Mental Health and Suicide Support Dublin North

Outpatient Services, Day Services and Suicide Support Services

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services in North Dublin are divided into areas, and services are designed to be delivered in the community as far as is possible. A team of health professsionals, including doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers work together to deliver the service.

It is estimated that one in four of us will experience some mental health problems in our lifetime, from a low period to more serious depression, to a small number who will experience severe mental health problems. If you feel persistently sad, have trouble sleeping or experience unexplained aches and pains, you should visit your GP for advice. Most people are treated by the GP alone unless more support - for example therapy services, is required, in which case you may be referred to some of the following day and hospital services.

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North Dublin Mental Health Outpatient Services

Coolock Mental Health Services

Coolock Health Centre, Cromcastle Road, Dublin 5

Tel: 01 921 4406
Fax: 01 921 4405

Opening Hours

Clinic:  09.00 – 17.15 Monday - Friday
Outpatients Return Clinic: 09.30 – 13.00 Tuesday and 10.30 - 13.00 Thursday
New Patients Clinic:14.00 – 16.00 Tuesday

Rapid Access Clinic: 14.30 - 17.15 Mondays and Fridays

Killester Mental Health Service

Kilmore Road Artane, Dublin 5

Tel: 01-8472533
Fax: 01-8484935

Opening Hours

Clinic:  09.00 – 17.15 Monday - Friday
Outpatients Return Clinic: 09.00 – 13.00 Wednesday
New Patients Clinic: 11.00 – 13.00 Monday

Rapid Access Clinic: 14.15 - 17.15 Thursdays and Fridays

Darndale Mental Health Services

Coolock Primary Care Centre, Cromcastle Road, Coolock, Dublin 5.

Tel: 01 921 4407
Fax: 01-9214405

Opening Hours

Clinic: 09.00 – 17.00 Monday - Friday
Outpatients Return Clinic: 09.30 -13.00 Wednesday
New Patients Clinic:  09:30 - 11.30 Thursday

Rapid Access Clinic: 09.30 – 11:30 Tuesday

Kilbarrack East and West Mental Health Services

Kilbarrack Health Centre, Foxfield Crescent, Raheny, Dublin 5.

Tel: 01-8399535
Fax: 01-8322211

Opening Hours

Clinic: 09.00 – 17.15  Monday - Friday
Outpatients Return Clinic:   09.00 – 13.00  Kilbarrack West OPD Tuesday
09.00-13.00    Kilbarrack East OPD Thursday

New Patients Clinic: 14.15 – 17.15 Kilbarrack West Tuesday
14.15-17.15  Kilbarrack East Thursday
Rapid Access Clinic:  09.00-13.00/ 14.15-17.15 Mondays and Fridays (Kilbarrack East and West)

Swords Mental Health Services

Curam Clinic, Swords Health Centre, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin Tel: 01 8403391

Opening Hours

Clinic:  09.00 – 17.15         Monday - Friday
Outpatients Return Clinic: 09.00 – 13.00           Tuesday
New Patients Clinic: 09.00 – 13.00          Thursday

Rapid Access Clinic:  Monday-Friday By appointment after consultation with the Consultant

Hampton Mental Health Services

Balbriggan Health Centre, Hampton Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.

Tel: 01-9213200
Fax: 01-8415626

Opening Hours

Clinic: 09.00 – 17.15 Monday - Friday
Outpatients Return Clinic: 09.30 - 13.00 Wednesday
New Patients Clinic: 14.00 – 16.00 Monday 

Rapid Access Service: 14.00-16.00 Thursday

North Dublin Mental Health Day Services

Artane Building, Kilmore Road Artane, Dublin 5.

Tel: 01-8472533
Fax: 01-8484935

Opening Hours

Day Hospital: 09.00 – 17.15 Monday – Friday

Tel: 086-0290839

Home Care Team:  09.00 – 17.15 Monday- Friday

Tel: 01-8472539

Swords Mental Health Services Castlebrook Day Hospital

Swords Health Centre, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

Tel: 01-890 7130/ 0867810010
Fax: 01-8404506

Opening Hours

Day Hospital  09.00 – 17.15 Monday - Friday

Swords Home Care Team:  

Opening Hours

Home Care Team  09.00 – 17.15 Monday-Friday

Tel: 01-890 7130
Fax: 01-890 2121

Laurena Day Services

Dublin Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Tel: 0867810283/01-8415628

Fax: 01-8413689

Opening Hours

Day Hospital/Centre:  09.00-17.15 Monday-Friday

Balbriggan Home Care Team:

Tel: 01-6904153

Fax: 01-8413689

All Day Hospitals/Home Care Team and Crisis Team Services

Referrals to these services are made through the Mental Health Clinics, Consultant Psychiatrists, Multi-disciplinary teams and Acute Admissions Unit.

North Dublin Mental Health ServicesAcute Admissions Unit - The Ashlin Centre, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01-7977200

Fax: 01-7977207

Opening Hours

24 hour Service/365 days a year

The Ashlin Centre, on the campus of Beaumont Hospital, is the Acute Admissions Unit for North Dublin Mental Health Service.  It has two units.

The Joyce Unit       

The Joyce Unit is a general adult psychiatric admissions unit with 38 beds 

Referral to this service is via the Community Mental Health Teams and in emergencies via Beaumont Hospital Accident and Emergency Department.

The Sheehan Unit

The Sheehan Unit is a 6 bed Psychiatry of Old Age unit which provides care for adults over 65. Referrals to this unit are via the Psychiatry of Old Age Team.

North Dublin Mental Health Services -Administration

St Ita’s Hospital, Portrane, Donabate, Co. Dublin

Tel: 01-883 6000

Fax: 01-843 6315

North Dublin Mental Health Service - Rehabilitation Service

The aim of the rehabilitation service includes the provision of care and support to people with severe and enduring mental illness, enabling them to achieve and maintain the highest level of independence possible.

The specialist rehabilitation service provides a service for service users with severe and enduring mental illness. The inpatient needs of the service are provided via a variety of residential accommodation across North Dublin.

The Rehabilitation Psychiatric Service includes a respite facility for patients with severe and enduring mental illness who may need a period of convalescence following physical illness or in some cases where an individual may need short respite while their main carer takes respite leave themselves.

The service takes referrals only from within North Dublin Mental Health Service. Referrals are made directly through the Community Rehabilitation Team which is based in Coolock Health Centre, Cromcastle Road, Coolock, Dublin 5

EVE - HSE North Dublin

Tel 01-4156821
Fax 01-4156870

EVE is a programme within the HSE. It provides a range of person-centred community services in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare on behalf of the Local Health Offices. There are currently 20 locations catering to the needs of 1,000 participants in training programmes, community-based services and clubhouses annually. Referrals to this service are made through mental health clinics, special schools or through the service directly.  This is an over 18’s adult service.

EVE Castleview, Unit 1A Centuary Business Park, St. Margarets Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Tel: 01- 8642290

Conai Club House, Warren House, Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Tel: 01-8053472

EVE Goirtin, Grangegorman Campus, Rathdown Road, Dublin 7
Tel: 086 3199793

Saol Club House, Unit 14 Tolka Valley Business Park, Ballyboggan Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Tel: 01-8307455

EVE Plantmarket, Blakes Cross, Lusk, Dublin
Tel: 01-8437351

Suaimhneas Club House, Unit 103 Newtown Industrial Estate, Dublin 17
Tel: 01-8479911

Estuary Centre

Lissenhall, Swords, Co Dublin
Tel: 01-8405459 
Fax: 01-8403191

Suaimhneas Clubhouse, Unit 103, Newtown Industrial Estate, Coolock, Dublin 17
Tel: 01-8479911
Fax: 01-8470580

Group Homes Service

The Group Homes service is divided into three categories: Low, Medium & High Dependency and is gender specific in some cases. Referral to this service is via North Dublin Rehabilitation Team.

Barnwall Crescent, 24-26 Barnwall Crescent, Donabate, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-843 6156

Bymier, Tongalee Rd, Raheny, Dublin 5
Tel: 01-848 0115
Fax: 01-8487371

Castlefarm, Swords, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-840 2634

Carlton, Lispopple, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-890 4506
Fax: 01-890 4910

Carriage House, Dublin Road, Lusk, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 8949460

GrangePark, Raheny, Dublin 5.
Tel: 01-848 0961

Inch, Balrothery, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-841 3759

Kilrock, Howth, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-839 2436
Fax: 01-839 2215

Maryfield, Artane, Dublin 5
Tel: 01-847 5468

Mental Health Services for Older Persons


The Mental Health Service for Older Persons is accessible to persons over 65 with behavioral and psychological symptoms with dementia, and to people with mental health problems who are new to the service or who have not attended the adult services in the previous 10 years.

The service has an acute - the Sheehan Unit, in the Ashlin Centre, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9 which operates 6 beds – Tel: 01-7977210.

The service also provides a Domiciliary Service, out patient clinics and a limited consultation liaison service at Beaumont Hospital.

The O’Casey Rooms in the Fairview Community Unit provides a 24-bed continuing care service. O’Casey Rooms, Fairview Community Unit, Griffith Court, Philipsburgh Ave, Dublin 3

Tel: 01-8842810
Fax: 01-8842814

All referrals for Psychiatry of Old Age are made through the POA Team which is based on the St Ita’s Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Tel: 01-883 6067
Fax: 01 88 36078

Mental Health Services for Older People – Outpatients Clinic

  1. Rush Clinic, Rush Health Centre, Main Street, Rush Co Dublin
  2. Castlebrook Clinic, Swords Mental Health Services, Swords Health Centre, Bridge Street, Swords, Co Dublin.

    (All queries about Swords and Rush Clinics to St Ita’s Campus, Portrane Tel: 01 883 6067)

  3. Psychiatry of Old Age, Clinic A, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9 Tel: 01 809 3354

Mental Health Ireland

Mensana House, 6 Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Tel: 01-2841166
Fax: 01-2841736

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Suicide Support Services

If you or someone else is in crisis, it is important to get the help you need as soon as possible.

Your first point of contact is your local GP who can offer support to anyone in a crisis.

If you need a doctor outside of normal surgery hours or at weekends, you can call D-Doc on 1850 22 44 77


If you need immediate help, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Hospital Department.

Call 999 or 112 if you or someone you know has or is about to harm themselves.

If you are being supported by a mental health team, or have been in the past, contact the service for support in a crisis.

Other Supports:

The Samaritans

The Samaritans provides a telephone service which is available 24 hour a day. For confidential, non-judgmental support contact:

Freephone:  116 123

Text: 087 2 60 90 90


Target Counselling

This service is offered by counsellors who are trained to listen, support and counsel people in need.

41 Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede, Dublin 3

Call: :  01 867 0279



Fingal Counselling Service

This service offers a safe & confidential environment where clients are encouraged & supported while working through their difficulties.

BASE Resource Centre, Brackenstown, Swords, Co Dublin

Call: 01 890 2596



Pieta House

Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

Pieta House Dublin North: Unit 22, Santry Way, Dublin 9

Call: 01 883 1000

Pieta House Collins Avenue: 309 Collins Avenue, Whitehall Dublin 9

Call 01 884 0532



Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland. 

Freephone: 1800 66 66 66

Text the word Talk to: 50101


Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention

The Resource Officers can signpost service providers towards possible pathways of care for individuals in need of support.

Their main role is supporting the implementation of Connecting for Life Dublin North City and County.


Sandra Taylor

Telephone: 076 6958 992

Mobile: 087 249 0835



John Duffy

Telephone: 076 6958 993

Mobile: 086 021 4241