Irish Abroad Counselling Service – Cabhrú:

At Cabhrú we help to address the emotional support needs of distressed and vulnerable Irish emigrants. To that end we provide our Free Online Counselling Service; which is available 7 days a week! identified the need for Cabhrú through our award winning online counselling service. Since it was established in 2012, this service has supported not only distressed people in their homes nationally but also many of our Irish citizens abroad.

Our counsellors have already been supporting the Irish abroad that have been experiencing the following: bullying, depression, loneliness, lack of familiar support structure, transitional stress and anxiety, displacement, self-esteem and addiction issues…

Want to know how it all works?

Click here to go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page!

From listening to the needs of our clients’ through their stories and analysing current and previous research, we have found that Diaspora (emigrants) are very unlikely to make use of counselling services in their adopted country of residence. Those who attempt to engage report barriers experienced with culturally unaware counsellors making the counselling process more difficult among other aspects.

Examples of these stories that are reflected in decades of multi-cultural counselling research are available here: Research links; for more on this topic please see ourIdentified Needpage.

With the assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the support of the GAA and An Post, Helplink Support Services launched our free online counselling service on September 10th 2016; initially for the Irish in Australia and now for Irish residents in Canada.

In order for us to bring this free service to more countries where our Citizens are living, Cabhrú needs more sponsorship/funding from; individuals who are interested in helping in this area, from organisations that support the Irish abroad and from Irish owned companies at home and abroad. 

Cabhrú Linn – we need sponsors who care about the Irish people abroad!

We have the expertise, staff, volunteers, technology and we want to provide these services to as many Irish Citizens abroad as possible but in order to expand we need more funding partners…

Click here if you can help!

WARNING: We do not provide a crisis service, people seriously contemplating suicide or in need of immediate help should click here to see a list of helplines across Australia or they should go to their local A&E; or Dial ‘000’ for emergency assistance in Australia.

Or if you would like to contact the Irish Samaritans click here – there email contact system works worldwide.

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