The ‘ReCharge’ campaign is a yearly campaign designed to empower and encourage students to seek support and take time to recharge their mental health. It was launched in 2018 with the key themes for that year including sleep, alcohol and study.
The key themes for the 2019 campaign are healthy eating, exercise, and talking if you’re struggling
Speaking on this, USI Vice President for Welfare; Roisin O’Donovan said:
“The purpose of the USI RE:Charge mental health campaign is to deliver practical tips for students to use, so that they can recharge their mental health, like they would their phone battery. Although the college experience is new, fun, and exciting, for many students it can also be a scary transition and an expensive one too. So we are encouraging all students to care care of their mental health throughout the year and to allow time to recharge.”
Speaking about the campaign, Assistant National Director for Mental Health Operations, Jim Ryan said. “HSE Mental Health is delighted to fund the development of the ReCharge Campaign. We know the student population is aware of mental health, but we wanted to work with USI to create a campaign that would not only signpost to available supports and services but would focus on building resilience. This campaign reinforces messages within our Little Things mental health campaign that there are small everyday things that will make a positive impact on our mental health.”