Support Services in NCAD

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

Every student at NCAD is a member of the Students’ Union. Ross and Sam are here to help you make the most of your time at NCAD.

The S.U. act as a channel of communication between you, the college and bodies outside of college. We are here to offer a range of opportunities, support and advice. We encourage student societies, social and sports events.

If you need someone to talk to about student life, the College, or any issue affecting you as an NCAD student, get in touch. We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or suggestions as to how to make NCAD student life better.

You can find our office in the concourse. Feel free to call in to chat to us at any time during the year.

Phone: 01 636 4269

The NCAD Student Counselling Service is a confidential and free service for students of the College and is staffed by a professionally qualified psychologist and counsellor. The service offers support, counseling and psychotherapy for students who may be experiencing personal difficulties. Ms Linda Mackin attends the College during on Monday – Thursday from 10.30am – 4.00pm.

The Counsellor may be contacted by email at counsellor(@) or by text: 087-951 9819.  The Counsellor is located on the second floor in Harry Clarke House.

Dr. John Latham (Latham Medical Practice) attends the College during term time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please consult Reception, 01 – 636 4200, for appointments. The Doctor is located on the second floor in Harry Clarke House (Tuesday & Friday). On Wednesday the Doctor is located at the Latham Medical Practice, Thomas Court Primary Care Centre, 1 St. Catherines Lane West, Dublin 8 (Beside St. Catherines Church).

Please note that the “Pharmacy”, across the road from the main entrance, offers a 10% discount on prescriptions to all students of the College.  There is a €10.00 charge payable in advance of all appointments.

NCAD is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. If you are a student with a physical, sensory or learning difficulty or have a medical or mental health condition that interferes with your learning, we can support you.

The NCAD is committed to ensuring, as far as possible and within the framework of current legislation that all students are supported to reach their academic potential and become independent learners.

If you are a student with any of the following disabilities you are encouraged to register with the Access Office and avail of the range of supports and reasonable accommodations that may assist you during your time at the College.

• Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism
• Blind/Vision Impaired
• Deaf/Hard of Hearing
• DCD – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia
• Mental Heath Conditions
• Neurological Conditions (including Brain Injury, Speech and Language Disabilities)
• Significant Ongoing Illnesses
• Physical Disability
• Specific Learning Difficulty (including Dyslexia and Dyscalculia).

In order to register with the Access Office to avail of disability or learning support you must provide verification of your disability with supporting documentation at the beginning of Semester 1.

NCAD requires evidence/verification of a disabilty to support the provision of reasonable accommodations in College.  Students who do not have appropriate evidence of their disability should forward the Evidenc of Disabilty form (access here)   EVIDENCE OF DISABILITY  to their Medical Consultant/Specialist to be completed and stamped.  General Practitioner (GP) letters will not be accepted as suitable medical evidence.

Students are encouraged to contact the Access Officer,  as soon as possible for information on registering with the service.

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 Welfare Officer

Phone: 01 636 4269


Student Counselling Service

Phone: 087-951 9819