NUI Galway Celebrate Mental Health Week

At the launch of ‘NUI Galway Celebrate Mental Health Week’ and 'The Little Things Campaign' were members of NUI Galway Students’ Union (l-r): Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, Oifigeach na Gaeilge; Jimmy McGovern, Vice-President and Welfare Officer; Phelim Kelly, Students’ Union President; and Rebecca Melvin, Vice-President and Education Officer.
Oct 12 2015 Posted: 11:10 IST

NUI Galway held a range of events to mark Mental Health Week, which took place nationally last week. The initiative is to encourage and facilitate students and staff to develop and maintain positive mental health. 

The events that took place on campus captured a glimpse of the activities and programmes in NUI Galway which support the development of positive mental health. They included information workshops, resources, practical suggestions and proactive ways to cultivate health and wellbeing which have proven beneficial to others.

Throughout the week there was a specific focus on the ‘Little Things Campaign’ which is an initiative of the Health Service Executive to promote mental health. The #littlethings campaign focuses on how simple little things can make a big difference on how we feel, such as keeping active, talking about problems, looking out for others, doing things with others, eating healthily, staying in touch, drinking less alcohol and sleeping well.

The events for Mental Health Week were organised by NUI Galway’s Student Services and the Students Union in partnership with a number of external agencies.


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