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Youth Information

Limerick Youth Service provides a confidential youth friendly information service in a relevant and understandable format for all young people and those who work with them.

The Youth Information Centre covers subjects such as: education, careers, employment, health, accommodation, youth work, research, travel, sport, leisure and many more.

We liaise with other local, national and international information providers and provide full assistance to aid information research.

List of Services

  • Register to Vote

    To vote in a General Election or Referenda you must be apply to the Register of Electors. To do this you must complete an RFA 2 -Supplement-to-Register-of-Electors 2019/20  get it stamped at your local Garda Station (please note you must bring ID) & return it to your local City or County Council.

    If you turn 18 on or before midnight, Friday, May 25th , you are entitled to vote.

  • Student Accommodation

    Studying in Limerick?

    With over 15,000 Third Level students in the city during the college semesters getting the right accommodation can be a challenge but there are options out there.

    The University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology, which includes the School of Art & Design all have accommodation officers and

    University of Limerick

    The University of Limerick (UL) is one of Ireland’s fastest growing third level institutions.

    If you are First Year looking for accommodation your first port of call should be the UL Accommodation Office which can be contacted at 061-202700 or you can visit their website at www.campuslife.ul.ie

    Although accommodation on campus is limited there are several purpose built student villages in the Castletroy area (see below)

    www.brookfieldhall.com

    www.student-lettings.ie

    www.campuslife.ul.ie

    Mary Immaculate College

    Known locally as Mary I, Mary Immaculate College is home to almost 3,000 students. The campus is a 10-15 minute walk from Limerick city centre and has limited on site accommodation (Residential Block) & Courtback Student Accommodation.

    Please contact the accommodation office at 061-204503  for more information.

    For alternative accommodation in the area please visit the following sites.

    www.ashdownvillage.ie

    www.citycampus.ie

    Limerick Institute of Technology

    LIT’s has several campus sites in Limerick city, Ennis, Thurles & Clonmel.

    In Limerick its main campus is based on the north side of the city in the shadow of the iconic Thomond Park while the School of Art & Design in located at Clare St, on the grounds of the former Good Shepard Convent, with another section of the college situated in George’s St, Limerick.

    LIT’s accommodation office can be contacted at 061-293135 or visit www.lit.ie

    Other LIT accommodation can be found at:

    www.cratloewood.com

    www.thomondvillage.com

    Limerick College of Further Education

    Limerick College of Further Education is based in Mulgrave St. Although it does not have on site accommodation, please visit www.lcfe.ie or contact the 061-414344 for more information.

  • LGBT Young People

    LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and along with heterosexual they describe people’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

    For some young people ‘coming out’ can be quite a difficult experience.

    LGBT Helpline

    The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgemental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT.

    Website: www.lgbt.ie

    Tel: 1890 929 539, Monday to Thursday: 6.30pm – 9pm and Saturday & Sunday: 4 – 6pm.

    GOSHH 

    Formerly the Red Ribbon Project, GOSHH stands for Gender Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV.

    GOSHH aims to create an environment where the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of everyone is promoted and sexual rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. They offer helpful advice on LGBT matters, and also on safe sex and HIV.

    You can find them at Redwood Place, 18 Davis St, Limerick.

    Website: www.goshh.ie Tel: 061-314354 or email info@goshh.ie

    BeLonG To 

    BeLonG To is a national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.  BeLonG to offer emotional support and advice to young people, their families, friends and youth groups in relation LGBT young people.

    Website: www.belongto.org Tel: 01-6706223

    Gay Switchboard

    Gay Switchboard Ireland is a support service for LGBT people.

    Trained volunteers are avaailable to offer confidential support, signposting and information. Indeed, if you need to have a chat, that’s fine too.

    Switchboard’s core values ensure that you will get a non judgemental and reassuring attitude from us when you make contact.

    Contact: Tel 01-872 1055 or email support ask@ghn.ie

    Website: www.gayswitchboard.ie

  • Mental Health & Suicide Support Services

    One in five young adults experience mental health issues. Mental illness in early life places young people at increased risk of further episodes during their adult years. Studies have shown that Ireland has a higher rate of mental illness than most places in Europe.

    Here are some places to seek help.

    Samaritans

    Samaritans provide 24 hours confidential support to people who are feeling down, depressed, concerned about a loved one or are at risk of suicide.

    Samaritans offer support in a number of ways- phone, email, letter or in person.  Limerick Samaritans can be contacted at:

    20 Barrington St, Limerick (9am -10pm)

    Free Phone: 116 123 or 061 412111 Email: jo@samaritans.org

    Website: www.samaritans.org 

    ReachOut

    ReachOut is a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health.  It provides quality assured mental health information to help young people get through tough times.

    Contact the ReachOut team at general@reachout.com

    Website: ie.reachout.com 

    Spun Out 

    SpunOut provides information on a host of different topics from employment & education, to mental & physical health via its website & email.

    SpunOut promotes general well-being and healthy living in order to prevent and positively intervene in harmful behaviour where it occurs amongst our peer group.

    SpunOut enables young people to live happy, healthy lives where we can avail of opportunities and build a bright future for themselves.

    Website: www.spunout.ie  or info@spunout.ie   Tel: 01- 6753554

    Childline

    Childline is for young people up to the age of 18. They have live One To One online chats with people who are willing to try and help you and listen.

    You can contact Childline’s phone service 24 hours a day on 1800 666 666, or if you prefer to text, you can contact our live Teentxt service by texting the word “Talk” to 50101.

    Tel: 1800 666 666  Text ‘Talk’ to 50101  Website: www.childline.ie

    Pieta House

    Pieta House is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming. They have useful advice and a centre in Mungret that can be contacted at

    Ardaulin, Mungret, Co. Limerick

    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am to 5pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 9am to 8pm
    • Saturday: 10am to 2pm

    Website: www.pieta.ie  Phone: 061-484444

    Teenline

    Teen-Line Ireland is a free-phone service open every day of the week. They’ve set up a helpline for young adults, a number you can dial when no-one else will listen or maybe you just don’t want to talk to someone who knows you.

    Website: www.teenline.ie  Tel:  8pm – 11pm: 1800 833 634.

    Aware

    Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.

    Aware Support Line:  1890 303 302 (Monday – Sunday, 10am to 10pm)

    Website: www.aware.ie   Support mail service is supportmail@aware.ie.

    Shine

    This national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.

    Website: www.shine.ie        Tel: 1890 621 631 (Mon–Fri, 9am – 4pm)

  • Concerned About Alcohol & Drugs

    Alcohol Action

    Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. We are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm in Ireland. Our work involves providing information on alcohol-related issues, creating awareness of alcohol-related harm and offering policy solutions with the potential to reduce that harm.

    Website:  www.alcoholireland.ie

    Drugs Aware

    Established to help individuals, families and communities prevent and address problems arising from drug and alcohol use. They also help you find counsellors, rehabilitation and many other services.

    Website: www.drugsaware.ie   Freephone: 1800 459 459      email: helpline@hse.ie

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