Counselling

One-to-One Counselling support

The service here at MIC provides all students with the opportunity to talk in a confidential* setting about any issues which they may not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else. A counselling relationship is one of warmth and safety, where a student feels supported and listened to.

Support is provided for many issues, such as: Stress, panic/anxiety attacks, crisis pregnancy, loneliness, eating disorders, bereavement, exam stress, post-abortion, depression, relationships, sexual/emotional/physical abuse, gender issues, bullying, confidence/self-esteem issues, feeling suicidal, family issues, addictive behaviours, and others.

: There is a student counsellor available to you Monday-Friday. Her contact details are below.

Contact Fiona to set up an appointment This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are you unsafe or in a Suicidal Crisis/Emergency out of hours?

It is very important that you keep yourself safe so, if you feel increasingly at risk please reach out to gain support and contact immediately:

  • Your GP
  • Free Text: MIC to 50808 (more info here)
  • Pieta House: Freephone 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 5144
  • If your life is in imminent danger, please call 911.

*Confidentiality

The counselling service operates within the terms of confidentiality as laid down by accredited professional associations (IACP, IAHIP, ICP). This means that nothing you talk about is disclosed to anyone outside of the service/supervision process without your expressed permission, except in exceptional circumstances regarding safety/at-risk situations, the disclosure of ongoing or past child abuse, or if records are subpoenaed by law.

 

The counselor is there for students who would like to talk in an informal, relaxed setting. This service is confidential.

 

Are you unsafe or in a Suicidal Crisis/Emergency?

Please note that this is a Student Counselling Service and is not suitable for where you are worried about your immediate safety.

It is very important however that you keep yourself safe so, if you feel increasingly at risk please reach out to gain support and contact immediately:

Your GP
Free Text: MIC to 50808 (more info here)
Pieta House: Freephone 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 51444
If your life is in imminent danger, please call 911.

 

College GP

Dr. Liam Collins, Fianna Road Thurles

Call:

0504 21155

 

Opening Hours:

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09.00 - 12.00 & 15.00 - 16.45
Wednesday 09.00 – 11.15 (another doctor will be on call on Wednesday afternoon)

Fees: 

MIC Medical visits cost €10

Covid-19 advice and enquiries:

 Any student who is unwell with respiratory symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath) should not come to college. Stay at home.
Any student who has been a close contact of a probable or confirmed case of Covid 19 must stay at home.
Contact your own GP or MIC Covid Nurse (Call 086 0664920 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Liam Collins (0504 21155)  for advice.
Advice is also available on the HPSC website.

 

Out of hours service (weekends and after 6pm)

Students who need to see a doctor out of hours (after 6pm and at weekends) should contact Shannon Doc on 1850 212 999
Students who need urgent medical attention should proceed to the Casualty Department at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel which provides 24-hour cover. Contact 052 6177000.
In the event of a medical emergency out-of-hours, please contact 999 and ask for ambulance services.

Support is provided for many issues, such as:

 

  • Stress, Panic/anxiety attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Exam stress
  • Depression
  • Sexual/emotional/physical abuse
  • Bullying and many others

 

The counsellor is there for students who would like to talk in an informal, relaxed setting. This service is confidential.

 

Contact Fiona to set up an appointment; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Are you unsafe or in a Suicidal Crisis/Emergency?

Please note that this is a Student Counselling Service and is not suitable for where you are worried about your immediate safety.

It is very important however that you keep yourself safe so, if you feel increasingly at risk please reach out to gain support and contact immediately:

Your GP
Free Text: MIC to 50808 (more info here)
Pieta House: Freephone 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 51444
If your life is in imminent danger, please call 911.

 

 

 

The ALC is a service for students who are seeking advice or help on any aspect of learning at MIC

Due to Covid-19, the ALC is available for online and remote support only.

Located: 203 and 204.

 

Contact:

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Gaeilge Support Thurles is also available on Mondays. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

To make an appointment for the Maths Support Unit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Examples of services offered include:

• Tips on essay writing i.e. layout and referencing.
• Tips and guidance on time management (so you’re not spending your day on Facebook).
• General advice on completing assignments like how to put together a presentation for class etc.
• You can also hand in an essay to them for a second opinion before you submit it (provided you allow a few days before the actual due date).

The ALC provide information and resources to assist you with aspects of assignments, referencing and academic writing. See here for resources, which were a part of a Zoom Q&A facilitated by Dr. Paul O'Brien from the Limerick campus ALC.

***PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE MEDICAL CENTRE UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE AN APPOINTMENT OVER PHONE/EMAIL*****

 

Location:                        T.3.07

Opening Hours:              9am -1pm (Make an appointment)

                                        Doctors’ Hours: Monday to Friday: 2pm-4pm

                                     The Covid-19 Nurse is available on campus 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

 

Call:                                061-204 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                       For Covid-19 queries, call Bernie on 086 0664917 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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College Nurses:

Annmaree McCarthy
Helen O’Dea

 

Operation of Medical Centre:

1. Students will be required to telephone the Medical Centre. There will no longer be a queuing system in operation in the morning.

2. Nurses will triage calls. Non-COVID complaints can be seen by a nurse or an appointment booked with the doctor. All respiratory complaints (possibility of COVID) will be managed initially by telephone with nurse advice or an appointment can be booked for the doctor to consult by telephone in the afternoon, with a subsequent appointment if necessary.

3. Doctors’ appointments will include telephone consults and face-to-face consultations.

 

Covid 19 Advice

  • Any student who is unwell with respiratory symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath) should not come to College. Stay at home.
  • Any student who has been a close contact of a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 must stay at home.
  • Contact your own GP or MIC Medical Centre or Ashdown Medical Centre for advice. Advice is also available on the HPSC website.
  • Students must telephone the Medical Centre for an appointment. Do not present to the medical centre without an appointment; you will not be seen.

The HSE is the definitive source of general medical advice for COVID-19; please refer to www.hse.ie.

The HSE is the definitive source of general medical advice for COVID-19; please refer to www.hse.ie.

Weekend & After Hours

Out of Hours Doctor on call

Shannon Doc: +353 818 123500

Limerick Doc: +353 87 7551570 (after 6pm)

Urgent attention/emergencies

Students who need urgent medical treatment should proceed to the A&E Dept. at University Hospital Limerick, Tel: +353 61 301111 (24hr cover) or to St John’s Hospital, Tel: +353 61 415822 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday).

In an emergency, dial 999 or 112.

EU Students: You will need to bring your European Health Insurance Card when attending the doctor/hospital.

Students can also contact their own GP by phone or the following services:

MIC Limerick

If students are in need of medical attention, please telephone the Ashdown Medical Centre at +353 61 301200. There is a €10 charge for an appointment for an MIC student.

GP listings for Limerick

If out-of-hours, please telephone ShannonDoc at +353 818 123500.

MIC Thurles

A GP Service is available for MIC Thurles students with Dr Liam Collins at The Surgery, Fianna Road, Thurles by contacting +353 504 21155. There is a €10 charge for an appointment for an MIC student.

GP listings for Tipperary

If out-of-hours, please telephone ShannonDoc at +353 818 123500.

International Students

International Students need their European Health Insurance Card when attending the Medical Centre.