Welcome to the Student Counselling Service.

Location:  The Student Counselling Service is located on the ground floor of the Student Centre beside the Students Union.

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday:  9am – 4pm


Here at I.T. Sligo, the Student Counselling Service aims to provide a confidential support service that is free of charge to all registered I.T. Sligo students residing in the Republic of Ireland.

The service offers students the opportunity to explore any issue which may be impacting on their mental health and general well-being in a confidential setting.


Confidentiality

Be assured that confidentiality is a central and integral part of the counselling process. It offers safety and privacy to students who choose to discuss personal and private concerns, and it safeguards against any inappropriate or unnecessary disclosures.

All information given by you to your counsellor is confidential and won’t be disclosed to anyone outside of the Student Counselling Service. The only exception is if your counsellor is concerned about immediate risk to you or a third party.


Making an Appointment/Referral

The Counselling Service operates on an appointment basis. If you would like to make an appointment , please contact the service by:

Referring Students to the Student Counselling Service  – Staff Guide.

In the event of an emergency or a crisis, it is important to state this on contacting the Counselling Service.

If you are a student and are concerned about another student, it is helpful to:

  • Discuss attending 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. No referral letter is necessary

Please contact the Counselling Service Reception for further information.


SilverCloud

 

Self-help for Wellbeing and Mental Health

A new way to a healthier mind. 1 in 4 of us struggle with mental health challenges, like feeling low or anxious.

SilverCloud programmes give you the tools and skills to feel better and stay better.

What programmes are available?

Choose from programmes to help with:

Wellbeing

Programmes that give you the skills to deal with everyday issues that affect your emotional health.

  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Resilience
  • Positive body image
  • COVID-19

Mental Health

Programmes to help alleviate the symptoms of common mental health conditions.

  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • OCD
  • GAD
  • Phobia
  • Depression
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Money worries

What are the benefits?

Easy to Access

Get easy access online, when you need it.

Easy to Use

82% of people find the programmes easy to use.

It Works

Most users see an improvement when they begin using the programmes.

Click here to access SilverCloud

Being Well, Living Well toolkit:

The Being Well Living well toolkit helps students to develop the confidence to manage wellbeing issues they may face and understand that they are not alone in experiencing challenges in their academic and personal lives – whilst also providing guidance on supporting their friends, and signposting when and where to seek further support if needed.

The toolkit covers 4 main themes:
1. Living Well
2. Feeling Well
3. Staying Safe
4. Spending Well

The online toolkit allows students to dip in and out of the themed resources at anytime. It also contains useful IT Sligo resources and supports to help students overcome pressures and anxieties.

The toolkit is available by clicking here (you will need to log into Moodle to access): Being Well, Living Well


Information Topics

What is Counselling Coping Skills Depression Anxiety Suicide & Self-Harm BereavementEating Disorders Alcohol & Substance/Drug Misuse Sexual, Emotional & Physical Abuse


Video Resources for Positive Wellbeing

Effective Stress Management Tips to Get Going at College Assignments
Mindful Breathing Excercise Safe Space Visualisation


Resources for Positive Wellbeing

E-Resources for Positive Wellbeing 7 tips to help with stress and anxiety
CBT self help and therapy resources Stress Management 15 ways to boost your mental health Self Help Resources for Mental Health Problems Looking after your mental health Time Management Techniques
Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty


MOOCs for Wellbeing

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance – Monash (Australia)
Demystifying Mindfulness – Leiden University (Netherlands)
Managing Mental Health and Stress – University of Coventry
Thrive in Trying Times – University of Michigan
Work-Life Balance and the Impact of Remote Working – University of Coventry


Useful  Resources

Minding Our Mental Health during COVID-19
Coping, Resilience & Wellbeing in Uncertain Times
Your Mental Health ReachOut Aware