Wellbeing for Teachers

The Teaching Council holds the wellbeing of all teachers and learners in high regard. Please find below, a list of some of the supports available to teachers.

The Wellbeing for Teachers and Learners conference took place on 18th November 2017. You can watch a video of the conference below. 

Inspire   Inspire (formally Carecall)                                    

This employee assistance and wellbeing programme service provides teachers and their immediate family members with access to confidentialcounselling (supportive and solution-focused). It can assist teachers in coping with the effect of personal and work-related issues. The service is free and confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to teachers.

It is provided by Inspire (formally Carecall).Free Phone: 1800 411 057

Teacher Unions

The three teacher unions provide support for their members. Members can request information, advice and representation from their individual union, listed below.

INTO   Irish National Teachers Organisation                         

35 Parnell Square,

Dublin 1, D01 ET35

Tel: 01 8047700/1850 708 708

Email: info@into.ie

Web: www.into.ie

ASTI   Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland                     

Thomas MacDonagh House,

Winetavern Street,

Dublin 8.

D08 P9V6

Tel: 01-6040160 / 1850 - 418400

Email: info@asti.ie

Web: www.asti.ie

TUI   Teachers' Union of Ireland                   

73 Orwell Road, Rathgar Dublin 6 

Tel: + 353 1 492 2588 

Email: tui@tui.ie


Principal, Deputy Principal and Parents' Networks

There are supports available to Principals, Deputy Principals and to parents via the relevant sectoral networks that have been established. Members can access supports and peer advice on a wide range of issues.

IPPN   Irish Primary Principals' Network 

Glounthaune, Co. Cork, Ireland

Telephone: 0214824070

Web: www.ippn.ie

Email: info@ippn.ie

NAPD   National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals 

Eblana Villas, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2

Telephone: 01 662 7025

Web: www.napd.ie

Email: info@napd.ie

NPC   National Parents Council  

12 Marlborough Court, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

Telephone: 01 887 4034

Web: www.npc.ie

Email: info@npc.ie

NPCPP   National Parents Council Post Primary 

Building 125, Omni Shopping Centre, Santry, Dublin 9

Telephone: 01 8302740

Web: www.npcpp.ie

Email: npcpp@eircom.net


If you need immediate help, please contact one of the helplines below




Your mental health



Dr Claire Hayes of Aware has written a number of articles on the topic of depression which may be of interest. Read them by clicking the links below.

Professional Learning and Further Information

Click below to access some organisations that provide information and professional learning in the areas of wellbeing and safety.