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Student Counselling

Student Counselling Service

The Student Counselling Service at ITB offers a free, confidential, professional counselling service to all students attending the college.  Counselling can give you some time and space to explore any issues that might be of concern to you such as:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression or Mood Difficulties
  • Grief or Bereavement
  • Homesickness or Loneliness
  • Sexual / Personal Identity Issues
  • Assault or Abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Bullying or Racism
  • Addiction or Substance Use
  • Low Confidence or Self-Esteem

 

Outside of our Student Counselling Office hours, students may contact the following Out of Hours Resources:

G. P.  Talk with your local GP Service

 

ER Service:  999/112

 

Connolly Hospital A & E, Blanchardstown 01-646 5000

 

www.YourMentalHealth.ie One stop shop for all mental health support services in the country.

 

SAMARITANS:                                                 

Free 24hr Helpline:  116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: www.samaritans.org

                        

AWARE (depression):

Helpline: 1800 80 48 48

Email: supportmail@aware.ie

Website: www.aware.ie

 

PIETA HOUSE – Centre for Prevention of Suicide & Self-Injury

Providing professional one to one counselling for those self-harming, feeling suicidal or suffering effects of a suicide event.

Free 24hr Helpline: 1 800 247 247

Email: mary@pieta.ie

Website: www.pieta.ie

 

JIGSAW: D15

Tel: 01 890 5810

Email: dublin15@jigsaw.ie

Website: www.jigsaw.ie

 

SpunOut.ie youth information website created by young people for young people

ReachOut.com online youth mental health service

Niteline   (9pm-2.30am term time)     1800 793 793

 

OTHER HELPLINES:

                 

Alcoholics Anonymous                           (01) 842 0700

Bodywhys                                              1890 200 444

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre                        1800 77 8888

Gay Switchboard                                    (01) 872 1055

One in Four                                            (01) 662 4070

One Family                                             1890 662 212

Positive Options                                       free text LIST to 50444

National Counselling Service                     1850 24 1850

 

To Make an Appointment during term time:

You can make an appointment for counselling by contacting our Student Counsellor between office hours Monday - Friday

Clodagh Ní Ghallachoir

Phone: 01 885 1321

Email: counsellor@itb.ie

Room: A3, Aontas Building, Block A

Click here to make a booking for the Monday Drop-in Clinic

 

 

 

Niteline Student Phone & Listening Service - Available for ITB Students (During Term Time)

 

Niteline is a student phone and listening service offering support and information to students who need a listening ear for whatever reason. Niteline is run by trained student volunteers.

 

Open 9pm-2:30am every night of term.

 

 

Students can contact Niteline via a Freephone number 1-800-793-793 or

via their Online Listening Service.

 

Bibliotherapy

The use of books as for therapeutic purposes is known as ‘bibliotherapy’. 

Self-help books can be highly effective in helping people with emotional problems such as: depression, stress, anger, panic, low self-esteem, anxiety and eating issues. To view a list of books Click here

 

Additional Links and Support Services

 

For Staff

Concerns about a student:

If you have any concerns about a student please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details above.

To Make a Referral:

Most students attend the service by self-referral.  However, if you meet with a student who has agreed to attend counselling it is helpful for the service to receive an email or a phone call outlining your concerns regarding that student.

Assisting Students in Distress - A Guide for Staff

 

 

 

What our students say...

Karl Quinn

"It started with a letter from Social Welfare about the Start Over Programme. For the first two weeks I was a bit taken aback but after that I absolutely loved it. I'm not going to stop when I get a job - I'll take it on in the evenings. I'm loving it -hoping that I can keep it going. "

Karl Quinn,
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