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In early 2014, the Crumlin Community Mental Health Services (HSE), Gateway Mental Health Association and the Dublin 12 Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force met to explore scope for collaboration at a community level to address mental health support needs arising in Dublin 12.

Following initial exploratory discussions, approaches were made to key local community, statutory and voluntary stakeholders, resulting in a group meeting of eight organisations on 26th November 2014, and establishment of the D12 Community Mental Health Forum. Since then our membership has increased to 13. Our aims are to promote positive mental health and advance recovery in the local community through a collaborative approach.

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Addiction Response Crumlin{ARC}

Addiction support services

160a Sunshine Industrial Estate, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

Phone: 01 4113222/ www.addictionresponsecrumlin.ie


Cashel Rd, Crumlin, Dublin 12,  Phone 01 4563131

ARC (Addiction Response Crumlin) is a community-based and community-led organisation, which was set up in 1996 to respond to the drugs crisis in the Crumlin area of Dublin city. ARC has had a particular focus on the needs and circumstances of local people in Crumlin, and emphasises the need to develop supports and services for family members of drug users, alongside its main treatment and rehabilitation activities.  ARC has developed a comprehensive range of treatment and rehabilitation programmes including access to methadone maintenance, stabilisation and de-toxification programmes, a cocaine programme, an under-18s substance misuse support service, recovery and aftercare services, counselling, and complementary and holistic therapies. A major programme aiming to facilitate the progression of recovering drug users into mainstream education, training and employment is also provided. Through this wide spectrum of services, ARC aims to work with clients to develop holistic person-centred addiction recovery programmes, which are appropriate to the needs and circumstances of each individual client.

Our Vision: While ARC recognises that the causes of addiction are linked to social injustice and inequality in our society, we believe that people can and do recover from addiction and go on to reach their full potential.

Our Mission: ARC aims to provide holistic, client-centred, non-judgemental, professional, and caring services; to support our clients to develop their self-esteem and confidence, and to provide them with alternative life-options. We recognise the interdependence of the individual, the family and the community in all our services. Community-led and based on community development, we seek to raise community awareness of the problem of addiction, its impact, and how best to respond to it.

Our Values:

  • Empowerment – Supporting service users to develop their full potential
  • Respect – Respecting and valuing people as they are, without judgement
  • Recovery – Believing in the possibility of change for all our service users
  • Care – Providing caring holistic treatment and services for all
  • Professionalism – Ensuring we achieve the highest professional standards of care in all our services
  • Interdependence – Recognising the interdependence of the individual, the family and the community in all our services
  • Openness and Adaptability – Strengthening ARC as learning organisation, open to change, and able to adapt to the changing needs of our service users and community
  • Equality and Inclusiveness – Working to ensure our services are fully and equally accessible to everyone who needs them in our community
  • Strong Partnerships – Building strong networks and partnerships within our community, as well as with other addiction rehabilitation organisations, and with state agencies
  • Community Development – Strengthening our community Values and leadership, and raising community awareness of the problems of addiction
  • Accountability and Good Governance – Ensuring clear accountability and best practice in the governance and management of ARC

Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Phone 076 6955657/www.d12ldatf.ie


The Dublin 12 Local Drugs Task Force (D12 LDTF) was established in 1997 to facilitate a more effective response to the drug problem in the Dublin 12 area. Following direction from the Department of Health, the LDTF have recently included alcohol into its remit, and is now called the Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force. In line with the Government’s drugs policy the aim of Task Forces is to provide an integrated response to the problems posed by drugs and alcohol misuse. The key objectives of the Dublin 12 LDATF are in line with government policy and include:

  • to reduce the number of people turning to drugs and alcohol in the first instance through comprehensive education and prevention programmes;
  • to support measures aimed at reducing the harm to those actively using drugs and alcohol;
  • to provide appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare for those who are dependent on drugs and alcohol;
  • to have appropriate mechanisms in place aimed at reducing the supply of illicit drugs;
  • to ensure that an appropriate level of accurate and timely information is available to inform the response to the drug and alcohol problem; and
  • to support families and communities affected by drug and alcohol use.

The key policy framework for Dublin 12 LDATF is the National Drugs Strategy 2001-2008 (NDS). The main aim of the NDS is:

“To significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concerted focus on supply reduction, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and research”.

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Eve Cherryfield HUB 

Whitehall Square, Quarry Drive, Walkinstown, Dublin 12.

Ph: 01 4504034/4500029                                                                                      Email: [email protected]; Blog: http//evecfblogspot.ie;


Eve Cherryfield HUB is open to individuals who experience mental health difficulties and are 18 years and over. Our aim is to support people to live their lives based on their own personal goals.

Our SUPPORTS focus on Health & Wellbeing, community involvement and fulfilling independence.

Our APPROACH focuses on peoples’ knowledge, skills, personal resources and social supports and creating opportunities to empower individuals to live a life of their choosing.

Our PRINCIPLES are based on partnership, hope, listening and an holistic perspective.

Our PROGRAMME of activities includes Life Skills, Community Integration, Vocational/Employment Options, and Health & Wellbeing & Social Events.


Gateway Mental Health Project is a member led peer support organisation for people with their own experience of mental health challenges across Dublin South City. Gateway is at the forefront of pioneering new and progressive approaches to mental health supports in the community. We have over 250 members at present and our numbers are ever growing. The Gateway Project works from community development values. We aim to create a space where peer support can happen and focus on the strength of the individual and collective power. We work together to improve our own wellbeing whilst challenging inequalities and barriers to social inclusion.

Gateway is self-referring and runs a bi-weekly drop-in space. Here the emphasis is on empowering and encouraging one another through the project. This is supplemented by a range of training and holistic activities that run alongside our ongoing development work. We constantly strive to provide opportunities to actively participate in the project. Through this we aim to improve our skills, confidence and cultivate a strong voice to take forward in our lives.

Gateway was founded in 2004 and became an affiliate of Mental Health Ireland in 2015. In 2016 a team of researchers looked at the effectiveness of our model, check out the full report below:

Contact: Gateway Mental Health Project, Unit 1 Parker Hill, Rathmines, Dublin 6. / 085 7521220/ 01 4977005/ http://projectgateway.blogspot.ie/


HSE Community Mental Health Services:

Crumlin Mental Health Team:

St. Columba’s, Armagh Road, Dublin 12.

Phone: 01 4559547 / Fax: 01 4559566   www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/Mental_Health_Services


St James Mental Health Services

Johnathan Swift Clinic, St James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8

Phone 01 4103474/ www.stjames.ie

The HSE provides a wide range of community and hospital based mental health services in Ireland. Dublin South Central Mental Health Services are the HSE providers of specialist mental health services to people living in south west Dublin. This service provides a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services and serves a catchment population of 400,000. We aim to treat and support people in their own homes as much as possible. Our Community Mental Health Teams support or treat people with mental health difficulties in their own home and community. This means that the main provider of care for people with a mental illness is within their community, not in a specific facility such as a hospital.

Crumlin Mental Health Team: provides specialist mental health services to people living in the Crumlin, Drimnagh and Walkinstown and East Tallaght area. We work in partnership with local GPs, hospitals and other local health care, social and rehabilitation services. We run many different types of services. Providing assessment and treatment in different ways depending on what the problem is and how severe or complicated it is. It’s normal for people to move from one service to another depending on what difficulties they need to address at the time.

The Drimnagh Community Mental Health Team: provides specialist mental health services to people living in Drimnagh and parts of Crumlin. We work in partnership with local GPs, St James’s Hospital and other local healthcare, social and rehabilitation services.

We provide assessment and treatment in different ways depending on what the problem is and how severe or complicated it is. We have a weekly referrals meeting whereby the team discusses the referrals received primarily from GP’s and then if the referral meets the threshold the person is offered an outpatient appointment with the psychiatrist. Following from this appointment the psychiatrist often refers the patient to other members on the MDT team i.e psychology, social work or occupational therapist. They may also be referred to any one of the groups that is offered within our day service. There are group programmes which often involve regular meetings, classes and activities. They’re usually held once a week for a set period in a group setting with people in a similar situation. They deal with particular problems that the group have in common such as difficulties with anxiety, difficulties socialising or relapse prevention

  • Staying Well Group
  • Anxiety Management Group
  • Kitchen Skills Group
  • Gardening Group
  • Walking Group
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation Group (www.hse.ie)

Let’s Get Talking Dublin

U9 Walkinstown Mall, 78 Walkinstown Road, Dublin 12                                          Ph: 01 456 9158 / Email: [email protected]   www.letsgettalkingdublin.ie


Let’s Get Talking is a national charity providing non-set fee counselling and psychotherapy support in the community. It was established in 2013 with the opening of its first centre in Galway City. Our Dublin centre opened the 27th October 2015 in Walkinstown, Dublin 12 and we have since opened a further centre in Donegal town.

Lets’ Get Talking has an inclusive and secular ethos, committed to embracing the modern and diverse nature of Irish Society. The elimination of barriers to access to mental health services around issues of race, class, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and culture are paramount. Our mission is to ensure access to high quality counselling & psychotherapy services to all who need them in the community. Everyone attending the service is treated according to their needs and not what they can afford to pay. Our mission to provide a high quality service to all is also achieved by complimenting existing services; by adding value and filling existing gaps in public services. Let’s Get Talking straddles public provision and private enterprise in a way that makes service delivery more affordable to the public and less of a strain on scarce public resources. To date we have provided over 2500 clients with counselling & psychotherapy.

Let’s Get Talking Dublin is an established service which:

  • Limits barriers to therapeutic support
  • Responds to a range of issues: anxiety, stress, depression, sexual trauma, couples/relationship issues, personal development/life transitional issues, addictions, food disorders…
  • Provides Specialist (as well as General) Counselling and Psychotherapeutic services including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Humanistic therapies, Psychodynamic therapy, Integrative therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Existentialism, Post-modernism, Play therapy and Art Therapy…

Route24 / Threshold Training Network, 

Training and opportunity programme for people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Bruce House, Main Road, Tallaght Dublin 24.                                                            Phone: 01 4940502/ www.route24.ie                                                                  Checkout us out on facebook.

ROUTE 24, also known as Threshold Training Network (TTN) was originally established in 1995 as a limited company with charity status.ROUTE24 stands for Resilience, Opportunity and Understanding in Training and Education. The 24 signposts people to our geographical location and also is a reminding that nurturing our wellbeing deserves 24/7 consideration.

ROUTE24’s aim is to assist people who have experienced mental health difficulties to become more active in their local community and workforce. It does this through the provision of education and wellbeing services. All services are open to self-referral.

Its approach to all its service provisions is based on identifying and respecting values that underpin mental health recovery. These are namely; encouraging the development of personal responsibility; self-advocacy; hope; self-awareness and mutual support so that people can have more control over their mental health recovery and options for leading personally satisfying and contributing lives.

Route 24’s mission is to provide services that empower people with mental health difficulties to explore options for their wellness recovery, so that they can work and live hopeful and contributing lives in connection with others.


St.John Bosco Youth Centre

Davitt Road, Goldenbridge, Dublin 12

Phone: 01 4560100/www.thebosco.ie


In existence over 70 years, the St John Bosco Youth centre strives to be relevant to the needs of young people in Drimnagh and their families. The Bosco is a vibrant, fun and busy place where the views of young people in particular are valued and utilised in the development of activities and services.

Although primarily a youth centre, there are also activities provided for all age groups that are constantly being updated.

After divestment from the Catholic Church in 1996 the centre is now managed by a voluntary board of directors. The centre is supported financially by a range of government funding which allows it to employ staff, run activities and maintain the building.

The building is open 7 days a week, 51 weeks a year.

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Resource Centre/Counselling Service

Unit 16 Bridgecourt Office Park, Walkinstown Ave, Dublin 12.                        Phone 01 4198630/www.wgrc.ie


WGRC was established in 2003 as a community response to the emergence and serious increase of drug misuse in the local community. The organisation is funded by the Dublin 12 Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force and from the outset has adopted a community development approach towards tackling the issues associated with drug misuse. The mission of WGRC is to assist the local community to take responsibility for drug related issues and address the causes and symptoms of substance misuse in the area. The service endeavours to develop and implement a range of information and support services to meet the need of parents, youth at risk and the local community as a whole. The main objective of the organisation is to enable service users to identify their needs and to respond with appropriate service provision and to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with voluntary, community and statutory sectors.

The Centre provides: Addiction Counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Family Support, Alternative Therapies, Personal Development Programmes, Advocacy, Citizens Information Service, Men’s Support Group, Drop in Service and Awareness Raising of Substance Abuse Issues.

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