Support Groups

In this section, find a list of support groups meeting locally and in the surrounding area.



Special Needs Parents Association

Special Needs Parents Association is a nationwide support organisation that was set up in 2010. The Association has a network of Area Representatives across Ireland for the purposes of networking with local parent support groups, providing peer support where no established group exists and providing information for parents on all aspects of special needs and disabilities.

Area Representative for Wicklow:

Lorraine Dempsey
Tel: 087 774 1917
 
List of Support Groups

We have gathered a list of support groups for different disabilities that meet locally or in the Dublin area. 


Group

Contact details

Number

Details

Angelman Syndrome

Rosemary Teggin
51 Springhill Park
Killiney
Co. Dublin
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National website:
www.angelmanireland.com

ASPIRE – Asperger’s Syndrome Association of Ireland


Coleraine House
Carmichael Centre
Coleraine Street
Dublin 7

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01-878 0027

National website: http://www.aspireireland.ie

Asthma Society Of Ireland – Arklow

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0404-39624

Website: http://www.asthmasociety.ie

Autistic Children Support Group

Simon Harris
Email:
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086-075-9984

National Autism Helpline
1890 818 518
Operated from 7pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday
National website
http://www.autismireland.ie/

Aware – Support group for people with depression

Depression support group meets every Wednesday  at 7.30pm in Villa Pacis Centre, in grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Putland Road, Bray.

 

National Helpline
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Telephone 1-890-303-302
Monday - Sunday 10am -10pm. Thursday - Sunday, until 1am.

Borderline

Angela Carney
38 Celtic Park Avenue
Whitehall
Dublin 9

01-831-6924

Support to families of persons with a mild intellectual disability

Brainwave -
The Irish Epilepsy Association

Wicklow Community Resource Officer:
Ina Murphy
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Nearest Regional Office:
249 Crumlin Road
Dublin 12
Tel: 01-455-7500
Website: http://www.epilepsy.ie/

Breathe Self Help Support Group

Geraldine Clarke
Ann Larkin

086-368-8812
085-726-6647

Breathe is a self help group for those who suffer with severe asthma.

Bray and North Wicklow Stroke Club

Michael Whelan

01-282-8262

Help and encouragement for people with speech and other problems as a result of stroke

Bray Cancer Support Centre

Drop-in centre
36B Main Street, Bray
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Website: http://www.braycancersupport.ie/

01-286- 6966

National Cancer Helpline
1-800-200-700
Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am – 5pm
National website: http://www.cancer.ie/

Caint
Support group for children with speech and language impairments and their families

c/o Geraldine Graydon
Killiney
Co. Dublin

01-282- 3584

Carers’ Association

Bray Resource Centre Manager:
Andrea Wilson
7 Maple Square
Ardee St., Bray
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01-276- 1760

Care Line 1-800-240-724
Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm National website: www.carersireland.com

CASA: Caring and Sharing Association
- Bray Group

Conor Doyle, Leader
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01-286- 0772

Voluntary social club for people with special needs. Wheelchair participation welcome.
National website: www.casa.ie

Cri Du Chat Syndrome Support Group

David & Mary Lou Girvan
Audax, Saval Park Road
Dalkey
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01-235- 3535

086-263- 3090

Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland

Dublin branch contact:
Seamus Bohan

01-847 -1966

National Centre:
CF House
24 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6
Tel: 01-4962433
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Website: http://www.cfireland.ie

DeafHear

Outreach service to Bray
Every third Monday of month
At Citizens Information Centre
¾ Boulevard
Quinsboro Road
10am - 1pm

01-462-0377

Nearest centre:
DeafHear.ie
Unit G-H, Exchange Hall Belgard Square North
Tallaght
Dublin 24
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Down Syndrome Wicklow

Website: http://www.dswicklow.org

National website: http://www.downsyndrome.ie

HADD (Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Disorder) Family Support Group

Stephanie Mahoney
Development Officer

01-874-8349

National website:
http://www.hadd.ie/

Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland

Carmichael House
North Brunswick Street Dublin 7
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01-872- 1303

Website: www.huntingtons.ie
Helpline
1800-393939
24hr contact

Irish Wheelchair Association

Arklow Regional Office:
11 St. Mary’s Road
Arklow
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0402-91 311

National website: http://www.iwa.ie

Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland

Family Support Worker
Mary McClelland
Carmichael Centre
North Brunswick St
Dublin 7
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01-872-6338

National website: http://www.nfaireland.ie/

Post Polio Support Group Bray

Maggie Gillespie

01-286-2859
086-858-2406

The Group meets on the first Monday of every month (March-October) Ramada Hotel, Bray

Prader Willi Syndrome

Lena Lawlor
Kilmurray
Bray

01-286- 8119

National website:
http://www.pwsai.ie

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland

Vice Chairperson of Wicklow Branch:
Thelma Cloake
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Family Support Worker for Wicklow:
Clare Riordan
Tel: 086 819 4791
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Website: http://www.sbhi.ie/

St. Catherine’s Special School Parents’ support group

Emir Kavanagh

Melissa O’Flaherty

087-639- 4556
086-170- 9774

Parent coffee mornings 10 -12 am 1st Friday of every month during term time

Suicide Support Group



01-286-8413

First Monday of the month 8pm Royal Hotel

Trisomy13/Patau’s Syndrome

Jim and Moira Martin
5 Loreto Grove
Bray

01-286-6374

National website: http://www.softireland.com/

Trisomy18/Edwards Syndrome


Alma Stanley 

Tel 1800 213 218 
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National website: http://www.softireland.com/

Wicklow Triple A Alliance

PO Box 28

Bray, Co. Wicklow 

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087-347 1596

Parent run support group for families and carers of children and adults with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD. Support meetings, guest speakers, and annual members dinner. Social activities and outings, workshops and courses. See website for details. http://www.triplea.ie



If you would like help in setting up a local disability related support group, please contact Paivikki Hoolan at Bray Area Partnership. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


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