Anxiety on the rise

October 16, 2019

It is completely normal to be anxious or worried about events that will happen in the future, however, if these feelings become constant and cause significant stress, then it could be considered a serious mental illness.


Life with less clutter

April 15, 2019

Waking up in a clean room already makes you feel like you’ve started out the day on the right foot. It’s time to get the big yellow skip out, and start getting rid of things that don’t ‘spark joy’ .


Head stuff

April 3, 2019

‘It took over 2 years for me to come off of a waiting list and be treated and throughout my time there I felt I wasn’t being listened to ”


Happy little pills

December 12, 2018

problems aren’t miraculously solved when you tell someone how you’re feeling


The troubles of toxic masculinity

December 12, 2018

Irish society has become better at discussing mental health issues. However, men across the country are still suffering and are largely being ignored. Last year, men accounted for 79 per cent of suicide deaths last


Six weeks a’waiting

October 17, 2018

DCU have been working over the summer with an external organisation who offer 24/7 telephone counselling and will offer counselling in different locations around the country. 

Budget 2019

BUDGET 2019: Health

October 9, 2018

Mental health funding will see the total funding increase to €1 billion, an increase of 9 per cent.


There is more to contraception than the pill

March 21, 2018

When it comes to contraception, most girls opt for ‘the pill’ even though there are numerous other options out there. The question is are they being informed of the other contraceptives,or is there a tendency to just take the ‘easy’ option.


Books that portray the reality of mental illness

February 7, 2018

The theme of mental illness is no stranger to the literary world. However, in an age where mental illness is often romanticised, it can be hard to find stories that show its complexity and reality.

DCU News

DCUSU President makes personal speech on mental health

December 7, 2017

DCUSU President Niall Behan spoke about his personal experience with mental health and wellbeing after the death of his father in a speech to students in UMASS Boston. The speech at the ACUI conference was