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Mental Wellbeing

Page updated 1 March 2023

--- Booking opens on Monday, 6 March 2023 ---

As part of our Hello Spring initiative, Culture and Engagement in partnership with our Employee Assistance Service provider, Spectrum.Life are presenting a series of 6 webinars. Each online webinar, presented by an accredited mental health professional, is one hour long and can be booked via the UCD Booking Centre link below. Following the webinar a recording will be published to the UCD Wellbeing Hub.

Stress is a part of life. We all get stress, but not all of us manage stress as well as we would like. We’re probably not going to get rid of every little thing that cause us stress, and if we do, I’m sure something new will come along! So what can we do next? We can learn to manage stress better! This seminar provides an understanding around stress, provides practical strategies about how to manage stress, and will improve the tools we have to improve our quality of life.

Reserve your place today to receive the zoom link prior to the event.

We communicate constantly, yet sometimes communication breaks down and we find ourselves misunderstood or not being able to say what we mean. All too often, what we try to communicate gets lost in translation despite our best intentions. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustrations, and conflicts ensue. Luckily you can learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively whether it be with your spouse, kids, boss, or co-workers, you can improve the communication skills that enable you to effectively connect with others, build trust and respect, and feel heard and understood. In fact, the quality of our relationships often depends on the quality of our communication. This seminar will help you understand how through communication we impact our relationships.

Reserve your place today to receive the zoom link prior to the event.

Mental health difficulties are more common than we think, and it’s likely that we know someone who struggles with their mental health. It’s estimated 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health difficulty in their lifetime, so knowing how best to support them will lead to better outcomes for that person. This seminar will provide an understanding of general mental health issues, and how people can best support someone if they believe they are struggling. Often people with mental health issues find it difficult to come forward and seek help. This seminar will guide you through the process of helping someone who you are concerned about, and could help someone on the road to recovery.

Reserve your place today to receive the zoom link prior to the event.

The ongoing uncertainty around the world around us creates a sense of anxiety. Our psychologist will teach you coping techniques, give tips on relaxation techniques and how to deal with things outside of our control.

Reserve your place today to receive the zoom link prior to the event.

Have you ever had a disagreement with a co-worker? More than likely you probably have at one time or another. This can be a challenge and can remain unresolved. Workplace conflicts are very common and there are very few offices where all the employees get along, so it is almost inevitable. Unmanaged or poorly managed conflict in the workplace leads to reduced teamwork, cooperation, productivity and quality, as well as diminished employee commitment and morale leading to increased stress. Effectively managed conflict can have a healthy, positive effect on you and your colleagues. This seminar will address how to promote positive relations and resolve conflict in the workplace.

Reserve your place today to receive the zoom link prior to the event.

On average men pay less attention to their health, compared to women men are less likely to use health services and are more likely to drink, smoke, and generally live less healthy lifestyles. Men have higher death rates than females for almost all of the leading causes of death, at all ages. This seminar develops awareness of the context, and the positive impact small changes can have on the attendees quality of life today and in the future.

Reserve your place today to receive the zoom link prior to the event.

Up-skilling on Mental Health & Wellbeing

To help people managers and colleagues have conversations on mental health and signpost supports the UCD Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group have developed a bespoke UCD course. This 30-minute course is available online and can be accessed via our training platform LearnUpon (register with your UCD email address.) The course aims to help end stigma around mental health, encourage those with mental health difficulties to reach out and to give confidence to people managers and colleagues to engage and support people through signposting to relevant supports.

Directory of Mental Health & Wellbeing Supports, Services and Networks

UCD is committed to the creation of a work environment where every employee can feel supported no matter what issues they may be facing in life and where mental health and wellbeing is promoted. UCD recognises that life can be demanding and we always strive to support employees’ wellbeing. 

Please reach out and seek support if you require it. This directory of supports lists those provided within UCD and some national supports. 

Contact Culture & Engagement

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