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Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group

Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group

Page Updated: 18th July 2022

One of the EDI Strategic Action Plan objectives is to promote a culture of dignity, respect and wellbeing for all, and eliminate all forms of discrimination. As a result of this action the Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group was established in April 2021. The group will support the development and implementation of a clear framework around mental health and wellbeing for employees in UCD. This framework will be based on the See Change Six Step Workplace Programme with UCD working towards signing-up to the See Change Pledge.  The Steering Group will provide input into the development of the framework based on their expertise and experiences.


  • UMT Sponsor (Chair): Professor Sarah Prescott
  • Joint Project Managers:
    • Mark Simpson
    • Marcellina Fogarty
  • Expertise in Mental Health and Wellbeing:
    • Professor Eilis Hennessy
    • Dr Abbie Lane
  • Head of School representative:Assoc. Prof. Iarfhlaith Watson
  • People Manager representative:Philip Fischer
  • Staff Representative:Dr Marta Bustillo
  • Campus Accessibility:Tina Lowe
  • Healthy UCD nominee: Brain Mullins
  • Mental Health First Aid Peer Support nominee: Barbara Cantwell
  • HRP nominee:Cathy Gibson
  • Student Advisor nominee :Jacqueline Levine
  • Student mental health support: Professor Jason Last
  • UCD Bereavement Support Group: Fr Eamonn Bourke

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie