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.
A message to the TCD Community regarding the recent massacre in Orlando, Florida:
The TCD Student Counselling Service joins the world in shared shock and sorrow about the shooting massacre at Pulse Orlando Night Club, a safe space and a place of friendship & celebration for the LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida. You don't need to know a victim personally to feel the impact of this horrific event. Any of us may feel emotionally connected to it. Many people might feel a personal connection to the victims because of their own membership of or association with the LGBTQ community. As a result, feelings of vulnerability might emerge. Some may experience the attack as a reminder of prior trauma, which might complicate or amplify their reaction to it.
In the aftermath of such disaster, it's normal to feel sadness, anxiety, fear, anger or any mix of these emotions. We encourage people to reach out to family, friends, counsellors, or peer supporters to express their feelings and explore effective and healthy ways to cope with their emotions. In the coming days and weeks, it will be important to look out for each other – be particularly aware of signs that someone is feeling hopeless. These signs could include withdrawing and isolating oneself, not sleeping or sleeping all the time, increased use of drugs or alcohol and talking about death or dying.
If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of distress, please know that you can reach out to us here at the Student Counselling Service.
The TCD Student Counselling Service embraces the community ideals that make humanity marvellous: inclusion, diversity, acceptance, and compassion. We hope that these ideals provide the template for healing.