By Conor Brummell NUI Galway’s Students’ Union called an urgent protest on Wednesday 10 October to highlight the need for more funding for the college’s counselling service. The protest was held on World Mental Health day in response to 14 college students being turned away from drop in sessions during the previous week, due to lack of full - time … [Read more...] about NUIG Students’ Union holds protest to secure funding for College Counselling Service
Last week my Dad told me that a “famous YouTuber” was coming to the local college back home, Dundalk Institute of Technology, where he lectures. I asked who the YouTuber in question was and he handed me a printed email, revealing that it was none other than Melanie Murphy. She was giving a talk on resilience as part of DkIT’s Fit4Life campaign. For those of you who don’t … [Read more...] about In conversation with Irish YouTube sensation Melanie Murphy
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a “Minister for Loneliness” to tackle the social and health issues caused by social isolation, appointing the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch to the role. The appointment comes after the release of a report on loneliness last year by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, a committee formed in honour of the … [Read more...] about Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness in the UK: what does this say about society today?
NUI Galway student Conor Whelan achieved more than most last year. Not only did the Inter-county hurler help lead his team to victory in his second All-Ireland final, the 21-year-old from Kinvara was also awarded an All-Star, named Young Hurler of the Year, and appeared on Ireland AM to discuss mental health. If all of that wasn’t enough, the future teacher celebrated the … [Read more...] about “Never get too high when you win and never get too low when you lose,” says All-Star Conor
‘It’s our party we can do what we want. It’s our party we can say what we want. It’s our party we can love who we want, we can kiss who we want, we can see who we want.’ These lyrics come from Miley Cryus’ renowned classic, We Can’t Stop. Aside from being a catchy summer anthem, this song belied a sense of consequence-less narcissism that accurately sums up the general mood … [Read more...] about Singing for help, millennials and the music of depression