The fourth day of USI’s mental health week campaign, Togetherness – Le Chéile, focuses on body image, body confidence and eating disorders. We have put together a some information about body image and eating disorders: Blog: Body Image and Body Confidence Keep an eye...

Body Image and Body Confidence

Our bodies our something we can have a complicated relationship with. It can be very easy to compare ourselves to other people that we know or that we see online or in the media. It’s a natural thing to compare ourselves to others, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a...

Body Image and Body Confidence

Our bodies our something we can have a complicated relationship with. It can be very easy to compare ourselves to other people that we know or that we see online or in the media. It’s a natural thing to compare ourselves to others, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a...
My Story

My Story

By Stephanie Kelly, CIT Student Union Vice President for Education 2018-2019. To truly tell the story of my mental health I need to travel back 10 years to when I was 14. I always knew that I was different but it really came to a head after junior cert, I didn’t want...
The Student Survival Guide to Being a Student

The Student Survival Guide to Being a Student

by Gary Tobin, VP Mayo Campus GMIT 2018/2019 In today’s world people’s daily lives are clustered with a wide variety of internal and external aspects which they must navigate in order to make it through the day. Aspects such as finances, family commitments, work and a...
Áine’s Story

Áine’s Story

by A. Student from AIT Anxiety is a very misunderstood illness, some people assume that you just worry too much and have little sympathy for the people going through it but I can assure you it’s very frightening. At the height of my anxiety, age 19, I felt my identity...
Mental Health – Mental Wealth

Mental Health – Mental Wealth

by Colm O’Halloran, USI VP Dublin Region 2018/2019 For a long time, I was too afraid to go to counselling. It seemed scary; I’d have to go into a room with somebody who I had never met before and tell them my problems. I knew the counselor would be professional...

Research analysis well underway

The national student mental health survey conducted by USI in early 2018 is now being analysed for initial findings.  USI’s Mental Health Programme Manager, Aoife Price, is conducting the analysis with support and resourcing from the Irish government’s...
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