The Student Counselling and Wellness team offer a number of workshops and sessions for students during their time studying 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
  • Meditation techniques 

Further details on session dates & times from the SU or Counselling.


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. 

Workshop details are listed below: 

Week 2 Minding Your Health and Wellness 3rd Feb 2021 1pm Online
Week 4 Assignment Writing 17th Feb 2021 1pm Online
Week 6 Time Management 3rd March 2021 1pm Online
Week 7 Mind Maps (Assignments & Study) 10th March 2021 1pm Online
Week 9 Self-Care and Resilience 24th March 2021 1pm Online
Week 10 Stress Management 31st March 2021 1pm Online
Week 12 Relax...Unwind...Chillout... 14th April 2021 1pm Online
Week 14 Terminal Assessment/Exam Prep 28th April 2021 1pm Online

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

Connect Cafés will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 24th February at 2pm (Online)
  • Wednesday 31st March at 2pm (Online)
  • Wednesday 21st April at 2pm (Online)

  • Cafés are FREE OF CHARGE . Please email counselling@ncirl.ie for further details.

    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.

    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.

    ReachOut.com

    ReachOut.com

    ReachOut.com is a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health.

    SpunOut

    SpunOut

    SpunOut.ie is Ireland's youth information website created by young people, for young people.

    SpunOut’s aim is to educate and inform their readers about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be maintained, both physically and mentally. They have around 140,000+ active readers a month.

    Support Email: hello@spunout.ie  
    Support Phone Line: 01 675 3554 (9.30 – 6pm)

    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.

    Turn2me

    Turn2me

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

    Your Mental Health

    Your Mental Health

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

    BeLonGTo

    BeLonGTo

    BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.

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

    Support Email: info@belongto.org  
    Support Phone Line: 01 670 6223