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Lucy Mannion, Founder

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Lucy’s studies and work experience in the areas of special education, psychology and mental health span 15 years. 

Qualifying as a Primary School Teacher in 2011, Lucy gained teaching experience in mainstream and special education settings in Ireland and Australia, before returning to Ireland to embark on a postgraduate degree in psychology in 2014.


Graduating from University College Dublin in 2016, Lucy proceeded to complete a Masters in Psychology from Kingston University London in 2017, achieving first class honours in both. Throughout her studies, Lucy deepened her understanding of the impacts of trauma and neurological differences through experiences in Assistant Psychologist roles within the Irish Prison Service and NHS adult mental health services.


Lucy has also applied psychology to her roles both as a teacher and a senior leader in a range of sector-leading therapeutic special schools across London, within multidisciplinary teams of educators and clinicians. These schools cater for pupils whose complex trauma and/or diagnoses of Autism, ADHD and associated social, emotional and behavioural difficulties led to their exclusion from mainstream education.

Lucy founded TINT Education in May 2022 upon returning to live in Ireland, in response to the need for support in developing trauma-informed and neuroinclusive practice. With many years’ experience delivering expert training, consulting with school leadership teams and working closely with families, Lucy now enjoys offering these services on a full-time basis. She has developed and delivered numerous training courses and workshops for schools and education support centres both online and in-person, whilst continuing her own CPD through regular attendance at workshops and conferences. Lucy is also a trainee clinical psychotherapist, adopting humanistic and integrative approaches and integrating these with educational practices.

Lucy identifies as neurodivergent, since being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Having lived-experience of this condition and its associated challenges has equipped her with a depth of understanding, compassion and determination to improve the lives of others - which she considers to be amongst her greatest professional strengths.

Throwing Caps


  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), Trinity College Dublin, 2011

  • Higher Diploma in Psychology, University College Dublin, 2016

  • M.Sc Forensic Psychology, Kingston University London, 2017


  • M.A Humanistic & Intregrative Psychotherapy (Clinical), Tivoli Institute Dublin - commenced September 2022

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