Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Healthy UCD, Culture and Engagement HR and UCD SU are delighted to bring you Mental Health Awareness Week/ Mind Body and Soul taking place from Monday 9th of April until Thursday 12th of April. There are lots of events, talks and workshops taking place across the week highlighting thesupports available on and off campus to employees and students in UCD.

Why not try tai chi, relax the mind and body with some mindfulness, build up your personal resilience or go on a Healthy UCD woodland walk?

Check out the poster below and drop-down menu of events taking place across the week. Please note some events require registration. Check out our Instagram and twitter pages @healthyucd for updates throughout the week.

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Staff v. Students launch event

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

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 from the main lake, opposite the library
  • Time: 13:10

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

"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

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.

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
  • Location : Walk starts at the front of the Vet's Building
  • Time: 13:10

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!

Personal Resilience - Employee Assistance Programme

  • Audience: Employees
  • Location: H1.13 - 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.