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.

 

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. 

Workshops for this semester are listed below:

 Week Topic Date Delivery Method
2 Work-life Balance 6th October Online
4 Groupwork  20th October Online
6 Stress Management 3rd November Online
8 Building Confidence  17th November Online
10 Sleep 1st December Online
12 Terminal Assessments/Exam Prep 15th December Online

Workshops are FREE OF CHARGE

Please complete this form to book your place. Get in touch by emailing counselling@ncirl.ie if you have any queries or you want to let us know what sessions you would like run.

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 for this semester are listed below.

 Week Topic Date Delivery Method
5 Settling into College 2pm, 27th October Online
9 Networking and Societies 2pm, 24th November Online
11 Plans for Holidays 2pm, 8th December Online

Cafés are FREE OF CHARGE. Please complete this form to book your place.

Chillout Sessions

The Student Counselling and Wellness team is offering 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 

Sessions available Week 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 of Semester 1. To sign up click here: Yoga and Meditation

Further details on session dates & times from Counselling.

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