Other Support Services
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
They offer their service by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches.
Helpline: 1850 60 90 90
Email Support Service: [email protected]
Aware is a voluntary organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aim was to assist that section of the population whoses lives are directly affected by depression. 400,000 different people suffer from depression in Ireland at any one time.
Phone: 1890 303 302
e-mail: [email protected]
Reachout.com can help you get through the tough times by offer information and guidance about Mental Health.
Phone: 01 764 5666
Console provides Professional Therapeutic Counselling, support and helpline services to those bereaved through suicide with respect, dignoty and compassion.
Phone: 1800 201 890
email: [email protected]
Pieta House is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviors.
Phone: 01 601 0000
E-mail: [email protected]
Belong To supports LGBT young people in Ireland
Phone 01-670 6223
Bodywhys is the national voluntary organization dedicated to supporting the 200,000 people in Ireland affected by eating disorders.
Email : [email protected]
E-Mail Support: [email protected]
Helpline: 1890 200 444
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A.
Email: [email protected]
Help A Friend
Who may be going through tough times.
Active Listening Skills
Friends often know the most about whatever’s going on in our lives – from the hilarious/mortifying/scandalous events of the night before to the more serious stuff, like what’s getting us down. If one of your friends is going through a tough time, you can help just by being there to listen.
Let them talk
Giving your friend the chance to talk can help them get stuff off their chest and manage how they’re feeling. Sometimes if you’ve had a similar experience, it can be tempting to tell them your own story. This mightn’t be the right time to do that – it might be better just to let them talk and tell them about your own experiences later on.
Try and be as supportive as possible towards your friend. Keep a really open-mind and help them figure out the best solution to their problem.
Avoid giving advice
Advice is a tricky thing. If you’ve been through something similar, it can be helpful to let them know what worked for you, but everyone’s different. They might need to find a different way of dealing with what’s happening. Let them know your opinion is just an opinion, and they shouldn’t feel they have to agree.
Use open-ended questions
Open-ended question, like the name suggests, let people open up a bit more. They often start with ‘how’ or ‘what’. For example ‘How do you feel about …?’ can open people up more than ‘ Do you feel like…’ What you’re then doing is letting them get whatever’s bothering them out in the open and figure it out. Another good way to approach this is to ask ‘Can you tell me about…?’
Let them know you’re listening
Show you’re listening – it lets them know you care.There’s a few ways of doing this: ask questions to get a better understanding of what they’ve been talking about say what you think, feel or sense about what they’ve said repeat back in your own words what they’ve been saying.
Open body language can make someone feel more comfortable speaking to you what’s worrying them. Try and keep eye contact with the person you’re speaking with. Try not to look over their shoulder. Sit with your arms by your side or in your lap rather than crossed and stretch out rather than being squished up in a chair. Think about the cultural background that your friend comes from – this can change what’s considered to be warm and friendly body language. Check out body language to find out more about this.
Reassure your friend that their feelings are ok and that there’ll be a way through whatever’s going on.
Your friend might find it helpful to talk with someone like a counsellor, psychologist or doctor. has more information about how these people can help. You can also help them find someone to to talk to. You could offer to go to with them when they go to see someone if that’d a appropriate.
– Students’ Union
– Graduate Students’ Union
Student Counselling Service
For help during tough times.
7-9 South Leinster Street (3rd floor, glass fronted building at the end of Nassau Street). Each Student is entitled to 8 free counselling sessions per year.
Student Health Centre
For medical care, ill health prevention and information on healthy lifestyles.
Senior Tutor’s Office
For general and specific student needs.
Free and confidential helpline.
For personal worries, financial concerns and spirituality.
Opposite entrance to House 33 in GMB
Above Senior Tutor’s Office, Chaplaincy written in the windows
Free lunch on Tuesday – 12:30-14:30
Contact: 01-896 1901
Information and support from students to students.
Student-led initiative designed to ensure any student in Trinity can get information and support from another student.
Contact: 01-896 2438
Learning Support & Development
For academic needs.
For academic support and advice, resources, individual consultations, workshops and much more
For support, services and facilities for students with disabilities.
2054 Arts Block,
Beside the Lecky Library
The Disability Service provides a wide range of supports to students who are registered with the service.
Contact: 01- 896 3111
Careers Advisory Service
For support, information and advice on your career.
7-9 South Leinster St. 2nd Floor, glass fronted building at the end of Nassau Street
Contact: 01-896 1721/ 01–896 1705
For your children.
Under archway of white building beside the Rugby Pitch, Health Centre and Players Theatre
Contact: 01-896 1938/ 01-896 2277