The Student Counselling and Wellness Service offers a number of workshops and seminars to help support students during their time at NCI.

Academic Support Officer working with student Explore the free wellness support services offered to NCI students.

 

Chillout Sessions

The Student Counselling and Wellness team is offering two weekly Chillout sessions for students during their busy weeks in NCI.

These sessions focus on helping students relax and unwind: 

  • Yoga 
  • How to relax the body & mind 
  • Deep breathing for relaxation 
  • Breathing techniques to help relax the nervous system
  • Relaxation techniques 
  • Progressive muscle relaxation 
  • Visualisation 
  • Meditation techniques 

1. Yoga Classes 

Time: 2.30 – 3.10 
Date: Every Tuesday (weeks 4 – 12) during term time 
Location: Students' Union 

2. Relaxation Classes 

Time: 2.30 – 3.00 
Date: Every Wednesday (weeks 4 – 12) during term time 
Location: Executive 1& Executive 4 (see timetable) 

The sessions are hosted by Claudia from UniYoga Dublin who has years of experience in the area of health, wellness, relaxation, yoga and meditation. 

Sessions are FREE OF CHARGE and places fill up fast, so if you would like to attend just email: uniyogaie@gmail.com.

Wellness Workshops

The Student Counselling and Wellness Service at NCI runs free information sessions for students on various topics to help support students with their studies. 

Wellness Workshops every second Wednesday at 1pm during term, see the full schedule below:

 Schedule Workshop Date Location  
Week 4 Note-taking & Study Skills 12th February Room 2.03
Week 5 Assignment Writing

19th February Room 2.08
Week 6 Procrastination & Motivation
26th February Room 2.03
Week 8 Self-Care 11th March Room 2.03
Week 10 Stress Management 25th March Room 2.03
Week 12 Preparing for Exams 8th April Room 2.08

Students can get in touch to let us know what sessions they would like to have available by emailing counselling@ncirl.ie

Connect Cafés

Connect Cafés are short meet-ups which help students to network within their courses but also with student leaders, the Students' Union and with other NCI students.

These sessions are informal and usually have a theme such as:

  • Settling into college
  • Networking and socialising
  • Culture share
  • Clubs and societies
  • Hobbies and interests

Please see below for dates and times of upcoming Connect Cafés:

 Schedule Theme Date Location  
Week 2 Settling into College Café 29th January Students' Union
Week 6 Networking Café

26th February Students' Union
Week 10 Culture Café 25th March Students' Union
Week 14 Exams - Panic Room Café 22nd April Students' Union

Cafés are FREE OF CHARGE with no need to book in advance, students can just drop in.

Additional Supports

There are a number of additional support services and resources available to students of National College of Ireland. Please find a list below with further details:

Aware

Aware

Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies. 

Supports available include a helpline, support email, nationwide support groups and life skills programmes.

Support Email: supportmail@aware.ie  
Support Phone Line: 1890 303 302 (Monday - Sunday, 10am to 10pm)

 

Jigsaw

Jigsaw 

Jigsaw is The National Centre for Youth Mental Health (12-25) - a non-profit organisation supporting young people's mental health in Ireland.

Support Email: dublincity@jigsaw.ie
Support Phone Line: 1800 247 247 (24 hour - Free)

Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland 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.

NiteLine

NiteLine

NiteLine is a confidential and anonymous listening service that is run by and for students from Trinity, DCU, UCD, NUI Maynooth, the RCSI and NCI.  

Support Email: info@niteline.org
Support Phone Line: 1800 793 793 (9pm – 2.30 am 7 days a week)

Pieta House

Pieta House

Pieta House provides support for those self-harming, feeling suicidal or bereaved by Suicide.  

Support Email: mary@pieta.ie
Support Phone Line: 1800 247 247

Samaritans

Samaritans 

Samaritans provide emotional support for people in distress via a 24-hour helpline.

Support Email: jo@samaritans.org
Support Phone Line: 116 123 (free 24 hours)

Student Minds

Student Minds

The Student Minds blog is the UK's biggest blog on student wellbeing and mental health.

Turn2me

Turn2me

Turn2me provides online support for mental well-being through self-help, support groups and 1 to 1 professional support. 

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression has been developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.

Your Mental Health

Your Mental Health

A Health Service Executive (HSE) website listing all mental health support services in the Country.