Support Services in IADT

It is very important to enjoy your time with us at IADT. Having problems and not knowing who you can talk to can make college more challenging than it needs to be. Checkout our support services available below.

The IADT Students’ Union represents and supports all students. Elected representatives from each class form the Union Council. It has many functions and means different things to everyone: from representing the entire student body at an academic level, to arranging entertainment, cultural and sporting activities.

Among many, many things, the Students’ Union:

  • represents the interests and furthers the rights of its membership as a whole and individually. This takes the form of representation on committees that look at anything from teaching and learning to IADT’s governing body, as well as representing individuals in disciplinary or appeals procedures
  • offers advice on welfare, finances and education
  • organises awareness campaigns, and charity, entertainment and social events throughout the year including a Raise and Give (RAG) event that has become the envy of colleges around the country
  • manages The Chapel in the Quadrangle building as a recreational space
  • facilitates clubs and societies, ensuring students’ right to form or join a group to satisfy cultural, social, sporting and intellectual needs.

If you have a worry or concern please contact

Student Welfare officer:

Phone: 086 050 9856


We know that the transition to third level education can be challenging. Therapeutic and educational services respond to the personal, psychological, social and academic needs and concerns of students.
How we work

All work is primarily conducted within the ethical framework of the Psychological Society of Ireland. A copy of the code of professional ethics is available here. Sessional counselling staff may work within different ethical frameworks such as IACP or IAHIP.

Location: Student Services Area, Carriglea Building.

Phone: 01 239 4650 (internal extension 4650).


In an emergency

Students can access the IADT Student Health Centre Nurse directly (Atrium Building, opposite the student canteen) in person or Call the IADT Health Centre on (01) 239 4760
Call the IADT Security line on (01) 239 4999 or Access / Call your own GP.

GP out of hour’s service for Dun Laoghaire Doc (based in St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire): Monday – Friday: 6pm – 10 pm, Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10 am – 6 pm
Tel: (01) 6639869 with a Fee: Approx. €80

Online Mental Health Supports

A directory of useful websites for mental health is listed here.

A comprehensive medical and nursing service is open to all full-time registered students. A Doctor is available on a part-time basis and a Nurse is available 5 days per week during the academic year. The service is envisaged as an addition to the student’s own family doctor or specialist medical service.

As part of the registration process at IADT, it is recommended that students advise their Head of Department, the Student Health Centre and the Disability Support Service of any medical condition that may affect attendance or academic performance.

Where is the Health Centre located?

The Health Centre is on the ground floor of the Atrium Building, opposite the student canteen.

Can I See a Doctor?

To avail of a Nurse or GP service, students must register in person before their first appointment, unless it is an emergency when they will be seen immediately. Please phone 01 239 4760 or call in to register and make an appointment.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to see the Nurse. A nominal fee of between 10e-20e is charged to see the GP depending on service provided. If you have a medical card from outside the greater Dublin area you can be seen for free using the card. Please note if you have a Medical Card from within the greater Dublin Area you should attend the named GP on the card (unless in an emergency when you will be seen immediately).

How do I contact the service?

Please call in any afternoon to register and make an appointment. Alternatively, you can phone 01-2394760.

How to contact GP out of hour’s service?

DL Doc is based in St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire Mon- Fri from 6pm-10pm and at weekends and BH from 10am-6pm. Please phone 01 6639869 to make an appointment. Fee Approx. €70.

In an emergency, students can call in person to see the Nurse in Student Health Centre or phone 012394760.

You may also call 01 239 4999 for First Aid support from Caretakers. The National Emergency number is 999/112 from anywhere in Ireland. 112 works in all EU countries and from any phone, free of charge. Remember when calling 112 (or 999) stay calm, stay focused and stay on the line.

Locate your nearest GP or Hospital

Locate your nearest hospital or GP using the HSE map.

Joan Broderick Suzanne Keily
01 239 4760 01 239 4760
We aim to provide IADT students with support, services, equal access to education and active participation for students with disabilities.


  • The Disability Support Service is located in the Carriglea Building, Room C002. As you enter the building, turn right and we are the first room on the right.

How to get in touch

  • We run daily Drop-In sessions from 10am to 11am. You can call in during these times to request an appointment or ask a question.
  • If these times are not suitable for you, you can fill out an appointment request form and drop it into the mailbox. The mailbox is located in the Student Services offices, beside the printer. We will contact you to arrange an appointment.
Disability Support Officer Disability Support Officer
Miriam Fehily Alex McDonald
Tel. 01 239 4590 Tel. 01 239 4895
Email: Email:

Student Welfare officer:

Phone: 086 050 9856



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 01 239 4650