National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)
NEPS stands for the National Educational Psychological Service. We are psychologists who work in schools. A psychologist tries to understand young people – how you think, feel, behave, learn and get on with others. We may work with you, your parents/carers, teachers and others.
Sometimes things can be hard at home or in school, and the adults around try to help. The psychologist wants to understand what might help make things better for you.How to connect with this service →
hours: We work with students in school during school opening hours.
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We work with
young people who are in/have: Junior Cycle Leaving Cert Transition Year
How we support Young People
Some of the things that we do are: listen to what you have to say; talk with people who know you well; see how you are doing in school; work with you on some tasks; and meet with you again to find out how things are, to see what is working well and what might need to change.
How you can connect with us
If you need support, the first thing to do is talk to a teacher or your parent/carer about what is going on for you. To support you further, your school may contact NEPS to help out.
Where to next?
If the NEPS school psychologist is not the right support for you, we can link you in with other services that may be able to help.
How our service is different because of Covid
We are still working in schools with young people and their families. We are also providing services remotely. That means we talk to people by video conference and we use email and post too.