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Crisis Supports for Students


    If you are a student in crisis, or experiencing academic or other difficulties, please do reach out for help, as follows...

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    Contact your personal tutor or the Senior Tutor’s Office. Check for your personal tutor details, or contact via /
    Contact your course co-ordinator and/or the Postgraduate Advisory Service. The Postgraduate Advisory Service can be reached via
    If you want to check in with members of Trinity Global, email to arrange a time to talk. Email
    Contact your Erasmus Co-Ordinator. If you're unsure of who your Erasmus Co-Ordinator is, contact your School's office.
    If you are visiting for one or two semesters only, contact the International Tutor. Email
    For Emergencies contact Campus Security. Phone (+353) 01896 1999 or (+353) 01896 1317


    More Support Services

    Student2Student (S2S)

    From the moment you arrive in College right through to your end of year exams, Student2Student (S2S) Mentors are here to make sure your first year is not only fun and engaging, but also a great foundation for the rest of your time in Trinity.

    You’ll have met your S2S Mentors in Freshers’ Week, and they’ll have been in regular contact with you via email. All S2S Mentors are students who have been through first year and know exactly what it feels like, so you never have to worry about asking them a question or talking to them about anything that’s worrying you.

    For more information, visit:

    Phone (+353) 085 7833 548, or email

    Student2Student (S2S)
    Peer Supporters

    Peer Support is all about one student listening to another student and providing information and support. Peer Supporters undertake extensive listening training. They are available for any student in the College and are there for anything you might want to talk through with them.

    For more information, visit:

    Phone (+353) 085 7833 548, or email

    Student Counselling Service (SCS)
    3rd floor, 7-9 South Leinster St

    The Student Counselling team offer free, confidential, and non-judgemental support to registered students of Trinity College Dublin who are experiencing personal and/or academic concerns. Their team of qualified counsellors 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 Service is there to support you through your difficulties. They help all Trinity students irrespective of age, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, gender identity and expression, marital or family status, religion, ethnicity, or culture.

    For more information about initial assessments, self-help resources, group supports, one-to-one supports, emergency appointments, and more, visit:

    To book an appointment, visit

    For general queries, or to book an emergency appointment, phone (+353) 01896 1407, or email

    Out of Hours
    Crisis Text Line: Text ‘TCD’ to 50808 (HSE service)
    Niteline: Open 9pm-2.30am, phone 1800 793 793. Run by students for students.
    Samaritans: Phone 116 123
    Emergency Services: Phone 112 or 999

    College Health Service
    Printing House Square

    The College Health Service provides GP and Nurse clinics for registered Trinity students. There is no charge for student consultations (though fees may apply if certain testing is required). 

    Appointments should be booked in advance. However, an emergency clinic runs each day, with students seen according to the severity of their condition.

    For more information, visit:


    Monday - Friday, 9am-1pm, 2pm-4:30pm
    Phone (+353) 018961591 or (+353) 018961556

    (for advance and emergency appointments)

    Out of Hours
    HSE Helpline: Phone 1800 700 700 or (+353) 01240 8787
    HSE East: (+353) 01635 2149
    Ambulance: 0818 501999

    disAbility Services
    Printing House Square

    The disAbility Service ensures that reasonable accommodations are put in place for students with disabilities to enable them to reach their full potential while studying. Students who are registered with the disAbility Service are assigned a disAbility Officer who they can approach with any concerns or problems they may be facing, and who can help them to access the supports they may need to improve their time at Trinity.

    For more information (including a guide on registering with the Service), visit:

    Phone (+353) 01896 3111, or email
    Student Learning and Development (SLD)

    Student Learning Development supports Trinity students reach their academic potential.They offer a range of services, including individual appointments, workshops and skills events. These services are designed to develop skills in areas such as academic writing, self and time management, and presenting. SLD also offer resources on exam & assessment skills for both postgraduate and undergraduate students.

    Find out more at:'

    Phone (+353) 01896 1407, or email

    Careers Service
    2nd Floor, 7-9 South Leinster St

    As a registered student you have access to information, support and guidance from the Careers Service's professional team of expert Careers Consultants throughout your time at Trinity. The support they can offer you includes: access to the MyCareer online careers portal, 'Next Step' career guidance appointments, practice interviews, CV and LinkedIn profile clinics, and access to their 'Virtual Assessment Centre.' The Careers Service also run several Careers Fairs during the year to help you on your career journey.

    For more information, see:

    Phone (+353) 01896 1721, or email

    House 27

    The Chaplaincy seeks to be a place of welcome and hospitality for all members of the University community. The Chaplains will be glad to assist you any way that they can and you will always find a friendly listening ear. To those who seek it, the Chaplaincy offers pastoral guidance and spiritual accompaniment through a programme of faith development seminars, discussion, and prayer groups organised each term. The Chaplaincy seeks to promote a deeper understanding of Christian faith and spirituality. Students are welcome on any of our retreats, days of reflection, weekends away, and annual day excursion. The Chaplains also prepare individuals for adult baptism, eucharist, confirmation, and marriage according to the norms of our respective churches.


    Find out more at:

    TCD Dignity & Respect Policy

    Trinity is committed to supporting a collegiate environment in which staff, students and other community members are treated with dignity and respect. Bullying and harassment (including sexual and racial harassment) are not tolerated in Trinity.

    The Dignity and Respect Policy lays out:

    • roles and responsibilities
    • sources of help and support
    • informal and formal procedures for addressing any bullying or harassment issues that may arise. Mediation is also available.

    For more information, visit:


    Speak Out confidentially.
    Report anonymously via

    SafeZone App

    SafeZone is a free-to-download app which increases the security and safety of Trinity students and staff­ while in a College location. It provides immediate access to Trinity resources to provide assistance in cases of emergencies or when an alert is raised.

    For more information, visit

    To access SafeZone, download the SafeZone app from the iOS or Android App stores, enter your TCD username and password, and complete the registration form.

    Download the app via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.


    More Support Services
    Text About It
    (Funded by the HSE)

    Free 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Support. Text About It provides a safe space where you’re listened to by a trained volunteer. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with. 

    By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you sort through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place.

    Text ‘TCD’ or ‘Hello’ or ‘Help,’ etc. to 50808

    Supporting people in Ireland since 1961, Samaritans volunteers have had millions of potentially life-saving conversations with callers through its freephone phone helpline, email, face-to-face support and outreach. Volunteers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Freephone National Helpline - 116 123

    or, email

    An Garda Siochana
    National Police Service in Ireland

    The Garda are the National Police Service in Ireland. You should contact them if you are the victim of a crime.

    The Garda are also able to authenticate and issue various forms of documentation, including National Age Cards.

    For more information, visit:

    Call 999/112 (in an emergency) or your local Garda Station (non-emergency)
    An Garda Siochana
    (Sexual Crime)

    The Garda are the National Police Service in Ireland. You may wish to contact them if you are the victim of a sexual crime.

    Whether or not they seek to press charges against the perpetrator(s), victims of sexual crime may find useful resources (such as details of Sexual Assault Treatment Units near them) by visting the Garda's sexual crime webpages:

    Call 999/112 (in an emergency) or your local Garda Station (non-emergency)

    Complaints of child abuse can be made over the phone and in a confidential manner 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to freephone 1800 555 222.

    Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

    Since 1979, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has worked to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence. They work with people who have experienced sexual assault, rape or childhood sexual abuse.

    When sexual violence does occur, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offers a range of supports including telephone counselling through the National 24-Hour Helplineone-to-one counselling, and accompaniment services.

    Dublin Rape Crisis Centre also advocates on behalf of survivors of sexual violence to help ensure that they have access to responsive and sensitive services provided by law enforcement officials, medical personnel and the courts.

    For more information, visit:
    Call the 24-hour freephone helpline - 1800 77 8888
    Other Rape Crisis Centres

    Find information about the professional support and the choices available to survivors of sexual violence across Ireland at:

    Visit to find your local Rape Crisis Centre

    or, phone the freephone 24-hour helpline - 1800 77 8888

    HSE Sexual Assault Services and Resources

    The HSE offer resources and services for victims of sexual assault (including rape and sexual abuse), such as Sexual Assault Treatmnent Units.

    A Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) is a safe place to go if you have been raped or sexually assaulted. SATUs can help by offering a forensic exam and medical care. After experiencing sexual assault, you may need help for a possible pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    For more information, including recommendations for those who have very recently been sexually assaulted, see:

    Visit to find your local Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

    Someone from the Rape Crisis Centre can come with you to the SATU for support if you wish. Call the freephone 24-hour helpline - 1800 77 8888 to contact the Rape Crisis Centre

    Women's Aid

    Women’s Aid is a national, feminist organisation working to prevent and address the impact of domestic violence and abuse since 1974.

    Domestic violence and abuse can affect any woman at any age and from any background.  The person abusing you may be your current spouse or partner. Abuse can also continue after a relationship ends.  The person abusing you may be another member of your family. There is no excuse for domestic violence and it is not your fault if it happens to you.

    For more information on the supports available to support victims of domestic abuse - including emotional and legal supports, visit:

    24-hour National Freephone Helpline – 1800 341 900
    Men's Aid

    Men’s Aid Ireland provide a confidential service aimed at ensuring that all male victims of domestic violence and/or coercive control receive the required support to be safe. Men’s Aid support those victims who, from a gender perspective, primarily identify as male, including non-binary, intersex and transgender men within its support and services provision. However, the service will provide ‘support to report’ for any victim, irrespective of gender, by referral to the most relevant of their civil society partners, with the informed consent of the victim.

    For more information on the supports available to support victims of domestic abuse - including emotional and legal supports, visit:

    Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
    National Confidential Helpline – (+353) 01554 3811

    Confidential Support Email -

    HSE Unplanned Pregnancy Services and Resources

    The HSE provide a range of services and resources for those experiencing unplanned pregnancy, including for partners, and those who do not speak English.

    My Options one of these services. My Options is a freephone helpline. It provides a range of supports for free, based on your needs. This includes information about abortion services, and medical support for anyone who is having or has had an abortion. Judgement-free counselling is also available to anyone having an unplanned pregnancy.

    Visit: for more information.

    My Options freephone national helpline - 1800 828 010

    Information and counselling available Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm, Saturday: 10am to 2pm.

    Medical advice available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    LGBT Ireland

    LGBT Ireland is a national organisation which, with its network members, provides support, training, and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland.

    For further information, and to find support in your local area, visit:

    The National LGBT Helpline is available:
    Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm-10pm
    Friday, 4pm-10pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 4pm-6pm
    1800 929 539, or email

    The Transgender Family Support Line is available:
    Tuesday, 10am-12pm
    Sunday, 6pm-9pm
    (+353) 01907 3707

    Out of Hours:
    Freephone the Samaritans on 116 123 24/7, 365 days a year