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by laurengalvin73 Contact
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(On behalf of Mentor Leader Sinead Ruane and her team of Mentors)As a first year, odds are you’re still settling in. It’s a mad year of new beginnings, and it takes quite a while to fully adjust to college life. The following are places you can turn to when things aren’t the best, for whatever reason that may be. Each service outlined, in its own way, is there to support you, to help you with anything you might need help with.First things first: health. It’s frightening how many students have said to me that they’re ignoring blatant health problems because they can’t afford to see a doctor. Though it’s overused, I feel the proverb “your health is your wealth” is greatly underappreciated by students – this in terms of both physical and mental health. In NUI Galway, there are health services in place to make sure students look after themselves, and to offer them counselling and advice on how to do so. A prime example is the... read more
by bennolan1 Contact
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Mental Health is something that affects everyone of us. Just like we look after our bodies, so too must we be kind to our minds. Stress is a big part of any college student's life and if not managed properly with the right support, it's easy to let it get out of hand. College can be overwhelming sometimes, with assignment deadlines and exams and the like. Throughout your college career and indeed the rest of your life, you will experience ups and downs, highs and lows, good times and bad. While we all enjoy the good times, it is important that we acknowledge the bad times and the feelings that come with them. Knowing how to process these feelings and get through whatever has us down is what good mental health is all about. It is not about being happy 24/7 -  because nobody is, it is about taking life one step at a time and tackling each hurdle as it comes. As much as it is about the academic side, college is a time for having fun, growing and discovering yourself. As... read more
by davidokeeffe93
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Student Services in NUI Galway This blog is aimed to make you aware of all the services available within the University to aid and assist you in any means you require. The Wellness Centre The Wellness centre is in the back of the Hub in Áras na Mac Léinn. It is a place where you can drop in and browse the large stock of informational leaflets and books dealing with a wide range of health and wellbeing topics, or chat to the wellness volunteers about services and resources available on campus or in the community. The Wellness centre has a relaxation room that can be booked for personal use, to take a break or for health reasons. The only rules are that no studying is allowed and mobile phones must be switched off. The Health Promotion Service also runs programmes throughout the year including the Mind, Body... read more