Support Groups

National Council for the Blind
NCBI is an organisation providing practical support and services to people who are living with sight loss in Ireland. They provide a range of services to public and private organisations to ensure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired. They have an extensive list of helpful organisations on their website.

Guide Dogs Association
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind provide mobility training through the use of a Guide Dog, Assistance Dog and Long Cane for adults and children from four years of age. The services, which are provided free of charge, bring mobility and independence to people’s lives from all over Ireland.

Cancer Society
The Irish Cancer Society, is the national charity dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer through patient care, research and education.

Dystonia Society
The Dystonia Society was first established by a small group of people who had various forms of dystonia, in 1983.  Its initial aims were to provide mutual support for those affected by dystonia, and to raise awareness of the condition, particularly among the medical profession, through education and the promotion of research.
It first became a registered charity in 1984, and its principal aims and objectives have remained the same throughout the past twenty years.

Irish Hard of Hearing Association
The IHHA is an association for people who acquire a hearing loss after developing their verbal communication skills.
They are a small Irish charitable and voluntary organisation who campaign for greater awareness about hearing loss, greater access to services and who generate support for each other. 

Irish Deaf Kids
Irish Deaf Kids (IDK) is a for-impact venture aimed at supporting inclusive mainstream education for deaf children in Ireland.

For parents, educators/teachers, deaf people and others, is an online web-based resource for guidance and discussion on best practice.

Irish Tinnitus Association
The Irish Tinnitus Association aims to be a focal point for giving support and assistance to those who suffer from Tinnitus. They provide information about the condition and the approaches which might be taken by sufferers to cope and hopefully gain some relief.They offer support to those with Tinnitus to reduce isolation.They work on raising public awareness of the condition and the extent to which it can be a disability. They raise awareness with the medical profession, particularly GPs, to ensure that more guidance is given to patients.

Irish Tinnitus Association
Dublin South, Kildare & Wicklow Tinnitus Support Dublin Tinnitus Support,
Unit G/H, Exchange Hall,
Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Phone: 01-4620377,
35 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 01-8175700
Tinnitus Help-line Thurs. 10 - 12 noon
Cork Tinnitus Support Killarney Tinnitus Support
Cork Deaf Association.
5a MacCurtin Street, Cork.
Phone: 021-4505944.
Tinnitus Help-line Wed. 10.30-12.30,
10 Fleming Lane,
High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry.
Phone: 064-6620052
Midlands Tinnitus Support,
Laurelle Plaza, Church Street, Tullamore, Co Offaly
Phone: 057-9351606
Mid-West Limerick & Ennis Tinnitus Support Western Tinnitus Support Group,
1st Floor, 4 Henry Street, Limerick
Phone: 061-467494/5,
9a Francis Street , Galway.
Phone: 091-564871
North East Tinnitus Support North West Tinnitus Support
Regional Sensory Resource Centre, 14 Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co Louth. Phone: 042-9332010,
Sensory Resource Centre, Justice Walsh Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Phone: 074-9188252
Abbeyville Centre, Abbeyville, Sligo, Phone: 071- 919497

South East Tinnitus Support,
44 Friary Street, Kilkenny.
Phone: 056-7763508,
Lochrann House, Cinema Lane, Wexford.
Phone: 053-52645,
Cheshire Home, Johns Hill, Waterford
Phone: 051- 855777

Quit Smoking Support:

  • Quit Smoking courses available free of charge to all the community at St Vincents University Hospital Elm, Park, D4. email: Phone: (01) 2214958.
  • Visit for information, advice and an online QUIT plan. It will assess your smoking habits, give advice on how to quit, and send you emails and tips to get you through the first few weeks.
  • Call QUIT for help on 1850 201 203, they'll talk to you about wanting to quit, send you some information or arrange for you to talk to a quit smoking counsellor.
  • Join the YOU CAN QUIT Facebook community on You Can QUIT' Facebook page and say I QUIT with our new Facebook app . See how other quitters can help and encourage you along your quit journey.
  • Talk to your GP or Pharmacist, they can advise if you feel you need supports like using nicotine replacement therapy or medication.

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