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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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Survival Guide to Starting College

Personally, I was terrified about leaving secondary school and starting college. I was scared of change. I liked my life the way it was and I was happy enough for it to stay the same. Looking back now, I wish I hadn’t have been so scared about it all because I am so happy with myself […]

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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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Problem Gambling – How Students are Affected

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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Aoife’s Story

When I was 12 I lost a family member to suicide. I remember a little bit after we found out I was sitting on my dads bed with him, he was crying unconsolably his head in his hands. I was just really confused. I genuinely didn’t have a clue what was going on. In April […]

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Nicola's story

I’m Nicola and first experienced mental health difficulties in my mid-twenties after an incident of self-harming. Today I use the scar as a daily reminder to be self-compassionate. Believe me I wasn’t always as grounded! From that first incident until my first hospital admission over twenty years later  I survived outside the system without knowing […]

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Kiera’s Story

Hi my name is Kiera, I am an ordinary, outgoing girl. I laugh uncontrollably, I have a great sense of humour, I like meeting up with my friends and talking about boys, I have an amazing family, amazing friends and a job I love. I’m doing Social Care in college. I have my own car […]

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