Counselling and Pastoral Care

Training Hospital: Employee Assistance Programme 

Each Training Hospital provides free counselling and pastoral care for doctors in training and this is offered through their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Employee Assistance Service provides a free confidential counselling support and referral service for all staff with personal or work related difficulties.

A wide range of issues are dealt with by EAP, including:

  • Stress at work
  • Difficult relationships in work (including bullying)
  • Traumatic events (e.g. assault, suicide)
  • Addictions
  • Personal issues outside of work (e.g. bereavement, relationships)

The service provides, on a confidential basis:

  • Professional assessment
  • Personal support
  • Counselling
  • Referral onwards to other professional resources where appropriate
  • Trauma support

 Referral Pathway

Self-Referral using the contact details listed below

Doctors in the voluntary hospital sector should avail of the hospital Employee Assistance Programme whose contact details are available through the HR department.

General Contact

For HSE Hospitals you can contact or the following direct contacts:

South Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow

Contact Mr. Ray Maloney: (087) 912 0085 / (01) 881 7070 / 

Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath

Contact Ms. Bernie Brady, EAP A/Manager: (057) 932 8033 / (1800) 24041 / 

Tipperary, South Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford

Contact Ms. Mary Lyng, EAP Coordinator: (056) 778 5709 / 

Cork, Kerry

Contact Ms. Rosarii Murphy, A/ Director, Occ. Health / Employee Assistance Dept.Cork University Hospital: (021) 490 2019

HSE West and North East

Contact Staff Care: (1800) 409 288 (External EAP Provider)