grants and allowances and long term care assessment.

 
64. HSE Medical Cards View More Details on HSE Medical Cards
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546207

Deals with applications for Medical Cards, GP Visit Cards and a range of schemes such as Drug Payment, Long term illness and Mobility schemes.

 
65. HSE Medical Social Work View More Details on HSE Medical Social Work
Address: Contact Details:
HSE,
University Hospital Galway
Telephone: 091 544089

Provides information and support to in-patients in University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital regarding home supports, discharge planning, counselling, benefits and entitlements.

 
66. HSE National Information Line View More Details on HSE National Information Line Visit the HSE National Information Line Website Email HSE National Information Line
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1850 24 1850
Email: info@hse.ie
Website: www.hse.ie

The HSE provides a national information services on a wide range of health services, entitlements and eligibility. The Info line operates from 8am to 8pm Monday- Saturday.

 
67. HSE Nursing Home Support Office View More Details on HSE Nursing Home Support Office
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548426

Provides information on residential care, short term or long term.

 
68. HSE Ophthalmology View More Details on HSE Ophthalmology
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
25 Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546255

 
69. HSE Physiotherapy Services Galway View More Details on HSE Physiotherapy Services Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Shantalla Health Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546040

Maintains and promotes independence mobility and general well being through advice on exercise, safety and the provision of aids and appliances where appropriate. Group therapy is also provided in the area of falls prevention & osteoporosis.

 
70. HSE Public Health Nursing Service View More Details on HSE Public Health Nursing Service
Address: Contact Details:
25 Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546365

Provides a home nursing service to all older clients. Offers advice and information on all aspects of home nursing care, e.g. equipment, respite care and services available in your area. Please contact your local health centre from 9.30am -10.30am Monday to Friday.

 
71. HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer View More Details on HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548360

Provides information, training and support in relation to suicide prevention.

 
72. I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) View More Details on I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) Email I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links)
Address: Contact Details:
Neale Park,
The Neale, 
C.Mayo 
Contact: valerie farragher
Telephone: 0949545623
0874192469
0873567300
Email: valfarragher@ymail.com
Email: maryhomedetox@ymail.com
Email: homedetox@mail.com

I.D.E.A.L is a brand new service.  To date it is the only one of its kind available in Ireland and is now providing home-based alcohol detoxification services for people who are dependent on alcohol and wish to stop drinking.
We provide "at home" care and support for the whole family in the family home.
Our program works by having a visiting health care worker, recovery mentor and family facilitor who comes to the family home until detoxification treatment is completed and recovery is well under way.
Our program lasts for a total of 7 weeks from start to finish.  Alcohol detoxification medication is prescribed for comfort and safety 
Home treatment is proven to be more cost effective than residential and this can be another huge benefit to financially restricted families.
it is not always necessary to be admitted to hospital or rehab for alcohol detoxification.


Home alcohol detoxification is suitable for

  • Self employed
  •  Lone parents
  •  Those in the public eye
  •  Low income families
  •  Those who do not wish to be separated from family for treatment
  •  Farming families
  • Those who need ultimate privacy
consultations are free of charge and we also have payment plan options 

People to Contact

valerie farragher
valfarragher@ymail.com
0949545623

Mary coyne
maryhomedetox@ymail.com
0874192469

 
73. Independent Living Ireland View More Details on Independent Living Ireland Visit the Independent Living Ireland Website Email Independent Living Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
5 The Parade
Bastion Court
Connaught Street
Athlone
Telephone: 090 64 92702
Email: info@independentlivingireland.ie
Website: www.independentlivingireland.i...

Independent Living Ireland Ltd provides telecare and assistive living services to promote independence, dignity and quality of life to the elderly, people with disabilities and their carers.

Our products assist those in need to live safely in their homes by reducing the risks of fire and flood, improving security and providing peace of mind in emergency situations e.g fall detection, that a family member/neighbour/monitoring centre will be alerted immediately.

We have two demonstration houses in Athlone town and Ballyconnell Co.Cavan which allow carers, families and individuals to view a wide range of telecare and assistive living products and to test their application.






 
74. Inishbofin Health Centre View More Details on Inishbofin Health Centre Visit the Inishbofin Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Inishbofin Health Centre
Inishbofin
Co. Galway


Telephone: 095 45813
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
75. Inishmore Health Centre View More Details on Inishmore Health Centre Visit the Inishmore Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Inishmore Health Centre
Kilronan
Inishmore
Co. Galway

Telephone: 099 61171
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-5.00

 
76. Kilconnell Health Centre View More Details on Kilconnell Health Centre Visit the Kilconnell Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Kilconnell Health Centre
Kilconnell
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway

Telephone: 090 9686638
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon/Weds/Thurs/Friday 9am-12am-Tuesday/Thursday 2.30-5pm

 
77. Killimor Health Centre View More Details on Killimor Health Centre Visit the Killimor Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Killimor Health Centre
Killimor
Co. Galway


Telephone: 090 967 6131
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
78. Kinvarra Health Centre View More Details on Kinvarra Health Centre Visit the Kinvarra Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Kinvarra Health Centre
Kinvarra
Co. Galway

Telephone: 091 637 123
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
79. Leenane Health Centre View More Details on Leenane Health Centre Visit the Leenane Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Leenane Health Centre
Leenane
Co. Galway


Telephone: 095 42257
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
80. Lettermore Health Centre View More Details on Lettermore Health Centre Visit the Lettermore Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Lettermore Health Centre
Lettermore
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 551 143
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00-12.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
81. Loughrea Health Centre View More Details on Loughrea Health Centre Visit the Loughrea Health Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Loughrea Health Centre
Main Street
Loughrea
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 847 820
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-1.00 & 2.00-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
82. Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy View More Details on Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Visit the Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Website Email Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Ross House,
Merchant's Road (off Eyre Square)
Galway
Contact: Mary Kilraine Hannon
Telephone: 086 8110648
Email: mary@marykilrainehannon.com
Email: mary.kilrainehannon@gmail.com
Website: www.marykilrainehannon.com

Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Galway           Tel: 086 8110648 


Adults: Counselling and Psychotherapy



Counselling can a provide safe supportive place to find new ways to address a crisis in work or a relationship. Psychotherapy works on long standing problems often rooted in difficult traumatic early life experiences which when spoken about in detail can enable you to make better choices in relationships and life in general.

Counselling, sometimes called “talk therapy,” is a conversation or a series of conversations between the counsellor and client.  Counselling usually focuses on a particular problem and in taking steps decided by the client to address this problem.  The problem is often discussed in the present tense without too much attention to past experiences. You do not have to be in crisis to benefit from counselling or psychotherapy – however, it can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.

Psychotherapy, like counselling, is based on a healing relationship between the therapist and client. Psychotherapy takes place over a series of meetings between the therapist and client over a longer timespan  than counselling. It enables you to deal with deeper, more long-term issues that may have their roots in your past, (e.g. traumatic issues from childhood) which are affecting our present life.

http://marykilrainehannon.com/adults

Adolescents: Counselling

Adolescence is a complex developmental stage, starting around twelve years of age. It is distinct from childhood and yet is not adulthood. Adolescent therapy helps teenagers and their families to negotiate the difficulties that can sometimes emerge at this time.  These include challenges in relationships at home, school, moving to third level education, bullying, sexuality, eating disorders, withdrawal, depression, anxiety, aggression, suicidal thoughts, family changes and bereavement.  Counselling can help the adolescent understand and make sense of their feelings/behaviour and who they are and want to be. It can also be the place where they learn about relating with a safe and caring adult.

I provide confidential one to one counselling and psychotherapy. I offer teenagers a safe, non- judgemental space  to explore the issues and challenges that they are meeting their daily lives.

It is important that adolescents feel secure to talk in a confidential place.  As such parents will be asked to allow their child the freedom to attend their sessions on their own.

I am interest in working with this age group as I believe that many of the problems faced by adults later in life could be helped with counselling and psychotherapy earlier in life.

http://marykilrainehannon.com/adolescents


Children: Play Therapy

Play Therapy refers to a variety of techniques and methods used to help children  who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour.  Playing, drawing, building, using sand and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems for children and adolescents.

Play Therapy helps children understand confused feelings and upsetting events. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace. Play Therapy helps children work through emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and helps address family problems. It uses the medium of play, rather than talk, to help the child learn to express themselves, explore and make sense of the world in which they live and resolve any difficult or painful experiences.

Play therapy may involve an individual child, a family, or multiple families or a group of children. In children and adolescents, playing, drawing, building, using sand and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems.

http://marykilrainehannnon.com/children



People to Contact

Mary Kilraine Hannon
mary@marykilrainehannon.com
086 8110648

 
83. Merlin Park University Hospital View More Details on Merlin Park University Hospital Visit the Merlin Park University Hospital Website
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Merlin Park University Hospital
Merlin Park
Galway

Telephone: 091 524222
Website: www.guh.hse.ie

Please see our website for a list of departments and telephone numbers.

 
84. Milltown Health Centre View More Details on Milltown Health Centre Visit the Milltown Health Centre Website
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Milltown Health Centre
Milltown
Co. Galway



Telephone: 093 51301
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
85. Monivea Health Centre View More Details on Monivea Health Centre Visit the Monivea Health Centre Website
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Monivea Health Centre
Monivea
Co. Galway

Telephone: 091 849 047
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Fri 10.00-11.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
86. Mountbellew Health Centre View More Details on Mountbellew Health Centre Visit the Mountbellew Health Centre Website
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Mountbellew Health Centre
Mountbellew
Co. Galway


Telephone: 090 967 9260
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-5.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
87. Oughterard Youth Cafe View More Details on Oughterard Youth Cafe Email Oughterard Youth Cafe
Address: Contact Details:
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
Barrydclann@gmail.com
087 6768774

 
88. Portiuncula Hospital View More Details on Portiuncula Hospital Visit the Portiuncula Hospital Website Email Portiuncula Hospital
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Portiuncula Hospital
Ballinasloe
Co Galway
Telephone: 090 96 48200
Email: info.portiuncula@hse.ie
Website: www.hse.ie

Portiuncula is an acute general and maternity Hospital, which forms an integral part of the Health Service Executive Western Region. The Hospital aims to deliver a patient-centred, quality-driven focused service and provides a wide range of diagnostic and support services. Portiuncula is a teaching hospital affiliated to the National University of Ireland Galway.

The catchment area includes patients residing in the East Galway, Roscommon, Midlands and Mid-Western areas. The Hospital has a total of 196 in-patient beds and 12 Day Care beds.

 
89. Portumna Primary Care Centre View More Details on Portumna Primary Care Centre Visit the Portumna Primary Care Centre Website
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Portumna Primary Care Centre
Portumna
Co. Galway

Telephone: 090 974 1193
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Primary Care Centre.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-10.30
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
90. Public Health Nurse Service (Tuam and outlying areas) View More Details on Public Health Nurse Service (Tuam and outlying areas)
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Health Centre,
Tuam,
Co.  Galway
Telephone: 093 26800

• Provision of Ante-natal and Post-natal care for mothers
• Screening from newborn to pre-school age or 5yrs
• Referrals to multi disciplinary agencies where required, re: speech & language, psychology
• Clinical nursing and care of elderly from 65yrs and referral to appropriate services
• Clinical nursing and service to under 65yrs 

For all ages and genders.
MEET/OPENING TIMES:  9am – 5pm Mon-Fri

CONTACTS:
Vera Concannon   Ext: 225
Tracey Conway   Ext: 216
Kathleen Conneally   Ext: 215
Ann Kennedy/Helena Woulfe  Ext: 217
Mary Heffernan   Ext:   
Breege McHugh   Ext: 217
Trish Stevens    Ext: 220
Barbara Kavanagh   Ext: 215
Catherine Farrell (Schools PHN) Ext: 221



 
91. Recess Health Centre View More Details on Recess Health Centre Visit the Recess Health Centre Website
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Recess Health Centre
Recess
Co. Galway

Telephone: 095 34618
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon 4.00-5.00, Thurs 2.30-3.30

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
92. Rinvyle Health Centre View More Details on Rinvyle Health Centre Visit the Rinvyle Health Centre Website
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Rinvyle Health Centre
Tully
Rinvyle
Co. Galway


Telephone: 095 43465
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10.00-1.00 & 3.00-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
93. Ros Muc Health Centre View More Details on Ros Muc Health Centre Visit the Ros Muc Health Centre Website
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Ros Muc Health Centre
Ros Muc
Co. Galway


Telephone: 091 574107
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-11.30 & Mon 5.00-6.00 & Fri 3.00-5.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
94. Roundstone Health Centre View More Details on Roundstone Health Centre Visit the Roundstone Health Centre Website
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Roundstone Health Centre
Roundstone
Co. Galway

Telephone: 095 35851
Website: www.hse.ie

Primary Care services mean all of the health or social care services that you can find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. Primary Care includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9.00-12.00, Thur 11.00-12.00, Tue, Fri 2.00-4.00
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

 
95. Sinéad Brody Addicion Counselling and Psychotherapy service View More Details on Sinéad Brody Addicion Counselling and Psychotherapy service Visit the Sinéad Brody Addicion Counselling and Psychotherapy service Website Email Sinéad Brody Addicion Counselling and Psychotherapy service
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Swangate,                                                                The Dancing Soul,

Athenry,                                                                          Monksland        

Co. Galway                                                                      Athlone

                                                                                  Co. Westmeath

Ballybane Enterprise Centre,

Ballybane,

Galway

Contact: Sinead Brody
Telephone: 087 1499633
Email: sinead.brody@gmail.com
Website: www.thedancingsoul.ie/sinead-b...

Online (video) counselling available nationwide from your home/private setting or from two different locations if you are apart for work etc.
In person at our Galway City offices (face-to-face appointments).
If your relationship is in distress or if you experience:

Addiction Counselling in all areas of Addiction i.e Alcohol, Gambling, Drug misuse, Eating Disorders, Compulsive Impulsive Behaviours. 

Poor communication (tools and skills will be introduced to achieve results)
Trust issues
Lack of intimacy (tools & skills will be introduced to establish deeper levels of intimacy)
Incompatibility (issues might be explored to establish mutual goals for you live together as a couple & family)
Domestic violence
Spectrum of psychological disorders including Alcoholism, depression, anxiety, Erectile Dysfunction, psycho-sexual issues etc Ref: http://www.minddisorders.com/Br-Del/Couples-therapy.html
Maybe you notice that things just aren’t ‘right’, and need some objectivity to explore what’s going on.
The Goal of couple’s therapy is to identify stresses and devise a treatment plan designed to establish harmony and alleviate relational distress.

The Objective is to restore healthy functioning, so that the couple can move forward in their lives.

People to Contact

Sinead Brody
sinead.brody@gmail.com
087 1499633

 
96. Soul Focus Therapy Galway View More Details on Soul Focus Therapy Galway Visit the Soul Focus Therapy Galway Website
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Contact: Jenni
Telephone: 087 432 9466
Website: www.soulfocustherapy.com

I offer both long and short term talking therapy, lasting between 6 weeks and ongoing as long as you feel comfortable and the therapy is beneficial to you. I also offer counseling for couples. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. We can discuss the likely duration for the therapy in your first session, but many clients prefer to leave it open rather than working to time limits. 
As a therapist trained in both Transpersonal and Integrative techniques, I tailor my approach largely to you as an individual as well as to the stage in the therapeutic process that you are at. In addition to therapeutic discussion on the issue you present, we may work with the creative imagination which can be very powerful, should you be open, ready and willing to do this kind of exercise. For example, we may use dreams, music, sand trays, visualisations, imagery and more in order to guide you to an exploration of your own inner knowing.
I work with issues such as (but not limited to) the following:
Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, verbal)
Addiction
Agoraphobia
Anger
Anxiety
Bereavement
Career / life direction
Depression
Eating disorders
Isolation
Low self esteem
Miscarriage
Pain
Panic
Personality Disorders i.e., Borderline personality
PTSD and trauma
Relationship difficulties
Schizophrenia
Spiritual direction
Self-harm
Sexual problems
Stress


I am experienced in working with clients from all over the world, including refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers, and speaking a variety of languages in the therapy. 

Languages:
English
Portuguese
Persian (Farsi) 

People to Contact

Jenni
087 432 9466

 
97. Speech & Language Service Tuam View More Details on Speech & Language Service Tuam
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Tuam Health Centre,
Vicar Street,
Tuam,
Co. Galway
Contact: Alison O’Carroll
Telephone: 093 26800

Speech and Language Therapists work with children and adults who have difficulties with communication and adults who have difficulty with swallowing. The SLT assesses diagnoses and treats acquired and developmental communication disorders e.g. Speech and language impairments including phonological, articulation and language delay/disorders, voice and fluency disorders. The Primary Care SLT also assesses, diagnoses and treats adults who have acquired swallowing and communication disorders, e.g. after a stroke or patients with motor neuron disease.

People to Contact

Alison O’Carroll

Patricia Collins

 
98. St. Francis Day Centre View More Details on St. Francis Day Centre
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Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 524574
091 565193

Provides day care and activities for older people.

 
99. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland View More Details on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Visit the The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Website Email The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Alzheimer National Helpline
Telephone: 1800 341 341
Email: helpline@alzheimer.ie
Website: www.alzheimer.ie

The Alzheimer Society of work work with people with dementia and their families. Our services include home care, day centres, support groups and dementia advisor and information services.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland have services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Galway

In Galway we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care, Home Care, Carer Support Groups, Dementia Adviser Service, Alzheimer Cafe and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.
Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.
 
Mayo

In Mayo we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

Roscommon

In Roscommon we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care and Community Dementia Support Nurse.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

People to Contact

Alzheimer National Helpline
helpline@alzheimer.ie
1800 341 341

 
100. The Speech Centre View More Details on The Speech Centre Visit the The Speech Centre Website Email The Speech Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Knocknacarra Medical Centre
Clybaun Road Lower
Knocknacarra
Galway

Sports Clinic West
McHale Park, McHale Road
Castlebar
Mayo 
Telephone: 085 7489988
091 862220
085 1681158 Castlebar
Email: galway@thespeechcentre.com
Email: castlebar@thespeechcentre.com
Website: www.thespeechcentre.com

Providing private Speech & Language Therapy for Children and Adults, throughout Galway and surrounding areas. See our website for specialist areas. 

 
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