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

Last Update: 18th January 2021

The UCD Student Counselling team is continuing to support students during the level 5 restrictions using telephone and video. 

Our ambition is to offer socially distanced in-person counselling when deemed safe to do so. We will provide regular updates on our website to keep you informed of progress and how the service will work going forward. 

The UCD Student Counselling service delivery framework is designed to avoid unnecessary stand by time for students. In the best interest of all students, if you are a registered student who is seeking counsel, please engage with the service at the time when you are ready to start counselling. Be assured when you register, you will be offered a counselling appointment within three weeks of your request where resources allow. We work with counselling services in the vicinity of UCD, to provide counselling at busy times. Please check out our FAQ sections for further information.

We regularly post content on our CoVid19 Resource Library page to help students cope with current circumstances.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

What if I need urgent help?

If you need immediate assistance, especially if you or somebody else is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Are there any other services available to me outside of the UCD Counselling Service? 

Please consult this list of external support services for additional support options.

The University’s free CBT self-help tool SilverCloud is an excellent resource and is actively helping students deal with emotions such as anxiety and stress at this time.