Blog - Please Talk

A Beautiful Mind: Connecting Arts & Mental Health

Malaysian Medics International Ireland (MMII) Galway under NUIG Malaysian Society in collaboration with PleaseTalk is organizing a mental health campaign to raise awareness on Positive Psychiatry and the use of Art as a form of therapy. This event takes place in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUIG from 10 am to 5pm on the 14th of March with a line-up of various activities including TED talks, […]

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Would you share your mental health story online?

The UCD School of Psychology Youth Mental Health lab, in collaboration with PleaseTalk are hosting a student-focused, panel discussion on UCD campus to promote conversations about mental health. The focus of the panel discussion will be ‘Would you share your mental health story online?’ The panel discussion takes place in E14 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, […]

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Please Talk 10 Year Anniversary

Please Talk was set up in 2007 in response to five students who lost a friend through suicide. They realised the importance of getting students to talk and seek help when in distress. Since then it is grown into a national campaign which signposts third level students to social supports available on and off campus. To celebrate this […]

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World Mental Health Day – 10th October

I am so unbelievably happy that these days, World Mental Health Day exists. Each year I can see more people opening up about their mental health struggles, something most people would have never done not that long ago. I’m twenty years old and throughout primary and secondary school, I heard next to nothing about mental […]

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Exam Stress and Student Well-being

That assignment that was ages away is suddenly due tomorrow, now there are at least 4 more that are due next week; on top of me trying to work every spare minute so I can to cover my bills. Who ever said college life was great must have been lying! I am so stressed right […]

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Are you Aware of the Supports Available on Campus?

Are you aware of the supports available on campus? While college is mainly about academic studies, it also caters for your holistic development as a person. Colleges offer a range of social supports and services which can help you as you progress through your course. These social supports include; Student Union Services Student Counselling Student […]

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Signs of Problem Gambling in yourself and others

Gambling is a pastime which many Irish people enjoy. It is deeply engrained in our culture. In fact, Ireland has the second highest spend, per person, on gambling – in the world. While for the majority of people who gamble, it is a relatively harmless bit of fun, there are many who experience harm from […]

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