Mental Health


Mental Health is an important part of all of our lives, it is not just about the absence of a mental health problem, having good mental health is about feeling good about ourselves.

What is Counselling?

Counselling provides the opportunity to discuss any issue which may be impacting on your mental health and general well-being in a confidential setting.


Be assured that confidentiality is a central part of the counselling process. Confidentiality offers safety and privacy to discuss personal and private concerns, and safeguards against any unnecessary disclosures.

All information is confidential and won’t be disclosed to anyone outside of the Student Counselling Service. The only exception to this rule is any concern about immediate risk to you or a third party.

Mental Health Promotion

Throughout the year, the student counselling service runs a number of Mental Health promotions relating to different areas, including suicide prevention and managing anxiety and stress.

Making an Appointment

The Counselling Service operates on an appointment basis. If you would like to make an appointment with a counsellor, please contact:

Referral to Counselling

Referring Students to the Student Counselling Service  – Staff Guide
In the event of an emergency or a crisis, it is important to state this when contacting the Counselling Service.

If you are concerned about  a friend who is a student at ATU Sligo, it is helpful to:

  • Discuss the Student Counselling Service with the student
  • Reiterate that the Counselling Service is confidential
  • Provide accurate information on how to access the Service
  • Where necessary accompany the student to the Service

Self-referral to the Counselling Service is welcomed and encouraged. 

Please contact the Counselling Service by email for phone for further information regarding such referrals.

Useful  Resources

Mental Health





NHS SelfHelp