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This section deals with groups and organisations that deal with the quality oflife for people. Arranged in alphabetical order. To add one, please contact us with the details.

Accord
Aim: Marriage and relationship counselling and support
Meet: Courses are run average monthly. Consults are available.
Contact: Telephone 057 9341831.
Website: www.accord.ie

Alcoholics Anonymous - Clara Branch
Aim: Offering support for those with alcohol addiction. Confidential service.
Meet: Friday nights in the Clara Day Care Centre at 8:30pm.
Contact: 01 4538998 daytime, or LoCall 1890 412 412 after 5:00pm.
Website: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Alcoholics Anonymous - Edenderry Branch
Aim: Offering support for those with alcohol addiction. Confidential service.
Meet: Weekly in Edenderry. Phone for locations.
Contact: 01 4538998 daytime, or LoCall 1890 412 412 after 5:00pm.
Website: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Alcoholics Anonymous - Tullamore Branch
Aim: Offering support for those with alcohol addiction. Confidential service.
Meet: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 8:15pm in the Convent of Mercy; Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00pm in St. Mary's Youth Centre; Sunday afternoons from 12:00 to 1:00pm in St. Mary's Youth Centre.
Contact: 01 4538998 daytime, or LoCall 1890 412 412 after 5:00pm.
Website: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Alzheimers Society
Aim: Support for those suffering with Alzheimers, and carers of sufferers.
Meet: Last Monday each month.
Contact: Telephone 057 9328244.
Website: www.alzheimer.ie

AWARE - Fighting Depression in Ireland
Aim: Local Support Group helps sufferers of depression.
Meet: Every Monday (except Bank Holiday Mondays) in the Community Mental Health Centre at Bury Quay, Tullamore, at 8:45pm. Relatives Group meets first Monday of the month every month.
Contact: Helpline number 1890 303 302
Website: www.aware.ie

Big Brother Big Sister
Aim: To make a positive difference in the lives of young people.
Meet: Flexible, call for more information.
Contact: Caroline McDermot on 086 8596866 or caroline.mcdermott@foroige.ie
Website: www.bbbsireland.ie

Carers Association (Tullamore)
Aim: National voluntary body representing family Carers in the home. Our vision is to achieve recognition, empowerment and a better quality of life for family Carers. Provide advice, training, support groups, social and recreational days and in-home respite to Carers in high dependency situations.
Meet: Carers Resource Centre is located on Patrick Street, Tullamore
Contact: Adrian Violett at 057 9322920 or 086 1727132, carerstullamore@eircom.net
Website: not available

Citizens Information Centre (Tullamore)
Aim: To provide a free and confidential service for social and personal affairs.
Meet: Premises at Level 1, Bridge Centre, Tullamore. Opening times Monday to Friday 9.15am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, late on Thursdays 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
Contact: Telephone 057 9352204 or tullamore.cic@citizensinformation.ie
Website: www.ciboard.ie

Diabetes Association (Offaly Branch)
Aim: To provide a free and confidential service for social and personal affairs.
Meet: First Monday each month in the Club Room, Bridge House Hotel.
Contact: Telephone 057 9321211
Website: http://www.iol.ie/diabetes/

Dochas Offaly Cancer Support Group - Tullamore
Aim: Cancer support group for people with cancer, or family and friends involved with cancer sufferers.
Meet: Premises at Teach Dochas, Offaly Street, Tullamore. Opening times Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Contact: Telephone 057 9328268 or dochasoffaly@eircom.net

Fair Trade Group - Tullamore
Aim: Working towards making Tullamore a Fair Trade town.
Meet: Members meet regularly through the year, usually at 9pm on second Wednesdays (after Amnesty) in Tullamore Court Hotel. Come and join.
Contact: Pauline at 05793 41231 or Tina at 086 814 9622

GROW - Birr Branch
Aim: Anonymous mental health support for sufferes of depression, shyness, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Meet: Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Community Health Centre, Wilmer Road.
Contact: Rory on 087 2510965 or 057 9351124 (via Tullamore branch), Info Line 1890 474 474.
Website: www.grow.ie, www.growmidlands.ie
Website: not available.

GROW - Edenderry Branch
Aim: Anonymous mental health support for sufferes of depression, shyness, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Meet: Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Kare Centre, Edenderry Business Park.
Contact: Rory on 087 2510965, Info Line 1890 474 474.
Website: www.grow.ie, www.growmidlands.ie

GROW - Tullamore Branch
Aim: Anonymous mental health support for sufferes of depression, shyness, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Meet: 7:30pm on Thursdays in the Day Care Centre, Arden Road, Tullamore.
Contact: Tom on 057 9351124, Info Line 1890 474 474.
Website: www.grow.ie, www.growmidlands.ie

Home Start
Aim: Voluntary organisation aimed at providing support and friendship to young people in their own homes.
Meet: Personal meeting service.
Contact: 057 9322996 or 086 1959221 between 9:30am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday.
Website: not available.

Junior Chamber of Ireland
Aim: Part of the largest personal and leadership development organisation for young people in the world - Junior Chamber International. It provides a range of activities and projects in 4 opportunity areas: Individual, Community, International and Business.
Meet: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8.30pm in the Bridge House Hotel.
Contact: For more information call 087 0535077
Website: not available.

La Leche League
Aim: Breast feeding support group.
Meet: 3rd Thursday each month at 8:00pm in the Health Centre, Arden Road, Tullamore.
Contact: Caroline at 057 9355061.
Website: www.lalecheleagueireland.com

Life Pregnancy
Aim: To help, advise, and support women who become pregnant, either planned or unexpextedly.
Meet: 10:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday (counselling/drop in service) at Life Pregnancy Care Service, Midlands, 7B Cormac Street, Tullamore.
Contact: 057 9341110, National Helpline 1850 281 281.
Website: www.lifemidlands.ie

Midland Employment Support Agency (MESA)
Aim: FÁS funded service for the midlands employers and employees.
Meet: n/a
Contact: Telephone 057 9323901.
Website: www.mesa4.com

National Council for the Blind in Ireland
Aim: Always seeking volunteers to help the blind or hard of sight in Ireland.
Meet: n/a. Volunteer drivers in the Offaly local area are always needed.
Contact: Aileen Ahern on 086 8371936 (Tullamore area).
Website: www.ncbi.ie

Parent & Toddler Group - Banagher Branch
Aim: A new parent? Want to meet people just like you? Need guidance on how to best bring up your child?
Meet: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30am to 12:30pm in Banagher Community Centre.
Contact: 087 8223175.

Parent & Toddler Group - Edenderry Branch
Aim: A new parent? Want to meet people just like you? Need guidance on how to best bring up your child?
Meet: Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm in St. Joseph's Hall.
Contact: n/a.
Website: not available.

Parent & Toddler Group - Ferbane Branch
Aim: A new parent? Want to meet people just like you? Need guidance on how to best bring up your child?
Meet: Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre, unknown times - can you help?
Contact: unknown.

Parent & Toddler Group - Geashill Branch
Aim: A new parent? Want to meet people just like you? Need guidance on how to best bring up your child?
Meet: Unknown. Tullamore Life & Community is aware that there is a Geashill branch but does not have details yet. Can you help?
Contact: Tullamore or Edenderry Branch.

Parent & Toddler Group - Tullamore Branch
Aim: A new parent? Want to meet people just like you? Need guidance on how to best bring up your child?
Meet: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Eiscir Riada, Cloncollig, Tullamore.
Contact: 085 7404946
Website: not available

Rape Crisis
Aim: Provides counselling and support to souvivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Meet: n/a
Contact: Freecall 1800 323232.
Website: www.tullamorercc.ie

Samaritans
Aim: To offer a helping hand, or an open ear, to those feeling lonely, suicidal, depressed, or anxious. Confidential service.
Meet: n/a
Contact: LoCall 1850 60 90 90
Website: www.samaritans.ie

Seperated Support
Aim: Offering help and support to seperated men.
Meet: Wednesdays at 8:30pm in Parish House, 17 Chapel Street, Tullamre.
Contact: Telephone 086 8439067
Website: n/a

St. Vincent de Paul (Edenderry Branch)
Aim:To help the poorest members of our society get clothing, furnishings, and support.
Meet: n/a
Contact: 087 3131844
Website: www.svp.ie (national)

TARA (Tullamore Active Retirement Association)
Aim: For some, life only really begins when you retire! Caters for the over 55's.
Meet: Weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Irish National Foresters' Hall, Church Street, Tullamore. Daytrips and various activities organised. Local press carry details.
Contact: Telephone 057 9323978.
Website: local.mobhaile.ie/tara

Tullamore Job Club
Aim: Offers group and individual attention to those looking for work. Includes c.v. support, free e-mail and internet access for job hunting, and interview preparation skills.
Meet: Bury Quay, Tullamore. Mondays - Thursdays 9:30am to 12:45pm and 2:00pm to 4:45pm, and Fridays 9:30am to 1:00pm.
Contact: Peter Turner or Majella Finlay - Telephone 057 9326528, Fax 057 9326532, or tullamorejobclub@gmail.com
Website: not available.

 

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