National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)

Who we are

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) supports the personal, social and educational development of all children through the application of psychological theory and practice in education. The service is organised on a regional basis with psychologists being assigned to a group of schools. Where a school doesn't have an assigned psychologist, it can avail of a service from an independently employed panel of psychologists.

What we do

  • Psychologists work with teachers, parents and children in identifying educational needs. Where an individual assessment is required, it will only be carried out with the written consent of the parents or guardians. Psychologists provide oral and written feedback to both parents/guardians and teachers.
  • A psychological service is also provided to all schools in the event of a critical incident.

See Also

Information on how to access National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) Services



National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

Phone: (01) 889 2700
Fax: (01) 889 2755

NEPS Regional Contacts