Student Counsellor

The Student Counselling Service is free and confidential for all NCAD students. The service offers support, counselling and psychotherapy for students who are experiencing difficulties. 

Linda Mackin heads up the counselling team. In-person appointments are available Monday – Thursday during term time from 10:30am – 4:00pm.  The Student Counselling service is based on the second floor in Harry Clarke House.  During Covid we are also offering online sessions.

You can make an appointment by contacting the Student Counsellor by email or by texting 087 951 9819. 

Minding Creative Minds

Minding Creative Minds is an organisation established to offer a free 24/7 wellbeing & support programme for the Irish Creative Sector. Minding Creative Minds provides access to an experienced team of trained counsellors and psychotherapists who can offer medium-term intervention (12 sessions) and advice covering practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress. 

24/7 Dedicated Phone Line:

ROI: 1800 814 244
NI/UK: 0800 0903677
International: 00353 1 518 0277

Or Text/WhatsApp “Hi” to 087 369 0010


50808 is a free, anonymous, 24/7 messaging service providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support. 50808 provides a safe space where you’re listened to by a trained Volunteer. You’ll message 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. To start a conversation, text the word ‘NCAD’ for free to 50808.

NCAD Mentoring Programme

For information on the NCADSU mentoring orogramme click the link below 

NCADSU Mentoring Booklet 


The Body Project

Do you want to challenge body image ideals and increase your self-confidence?  Do you want to assist other students to do this also?  If so, please sign up for The Body Project Facilitators Group.

The Body Project is an evidence-based group programme designed to increase body acceptance and body positivity, while decreasing risk factors for the development of eating disorders. Each session builds the skills and knowledge key to resisting societal and cultural pressures of the appearance ideal. The programme provides a forum for students to confront unrealistic and unhealthy appearance goals while developing healthy body image and self-esteem. Research has shown that the Body Project is effective in increasing body satisfaction, while decreasing negative mood, unhealthy dieting and disordered eating. 

The programme is run by students for students.

Join The Body Project Facilitators group as a peer educator

The dates of the FOUR training workshops are 7th, 14, 20th and 21st March.    Time:  1-2pm.  Location:  Student Information Meeting Room, Admin Building.  Please note that you should be available to attend each training workshop.

In these sessions, you will:

·       Learn and practice group facilitation skills

·       Engage in open conversations about body image

·       Directly confront the appearance ideal

·       Discuss body activism

Places limited to max 6 students.

Next steps

If you would like to learn more or join us as a group facilitator please contact by Friday 1st March