Phoning your feelings in DCU

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, DCU saw the establishment of an over the phone counselling service. An exclusive for DCU students, the helpline will operate for three hours, two nights a week – every Tuesday


Splitting the movie myth of split personalites

February 22, 2017

Teasing a fear from the depths of safety delivers a rush of adrenaline, increases our heart rates and is often referred to as the fight or flight response; the edge of the unknown. Little children


Battling burnout

February 8, 2017

Semester 2 is here and everyone is ready to jump straight back into college life full steam ahead. A lot of students have new year’s goals to finally get themselves sorted with regards to college


Bullying is more than just temporary pain

November 16, 2016

It is estimated that 30 percent of young people in Ireland will experience bullying in their lives, which unfortunately often continues into the workplace as an adult.


Budget 2017 neglects mental health

October 26, 2016

The rate of suicides in this country is higher than the rate of road deaths yet mental health still remains a low priority for the Government, writes Bríon Hoban.

News Features

University mental health services are under pressure

October 12, 2016

Smiling, laughing, happy students are the first thing you notice when you set foot on any DCU campus. There is a certain euphoric buzz to university life that you will not find anywhere else. This


Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

September 28, 2016

I am in complete control. I do well in my area of work. I am productive, charming, a go-getter.  I have no control. I am failing in my tasks. I do nothing, snap at people, have


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


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


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.


Shingle all the way

March 23, 2016

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


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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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,


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,”


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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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.