Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Monday 9th - Thursday 12th April

Poster for mental health week

Highlighting the supports available for UCD students and employees

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Eating Disorders - Bodywhys - EVENT POSTPONED - RE-SCHEDULED DATE TO FOLLOW

  • Audience: Employees and Students
  • Location: Room 135, Engineering building (Just inside door on the lake side of building)
  • Time: 1-2pm

Eating disorders (Founded in 1995, Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders. Our mission is to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for the rights and healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.

Learn about eating disorder types, underlying causes and the supports available to anyone affected by the issue.

Bodywhys.ie | Resources for parents | PDF of Bodywhys poster

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Staff v. Students launch event

  • Audience: Employees and Students
  • Location: Roadway beside Student Centre
  • Time: 12:45

Can't say too much right now but this picture should tell you everything you need to know about this event!

 image of a 7-seater bike

Introduction to Mindfulness - Student Counselling Service

  • Audience: Employees and Students
  • Location : Red Room, Student Centre
  • Time: 1-2pm

Healthy UCD Walks - Healthy UCD

  • Audience: Employees & Students
  • Location : Walk starts at the front of the Research building
  • Time: 13:10

Map of 3 lakes walk in UCD

 

Mind, Body, Soul - UCD SU

  • Audience: Students
  • Location: Student Quad
  • Time: 11-3pm

Mind, Body & Soul is a Free, Wellbeing Festival being held on the 10th & 11th April in UCD. The event aims to promote mental wellbeing and advertise student supports in a fun, relaxed and stress-free environment.  Full line up is available on Facebook

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"Try Chi" - Staff Tai Chi Club

  • Audience: Employees
  • Location : Hall B, UCD Sport Centre
  • Time: Lunchtime
  • Booking: InfoHub

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is a system of mindful movement; originally developed in China, it is now practiced the world over by millions of people. The relaxed smooth movements of Tai Chi provide stress release, activate deep breathing, strengthen the core muscles, improve balance and co-ordination, and calm the mind. Tai Chi can even be done sitting in a chair.

No previous knowledge is needed to join in; anyone can participate at any level of fitness and you can participate in your normal clothes.

Following this Try Chi class if Tai Chi is for you can contact the UCD Staff Tai Chi Club

 

Mind, Body, Soul - UCD SU

  • Audience: Students
  • Location: Student Quad
  • Time: 11-3pm

Mind, Body & Soul is a Free, Wellbeing Festival being held on the 10th & 11th April in UCD. The event aims to promote mental wellbeing and advertise student supports in a fun, relaxed and stress-free environment.  Full line up is available on Facebook

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Mental Health Awareness Session for Managers

  • Audience: Managers
  • Location: H1.51, UCD O'Brien Centre for Science (Hub)
  • 11-12:30pm
  • Booking: InfoHub

This session will cover how managers can best support the mental health of their team and will cover the following topics:

  • A better understanding of the issues in staff welfare
  • A better knowledge of mental illness and mental health issues
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of stress and mental health
  • How to support your staff who are experiencing issues
  • Guidance on approaching a member of staff who you suspect may be suffering from mental ill health concerns
  • Flourishing Mental Health tips
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Raise awareness of available resources to support staff
  • Where to find help when needed

Oonagh Fagan is a highly experienced and qualified Trainer and Facilitator. She has 15 years’ experience delivering Positive Mental Wellness, Resilience, Health, Lifestyle, and Addiction Programs. She has delivered a wide range of these services to employees, and managers across business and communities in Ireland.

This seminar is brought to you by UCD’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provided by Inspire Wellbeing. The EAP is a confidential support service available to employees and their immediate family members covering areas of general health and wellbeing, as well as counselling support.

 

Healthy UCD Walks - Healthy UCD

  • Audience: Employees & Students
  • Walk starts at the front of the Research building
  • Time: 13:10

Map of 3 lakes walk in UCD

 

Youth Mental Health Lab - UCD Mental Health Lab / Please Talk

  • Audience: Students
  • Location: E114, Newman Building
  • Booking: Eventbrite

Would you share your mental health story on-line?

The UCD Youth Mental Health Lab, in collaboration with Please Talk, are holding a student-focused, panel discussion on 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 take place in E114 Newman Building 1-2pm on Thursday, 12th of April, with lunch served from 12.30pm on!

The event will include guest speakers Rosemary MacCabe, Colman Noctor and Dr Cliódhna O'Connor.

Image of Rosemary McCabe

Rosemary MacCabe, @RosemaryMacCabe on social media, is a blogger, journalist and TV panellist based in Dublin. With almost 30,000 followers on Twitter, Rosemary regularly discusses her experiences with mental health.

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Colman Noctor is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. Colman has a keen interest in the effects of media on child development and mental health and frequently contributes to national media on this topic.

Image of Dr Cliondhna O'Connor

Dr. Cliódhna O'Connor is a social psychologist and Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Psychology. Her research explores how ideas about mental illness disseminate through society and affect people's self-concepts, social identities, attitudes and behaviour. She is currently completing a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship on the experience of diagnosis in youth mental healthcare.

 

Personal Resilience - Employee Assistance Programme

  • Audience: Employees
  • Location: JH1.13 - Hub, O'Brien Centre for Science
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Booking: InfoHub
More resilient people are able to adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties; less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes, both major and minor. It has been found that those who deal with minor stresses more easily can also manage major crises with greater ease, so resilience has benefits for daily life as well as for the rare major catastrophe.
 
Oonagh Fagan is a highly experienced and qualified Trainer and Facilitator. She has 15 years’ experience delivering Positive Mental Wellness, Resilience, Health, Lifestyle, and Addiction Programs. She has delivered a wide range of these services to employees, and managers across business and communities in Ireland.
 
This seminar is brought to you by UCD’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provided by Inspire Wellbeing. The EAP is a confidential support service available to employees and their immediate family members covering areas of general health and wellbeing, as well as counselling support.

Supports for Employees

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential support service provided by an external provider. The EAP service is available to employees and their immediate family members providing a stepped-care and triage model of delivery supporting employees in areas of general health and well-being, as well as counselling supports.

  • The service is free to employees and their immediate family members (partner, spouse or adult child residing at the same address as the employee) – UCD bears the cost of this service.
  • The service is voluntary – the decision to use the service and avail of counselling where appropriate, rests with the individual.
  • The service is confidential and independent – and provided by an external company called Inspire Workplaces.

 

 

Supports for Students

Need some help? View a range of supports at www.ucd.ie/students/support/

Other resources for students

Rape Crisis Centre
- 1800 77 88 88
 
Aware
- Helping to Defeat Depression
- 1890 303 302
 
Body Whys
- Eating Disorder Association Ireland
- 1890 200 444
 
Pieta House
- Suicide & Self Harm Prevention
- 01 601 0000
 
Samaritans
- 24 Hour Helpline
- 116 123
 
Positive Options
- Crisis Pregnancy Services
- Freetext "List" to 50444 
 
Niteline
- Lines Open 09:00pm - 02:30am
- 1800 793 793