The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. 
The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded (accross all areas of practice) are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

FEATURE IMAGE COLOUR KEY: Blue: Post Primary - Purple: Further Education & Training - Green: European/International

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Bereavement: How Guidance Counsellors Can Support The Grieving Student

This article provides a review of the salient information that is useful to a Guidance Counsellor in their planning to provide immediate and on-going support for bereaved students

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

Post Primary, Further Education & Training

Aoife M O.Brien and Conor McGuckin

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-GA.pdf

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Countering Bully / Victim Problems in Schools: Supporting the Guidance Counsellor

This article aims to equip Guidance Counsellors with the requisite classic and contemporary knowledge to understand and plan to address the many manifestations of bully/victim problems encountered among students and the wider school community.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

Post Primary

Conor McGuckin and Lucie Corcoran

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Countering-Bullying-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Countering-Bullying-GA.pdf

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Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

This article presents an overview of how guidance counsellors can help adolescents cope with depression. It includes content on using cognitive behavioural principles and mindfulness amongst other topics.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

Post Primary, Further Education & Training

Dr. Claire Hayes

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-GA.pdf

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