Disability Support Service - Unilink Scheme
What is Unilink?
Unilink is a private, confidential, practical occupational therapy support service established in Trinity College, Dublin and provided within DIT 2 days per week. Unilink is available to students who are registered with the Disability Support Service who may be experiencing difficulties associated with any of the following:
- Mental Health Difficulties
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and/or
- Physical and Sensory difficulties
Unilink is staffed by qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists. Occupational therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being by enabling people to participate in the activities of everyday life or "occupations."
What does Unilink do?
The aim of the Unilink Service is to enable the student to develop practical skills and strategies to help in his/her role as a student both academically and socially. This may include:
- Developing a healthy balanced routine as a student
- Developing Organisational and Planning Skills
- Goal setting
- Managing the academic demands of the student’s programme of study
- Developing Relaxation skills
- Developing Communication Skills
- Exploring Leisure Opportunities
The Unilink Occupational Therapist works closely with each student’s assigned Learning Support Officer and Assistive Technology Officer.
Referral to Unilink
Only students in receipt of funding from the Fund for Students with Disabilities may avail of the Unilink Service. If you're registered with the Disability Support Service and think that you might like to avail of the Unilink Scheme, contact your Learning Support Officer - click here for contact details.
Unilink is a student-centred service, meaning that the sessions are guided by what the student needs and wants to do. The student’s Learning Support Officer may refer the student to the Unilink Service, but it is up to the student whether they wish to avail of the service or not.
Have a look at the below video for more information on what the Unilink Scheme can do for you: