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Referring yourself to the NCS

The National Counselling Service (NCS) accepts self-referrals from people age 18 or older who:

  • are former residents of a mother and baby home
  • experienced childhood abuse or neglect

We also accept referrals from GP and other health professionals. You do not need a medical card to refer yourself to this service.

About counselling with NCS

Information for former residents of mother and baby homes - gov.ie

Refer yourself for counselling

To refer yourself for counselling, contact your nearest NCS office by phone or email.

We will need your:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address

We may also ask for your GP name and contact information, if necessary.

If you contact us by email, do not include any other personal information.

Contact an NCS office

Our offices are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Carlow
Cavan
Clare
Cork
Donegal
Dublin

Dublin North and Dublin North City

Freephone: 1800 234 110
referncs.dncc@hse.ie

South Dublin and South East Dublin

Freephone: 1800 234 111

Dublin South West

Freephone: 1800 234 112

Galway
Kerry
Kildare
Kilkenny
Laois
Leitrim
Limerick
Longford
Louth
Mayo
Meath
Monaghan
Offaly
Roscommon
Sligo
Tipperary

North Tipperary

Freephone: 1800 234 115
referncs.midwest@hse.ie

South Tipperary

Freephone: 1800 234 118
capa.sech@hse.ie

Waterford
Westmeath
Wexford
Wicklow

Page last reviewed: 30 October 2023
Next review due: 30 October 2026