Altrusa Literacy Scheme

Confidential and free service which provides support, training and tuition for adults who experience problems with reading, writing, spelling and basic maths.

Address: College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island, Cork
Tel: 021 4270088
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 12.30pm; Mon-Thurs 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Address: Unit 2, NOF Commercial Centre, Mallow Road, Cork
Tel: 021 4391690

Alzheimer National Helpline: 1800 341341

Day Care / Community Nursing
Tel: 021 4307850

Home Support Services
Tel: 021 4391690


Support group for sufferers of depression

Tel: 01 6766166

Brainwave – The Irish Epilepsy Association

Provides support to those living with epilepsy.

Address: 17 Washington Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4274774

Cork Alzheimers Foundation

Address: Windmill Road, Cork
Tel: 021 4964683

Cork Association for Autism

Address: 61 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4271808
Fax: 021 4278038

Cork Mental Health Association

Provision of services for the mentally ill (housing, mental health education programmes).

Address: 24 Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork
Tel: 021 4551433


(Community Mental Health Movement) Mutual help organisation with the emphasis on friendship, for people coping with anxiety and depression. Also S.M.A Parish Centre, Wilton: Wednesdays: 7.45pm and Myross Wood, Leap, Co. Cork, Thurs. 8pm

Address: 11 Liberty Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4277520
Fax: 021 4273508
Opening Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8pm; Tues. & Wed. 10.30am

Headway Ireland Ltd.

Address: Unit 12, Westlink Business Park, Doughcloyne Ind. Est., Wilton
Tel: 021 4346148

Address: Baggot Street Hospital, 18 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4
Tel: 1890 200278

Irish Childbirth Trust – Cuidiu

Parental support.

Tel: 021 4292168

Irish Heart Foundation

Address: 18 St. Patrick’s Place, Wellington Road, Cork
Tel: 021 4505822

Miscarriage Association of Ireland, Cork

A voluntary organisation offering support and information to people who have experienced loss of a baby through miscarriage. This Group meets on 2nd Monday of every month in the Bon Secours Hospital from 8-9.30pm.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

Address: North Quay House, Popes Quay, Cork
Tel: 021 4300001 or 1850 233233

Schizophrenia Ireland Lucia Foundation

This organisation works to address the needs of people with s chizophrenia and associated illness.

Address: 42 Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork
Tel: 021 4552044

Address: 38 Blessington Street, Dublin 1
Tel: 01 8601620

Helpline: 1890 621631

St. John Ambulance Brigade

Address: 6 Victoria Road, Cork
Tel: 021 4315555

The Samaritans

This is a voluntary nationwide organisation providing CONFIDENTIAL, nonjudgmental emotional support to anyone in crisis, with a special concern for those who are suicidal.

Address: 7-8, Coach Street, Cork
(Letters are treated in confidence and are shredded)
Opening Hours: every day 9am – 10om;
Email: or anonymously
Tel: 1850 60 90 90
Text Tel: 1850 60 90 91 (for the deaf)

Victim Support

Emotional support and practical help for those affected by crime. Trained skilled volunteers willing to help. Free confidential service.

Southern Regional Office: 4 Anglesea Villas, Anglesea Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4322333