Support Services in TCD

We want you to get the most out of your time at TCD. If you have any problems, then the best thing you can do is seek advice early on to prevent it having any effect on you enjoying your time here! So please look below for details of where you can get help!

Trinity College Students’ Union is the union for students, by students. We represent you at college level, we fight for your rights, we look after your needs, and we are here for you to have a shoulder to cry on or as a friend to chat with over a cup of tea!

STUDENTS’ UNION FRONT OFFICE

Opening Hours

  • Monday 9:30 – 17:00
    Tuesday 9:30 – 17:00
    Wednesday 9:30 – 17:00
    Thursday 9:30 – 19:30
    Friday 9:30 – 17:00
    Saturday 11:00 – 14:30
    Closed Sunday/Bank Holiday
Phone: (01) 6468 431
Email: frontoffice@tcdsu.org
Or if you have a worry or concern contact our Student Welfare Officer:
Phone: 086 326 4360
Email: welfare@tcdsu.org

The SCS recognises and values the dignity and diversity of all students using our services. Our staff members and volunteers are committed to providing an inclusive service. We strive to meet the unique needs of each student irrespective of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, ethnicity, culture, or membership of the traveller community.

We offer free, confidential and non-judgemental support to registered students of Trinity College Dublin and the Marino Institute of Education, who are experiencing personal and/or academic concerns. Our team of qualified counsellors, learning strategists and S2S staff, are committed to promoting and protecting wellbeing and success throughout a diverse student body.

No matter who you are, no matter what your situation is, the Student Counselling Services are here to support you through your difficulties.

If you wish to attend an appointment with the Student Counselling Service, please consider one of the options below. To book an appointment, please phone us or call into us. We are unable to arrange appointments by email.

If you have any other queries you can call into reception on the 3rd floor of 7-9 South Leinster Street or contact us on:

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete important intake forms. These forms are completed on our waiting room PC’s and your answers are sent directly to the counselling service database. All your answers are encrypted and securely stored. Your TCD record is not affected in any way by completing these forms or by attending the service. For more details click here.

The health and medical team at Trinity are working hard to make Trinity a healthy place to live, study and work. Here you will find facts and information about the health care facilities available on campus, as well as loads of information on staying healthy at Trinity.

Telephone: + 353 1 8961591 or + 353 1 8961556

KEY SERVICES

All the Chaplains are available to help and serve you during your time in Trinity. The Chaplaincy seeks to be a place of welcome and hospitality for all members of the University community. We will be glad to assist you any way that we can and you will always find a friendly listening ear.

We invite you to share a simple lunch on Tuesdays during term time between 12.30 and 14.00. Check our term calendar for details of events and activities this term. Each term we issue a newsletter giving details of events and activities that we are organising.

To those who seek it we offer pastoral guidance and spiritual accompaniment through a programme of faith development seminars, discussion, and prayer groups organised each term. The chaplaincy seeks to promote a deeper understanding of Christian faith and spirituality. Students and staff are welcome on any of our retreats, days of reflection, weekends away, and annual day excursion. We also prepare individuals for adult baptism, eucharist, confirmation, and marriage according to the norms of our respective churches.

If you would like to avail of a 10 minute guided prayer while at your computer, we recommend visiting the Sacred Space website.

Please enjoy exploring our site and learning about us and our activities and services, including our bereavement support group, in greater detail.

For more details please click here or email us at chaplaincy@tcd.ie.

The Disability Service has in place a range of supports to ensure that students with disabilities have full access to the same facilities for study and recreation as their peers.

Disability Service
Room 2054
Arts Building
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland

Phone: 01 896 3111

Email: disab@tcd.ie

For more details about Reasonable Accommodations in Trinity, click on this link

Supports are divided into two categories:

1. General Disability Supports

Most students registering with the Disability Service request access to a range of General Disability Supports (listed below) that help the student reach their full potential while studying. Most students’ needs are accommodated through these general disability supports. The student decides what level of support they require.

2. Additional Disability Supports

After registering online, students who desire additional disability supports will be invited to meet with a member of the Disability Service team (Disability Officer/Occupational Therapist) on a one-to-one basis to discuss additional disability supports. The student decides on the level of support that they require. All students in this category will have a full needs assessment and a Learning Educational Needs Assessment (LENS) report is produced for these students.

For more details please click here.

Night time confidential support for students , by students.

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

Our Freephone number is 1800 793 793.

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

www.niteline.ie

S2S is a student-led initiative designed to ensure any student in Trinity can get information and support from another student, find a friendly face to have a chat, talk things through or just ask a few questions when you’re not sure who to approach.

S2S offers Mentors to every incoming undergraduate honors degree student and visiting student in the College. We also have a highly trained team of Peer Supporters available for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Opening hours

The S2S office is open from 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.

Location

You can find the S2S office just off the main college campus, on the 3rd floor of an office building in South Leinster Street. We are a few doors down from the National Art Gallery and right accross the road from Insomnia Coffee Shop. To view our location on Google Maps, please click here.

Student Welfare Officer

Phone:086 326 4360

Email: welfare@tcdsu.org

 

Student Counselling Service

Phone: (01) 8961407

Emailstudent-counselling@tcd.ie