Support Services

Healthcare providers

For an up-to-date list of healthcare providers in your area, please visit: teni.ie

Parent, family, and peer support

TransParenCI is a peer support group for parents and family members of trans people. Transformers is a peer support group for trans young people whose parents attend TransParenCI.

  • TransParenCI & TransFormers (Dublin): Contact TENI at (01) 873 3575, transparencigroup@gmail.com
  • TransParenCI (Limerick):Contact GOSHH on (061) 314 354 or TENI on (01) 873 3575, transparencigroup@gmail.com
  • TransParenCI & TransFormers (Waterford): Contact TENI at (01) 873 3575, transparencigroup@gmail.com

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency of Ireland. It offers family and child support. To find a local area office near you, please visit their website:

Tusla, Child and Family Agency, tusla.ie

Tusla Family Resource Centres, tusla.ie

Other parent and family transgender support groups

  • LOOK (Loving Our Out Kids): lovingouroutkids.org, 087 253 7699, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
  • Ennis LGBT Parent Support Group: Contact Rainbow at the Red Ribbon Project for further information - 061 310 101
  • Galway Area ShOUT!: Contact Anne-Marie at 087 773 8529
  • Shannon Area: Contact Regine or Adele at 061 707 600
  • Cork area: Contact Ber at 087 790 2230

Transgender-specific peer support groups

Contact TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) for the most up-to-date information: 01 873 3575, teni.ie

  • National: Turn2Me Online Support: turn2me.org
  • Ennis LGBT Parent Support Group: Contact Rainbow at the Red Ribbon Project for further information - 061 310 101
  • National: Irish Trans Girls: irishtransgirls@gmail.com, irishtransgirls
  • National: Trans Guys Ireland: facebook.com
  • National: Irish Trans Student Alliance: transtraining.itsa@gmail.com , facebook.com
  • Cork: Cork Transgender Peer Support Group: 087 204 6748, facebook.com
  • Dublin Trans Peer Support Group: 01 873 4932, tpsgdublin@gmail.com
  • Dublin: Gemini Club: 087 762 1869, facebook.com
  • Dublin: IndividualiTy (14-23 year olds trans peer-support youth-group): BeLonG To, 01 670 6223, info@belongto.org
  • Limerick: Limerick Transgender Peer Support Group: GOSHH, 061 314 354
  • Tipperary: Clonmel Transgender and Information and Support Group: (052) 612 9143, crcuser@clonmelcrc.ie
  • Waterford: Transgender South East: 087 204 6748
  • Waterford: Gender Blender: 086-6018961, chillout@wstcys.ie, facebook.com
  • Wicklow: Trans Greystones: transgreystones@gmail.com

Support for young people

Jigsaw offers free, confidential mental health supports for people 12-25 years of age. Jigsaw, jigsaw.ie

Support for LGBT Young People

Nationwide: BeLonG To Youth Services: 01 670 6233, info@belongto.org, belongto.org.
Carlow: My Unique Individuality: 085 272 2379 or (059) 9133714, leannecrys@yahoo.ie
Cork: UP Cork: 021 4300 430 or 086 044 3745, unitegayyouthcork@gmail.com
Donegal: BreakOUT: 086 124 7968 / 074 912 9630, lgbt@donegalyouhservice.ie
Dublin: Tallaght LGBT Group (14-18 year olds): 086 3884991, jean.lowry@foroige.ie
Dublin: LGBT Over 18s Group (a group in BeLonG To): 01 670 6223, info@belongto.org
Dublin: The LadyBirds (LBT women ages 14-23 in BeLonG To): 01 670 6223, info@belongto.org
Dublin: IndividualiTy (a transgender young people’s support group in BeLonG To): 01 670 6223, info@belongto.org
Galway: ShOUT: Galway 087 773 8529, shout@youthworkgalway.ie
Kerry: LGBT Youth Group: 066 712 1674
Kildare: KLGBT: 045 897 893, klgbt@kys.ie
Kilkenny: Open Door Youth Group: (056) 7761200, pbookle@ossoryyouth.com
Limerick: Trans Youth Group: Tel: 061314354 /Text: 087 4447368, youth@goshh.ie
Limerick: LGBT+ Youth Group: 061 314354, youth@goshh.ie
Louth: AIM Young Adults Group: 086 162 5030, youth@outcomers.org
Louth: AIM Youth Group: 086 162 5030, youth@outcomers.org
Mayo: SWAG Mayo: 086 3862094 / 087 6610650
Sligo: SMILY LGBT: 089 4820330, smilyyouthlgbt@gmail.com
Tipperary: OUTstanding Tipperary: 087-9100727, zoe.gogarty@trys.ie
Waterford: ChillOUT: 051 309364 (Office) / 086 021 8941, chillout@wstcys.ie
Wexford: LGBT Youth Support: 053 912 3262, david.clark@fdys.ie
Wicklow: Arklow LGBT Support Group: 040 239 646
Wicklow: Bray LGBT Youth & Friends: 085 145 8782, braylgbtyouth@gmail.com

Help-lines

24-Hour Support
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
LGBT Helpline: 1890 929 539

Other Help-Lines

Crime Victims Helpline: 1850 211 407
Drugs/HIV Help Line: 1800 459 459
Drugs/HIV Help Line: 1800 459 459
Aware (Depression) Helpline: 1890 303 302
HSE Info Line: 1850 24 1850

LGBT Help-Lines

LGBT Helpline: 1890 929 539, lgbt.ie
Gay Switchboard Dublin: (01) 872 1055, gayswitchboard.ie
TENI Helpline (transgender support): (085) 147 7166

Internet support

lgbt.ie
yourmentalhealth.ie
lgbtmentalhealth.ie

Other Support Services