MEND currently provide the CHOICES programme in the South East in the following areas;

  • Carlow
  • Kilkenny
  • South Tipperary
  • Waterford
  • Wexford
  • Laois/Offaly

Provides a confidential helpline, support services and information for men who have or are experiencing domestic violence. Helpline 01-554-3811

Male Advice Line 1800-816-588
This helpline is also for male victims of domestic abuse and is managed by the Men’s Development Network and is open from

  • Monday and Wednesday 10-6
  • Tuesday and Thursday 12-8
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2-6

Service operate the National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A range of other services are provided including one to one support in six locations in Dublin, Court accompaniment

A national network of organisations that support women experiencing domestic violence. Their website includes details of their members around the country.

Government Links


COSC is the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Cosc is an Irish word and means “to stop” or “to prevent”. Following a Government Decision, Cosc was established in June 2007 with the key responsibility to ensure the delivery of a well co-ordinated “whole of Government” response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. The work of Cosc covers issues relating to domestic and sexual violence against women and men, including older people in the community.


Pobal acts as an intermediary for programmes funded by the Irish Government and the EU, to support social and economic development within Ireland. Over time our work has evolved in line with developments in Government policy and the needs of the groups and communities we serve.

International networks/organisations


Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people.

Work with Perpetrators network

The European Network for the Work With Perpetrators of domestic violence (WWP EN) is a membership association of organizations directly or indirectly working with people who perpetrate violence in close relationships.

The main focus of WWP EN is violence perpetrated by men against women and children.

The overall mission of WWP EN is to prevent violence in close relationships as a gender-based phenomenon and to foster gender equality.

More specifically, the mission of WWP EN is to improve the safety of women and their children and others at risk from violence in close relationships, through the promotion of effective work with those who perpetrate this violence, mainly men.

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