Mental Health Week 2017 takes place from the 9th-14th October. The World Health Organisation’s theme for World Mental Health Day, 10th of October is “Mental Health in the Workplace”. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

You may spend a large proportion of your time in work and your experiences there can be very important determining factors in your overall mental wellbeing. It is important to stay well and mind your mental health at work as this will in turn help improve your focus, concentration and overall work performance, and enjoyment.

The following factsheets provide some tips to manage your mental health and wellbeing.


Mental Health Ireland 5000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk, supported by the Students Union, will take place on Saturday 14th October at 2pm, and will follow the Woodlands Walk in UCD. We have mapped out a 4km trail which will take walkers through the Five Ways to Wellbeing for every 1000 Steps.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are;

  • Connect
  • Be Active
  • Take Notice
  • Keep Learning
  • Give

Poster for Mental Health Ireland walk