Support Groups & Meetings

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) supports a number of mental health and addiction support groups by facilitating meetings, both in St Patrick’s University Hospital and in St Patrick’s, Lucan.

Meetings in SPMHS

The groups below hold meetings in SPMHS.

Please note that these meetings are currently postponed as protection against the spread of coronavirus.

  • ACOA

    Adult children of alcoholic/dysfunctional families is an anonymous 12 steps self-help fellowship of men and women who identify with common characteristics as a result of growing up in alcoholic/dysfunctional families.


    Every Monday 6.30pm Group room C

  • Al-Anon

    Al‑Anon Family Group meetings is a fellowship that supports the friends and family members of problem drinkers.

    Tel: (01) 8732699



    Sunday mornings at 11.30am in the Swift Centre, Room F

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    Tel: (01) 8420700



    Monday: (Open) 8:30pm

    Thursday (Closed) 8.30pm

    Friday (Traditions/ Step) 8.30pm

    Sunday (Closed) 11.00am

    All meetings take place in one of the group rooms in St Patrick’s University Hospital. 

  • LifeRing

    LifeRing is a self-help recovery network for individuals who seek group support to achieve abstinence from alcohol and other addictive drugs, or who are in relationships where chemical dependency is a problem. LifeRing is based on three basic principles; sobriety, secularity and self-help.



    Every Thursday at 7.10pm

    Swift Centre - various rooms

  • Anew

    ANEW is a self-help group for women who are experiencing or have experienced problems with alcohol.

    Tel: (086) 1024732


    Every Tuesday 6pm Group Room  C

  • Aware

    Aware is a voluntary organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested service users, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist those who are directly affected by depression and bipolar disorder.

    Contact Phone: 01 6617211

    Helpline: 1800 80 48 48

    Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support Group 
    The group meets the first, third and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. 

    This same group meets at 6pm on the second Wednesday every month in St Patrick’s Hospital.

    Aware Lecture Series
    Aware lecture takes place on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Lecture Hall

  • OCD Ireland

    OCD Ireland is a support group for for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania (TTM) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

    OCD Ireland operates support groups to sufferers of the three disorders. They also provide information to those seeking support.

    Support groups are run for OCD, TTM and BDD as well as family members and carers

    Details of the groups can be found at this link:

    Meetings are held from 7.45pm – 9.15pm in Group Room C.

    A public lecture series is held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Lecture Theatre in St Patrick’s University Hospital. Details of the lectures can be found on the OCD Ireland website.

    Please note there are no OCD Ireland lectures over the summer period.

If you need support, help is available.

If you need support, help is available.

Mental health information and support

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01 249 3200 See our FAQs

Referral and Assessment Service

Contact us for queries regarding referrals to our services.

01 249 3635 See more from our referrals team