By Conor Brummell There has been an increase in the last few years in people taking days off school, college or work and citing their mental health for their reasons. Perhaps this is because a bigger importance has been placed on people’s health and wellbeing, and in particular people’s mental health in recent years. It was reported in November 2018 by The Irish Times … [Read more...] about Mental health days: good, bad or indifferent?
By Eoin Hennessy Issues surrounding the modern life of young men have gained increasing attention in recent years. In the November just gone by, record numbers of men sprouted mustaches in the name of Movemeber, a month dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health issues. It’s a worthwhile cause which, along with much needed fundraising, opened up a wider … [Read more...] about The ‘ideal’ male body image?
By Bern Butler Did you ever get the feeling that you’ve been here before? Well I have. I first attended NUI Galway (then UCG) from 1982 to 1986, scraping through an Arts Degree and H.Dip in Education. In 1984, I was 19, in my second year, and finding the going in college increasingly tough. I had begun to experience the scourge of social anxiety. I felt like the … [Read more...] about The art of self-compassion
By Fiona Lee Talking about things doesn’t have to be a major event. It doesn’t have to be an intervention, a moment of crisis where it can’t be avoided any longer, or during an emotional break where things can’t be held in anymore. There are always people who will listen, but in saying that we should all remember how to listen. How to really listen. We will continue to tell … [Read more...] about The art of listening: learning to understand and support
By Áine Kenny The NUI Galway Student Counselling Service delivered counselling to 1,427 students in the academic year of 2017/18, according to their annual report. This was an increase of 58 students, and a four percent increase on the previous year. 62 percent of clients were female, 37 percent were male and less than one percent were transgender or gender … [Read more...] about Majority of those attending student counselling are female and in the college of Arts