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Resource Corner

At our events we make sure we always have a 'resource corner' with resources around mental health, sexual safety, relationship safety and more. Here is our digital version of that.

  • Mental Health Supports
    Rainbow Minds Rainbow Minds, a compassionate space where individuals and their families from the LGBTQ+ and Neurodiverse communities can find the support and guidance they deserve. SOSAD Ireland SOSAD offer support and services for people who are struggling with suicidal ideation, self harming, depression, bereavement, stress and anxiety, or if you simply need to talk. Freephone 1800 901 909 Samaritans Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Freephone 116 123 Aware Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support Freephone 1800 80 48 48 (7 days, 10am-10pm) Pieta House Free therapeutic support to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. 1800 247 247 Turn2me They offer self-help, peer support and professional support through an online platform for those who are experiencing poor mental health. Grow Mental Health support and Recovery Organisation 1890 474 474 Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland 01 2107906 Shine Supporting people affected by mental ill health and their families through information and education. Childline A 24 hour helpline for people under the age of 18 who need support. Freephone: 1800 66 66 66
  • LGBTQIA+ Helplines
    The Switchboard (national) Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays 4.00pm-6.00pm (01) 872 1055 Cork Lesbian Line Wednesday 6.30pm – 9.30pm 1800 929 539 Gay Information Cork Helpline Tuesdays – 6.30pm – 10.00pm 1800 929 539 LGBT Dublin 1800 929 539 Dundalk Outcomers Helpline 4pm to 6.30pm Fridays and 4pm to 6pm on Saturdays 1800 929 539 LGBT Galway 1800 929 539 LGBT Kilkenny 1800 929 539 OutWest Gay Helpline Thursdays 8.00pm – 10.00pm 094 937 2479 Transgender Family Support Line Sunday (6pm – 9pm) and Tuesday (10am – 12pm). 01 907 3707
  • LGBTQIA+ Support Services
    Nationwide BelongTo Youth Service BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23. 01 670 6223 Bi+ Ireland ​Bi+ Ireland aims to create a space where bi+ people can make friends, access peer support and reduce any isolation they may experience. Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is a non-profit organisation supporting the transgender community in Ireland in all its variety. 01- 873 3575 The Switchboard The Switchboard provides a confidential telephone support service to the LGBT+ community and allies. Open 7 days a week. 01 872 1055 Irish Trans Student Alliance (ITSA) The Irish Trans Students Alliance exists to support trans people in Ireland who are either between 18 and 30 or a student in Third Level education. HIV Ireland Ireland’s national HIV organisation which advocates for people living with HIV and the prevention of new HIV infections. 01 873 3799 Full Spectrum Ireland Full Spectrum Ireland is a peer-led group for Disabled LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Carlow Carlow LGBT+ Network Social Network for LGBT+ people in county Carlow. Clare Bronntanas LGBTQI Mental Health and Wellbeing A not-for-profit social enterprise for LGBTQI people living in Clare. Cork Gay Project Information, support and resources for gay, bi, queer and trans community in Cork. LINC Resource centre in Cork city for Lesbian and bisexual women. 11a While Street, Cork City Dublin GUIDE Clinic Free STI, HIV and Infectious Disease service in St James Hospital, Dublin. Gay Men’s Health Service Free sexual health services for MSM and trans people. 1850 24 1850 Outhouse Outhouse is a resource and community centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Dublin. Galway Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre Teach Solais is a LGBT Resource Centre Galway city centre. GOSSIP Galway based peer support group for transgender people living in the West of Ireland. Kildare Sunrise LGBT Kildare An LGBT support group in Kildare. Leitrim 8 Rays Leitrim An LGBTQI social group in Leitrim. Limerick GOSHH – Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV GOSHH is a charity based in Limerick City and works throughout Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. Longford Longford LGBT Longford LGBT is an online community and advocacy group. Louth Dundalk Outcomers A social and support group for people in the north east of Ireland. Mayo OutWest OutWest is a social and support group for LGBT people in the West of Ireland. Tipperary LGBT+ Health South Tipperary Suport, information, confidentiality and space spaces in a welcoming environment. 052 6129143
  • Rape Crisis Centre's
    Athlone (Midlands) RCC Freephone: 1800 306 600 Carlow and South Leinster RCC Freephone: 1800 727 737 Donegal RCC Freephone: 1800 44 88 44 Dublin RCC *National 24hr Helpline: 1800 77 8888 Galway RCC Freephone: 1800 355 355 Kerry RCC Freephone: 1800 633 333 Kilkenny RCC (KASA) Freephone: 1800 478 478 Rape Crisis Midwest Freephone: 1800 311 511 Mayo RCC Freephone: 1800 234 900 Rape Crisis Northeast Freephone: 1800 212 122 Sexual Violence Centre Cork Freephone: 1800 496 496 Sligo RCC Freephone: 1800 750 780 Tipperary RCC Freephone: 1800 340 340 Tullamore RCC Freephone: 1800 323 232 Waterford RCC Freephone: 1800 296 296 Wexford RCC Freephone: 1800 33 00 33
  • Sexual Assault Treatment Units
    There are six Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs) in Ireland. They provide specialist care for people aged fourteen years and over who have recently been sexually assaulted or raped. Services include the provision of treatment such as emergency contraception and medication to reduce the possibility of developing sexually transmitted infection. The SATU services respond to requests from the Gardaí for the collection of forensic evidence to aid the legal process. However, if you are 18 and over you do not have to report to the Gardaí - SATU will still help and support you. There is no charge for any of the SATU services or follow up appointments. SATU services can be contacted at any time via An Garda Síochána, or by contacting the individual SATU. For more info visit: Cork SATU South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital. Phone: 021 492 6297 weekdays, 8am to 4.30pm. Phone: 021 492 6100 weekends and after 4.30pm, ask for SATU. Donegal SATU Justice Walsh Road, Letterkenny. Phone: 087 06 81 964 at any time. Dublin SATU Rotunda Hospital Campus. Phone: 01 817 1736 weekdays, 8am to 5pm. Phone: 01 817 1700 after 5pm and weekends, ask for SATU. Galway SATU Phone: 091 76 57 51 or 087 63 38 118 weekdays 8am to 4pm. Phone: 091 75 76 31 or 091 524222 after 4pm and weekends, ask for SATU. Mullingar SATU Midland Regional Hospital. Phone: 044 939 4239 or 086 04 09 952 weekdays 8am to 5pm. Phone: 044 934 0221 after 5pm and weekends, ask for SATU. Waterford SATU University Hospital Waterford. Phone: 051 842 157 weekdays 8am to 5pm. Phone: 051 848 000 after 5pm and weekends, ask for SATU.
  • Intimate Partner Violence Helplines
    Carlow Carlow Women’s Aid: 1800 444 944 Telephone and Email Support and Court Accompaniment Cavan Tearmann Domestic Violence Services: 047 72311 Telephone and Email Information, Advocacy & Support Clare Clare Haven Services: 065 6822 435 Helpline, Refuge, Advocacy, Counselling, Accompaniment, Support & Advice Cork YANA, North and East Cork Domestic Violence Project: 022 53915 / 024 25389 Telephone & Email Support. In-Person Appointments & Court Accompaniment OSS Cork: 1800 497 497 Telephone, email & in-person support sessions via walk-in & appointment; Garda Station & Court Accompaniment; Hospital outreach West Cork Women Against Violence Project: 1800 203 136 Telephone & Email Support, Pre-arranged appointments, Outreach and Court Accompaniment (Mon - Friday, 9am-5pm) Cuanlee Refuge: 021 4277 698 Helpline, Refuge, Advocacy, Counselling, Accompaniment, Support & Advice Mna Feasa: 021 4211757 Information, Support, Advocacy, Counselling, Court & Other Accompaniment & Outreach Services Good Shepherd Cork: 021 4274240 Refuge, Support, Advocacy and Advice Services Donegal Donegal Women's Centre: 074 912 4985 Domestic Violence Trauma Psychotherapy, Information, Referral, Listening Services Lifeline Inishowen 074 937 3232 Drop in & Helpline open Monday - Friday 10.00 - 1.30, Court accompaniment, counselling for adults & children Donegal Domestic Violence Services 1800 262677 Helpline, Advocacy, Counselling, Accompaniment, Support & Advice Dublin Sonas Domestic Violence Charity: 1800 222223 Refuge, Advocacy, Accompaniment, Support & Advice, Helpline Inchicore Outreach Violence Against Women Centre: 01 453 3938 Telephone Support, In-Person Meetings & Court Accompaniment Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support for Women and Children: 1800 767767 Court Preparation and Accompaniment, Community and Outreach Support Saoirse Women’s Refuge: 01 463 0000 Refuge, Telephone & Email Support. Rathcoole Refuge is Open; Air BnB hotel accommodation for families with staff on-site to support. Women’s Aid: 1800 341 900 National Helpline, Telephone, Text & Online Support (24hrs), Outreach Services including Court Accompaniment. The Domestic Abuse Information and Support Drop-in Service in Dolphin House is open for drop in appointments on the 4th floor, Dolphin House, from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 14.00pm - 16.30pm (Mon- Fri) Galway Domestic Violence Response 091 866740 Telephone and Email Support & Court Accompaniment COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service 091 565985 Refuge and 24 hour helpline Kerry Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Service 066 7129100 Helpline, Refuge, Advocacy, Counselling, Accompaniment, Support & Advice Kildare Teach Tearmainn: 045 527584 Refuge, Telephone and Email Support Kilkenny AMBER, Kilkenny Women’s Refuge: 0818 424244 Refuge, Telephone, Email and Support; Court support & Accompaniment; Outreach Services Laois Laois Domestic Abuse Service: 057 8671100 Information, Advocacy, Support & Referral Services, Court Accompaniment, Outreach Services Leitrim Domestic Violence Advocacy Service: 071 9141515 Telephone and Email Information, Advocacy & Support Limerick ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services: 1800 200 504 Refuge and Helpline (24 hours); Outreach Services/Court Accompaniment by appointment Longford Longford Women’s Link: 043 33 41511 Information, Advocacy & Support, Counselling, Helpline, Referral & Outreach Services, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Louth Drogheda Women’s Refuge: 041 9844550 Helpline, Refuge, Advocacy, Counselling, Accompaniment, Support Group Women’s Aid Dundalk: 042 9333244 Refuge, Telephone and Email Support, Court Clinic
  • Survivor Resources
    We-Speak We-Speak is Irelands first ever anonymous online platform that aims to empower survivors of sexual violence to safely tell their own stories, in their own time, in their own words.
  • Other LGBTQIA+ Reosurces
    Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique and complex health needs that heterosexuals don't face. We've created a comprehensive LGBTQ+ health guide covering a wide variety of topics. Please take a look:
  • Can I buy tickets at the door?
    Yes! You can buy tickets at the door with card and cash.
  • Do performers have to pay in to the Queer Open Mic Night?
    Yes, everyone must pay into the Queer Open Mic Night. The reason for this is Sam's Collective puts a lot of work into ensuring the event runs consistently every 2 weeks, and we have to cover expenses. Thank you for your understanding!
  • Are there any age restrictions for performers or attendees?
    Most of our events are 18+ unless specified 'All Ages'.
  • Who can attend?
    We ask that all of our 'Queer' advertised events, that only people who identify as queer and allies to the queer community attend. We welcome everyone who brings kindness and compassion to the community. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on any type of hate.
  • Can I perform any type of act at the Queer Open Mic Night?
    Yes, we welcome a wide range of talents and performances at our open mic nights. Whether you're a musician, poet, comedian, storyteller, drag or burlesque act, or any other type of performer, you're encouraged to share your talents with our audience. However, our priority is keeping our audience safe, if your performance compromises our guests safety, we will have to turn you away. We will discuss this with you before making our decision.
  • How do I sign up to perform at the Queer Open Mic Night?
    To sign up for our Queer Open Mic Night, simply visit our Instagram page (@SamsCollective) or our Eventbrite page for the specific Open Mic you are looking for. We typically have a sign-up sheet available on the night of the event as well, so you can also sign up in person.
  • Where can I find photos from an event I attended?
    Head over to the Gallery page on our website.
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