Meningitis Research Foundation

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A leading Irish and international meningitis charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.

At Meningitis Research Foundation we are driven by our supporters and beneficiaries, many of whom have first-hand experience of the devastating consequences of the disease.

Meningitis Trust

Meningitis Trust's mission is three fold:

SUPPORT - offering a wide range of support for people affected by meningitis/ meningococcal septicaemia with a new 24 hour Freephone helpline manned by nurses on
1800 523 196
- offering facts, information, literature and support to people concerned about meningitis and meningococcal disease.

Home Visits - support visits to people in their own home following a direct experience of meningitis/ meningococcal septicaemia.

Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.

Mental Health Ireland is made up of a network of local Mental Health Associations (MHAs) throughout the country who are affiliated to and share the same objectives as the national body.

Mental Health Ireland is affiliated to Mental Health Europe and the World Federation for Mental Health.

Merchant's Quay Ireland

Merchant's Quay Ireland works for justice and opportunity for homeless persons, drug users and others who are excluded. We create a place of safety, compassion and welcome for all who enter our doors and offer high quality services to meet their needs.

We believe in and cherish the value of every human being in keeping with our commitment to social justice coming from our origins in the Franciscan Tradition.


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

The MS Ireland exists to:
Facilitate People with Multiple Sclerosis (PWMS) to control their lives and environment, to live with dignity and participate in the community.

Provide support for the families and carers of PWMS.

Co-operate with the Medical, Scientific, Social and Caring professions to promote scientific research into the causes of, cure for and management of MS, and the alleviation of medical and social symptoms.

Exchange and disseminate information relating to MS.

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI)

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland's objectives are to provide support to persons affected by muscular dystrophy and their families through a range of support services and to fund medical research into muscular dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) has a membership of about five hundred individuals and families spread throughout Ireland. It has an active branch network in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Dundalk and the South East and the Midlands. Muscular Dystrophy Ireland employs nine staff directly and also participates in a number of FÁS funded schemes.

Myasthenia Gravis Association

Myasthenia Gravis is a muscle weakness disease which can be fatal. The Myasthenia Gravis Association is dedicated to establishing a network of local branches across Ireland, through which it can provide comfort and support to meet the needs of all Myasthenics and their families.

The Association is dedicated to a programme of education that will raise the awareness of the disease with the general public, and in particular, all branches of the medical profession, for the purposes of improving diagnosis and treatment.

National Breast Cancer Research Institute

Breast Cancer Research (formerly NBCRI) is a national charity, based in University Hospital Galway. We are committed to funding breast cancer research at NUI, Galway that helps improve treatments and outcomes for women in Ireland and across the world.

The aims of the charity are to:

  • Conduct focused research into the behaviour of breast cancer.
  • Fundraise to provide the most effective treatments and fast forward breast screening in Ireland.
  • Combine clinical and research activities to develop a better breast cancer service for Irish women.

National Council for the Blind of Ireland

NCBI community-based staff advise on entitlements and offer a range of individually tailored solutions to meet people's particular needs at a given time.

Through mobility training people can learn to move around again safely by being shown how to use their residual vision to its maximum or through the use of a long cane

NCBI staff can help restore a person's confidence in their application of common-sense solutions in coping with household chores and tasks of daily living.