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Workshop Programme

Most of these can be delivered online as webinars. Please see the options below.

For Staff

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TCD Student Counselling Service provides training to staff and student groups as well as external organisations. We can also provide bespoke trainings and experiential workshops on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Counselling Service for details.

Responding to Students in Distress

This half day workshop aims to equip college staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support students who are experiencing significant distress. It is suitable for tutors, assistant wardens, students union and anyone else in a supportive role. The workshop covers active listening, boundaries and referral skills, and active participation is encouraged.

This workshop runs once per semester, with 16 places available on each workshop.

Cost: Available on request

Date: TBC To register your interest, please email

Venue: SCS Seminar Room

Training the Trainer: Sexual Consent Workshops

This one day workshop prepares college staff and students to co-facilitate the TCD Sexual Consent Workshops, which have been run in the college since 2016. It includes basic facilitation skills as well as increasing knowledge about sexual consent.

These workshops are run in August each year to prepare for Sexual Consent workshops which happen during orientation. Please contact Trish Murphy for further information

Training for New Tutors

This workshop covers active listening skills, setting appropriate boundaries and making informed and helpful referrals.

These workshops are run annually in August each year

First Responder Training

The counselling service and together consent are delighted to be offering First Responder Training on the 26th October. This training is aimed at members of our college community who are deemed likely to have disclosures of sexual misconduct made to them - i.e. tutors, student welfare volunteers, lecturers, security staff etc.

The training will consist of discussions around how to respond to disclosures of sexual misconduct compassionately, signposting within the college and using external services, and conversations around the cultural barriers to disclosing sexual misconduct. The half-day training will take place on the 27th of October 2020 at 10am and is free for trinity staff and students. Please register your interest using this form

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For Students

We can provide workshops and psychoeducational talks free of charge on a number of topics relevant to student mental health and wellbeing. Please complete the request form at the bottom of this page to request a workshop or talk.

Minding our Mental Health in College

In most instances, we recommend the Minding Our Mental Health in College programme. This covers topics such as stress, resilience, managing difficult emotions, and dealing with self-criticism.

For Fresher Classes we suggest our one hour lecture.
For Sophister Classes, Postgraduates, or groups who know each other a little better, we recommend a 1.5 hour or 2 hour workshop, which covers similar topics but involves more interactive learning, including basic active listening skills.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Boosting Motivation

Shyness and Social Anxiety

Self-Esteem and the Inner Critic

How to Support a Friend Who is Struggling

Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion

Building Empathy Skills

Suicide Awareness Skills

For workshops on academic skills, please see the SLD workshop programme.

To request a workshop for your school, department or student group, please fill out the form below. To give us the best chance of being able to fulfil your request, please give us as much notice as possible.