Trinity College Counselling Service

STUDENT COUNSELLING

Web: tcd.ie/Student_Counselling

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Phone: (01) 896 1407

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Instagram: tcd_headspace  

Twitter: @TCD_Headspace

Main Offices: 3rd Floor, 7-9 South Leinster St. (Opposite Lincoln’s Inn)

Services are also available in Trinity Hall, Dartry. 

 

Student Counselling Services (SCS) aim to help you succeed at Trinity by providing free, confidential and professional support services. These services are available throughout the year to all registered Trinity students. SCS is staffed by professional accredited counselling or clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, interns, assistant psychologists and trainees. 

 Services Offered:

Online Support Programmes

to help you boost your mood, reduce stress, tackle worry, improve self-esteem and body image. Take the quiz to see which programmes can help you:ie.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/tcd/

Support Groups, Workshops and Mental Health Trainings to help connect you with your peers, cope with challenges, and learn useful coping skills. Workshops and trainings cover: 

  • Self-Care and Stress Management
  • Resilience
  • Cultivating mindfulness and compassion
  • Managing difficult emotions
  • Dealing with self-criticism
  • Sexual Consent
  • Shyness and Social Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem and the inner critic
  • Relationships 
  • Breaking bad habits and forming new ones
  • Understanding mental health: Alternatives to diagnostic labels
  • How to support a friend who is struggling
  • Addictive Behaviours

Check out our Events Calendar: tcd.ie/Student_Counselling/whats-on/

 

Needs Assessments with an SCS team member to discuss any issues you are facing and to consider the best steps to take for dealing with these. 

One-to-One short-term counselling for personal issues, including a daily emergency appointment if needed. Online video appointments are also available.

 

After Hours Support

Niteline is an after-hours IM and telephone listening service run by students, for students. Freephone: 1800 79 37 93, every night of Term: 9pm- 2:30am.

Crisis Text Line: available 24/7 – Text 50808 when in crisis for support

 

How to Reach Out: 

 Visit the SCS website - tcd.ie/Student_Counselling 

 To inquire about services phone (01) 896 1407 

 

Opening hours:  Mon & Thurs   9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Tues & Weds   9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (during teaching terms)

Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Niteline

Life as a student can sometimes be stressful and there can be multiple pressures both in and out of college. There are many support structures in place to help students through these difficulties and Niteline is one of the most popular and durable of these.

Tel: 1800 793 793 (9pm – 2.30am every night during term-time)

What is Niteline?

Niteline is a confidential, anonymous, non-directive, and non-judgemental listening service that is run by and for the students of Trinity, NUI Maynooth and RCSI.

Niteline has been successfully running and expanding for over 7 years. During this time, the service has become and unique and valued part of life in college. The number of calls to Niteline has increased annually throughout this period –a reflection of how the service has established itself as trusted and respected in student circles.

Who runs Niteline?

Niteline is run by student volunteers from Trinity, NUIM and RCSI. Although generously supported by the Student’s Unions of both Trinity and NUIM along with the board of RCSI, Niteline is independent of outside influence. This allows it to maintain the confidentiality and non-judgemental atmosphere that are seen as its core values.

Niteline volunteers represent a broad cross section of the student community, male and female, from all three colleges. The fact that volunteers are students themselves means that they are in a position to understand the pressures of college life and to relate to the range of issues that students face. Before taking any calls, Niteline volunteers go through a rigorous screening and training programme based on the Samaritans model and run with the help of the College Counselling Services. Ongoing training and support for volunteers is also a priority.

New volunteers are recruited at the start of first term so watch out for the posters. Applications are taken only from students who have spent a year or more in college and remember; if you are thinking of volunteering, please respect Niteline’s anonymity by not telling anyone.

In addition to their phone service Niteline also operate an instant messenger type service which can be accessed on this link http://www.niteline.ie/

Peer Support

STUDENT2STUDENT

Web: student2student.tcd.ie

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Phone: (01) 896 2438

Facebook: TCDs2s

Instagram: tcds2s

Twitter: @TCDS2S

Main Offices: 3rd Floor, 7-9 South Leinster St. (Opposite Lincoln’s Inn)



S2S Mentors

S2S Mentors are student volunteers available to all undergraduate first year and visiting students. S2S Mentors have personal experience of what it’s like to come to Trinity for the first time or to come back to Trinity after a break from education. They are normally in your own course of study, or a similar area, and will organise regular group meet-ups for you to get to know other students on your course. They will also check-in regularly by email and will answer any questions you may have. New undergraduate and visiting students are introduced to their mentor group during orientation, but if you are unsure of who your mentors are you can find out athttps://student2student.tcd.ie/mentoring/group-query.php

Peer Supporters

Peer Supporters are students, much like you, and are trained to offer a confidential and professional safe space should you need one. No problem is ever too big or small and you don't need to be in distress or a crisis to talk to one. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and in the interest of volunteer welfare, we've had to temporarily suspend the Peer Support service. However, we are committed to getting it back up and returning as soon as possible. So for updates on the programme and the service, be sure to follow us on our social media channels.

Trinity College Chaplaincy

Welcome to Trinity! There’s a lot more to college life than spending four years studying a particular academic discipline. University provides a unique opportunity to meet people from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to explore a whole world of ideas and interests. Ultimately, it’s an invitation to share in the search for truth and greater understanding, which is central to the mission of all communities of learning.

The College Chaplains, representing the four main Christian Churches in Ireland, work as a team to foster such shared exploration and to promote in College the vision of a caring Christian community. We have offices in House 27, Botany Bay, where we are available to meet students and to offer a confidential listening ear, particularly in times of difficulty. There is also a coffee room on the first floor, where you are welcome to drop in and help yourself to tea/coffee at any time of the day. Each Tuesday there’s a free lunch from 12.30-2.00pm. They do a lovely cheese sandwich and soup if I do say so myself.

Along with the other student services in College, the Chaplains are committed to improving the quality of student life. Each year we facilitate a bereavement support group, which is open to students of all religious traditions and of none. Check out our web site at www.tcd.ie/Chaplaincy for details of seminars, retreats, trips, prayer and faith discussion groups, voluntary work opportunities and other events organised by the Chaplaincy, or e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do get involved in some of the clubs and societies, and we hope you have a great year in College!

Catholic

Peter J Sexton

  • SJ House 27 (1st floor)
  • Tel: 608 1260
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Alan O’ Sullivan

  • OP House 27 (1st floor)
  • Tel: 608 1260
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Church of Ireland

Bernie Daly

  • House 27 (2nd floor)
  • Tel: 608 1402
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Presbyterian & Methodist

Rev. Julian Hamilton

  • House 27 (1st floor)
  • Tel: 608 1901
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Opening Hours

Monday 9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 19:30
Friday 9:30 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:30
Closed Sunday/Bank Holiday

Please Note: As per the government directive due to the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) we are CLOSED from the 12.03.2020 until Trinity College reopens.

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