UCD Student Counselling Service Delivery Update: Cornonavirus (Covid-19)

Last Update: 30 March 2020

Yes, the UCD Student Counselling Service seeks to actively assist you despite restrictions imposed on us by the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic. While we can no longer provide face to face counselling, we will aim to continue to support students already attending our service by telephone.

Students currently attending a counsellor in UCD:

If you would like your counsellor to contact you, email student.counselling@ucd.ie. If the counsellor that you have been attending is not available we can arrange for another counsellor from the team to contact you if you wish. Please note the Student Counselling email is checked Monday to Friday, in the morning and afternoon and is not monitored outside of those periods. It is not advisable that you email about an emergency or if you or someone else may be at serious risk of harm. In these situations we would advise that you use existing emergency services in your local area. 

Students not currently attending a counsellor in UCD:

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the UCD Student Counselling Service is offering brief single- session phone consultations to UCD students who feel they may benefit from psychological support at this time. The service will operate from 10am - 3pm Monday to Thursday, subject to ongoing review as the current situation evolves. For students who wish to avail of this confidential phone support service please complete and submit this form. One of our staff will call you back as soon as possible. The speed of our response will depend on the level of demand for the service and our existing staffing resources. You many use this service more than once but you will need to re-register each time and we cannot guarantee that you will speak to the same counsellor on each occasion. Please note that this is not an emergency service and you should use existing emergency services in your local area if you require urgent assistance, including situations where you or someone else may be at serious risk of harm.

For any further updates or changes to these services please check this website regularly. We will try to amend the information as quickly as possible. However due to the current constantly evolving cirumstances please bear with us if there are any delays. 

The following resources may also be of assistance:

Please click HERE to view an extensive range of covid-19 FAQs related to the operations of our Student Counselling Service. In addition, our diligent Counselling team have created a online Library of mental health resources for the entire student community of UCD. 

 

CORONAVIRUS ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE LIBRARY 

Content Accredited by Nationally Registered Governing Bodies and Organisations

  • Multiple Language Guide to Living with Worry & Aniety Amidst Global Uncertainty | Link 
  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families | Covid-19 support

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