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Mental Health Weekly Notes

Our Psychological service have created ‘mental health notes’. This is a weekly resource, which will run until the end of June. It is designed to help readers find a little calm and utilise a range of ideas and tools to improve quality of life.

Every Friday evening, Dan Siegel offers a PEPP talk on Personal Experience of  the Planetary Pandemic.

HSE Recommends Silvercloud, a program for stress management. For more details, please contact our guidance service.

Mental health notes All or nothing thinking

Mental health notes cocooning

Mental health notes Jumping to conclusions

Mental health notes Overgeneralising

Mental health notes thinking patterns

Mental Health Note 10 Cognitive Distortions

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Mental Health Note 11 Breathing

Mental Health Note 11 Breathing Exercise

Corona Pandemic Help for Job Seekers

Prepare your CV for Job Hunting

Due to COV-19 Pandemic, many people lost their jobs or are at risk of job loss as well in the immediate future. If you are one of those people and would like to re-qualify, have a look at our COURSES and apply online or email us. If you are looking for a job and would like to re-develop your CV, we developed an Employment Pack for you. If you need more information, please contact our Guidance Team. We want to continue working with you and helping you on your vocational path.

Best of Luck!

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Adult Guidance Service Blanchardstown

The Adult Career Guidance and Information Service is a free, impartial and professional service offering confidential information, one-to-one and group guidance on the educational and career options available in Ireland and abroad.

This service is available to adults, prioritising those who are currently attending a course in (AES) Adult Education Service Blanchardstown or are unemployed.

The Adult Guidance and Information Service Blanchardstown offers the following:

  • Person-centred career guidance and counselling
  • One-to-one career/education guidance to help you make informed life choices only by appointment
  • Information on all local and national courses and training
  • Advice on CAO and other application procedures for colleges
  • Information and advice on education grants, rights and entitlements
  • Identification of skills, interests and goals in life
  • Support in overcoming issues that may be holding you back
  • Career planning

In addition to the above, for AES Blanchardstown students the service provides a student centred approach on:

  • Regular one-to-one guidance sessions with the Guidance Counsellor by appointment
  • On-going educational support and guidance throughout your time as a student
  • Job seeking skills, CV preparation and interview skills
  • Talks and seminars with Access Officers from colleges, universities and employers
  • Support with applications for free fees to college – SUSI/Uversity grant
  • Support in completion of CAO and application forms for colleges
  • Stress management techniques and psychological support

The aim of the service is to support you to make the right decisions about returning to education, training or the workforce, and to help you make those decisions within the context of your wider life.The Guidance office and Information Library is located in the Adult Education Service, Main Street, Blanchardstown.

For further information contact:

Beti Marinescu, Guidance Counsellor

Phil Allen, Guidance Support Worker

Tel: 01-8200952