UCD Mental Health Week | October 3rd-10th 2018| #UCDMHW18

World Mental Health Day 2018 fell on Wednesday, October 10th, and we were delighted to host a week of events to mark this important date. Some events during UCD Mental Health Week (#UCDMHW18) were for staff, some were for students, and some were open to both staff and students. For interest, here are the events that took place during the week.

Wednesday, October 3rd

9.45am-end of day UCD Chaplaincy Roadshow | UCD Sutherland | For students 
11am-2.30pm UCD Volunteer Fair | O'Brien Centre for Science, Ground Floor | Open to all 
11am-12noon Exquisite Corpse Poetry-in-motion | O'Brien Centre for Science, Outside Pi | Open to staff and students 
11am-1.30pm Coffee morning and Bakesale in Aid of Peter McVerry Trust | UCD Veterinary Sciences | Open to staff and students
1pm-2pm Tai Chi Taster Session | Hall B, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential 
1pm-2pm Panel Discussion: Mental Health and Addiction | Room 114, Veterinary Sciences | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1pm-2pm Personality and the DEEPdown Self-development Programme | Quad Room, UCD Student Centre | For students - booking essential
1pm-2pm Heartfulness Meditation | Fitzgerald Chamber, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential 
1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness for Life | E3.30, O'Brien Centre for Science | For students - booking essential
All day Retreat in Daily Life (receive by email a piece of Scripture and a reflection for the day) | Open to staff and students - email eamonn.bourke@ucd.ie to take part

 

Thursday, October 4th

9am-12noon PositiviTea UCDSU Coffee Morning | An Cuas, Newman Building | Open to staff and students
9.45am-end of day UCD Chaplaincy Roadshow | Quinn School | For students 
11am-12noon

Coffee Morning | Agriculture Building | Open to staff and students

12noon-1pm Me, My Selfie and I: Living with Social Technology | Quad Room, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential 
1pm-2pm Launch of SilverCloud, online mental health support platform | O'Neill Lounge, UCD Student Centre | Invite only
1pm-2pm Mental Health and Exercise | Quad Room, UCD Student Centre | For students - booking essential
1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness for Life | E3.30, O'Brien Centre for Science | For staff - booking essential
2pm-4pm Free screening of Pixar's Inside Out | UCD Cinema | Open to staff and students - see UCD Cinema to book (free popcorn and a drink for everyone who attends!)
4pm Interfaith Gathering on the Theme of Rest and Resilience | St Stephen's Chaplaincy | For students 

 

Friday, October 5th

9am-late morning PositiviTea UCDSU Coffee Morning | Richview | Open to staff and students
12noon-1pm Japanese Drumming | Fitzgerald Chamber, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential
12.15pm-1pm (*please note time change) Your Food, Your Mood | A006, Health Science (*please note room change) | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness for Life | E3.30, O'Brien Centre for Science | For students - booking essential
2.30pm-4.30pm Intergenerational Jigsaw Club (Jigsaw-making!) | O'Brien Centre for Science, Next to Pi | Open to staff and students

 

Sunday, October 7th

2pm-4pm 5,000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk (Mental Health Ireland) | UCD Campus | Open to all (small fee; children go free) - booking essential

 

Monday, October 8th

1pm-2pm Managing University While Juggling Mental Health Difficulties: In Conversation with an Engineering Student | Building 71 | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1pm-3pm Mindfulness for Life (1pm-2pm) and Post-mindfulness Coffee and Chat (2pm-3pm) | UCDALL Learning Space, James Joyce Library | Open to staff and students - booking essential
2pm-4pm How to Support a Friend Workshop (Niteline and UCDSU) | Blue Room, UCD Student Centre | For students - booking essential

 

Tuesday, October 9th

12.15pm-1pm Mindfulness Colouring | C117 Health Sciences | For students - booking essential
1pm-late afternoon PositiviTea UCDSU Coffee Afternoon | O'Brien Centre for Science, Outside Cafe Pi | Open to staff and students
1pm-2pm Japanese Drumming | Fitzgerald Chamber, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1pm-2pm Art and Human Resilience - A Quest for Meaning in a Changing World | Red Room, Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1.10pm-1.50pm Guided Mindfulness Meditation Including Lovingkindness | H1.47SCH, O'Brien Centre for Science | For staff - booking essential
1.15pm-1.30pm UCD Community Choir Performance | O'Brien Centre for Science, Ground Floor | Open to staff and students
2pm-3pm LGBT Awareness Event | F102, Newman Building | Open to staff and students - booking essential
4pm-5pm Hip Hop Dance Workshop | Studio 4, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - see here for information
5pm-6pm

An Audience with Paul Howard (Author of Ross O'Carroll-Kelly Series) | H1.37SCH (Lynch Theatre), O'Brien Centre for Science | Open to staff and students - booking essential

 

Wednesday, October 10th (World Mental Health Day 2018)

10am-11am Sleep Workshop - Ensuring Quality Sleep, a Key Ingredient of Good Mental Health | 0.01ROF, Roebuck Offices, Ground Floor | For staff - booking essential
11am-1pm

Coffee Morning and Bakesale in Aid of Pieta House | UCD Veterinary Sciences | Open to staff and students

11am-1pm PositiviTea UCDSU Coffee Morning | UCD Quinn School | Open to staff and students
11am-12noon Add Friends to Your Cuppa Launch | UCD Student Centre, Foyer (outside cinema)| Open to staff and students
12noon-1pm Sleep Workshop - Ensuring Quality Sleep, a Key Ingredient of Good Mental Health | 0.01ROF, Roebuck Offices, Ground Floor | For staff - booking essential
12noon-1pm 5-a-day for Your Mental Health: What Helps (Jigsaw Dublin City) | ** (Please note room change) Room B154A ALE, O'Brien Centre for Science - West| For students - booking essential
1pm-2pm Panel Discussion: Mental Health and Staying Well | Room 115, Veterinary Sciences | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1pm-2pm

Trad Session | Agriculture Building Common Room | Open to staff and students

1pm-2pm Mental Health First Aid Workshop | Fitzgerald Chamber, UCD Student Centre | Open to staff and students - booking essential
1:15pm- 2:45pm Flowcoach Workshop | G01, School of Earth Sciences | Open to staff and students - booking essential
2pm-3pm Sleep Workshop - Ensuring Quality Sleep, a Key Ingredient of Good Mental Health | E1.17/1.18, O'Brien Centre for Science | For staff - booking essential
2pm Mental Health Jukebox Online Launch | Tell Us Your Favourite Songs Here! | Open to staff and students
   
  Other events of interest
  Thursday, October 11th, 12noon-4pm | SafeTalk Course (run by UCDSU) | For students - please book here
  Thursday, October 11th, 7pm-9pm, Effective ADHD Care: Current Perspectives (UCD Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health) | Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science | This event is fully booked
  Friday, October 12th, 9am-5pm | Master Class on Medical and Non-medical Management of ADHD (UCD Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health) | Moore Auditorum, O'Brien Centre for Science | Contact susan.muldoon@ucd.ie for more information (100eur fee)
  Saturday, October 20th, 9am-5pm | Sensible Living to Optimise Your Wellbeing (UCD Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health) | C005, Health Sciences | Contact capconferences@gmail.com for more information (50eur fee which includes lunch)
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Advisers are here to support students individually and collectively in identifying and achieving their academic goals by helping them manage the various life challenges they may encounter.

Each degree programme has a dedicated student adviser and there are additional advisers for International and Mature Students.  Contact your adviser if you feel we can be of assistance. 

CHAPLAINS

UCD has four Chaplains available to students to offer support and advice.   They also have excellent facilities at St Stephen’s Chaplaincy where students can meet and make friends and form a community of like-minded people.  Many different groups use the facilities for meetings, coffee mornings, interfaith gatherings etc.  Contact any of the team if you would like further information.

Scott Evans has collaborated with students to create a series of Podcasts

For itunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/ucd-storycast/id1110412993?mt=2

For Stitcher (for Android):

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-graveyard-shift/ucd-storycast

STUDENT CENTRE

The UCD Student Centre is at the core of the UCD Student Experience, providing a home for Clubs and Societies as well as housing many of the essential services which students interact with on a daily basis.  If it is catching up for a drink in the Clubhouse, attending a play in the DramSoc Theatre, joining in a weekly debate in the Chamber or even just settling down for a blockbuster in the state of the art cinema, the Student Centre is the hub of UCD Student Life.

Also housed in the Student Centre are a wide range of shops and restaurants, a pool room, the Student Health & Counselling Service and the multifunctional Astra Hall that across the year hosts a range of events including concerts, musicals and guest speakers.

STUDENT HEALTH & COUNSELLING SERVICE

Mental health and wellbeing

The Student Health & Counselling Service is based on the first floor of the Student Centre.   It is staffed by medical professionals and a team of counsellors.  Check out their website for opening hours and the range of services provided.

The Student Health & Counselling Service recently collaborated with the UCD Library Service to compile a collection of books on a wide range of topics around personal health and well-being.

Whether you’re interested in managing stress and learning some new relaxation techniques, or having more difficult mental health issues, there are books here that can help.

Or, if you would simply like to learn more about cookery, exercise, nutrition and sexual health, there’s plenty of new titles to suit your needs – reflecting high street bookshops.

Although members of the Student Health team recommend specific titles to students during consultations, the Health & Wellbeing range is available to the whole student body to browse and borrow themselves.

 

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