Metaphors, coping mechanisms, and a plastic bag: Blindboy discusses mental wellbeing

It is a sad reflection on how mental health is perceived by the general population of Ireland when a man wearing a plastic bag on his head has a greater impact in engaging with students than the senators speaking on the issue in the Dail. On Thursday, March 23, Trinity welcomed Dave Chambers, otherwise known […]

A Mindfulness Morning for Mental Health Week

This morning,  Tuesday March 21,  a small group of students from various year groups and backgrounds came together in the Global Room for a Mindfulness Morning event as part of Mental Health Week. Participants were welcomed with a mug of green tea provided by the event hosts, and once everyone had settled on the yoga […]

My emotions will always be in the dark

So it’s mental health week. I talk about my mental health a lot, and there are many people out there who do. Newspapers, TV stations, Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with pieces and opinions on mental health. But what happens when we look behind these? As a nation do we really speak in an open […]

Post Grad Week set to show graduates how to strike a balance

The Graduates Students’ Union (GSU) has been hard at work preparing for Post Grad Week 2017, a week of events specifically catered for graduate students which shall run from today, March 20, until Friday March 25.   An abundance of  informative talks and workshops aimed at improving graduates academic performance, as well as their chances […]

Comedy gigs, student workshops and Blindboy: Mental Health Week 2017

TCDSU Mental Health Week 2017 begins today, Monday 20 March, marking the final welfare campaign week of the year. The week aims “raise awareness of the different mental health issues that affect us”, highlighting issues such as spotting the signs of mental health problems, promoting services, opening up, and stigma reduction.   Collaborating with societies, […]

Town walks and country walks

Health and Wellbeing   I have always loved being outside. I grew up in a house skirted by woodland; our garden backed right up onto the treeline. An inordinate amount of my childhood and teens were spent wandering around this wood and the rest of the countryside around my home. My parents were happy to […]

Putting a focus back on Mental Health: Meabh Cullen, Welfare Candidate

  Meabh Cullen is a third year Environmental Science student who is heavily involved with the Disability Service within Trinity. She serves as both an ambassador for the Disability Service, and as a Part-Time officer for Students with Disabilities in the Students’ Union. As well as finding the work hugely rewarding, Cullen mentions “Active Listening”, […]

College Health Service error in correspondence results in student being put in “physical danger”

The College Health Service has contradicted a student’s instructions not to send any correspondence to their parents’ address, resulting in severe emotional and financial distress for the student.   The student had previously given explicit notification to the College Health Service that any correspondence sent to their home address would likely be opened by their […]

Trinity startup “Silvercloud” raises €8m euro in funding

  The online wellness company Silvercloud has raised more than €8m in funding, the Irish Examiner has reported.   The company offers a range of online services designed to help people manage mental health and behavioural health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the psychological effects of chronic illness.     Silvercloud began […]

Learning to manage my mental health

Health and Wellbeing   “It was only later that I realised all of these moments of insomnia, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and paranoia were panic attacks”   Statistics about mental health always seemed so abstract to me. The leading cause of death for men between the ages of 15 and 34 in Ireland is […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan