Guidance for ALL

Support for Guidance Counsellors and Schools around Student Disclosures of Suicide and/or Self Harm

NCGE, in consultation with the Department of Education and NEPS have collated a resource to support Guidance Counsellors and Schools to support students who are self-harming and/or disclosing thoughts about suicide. This resource maps out important processes and procedures a school can follow to support students during all stages. It provides key points for Guidance Counsellors, management and others to reflect on - if they encounter a student in need. 

It is envisaged that this document would be used in a school in line with the school’s confidentiality template.
 

If Guidance Counsellors or school management require any further support with regard to Suicide/Self Harm, please do not hesitate to contact NCGE. 

 

Effective Study

The purpose of this resource is to help guidance counsellors to deal with many of the issues presented by students who wish to improve their study skills and habits.
Clearly, while it lists and seeks to address many issues, it provides only a framework on which to explore some of the concerns of students. It does not provide any details or underlying theory about the issues.

The resource is provided in word format and contains 3 x Sections

  • INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
  • INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS (including 'checklists' under the below headings)

THE EFFECTIVE STUDENT
ORGANISE YOUR STUDY
MEMORY
READING
TAKING NOTES

You may find it convenient to seperate out the sections in this document and provide digitally or in printed form to students and parents.

Subject Choice

This resource is designed as a brief guide to students who are in the process of opting for subjects in the Junior Cycle.
This resource can be used to support student learning regarding their interests and aptitudes and can be applied in a classroom setting by presenting to students for completion, followed by discussion of their choices in small groups. 

The resource is provided in Word Document format and contains 5 x Sections:

  • INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
  • INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • 'UNDERSTANDING YOUR INTERESTS'
  • 'CAREER STATE INVENTORY (CSI)'

You may find it convenient to seperate out the sections in this document and provide digitally or in printed form to parents / students.

Applying for Jobs

The resource outlines a number of helpful tips for students applying for work experience including how to identify what to apply for and how to prepare a CV and cover letter.

This resource can be used to support student learning regarding their interests and aptitudes and can be applied in a classroom setting by presenting to students for completion, followed by discussion of their choices in small groups.

The resource is provided in word format and contains 3 x Sections

  • INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • 'UNDERSTANDNG YOUR INTERESTS'

You may find it convenient to seperate out the sections in this document and provide digitally or in printed form to students.

NCGE - A Whole School Guidance Framework

This Framework is intended to be a resource for schools to support the planning, design and delivery of the whole school guidance programme in line with the requirements of The Education Act (1998), that schools provide students with “access to appropriate guidance to assist them in their educational and career choices” (section 9c). A continuum of support model for the school guidance programme, similar to the school support model of the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), is presented in the Framework – guidance for all, guidance for some and guidance for a few.The continuum comprises a whole school approach to guidance through guidance-related learning to individualised supports for students.The Framework identifies three areas of learning to facilitate students’ development in eight areas of competence. The areas of learning include: learning relating to oneself (personal/social development), educational opportunities (educational development) and career decision making (career development).