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Limerick Institute Of Technology

Support Services in LIT

LIT’s Chaplaincy

  • LIT has two full-time Chaplains (based at Limerick and Thurles) whose services are available to students of all religious denominations and of none. The Chaplaincy is available to help any member of LIT and has four main areas of support: Care, Community, Spirituality and other general duties.

  • Chaplaincy at LIT, Limerick:

    1. The Chaplaincy is open daily. It is located directly opposite the college restaurant along the main street of the campus. Chaplain is here each day (Mon-Fri) and at LSAD on Tues & Thursday afternoon.
    2. Daily mass is at 1.00pm at the LIT Oratory. Staff and Students drop by all the time to pray, light a candle or write a prayer intention.
    3. The Hardship/Emergency fund assists students who find themselves in emergency financial difficulty. You can apply either through the Chaplain’s office or from the Administrator at the Access office.
    4. Applications for Fee Waiver, in exceptional circumstances, can be for applied for through the Chaplain’s office.
    5. There are various charity events throughout the year that students are welcome to take part in as well as opportunities for volunteering.
    6. Please inform the chaplain if any student is seriously ill or if there has been a bereavement. Please take good care of yourselves throughout the year and look after each other.

    Opening Hours
    (Moylish & Clare St):

    Mon: 9am – 5.00pm (Moylish)
    Tues: 9am-2.00pm (Moylish)
    2.30pm-4.30pm (Clare St.)
    Wed: 9am – 5.00pm (Moylish)
    Thurs: 9am – 2.00pm (Moylish)
    2.30pm – 4.30pm (Clare St.)
    Fri: 9am – 2.00pm (Moylish)
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed
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A Student Guide to Mental Wellness & Wellbeing

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Frequently Asked Questions About Counselling

Is it free?
Yes all full-time registered students of LIT can use our services

 

Is it Confidential? 
We are a confidential professional service bound by professional codes of ethics and also the IAUCC (Irish Association of University and College Counsellors).

Your relationship with your counsellor is confidential, however if you are a risk to yourself or you inform us that somebody else may be at risk e.g. child protection, we may need to take further action, however your counsellor will include you in this decision making process.

Will my attendance in Student Counselling be on my academic record?
No

Who comes for Counselling?
All students have used the Student Counselling service, so whether you are new to college, a mature student, a post-grad, a student with a disability or from another culture you are welcome to attend.

What if it’s an emergency?
If you are in crisis please make contact with the service as soon as possible and we will endeavour to give you an emergency slot that day or as soon as possible.

I am worried about my friend what can I do? 
Register for counselling and make an initial appointment to discuss your concerns with the Counsellor.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule an appointment? 
If possible please give us as much notice as possible and at least 24hrs if you can so we can offer the appointment to another student who may be waiting.  Cancelling too late means it may not be possible to reallocate the time.

How long is a counselling session?
An assessment session is usually 30 minutes, regular sessions are 50 minutes.

How many counselling sessions can I have?
Usually up to a maximum of 6, however some students attend for more where required.

Do you have group counselling?
Yes we run stress management workshops and other groups as appropriate.

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Making an Appointment

You just need to register for Counselling.

In LIT Moylish you do this by dropping-in to The Health Unit to Ann Hassett at reception or phoning 061 293106.

In LSAD you register with Sean in main reception.

In LIT Thurles and Clonmel you do this by contacting Anna Fitzgerald Receptionist for all Tipperary based services: 050428152     Anna.Fitzgerald@lit.ie

 

Once registered for counselling you will be offered an assessment appointment, this usually takes 30 minutes after which you will be assigned to a counsellor.

Please note that during our busiest times we operate a waiting list so be patient, if you are in crisis, please inform us and you will be given an emergency appointment.

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Considering Counselling at LIT

Considering Counselling

Counselling gives you some time and space in a confidential setting to explore any issue that is of concern to you.

Counsellors are specially trained to listen attentively and provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you have the opportunity to self-reflect and develop as a person. You can also get advice on where to find additional support and plan how best to move forward in your life.

If you are interested in meeting with a counsellor in a confidential setting about whatever issues is causing you concern the Student Counselling Service offers: individual counselling and groups and workshops. We also provide frequent drop-in sessions.

 

If you are a student struggling to cope, please contact us. We are here to help you.

 

What kind of issues bring people to Counselling?

  • Isolation
  • Eating issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Victim of crime
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Advice/signposting
  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Homesickness
  • Sexuality/gender issues
  • Academic worries
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Phobias
  • Homesickness
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Mediation between housemates
  • Lots more…
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