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About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
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At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting tool available to all students and staff to disclose incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour / control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.
The national approach in the Speak Out Campaign echoes the ongoing work at the University of Galway and will help achieve the much needed zero tolerance culture.
Anyone with concerns or complaints about inappropriate behaviour is encouraged to use the online tool. The Speak Out tool will help you to find information and contact details of relevant University of Galway supports and specialist external supports.
The information you provide using this tool is valuable as the data collated will help inform initiatives aimed at addressing bullying, harassment and ending sexual violence and harassment at the University of Galway. It is important to remember that as the Speak Out reporting tool is completely anonymous, there is no way of identifying or contacting any member of the university community who uses the tool.
At the University of Galway, we encourage anyone who has experienced discriminatory or abusive behaviour to make a formal report. Should you wish to report an incident formally please visit the Staff Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy
Access the Speak Out tool here: https://unigalway.speakout.ie/
We hope you find all the information you are looking for, but if you would like more information or guidance on the supports available in incidences of sexual violence and harassment, please email email@example.com in confidence.
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The EAS is a free and confidential professional counselling and information service that provides support to NUI Galway employees, their partners and dependents over the age of 18 and residing at the family home to resolve personal and work-related concerns. EAS is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Your Mental Health.ie has many resources listed for various scenarios including the following:
Bereavement and Grief Resources
See below resources from the Irish Hospice Foundation
- IHF Bereavement Support Line Information – Trained volunteers from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Please let all staff/service users/members know that if they need support or a listening ear, they are free to call this line on 1800 80 70 77. The volunteers have both lived experience and training to support people who are bereaved or people working with those who are bereaved. They can also provide detailed information for what resources and supports are available in each catchment area, should someone wish to access community or local supports
- Loss and the Grieving Process Ten-minute eLearning Module – this a starting point for people to understand the grieving process which can be both informative and healing for people who have experienced grief and loss. This module is free so you could share with your members /staff
- Grief in the Workplace Hub where you will find information, resources and eLearning all in one place.
- Here is the Grief in the Workplace Information Leaflet on supporting a bereaved colleague, it has useful tips and could be worth sharing with staff or hanging on the staff room noticeboard. It shows employees that you are acknowledging their grief and recognise there is a workplace responsibility to support people. Here is a link to all leaflets we have which you can order for your organisation https://hospicefoundation.ie/our-supports-services/bereavement-loss-hub/bereavement-support/bereavement-support-leaflets/
- Here are some lovely projects and videos that we funded for people to express their grief or loss in a creative way and tell their story. You may find these a good talking point for your members or staff and it can help open up the conversation around grief
- Here is the Responding to Suicide Guide for Employers and this is a very detailed guide on what to do when suicide occurs in a workplace/when a staff member is bereaved by suicide, in terms of practical advice on supporting employees and the family of the bereaved employee and also, some guidance on the emotional support that workplaces can provide. It is informed by lived experience of people who have lost someone through suicide and workplaces who have had to deal with this extremely sad and traumatic situation. We hope that you never have to deal with this but we do send this to workplaces so they can be prepared in case such a crisis occurs.
Mental Health Apps
There are a number of mental health and meditation apps to assist with your mental wellbeing. Some of these that we recommend are:
Headspace is meditation made simple, teaching you life-changing mindfulness skills in just a few minutes a day. How it works. Sign up and get started. Download the Headspace app for free, and start your journey today.
Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation, with over 100 million downloads and over 1.5M+ 5-star reviews.