Support Services in DCU

There are several support services available in DCU which offer you support, advice and guidance to help you face any challenges you may encounter during your time as a student.

Your Students’ Union is a one-stop-shop for any questions you may have about any aspect of your life here in DCU. You can come to us for advice or info on academic matters such as exams, appeals, changing modules, deferrals, difficulties with a lecturer, grinds etc.

But we’re also here to help if you’re experiencing problems at home or in your personal life. If you’re feeling stressed or upset, if you need advice and you don’t know who to go to or even if you just want to chat, then you’re always welcome to come and talk to us.

For more information and contact details, please see

Or contact the Student Welfare officer:

Phone: 086 604 1244


The Counselling and Personal Development Service is a professional, confidential and free service, which is available to all registered undergraduate and postgraduate DCU students.

The service provides one-to-one counselling and specialist input on a wide range of personal, academic, family, social, psychological and mental health issues that hinder a student’s academic performance in a non-judgmental and open manner.This includes support and help at time of immediate crisis.

The service also provides a range of on-line wellbeing, resilience and mental health advice and information including bibliotherapy which is quality self-help reading for psychological health. In addition the service offers a mindfulness based stress reduction lunchtime series and a student empowerment and life skills programme.

The Counselling and Personal Development Service is staffed by qualified and experienced counselling psychologists/psychotherapists and psychotherapist at an advanced stage in their training.  We advise if you have a difficulty, don’t sit on it, do something about it sooner rather than later.

If you wish to make an appointment, please visit the relevant Counselling Centre to register with the service in person.  This will only take 10 – 15 minutes.  Below you will find locations and contact details to plan your registration.

DCU Glasnevin Campus Students

Location:    Visit the Counslling and Personal Development Service in the Student Advice Centre on the ground floor of the Henry Grattan Building.

Telephone:    (01) 7005165


Administrator : Lorna Galligan

Please note that this centre is open during lunchtime, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.00 pm.

DCU St Patrick’s Campus

Location: Visit the Student Health Services Reception in A104

Telephone:  (01)  8842239


Administrator: Sian Cullivan

DCU All Hallows Campus Students

Location :  Visit the Student Health Services Reception in A104 on DCU St. Patrick’s campus.

Telephone : (01) 8842239

Administrator:  Sian Cullivan

Email :

Once registered you will be contacted by a member of the Counselling team.

The Chaplaincy is located in the Interfaith Centre, next to the Hub on DCU Glasnevin Campus. Chaplaincy services are also available on the DCU St. Patrick’s Campus. Students and staff are welcome to come and talk with one of the Chaplains or simply to relax with friends in comfortable surroundings or to avail of the hospitality and liturgical services. The Centre is open to all denominations as well as those who are simply looking for a quiet space to relax.

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The DCU Disability Service’s key objective is to promote equality of access and opportunities to students with disabilities, ranging from physical disabilities to learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and mental health issues. The service provides information on disability related issues in DCU as well as various forms of support to students registered with the service such as learning supports, assistive technology and more. For more information click here.

T: (01) 700 5927
Location: CG 28, Henry Grattan Building, DCU Glasnevin Campus / Room A102, A Block, DCU St. Patrick’s Campus

Student Advice Centres are available on the DCU Glasnevin and St. Patrick’s Campus. All students and staff are welcome to our offices which are one stop shops for advice and guidance on all matters academic, personal and financial. On speaking with a Student Adviser, a student can be further referred to an individual staff member or another service unit for further advice when relevant.

Glasnevin Campus: Ground Floor, Henry Grattan Buiilding (Opposite main student restaurant)

St Patrick’s Campus: Room C101, Ground Floor, C Block (Opposite main reception)

Student Welfare officer:

Phone: 086 604 1244



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 01 7005165