Mental Health Mondays

Body & Soul


College is a great experience but also brings a lot of challenges and learning to balance your commitments can be stressful at times, especially when deadlines and exams are approaching. But if you don’t look after your body and soul……your academic results won’t be the only thing suffering.  Taking proactive steps throughout the semester minimises […]

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Positive Self-Esteem and Body Image


Self-esteem is used to describe the emotional and cognitive evaluation of our own worth. It refers to how you feel about yourself overall; how we value ourselves reflects the way we think, feel and act in our lives. Self-esteem develops from experiences and situations that have shaped how you view yourself today. Our self-esteem is […]

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Gambling


Gambling is a pastime which many Irish people enjoy. It is deeply ingrained 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 gambling. […]

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Lets Talk about Sex (Baby) & Relationships


College is a great time for having more freedom and independence and making choices about your own sexual activity and relationships. Some students will abstain from engaging in sexual behaviours, others will choose to be sexual active. That choice is ultimately yours. However, our sexual health knowledge can be limited especially in first year of […]

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Finding Your Feet


Previously your typical student was generally aged between 18-23 years and was a full-time student on campus. However nowadays there are a lot more variations of what a student can be. You can your typical full-time student on campus every day or you can be an international student availing of the great education in Ireland […]

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Pride & Prejudice


Pride, prejudice and our mental health from a student’s perspective. Understanding sexual orientation or gender identity is often liberating and empowering – but it can be scary and isolating, too. Many studies throughout the years tell us that someone becomes aware of their sexual orientation at the age of twelve. For gender identity, it can […]

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Alcohol & Drugs in College


Experimenting with alcohol and drugs in college is common in Ireland. For a lot of people the freedom of being independent mixed with curiosity and peer pressure leads to consuming alcohol and drugs. What is important is to know about the effects of alcohol and drugs to keep yourself safe and well. In a lot […]

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Who Do You Talk To?


College is a mixture of fear and excitement as you get settled in. There are a lot of firsts and new challenges to overcome while balancing all your commitments. When you are upset, worried or feeling down, it can help to talk about what you are going through. We know bottling it up and burying […]

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The Monday Blues


We all experience the Monday blues especially when experiencing a lot of changes we can become overwhelmed and start to feel the Monday blues. College is one of the biggest transitions of a young person’s life. So it is easy to start dreading going to class instead of sleeping in or binge watching Netflix. The […]

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