The NUI Galway Employee Assistance Programme is provided by Inspire Workplaces, a firm of external consultants who operate independently of management.  The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides free and confidential professional counselling and information services designed to support employees and their immediate family members to resolve personal or work related concerns.

Inspire Workplaces provide a stepped-care and triage model of delivery supporting employees in areas of general health and well-being, as well as counselling supports.

You can make contact with the service 24/7 on their FREEPHONE number: 1800 817 435 or log onto our dedicated web service and enter the following:

Further information can be received in confidence from Fiona O' Malley (ext.5420) or email:

EAP Support Hub

 EAP Support Hub


 EAP Support Hub Login Details

1.  Go to the website:

2.  Click the 'Sign Up' button at the top right of the page.

3.  Enter the NUIG pin: NUIG2019

4.  Make a note of your randomly generated username. However, you can repeat the process if you forget your username.

5.  For technical support on using the hub, email:

 Inspire Mindfulness Institute

Now more than ever, it’s important that we take care of our emotional and mental wellbeing. The new challenges that all of us are facing may leave us feeling overwhelmed and caught up in the never-ending current of thoughts, feelings and emotions. Coming back to and focusing on the present moment can help us to meet these stresses with clarity and confidence.

For that reason, we’ve brought forward the launch of our new Inspire Mindfulness Institute website so that it’s available to you right here, right now:

Discover how mindfulness can help us to gain control and meet the challenges of our working lives and our wider world, gain insights from our leading mindfulness experts, and be inspired to take the first steps on your own mindfulness journey.

The site outlines the range of innovative mindfulness-based and compassion-focused training programmes we offer, but more importantly, it’s packed full of information and resources that you and your teams are free to use to help build self-capacity and to develop your own mindfulness practice. 

Also attached is our Mindfulness March e-zine. Please feel free to download and share with your teams.

Please also be sure to visit the Inspire Support Hub at We’ve added a new video, ‘C-eeing is believing’ – a mindfulness exercise from our Lead Mindfulness Practitioner Frank Liddy to help catch our breath, to pause and to positively redirect our attention.

For more on the Inspire Mindfulness Institute, email us at:

 Other Resources

Looking after your Mental Health during COVID-19

Inspire Workplaces EAP Presentation for NUI Galway September 2019

The right help, right now – Support tailored to you

Mindfulness March e-zine