Counselling And Crisis Support Information
Counselling Support Information:
- Student Counselling & Development (SCD) offers free and confidential one-to-one counselling to UCC students in the Republic of Ireland.
- If you think you might benefit from talking confidentially to someone, we would encourage you to contact us. We will set up an initial appointment during which you can discuss how counselling may be helpful for you or explore what other relevant supports might be available.
- Counselling can help you get a new perspective on an issue you feel stuck with, help you cope with an unexpected crisis and help you to develop healthy strategies to manage ongoing difficulties.
- Some common issues that students seek our support with are: Academic stress, alcohol/drug misuse, sexual trauma, low mood and depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, bereavement, eating difficulties, coming out, gender identity etc.
- 93% of students who attend SCD for counselling find it effective or very effective.
- If you would like to book a counselling appointment, please go to this section.
- Students can also access information on workshops and self-help resources in this section and there are useful links to other departments and external agencies in this section.
Crisis Support Information:
- Please note, SCD is not an emergency response service. If you are in crisis, please consider the following supports:
- Emergency: Dial 999 or 112.
- If you are at risk of self-harm: Pieta House freephone 1800 247 247. Mercy Hospital A&E. Cork University Hospital A&E.
- Urgent support: Text UCC to 50808 to chat anonymously with a trained volunteer. Samaritans Freephone 116123