Local Services

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  • Contact your local GP. If it’s late in the evening or night-time, contact NowDOC at 1850 400 911
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Local Services in Donegal

Barnardos Post Adoption Service

How service can be accessed:

Self-referral, Anonymous Helpline - Referrals can also be made by family members, teachers and schools, youth services and local partnerships, GPs and public health nurses, social workers and a range of statutory and voluntary organisations

Cost of services: Free
Referral Required: No
Description of service:

Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service is a service for children and young people who have lost someone close to them - through death. Barnardos work with families to help them to support their child through the grieving process. Barnardos Post Adoption Service offers a range of services for adopted children and teenagers, adoptive parents, adopted adults and birth family members Barnardos.

Confidentiality: Yes
Hse Endorsed: Yes
Type of Service Provided:

Information & Helpline / Listening/ Counselling

Opening Days: Bereavement Service: Mon-Thursday 10 am-12pm , Post Adoption Service Tuesday & Thursday 10am-1pm
Phone Number: Main Office: 01 4530355 , Information and Advice: 014549699, Children's bereavement service: 01 4732110, Post Adoption service: 014546388
Cost of Call: Local Rate
Website :
Barnardos National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8