Access the Phone Support Services that are currently available in Ireland
Whether you need help for yourself, or for someone you care about, we can refer you to dedicated support services across the country ranging from residential programmes, in-person counselling, online counselling, and support groups to self-help tools and resources that can help people overcome the impact of Problem Gambling and get their lives back on track.
Dunlewey Addiction Services was founded in 1987 and has become a specialist organisation in the provision of counselling, training and support services in the field of addiction. Our mission statement “unlocking the door to personal growth, learning and change” represents our belief that everyone has within them the capacity to change and develop as unique individuals.
We operate a free, confidential helpline service 365 days per year from 9.00am - 11.00pm. for individuals affected by their own or a family member’s problem gambling issues.
When a new referral is received an assessment will be carried out and client referred on to our free counselling service for counselling, brief intervention, or health & wellbeing calls.
Free aftercare support programmes are also available.. We will aim to provide an exit pathway for clients which will include opportunities to attend our New Arch Programmes. These groups are not designed as further elements of treatment but rather opportunities for sharing experiences, advice and support from peers that have been through treatment or are in similar circumstances to the client.
Helplink Mental Health operates a free, national gambling addiction counselling service, 7 days a week and out-of-hours: online or by phone. Furthermore, they provide weekly aftercare groups for clients who have completed their one-to-one counselling sessions. This service is provided by experienced and qualified addiction counsellors for young people (aged 16 to 18 yrs) and adults alike.
Gambling addiction clients, that have completed their one-to-one counselling sessions with Helplink Counsellors are then offered a place on our weekly aftercare groups for 12 months. Aftercare groups (also known as peer support groups) are facilitated each week by an addiction counsellor and they help clients to get the support they need to achieve long-term recovery from addiction.
The group meetings are a core part of the addiction treatment programme and are not an 'add-on' once the one-to-one counselling sessions end. The group meetings are vital to give clients the best means possible to avoid relapse by allowing them to talk through issues both positive and negative. Clients benefit from a process of sharing experiences with each other as they progress through recovery. Group members who may be struggling with a particular issue not suitable for discussion within the group or any member who experiences relapse, will immediately be offered a number of one-to-one counselling sessions to help them move forward and return to the group as soon as is appropriate.
The WGRC provides a low cost, comprehensive, community-based one-to-one support service to anyone affected by gambling harms. This support is provided by professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is confidential and non-judgemental. The service aims to intervene to provide the person affected by harmful gambling with the necessary supports to promote resilience and maintain well-being regardless of social or emotional background. Anyone concerned about a person’s gambling can make a referral to the service.
Together-Razem is a migrant led organization which provides support services to the Polish and Eastern European migrants in Ireland. We are a registered charity that was established in Cork in 2006. In 2018 we have expanded our remit to a national level. Our mission is to promote integration and equality, reduce marginalization, and to improve the quality of life of the Eastern European migrants.
We focus on five key areas:
- Information provision and case work – one-to-one and group information services, online webinars, and individual consultation on welfare, employment, social and legal aspects;
- Mental Health support– free or low cost psychotherapy and addiction counselling in native languages: Polish & Romanian.
- Language education - free or low cost English language courses for adults, and Polish language classes for primary school age children;
- Fostering integration – we organise regular intercultural events to facilitate social interaction, and we promote Polish and Eastern European culture amongst the wider society;
- Advocacy and campaigning - we foster partnerships with key stakeholders to advocate for better protection of migrant rights, and we campaign on issues related to integration and anti-racism. We represent the voices of Polish and Eastern European migrants on local, regional and national level.
Together-Razem runs dedicated ‘You are not Alone’ support programme for those experiencing difficulties accessing mainstream gambling addiction services due to the language barrier. This programme is funded by the Gambling Awareness Trust since 2021. Migrants from Eastern Europe can access professional, culturally appropriate counselling and supportive intervention measures via online platform called Doxy and face-to-face addiction counselling on site in Cork office.
Six sessions are free to those experiencing problems with their gambling activity or those who are concerned for others. Charity also operates a sliding scale and affordable counselling to migrants.
Booking in two languages can be done via Together-Razem website.
or by the phone: 021 439 55 88.
Email contact details: [email protected]
Hours of service operation:
Counselling in Polish language:
Monday 10.00 - 1.00 PM & 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Thursday 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Counselling in Romanian language:
Friday 6.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Saturday 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM