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 ‘HELLO’ for free to 50808.

NCAD Mentoring Programme

For information on the NCADSU mentoring orogramme click the link below 

NCADSU Mentoring Booklet