Societies & Support Groups
S.V.D.P : St Vincent de Paul Are you worried or suffering from the recession? If you are, SVP can help with material and other support. Do not hesitate to contact any SVP member, ring the confidential telephone number 086 0549976, or place your request in the SVP box which is located at the back of all Churches. We assure you of complete confidentiality at all times. Do not suffer alone, we may be able to help.

Al Anon Are you concerned about someone's drinking?

If so, Al Anon have meetings every Tuesday night at 8.00 pm in White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, Dundrean, Burnfoot. Contact 074 9360243 / 9361503.

Addiction - the first step in recovery Learn from the past, plan for the future, live in the present. Dependence on alcohol, other drugs or gambling presents life threatening physical and mental health challenges for individuals, stress and relationship difficulties in families, financial problems for all concerned, educational issues for children and young people, deaths on the roads and crime on our streets.

An honest response to the following questions will confirm evidence of addiction.


1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your use of alcohol, other drugs or the time and money spent gambling?

2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your dependence on alcohol, other drugs or the time and money spent gambling?

3. Have you ever felt guilty about your dependence on alcohol, other drugs or the time and money spent gambling?

4. Have you needed alcohol or other drug first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?


If you are concerned about your dependence on alcohol, drugs or gambling, staff at White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, Derryvane, Muff, provide a confidential counselling service for individuals, couples or families. Contact 9384400. It has been said that a journey of 1000km begins with the first step, begin the journey into recovery today.

Do you need someone to talk to?, Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open every day from 10am - 4 pm and 7pm - 10pm, 365 days a year. Older people call us for many reasons ..they may feel lonely, isolated or have family or health worries. A small proportion may fear or be experiencing elder abuse or are depressed and feel they don't have the strength to carry on. Senior Help Line's trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgemental ear to all callers. So don't be alone with your problem. Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness. We will be waiting for you call. LoCall 1850 440 444.

Aware Depression Support Group meets in Buncrana Nursing Unit on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7.30 pm.

Come along this Monday or phone Aware Regional Office 9735030 for free information pack or further details.

Problem Gambling Gamcare services provide free emotional support, advice, information and referral for people experiencing problems with their gambling, and for their families and friends. Call the help-line, available 8.00 am-midnight 7 days a week, and speak to a trained advisor 1800 246 139.
Zest provides individual supportive care for people suffering emotional pain and hurt. Visit 15A Queen Street, Derry, phone 048 71266999, email zestni@yahoo.co.uk.
Cancer Support Group meet on the second Monday of every month. Next meeting 7.30 pm in Milltown House, Tulnaree, Carndonagh. The group supports those who have been affected in any way by the diagnosis of cancer, including family, friends and carers. Newcomers welcome, so if you know someone affected by cancer, bring them along or encourage them to come to a meeting where they can talk to people who are going through the same ordeal as they are. All sessions are confidential. For more information contact Rita 086 6028993 or Deirdre 087 7634596.
Legion of Mary :
Eucharistic Adoration : Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Church every Wednesday 5.30 pm-7.30 pm, followed by Mass.