The University of 威尼斯网上官方 now has an Employee Support Service (ESS) in place.

The ESS is a confidential counselling and advice service to assist all of us in dealing with personal issues that could pose a threat to our health, 幸福, relationships or employment.

  • The service is free – the University of 威尼斯网上官方 bears the cost of this service.
  • The service is voluntary – the decision to use the service and avail of counselling rests with the individual.
  • The service is confidential and independent – and provided by an external company called 激发幸福.

How does the Support Service operate?

激发幸福, an external provider, engage a range of professional and experienced counsellors and practitioners for this service. All counsellors/ practitioners meet the training and experience requirements of professional bodies such as the Psychological Society of 爱尔兰 (PSI) or the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP).

To access this, you call the freephone helpline number Freephone:1-800-201-346, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Users may prefer to access this number from a private telephone as 威尼斯正版官方网站官方首页 telephone bills are itemised. From here, you will be referred to the appropriate counsellor. You will be able to avail of up to six counselling sessions in a twelve-month period.

Who can use the ESS?

This service is provided for all University of 威尼斯网上官方 employees and their family members. A family member is defined as a partner or adult child (18+ years) residing at the same address as the employee.

We all go through stages where life seems tough and you may be finding it hard to cope with day-to-day issues. This service can also be used to help with a variety of difficulties such as bereavement, 压力, relationship problems, issues with alcohol, 药物, 或赌博, 等.

Will my employer know I am using the ESS?

No.  The University will not be told who is using the service and receive only anonymous figures for evaluation of the service.

When is the ESS available?

Access to the helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Freephone:1-800-201-346

Staff can also access the ESS Support Hub here:   请注意:

You will need to log on using a completely randomly generated anonymous username by following the 说明在这里.

The Support Hub provides instant access to a range of information, 指导, 筛选, and intervention tools, tailored to help care for your individual wellbeing needs including a rich Resource 图书馆 on many specific mental and physical health topics.

Your anonymity is completely secure and is in no way linked to the University of 威尼斯网上官方.

Once you enter the P.I.N. provided in the instructions above, you will be asked to create your own password. You may wish to save the log-in details into your web browser settings for ease of repeat access.

Click here for Additional Information

Click here for Guidelines for use of this Service

Click here for Instructions for Access to the Support Hub

Click here for the ESS Leaflett

Click here for the ESS Poster

Printed materials are also available throughout the HR 办公室s.