Guidance & Counselling Services

Career Guidance

Dunboyne College of Further Education offers Career Guidance Support to students in the form of one to one and group/class careers information sessions.

This service also includes:

  • College Open Days in DCFE

  • Advice on University/IT progression routes and links

  • College entry requirements and help with CAO/UCAS (UK entry systems) applications

  • Information on employment, labour market trends and CV preparation

  • SUSI grants

  • Information on past student progression

The student Moodle page has a career section updated with upcoming events and information plus information on the drop in service.

Meet our Career Guidance Counsellors

MEABH NIMMO

Career Guidance Counsellor

Meabh’s office is located in the Guidance Department of the Learning Hub (turn right as you enter the main door).

Students can obtain advice and guidance in a range of areas including third level progression, apprenticeships, employment skills and personal counselling.

If you would like to avail of this service, click the button below.

DEREK BALL

Career Guidance Counsellor

Derek’s office is located in the Guidance Department of the Learning Hub (turn right as you enter the main door).

Students can obtain advice and guidance in a range of areas including third level progression, apprenticeships, employment skills and personal counselling.

If you would like to avail of this service, click the button below.

Mental Health Counselling Service

Personal Counselling

One-to-one counselling for anxiety, stress & day to day issues that arise during the academic year.

Meabh Nimmo and Derek Ball our college Guidance Counsellors can provide one-to-one personal counselling for anxiety, stress and day to day issues that arise during the academic year.

If you feel that you would benefit from this service, below are some ways in which you can access it:

  • Speak with your Mentor who can refer you to this service

  • Or click the Make an Appointment button above to refer yourself and arrange a booking with our counsellors who contact you to arrange an initial meeting.

Booking appointment will be available after Monday 21st of September (week of first classes)

External Support Services & Contact Numbers

HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention - Louth Meath Crisis Supports

Urgent Help and Support

If you are experiencing distress or are worried about someone, please contact your GP, the local Emergency Department or the Samaritans.

NEDOC (North East GP Out of Hours Service)
1850 777 911

Our Lady’s Hospital Navan (Accident and Emergency)
(046) 907 8500

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda (Accident and Emergency)
(041) 983 7601 (Ext 2318)

Samaritans ([email protected])
116 123

Gardai, Fire Brigade, Ambulance
999/112

Garda Confidential Line
1800 666 111

HSE Information/Services

The HSELive team can answer your questions from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdays. Callsave:
1850 241 850 / 041-685 0300 / Email: [email protected]

The YourMentalHealth.ie website provides information and signposting on all mental health supports and services that are available nationally and locally provided by the HSE and its funded partners. You can also call the 24hr Freephone YourMentalHealth Information Line on 1800 111 888 to find supports and services.

For information on accessing HSE Mental Health Services in Louth and Meath:

http://www.hse/eng/services/list/1/lho/louth/mental-health-sevices/

http://www.hse/eng/services/list/1/lho/meath/mental-health-sevices/

Bereavement Support

Anam Cara
01 404 5378

Barnardos Children Bereavement Support
01 473 2110

Irish Hospice Foundation Helpline (10am-1pm)
1800 807 077 (www.bereaved.ie /www.childhoodbereavement.ie)

Suicide Bereavement Liaison (SBL) Service Louth Meath
085 738 0444

(The HSE funded Pieta SBL Service provides support and practical information immediately after a death by suicide. The SBL officer can support from 48 hour after a loss through suicide)

Mental Health Support Helplines

Text 50808 A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis) Text HELLO to 50808 anytime day or night. Visit https://text50808.ie/ for more information.

Samaritans Support for anyone experiencing distress, despair and suicidal thoughts
116 123
Email: [email protected]

Pieta Support for people and communities in crisis
1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444

Aware Supports people experiencing depression and anxiety
1800 804 848

Grow Support group for adults with mental health problems
1890 474 474

Mental Health IrelandPromoting Positive Mental Health, Wellbeing and Recovery
086 835 3387

Shine Supporting People affected by Mental Ill Health
086 8525422
Email: [email protected]

Irish Advocacy NetworkPeer Advocacy in mental health problems
01 872 8684

Jigsaw MeathFree and confidential youth mental health support service for young people aged 12-25 right in the heart of Navan
046 907 1702

Post natal Depression IrelandSupport for those suffering from postnatal depression
021 492 3162

Local Counselling Services

Meath HSE Primary Care Psychology ServicesFor children and adolescents 0-18 years only.
046 909 8816

Louth HSE Primary Care Psychology Services, DroghedaFor children and adolescents 0-18 years only.
041 980 9500

Louth HSE Primary Care Psychology Services, DundalkFor children and adolescents 0-18 years only.
042 682 0000

Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC) For adults only.
1890 252 563

HSE National Counselling Service – (Rian) for adults who have experienced abuse during childhood (Meath).
1800 234 110

HSE National Counselling Service – (Rian) for adults who have experienced abuse during childhood (Navan/Louth).
1800 234 117

Dundalk Counselling Service Individual and Group counselling also youth service exclusively for 13 to 23 years old.
042 933 8333

Dowdstown Counselling Service – High quality, affordable counselling.
046 903 1196

Travellers Counselling Service Provision of a counselling service to members of the Traveller community.
086 308 1476

Private and Online Counselling

The Psychological Society of Ireland
01 472 0105

www.psychologicalsociety.ie

Irish Association for counselling and Psychotherapy
01 230 3536
www.iacp.ie

My Mind Online Video Counselling
076 680 1060

www.mymind.org

Turn2me Online Counselling & Support Groups
www.turn2me.org

Other Support and Information Helplines

Men’s AidSupport for men affected by domestic abuse.
01 554 3811

BODYWHYSSupport for people affected by eating disorders.
1890 200 444

Childline
1800 666 666

Crime Victims Helpline
116 006

Connect Counselling Free telephone counselling / support for adults who have experienced abuse during childhood.
1800 477 477

Dundalk OutcomersSupport for LGBTI people aged between 14 and 23.
042 932 9816

Dundalk Simon CommunitySupport for those that are homeless.
042 933 9583

Drogheda Homeless AidSupport for those that are homeless.
041 983 4492

Drogheda Women’s and Children RefugeSupport for women and children who are homeless.
041 984 4550

HSE National Information Helpline
1850 241 850

LGBTI HelplineLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Helpline. 1890 929 539

MABS Money advice and budgeting service.
0761 07 2000

Meath Women’s Refuge Support for women and their children who experience domestic violence.
046 902 2393

National Pregnancy Helpline
1850 495 051

NiteLine Student support helpline.
1800 793 793

Parentline 1890 927 277

Rape Crisis (North East)
1800 212 122

Resource Office for Suicide Prevention
086 3801152

Senior Helpline
046 955 7766

Sexual Violence Helpline – For men and women experiencing sexual violence.
1800 778 888

Third Age Support for older people
1800 804 591

Teenline
1800 833 634

Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline
1800 314 900

Youth Work Ireland MeathSupport for young people.
046 909 3402

Trim Family Resource Centre
046 943 8850

Kells People’s Resource Centre
046 924 7161

Connect Family Resource Centre, Drogheda
041 984 6608

Addiction Services

HSE Drug & Alcohol Helpline
1800 459 459

Alcoholics Anonymous
01 842 0700

Al Anon/Alateen
01 873 2699

TurasProvision of free, confidential supports to people at all stages of addiction.
042 933 8221/933 8224

Meath Community Drugs & Alcohol Response (MCDAR)
087 0933 759