News

USI calls for reversal of mental health cuts

May 9, 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland hosted a photocall outside Leinster house on Monday in protest of cuts to the 2016 mental health budget, which had originally ring-fenced €35 million for the sector. USI members

News

Hundreds protest against €12 million mental health cuts

April 28, 2016

Students and activists gathered outside Leinster House today to protest against the €12 million cuts to the “already grotesquely underfunded” mental health sector. Over 200 people attended the demonstration, which was organized by the Union

Health

Don’t blame yourself if your counsellor isn’t right for you

March 23, 2016

Counsellors have heard it all, they have been built up and trained, but no amount of books, training or even time working in the field can force two people to work well together in a small room in which one of them shares their deepest or saddest thoughts.

Lifestyle

Shingle all the way

March 23, 2016

Adam Daly gave himself shingles for Christmas and encourages people to talk about their worries.

Inspirations

Inspirations: Pat Divilly

March 9, 2016

The first week there were only five but there were more every week, Pat, his believers, and a few plastic cones: “I was on the beach five times a day. If one extra person came, I would cycle home even faster to tell my Mum.”

Two books later, a thriving fitness business and a request to guest on the Late Late show, Pat has done his utmost to leave the darkness behind, he knows about failure and shattered pride.

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Gaeilge

Mo Thaithí le hAireachas

February 10, 2016

Teánn Aoife ní Mhistéil i ngleic leis an faisean is deanaí i sláinte mheabhair. Ag maireachtáil san am i láthair, ag diriú ar ár tuiscint is ár n-aird – sin atá i gceist le haireachas,

Features

Understanding Anxiety

October 28, 2015

“When you’re having a panic attack there are no thoughts, just white noise. Panic and black and white. It’s difficult to look back and remember concrete feelings,”

Events

Amber flag, boost to mental health week

October 14, 2015

The week began with Eve Kerton, last years Welfare Officer, raising the Amber Flag in The Hub on Monday. The Amber Flag is an initiative organised by suicide aware who’s main goal is to promote a culture of positive mental health in the education system and among other organisations.

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Features

There’s no easy way to say this

October 14, 2015

Stood by a pedestrian crossing, waiting for the lights to change, John realised death was about three feet in front of him. The lights changed. So did his outlook.

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Features

Mental health has many faces

March 25, 2015

The media have been called to stop using stigmatising stock images of a person in isolation, head in hands, to accompany articles about mental health.

Opinion

It takes a community to tackle mental health

November 20, 2013

Students’ Union Welfare officer, Lorna Finnegan on how It takes a community that is willing to listen and provide small gestures of care, attention and support to tackle mental health issues.

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Articles

Post natal depression and men

March 6, 2013

Men and women are genetically and hormonally very different, but we do share certain hardships in life. Post natal depression affects around 15% of Irish mothers and can mean a tough start to what should