Covid-19 arrived on Irish soil in early March 2020 and we are still living with the long-term effects of the pandemic 19 months later.
At the end of 2019, the Coronavirus pandemic took the world by surprise. Scientists worked long and hard over the past year to develop a sufficient vaccine, and they succeeded. But as the pandemic is slowly regressing due to the vaccination rollout programme taking place across the world, there are still other deadly illnesses that cannot be deterred by vaccination immunity.
With a 6-week lockdown in Ireland, gyms have shut to many owner’s and participant’s disapproval.
A 24/7 mental health text line was launched by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) on Monday November 18th.
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.
Video by Mark Carroll and Gráinne Jones
The EU has funded €7.6 million in an effort to improve mental health support across the country, the HSE announced on March 9th.