Support Services in Marino

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

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Marino Institute of Education (MIE) have entered into a Service Level Agreement with Trinity College Dublin and Jo Harney was appointed the liaison counsellor for MIE.

Contact me on:

Phone: 01 896 1407


The following outlines the services and support that are available for MIE students as part of this agreement.

All the therapists at the Student Counselling Service here in Trinity are qualified and accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical or Counselling Psychologists.We also have trainee students from accredited programmes which are supervised and see students on site.  

One-to-one assessment and counselling sessions; opening hours Mon – Fri 9.00 – 5.30 and late opening Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time until 8.00pm. To make an appointment students can call 01 896 1407 or call into the service.

Another option for MIE staff is to make the appointment for a student also by calling 896 1407. Daily emergency/duty appointments are held at 3pm; this is reserved for urgent issues such as students who are at risk i.e. suicidal ideation etc or who are at risk of drop-out.

MIE staff can request this appointment on behalf of a student, and it is important that this appointment is made as early as possible on the day. Brief consultation drop-in at TCD at lunchtimes (during term time only) – no appointment required. Brief Consult in Marino Room 16 St. Patrick’s Building Wednesday’s between 12p.m. – 2.00pm during term time only.

Counselling groups or workshops run in the service; some of these are drop-in, others require registration by the student or referral from a counsellor.  See  for all up to date information.

Online Services

Silver Cloud – an interactive programme moderated by a student counsellors, designed for those having emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety. Students can log on to

My Mind Matters – provides a variety of self-help literature and supports for a number of mental health issues and is specifically for 3rd level students.

E-pub – this is a completely confidential assessment tool which allows you to gain insight to your drinking habits and the impact that alcohol can have on your lifestyle as a whole, it is non- judgemental and very informative.

All further info and considerable resources and support can be accessed by

Marino Institute of Education provides a health service for students through the Fairview Medical Centre. The Centre is located within walking distance of the institute (about 15 minutes) and details of the service are contained here: Students can find out more about the service through the information leaflets in the Registrar’s area of Moodle.

The Trinity College Dublin Disability Service provides a disability service to Marino Institute of Education (MIE) in conjunction with MIE’s Access Officer. The Disability Service aims to provide advice and support to students with disabilities. These supports include:

  • Needs Assessment upon registration with the service in order to determine any additional learning requirements
  • Assistive technology training and support
  • Pre-placement planning and support
  • Liaison with tutors/lecturers to help arrange accessible programme materials
  • Extended library loans
  • Occupational Therapy: A practical support service for students with a variety of disabilities, focusing on developing skills and strategies to manage the everyday activities of student life.

Further information regarding the types of support available can be found at


Incoming students can register with the Disability Service by:

  • Entering MIE through the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)
  • Disclosing their disability and wish to avail of supports when completing the pre-registration form online
  • Disclosing their disability and wish to avail of supports at registration during their ‘Induction’ in September

Continuing students are always welcome to register with the Disability Service at any stage of their studies. Students should update the ‘Disability’ section on their Maestro account and contact the Access Officer directly (contact details below).

Registration with the Disability Service will involve submitting Evidence of Disability and meeting the Disability Officer for a Needs Assessment.

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the Disability Service, please ensure to contact the Student Support Officer.

Tel.: 01 805 7752


Night time confidential support for students , by students.

Our operating hours are 9pm until 2.30am every night of term.

Freephone number is 1800 793 793.

Students can also anonymously instant message us via within the above hours.

Student Counselling Service

Phone: 01 896 1407