*Stay Well This Winter* 

This year we face the double threat of COVID-19 and influenza. This is already a difficult time for everyone and we urge those who should get the flu vaccine to please do so. 

Each year the flu vaccine protects against the most common strains of flu. Currently there is no vaccine against COVID-19, therefore it is more important than ever that those most vulnerable protect themselves by getting the flu vaccine (if you are pregnant; suffer from a medical condition; or are aged 65 or over).

Contact your GP surgery to find out about the arrangements for flu vaccination in your practice.

More information about who should get the vaccine can also be found at www.nidirect.gov.uk/stay-well 

Counselling Service

College Counselling Services

InspireGeneral200 InspireStudents200


Student Counselling

Counselling support for SRC is provided by Inspire.

The following short videos provide information about student counselling and the Support HUB https://www.inspiresupporthub.org/students/videos/src 


Counselling Sessions

Student counselling is available for all students in SRC who are struggling with a personal concern such as relationship difficulties, grief, difficult life circumstances, anxiety and depression.

For all Southern Regional College students who are struggling with a personal concern, counselling support is available in partnership with Inspire Students - an independent and confidential counselling service which is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Students often find it useful to get support from a qualified counsellor who will work within strict professional guidelines and can help with whatever difficulty you may be experiencing.


Support Hub


The Inspire Student Support Hub gives students instant access to a range of information, guidance and screening, which is tailored specifically to help care for your individual wellbeing needs.

The hub will help you to create a bespoke wellbeing care-plan, as well as giving you guidance on appropriate support and intervention through guided self-assessment. More information can be found at https://www.inspiresupporthub.org/students

Students can access the Inspire information leaflet here


Drop-in Counselling

If you need to speak directly with a counsellor, you can drop into one of the sessions outlined below, where a counsellor will be available on campus. The drop-in counselling service is available in Armagh, Newry and Portadown Campuses as follows:

  Start Date Day Time Room
Armagh Campus Tuesday 29th September Tuesday 11am-1pm LRC Study Room, ARM-304D
Newry Campus Wednesday 23rd September Wednesday 2pm-4pm LRC Study Room 1
Portadown Campus Tuesday 29th September Tuesday 11am-1pm LRC Study Room, PYB 219B


To ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone using the counselling service, we encourage students to read the following important COVID-19 safety messages. 


How can I contact Inspire Student Counselling?

If you need to speak to a counsellor in confidence, please call Inspire Students on 0800 389 5362 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, you can contact your Personal Tutor or other staff members who can provide you with the information you need.

The Inspire website is https://www.inspirewellbeing.org/students/student-portal/counselling