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NUI Galway Mental Health Week 2016

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Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte OÉ Gaillimh 2016

Sunday 2nd October/Domhnach, an 2 Deireadh Fómhair

1pm & 9pm Our Faith and Our Mental Health Mass in the Chapel

Monday 3rd October/Dé Luain, an 3 Deireadh Fómhair

All Day look out for the Positive Pebbles across campus.

All Day #MondayMassage reduced rate massage. To book contact 086 8378589

9am-12pm French Soc FREE “petit déjeuner” French breakfast morning in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn

9am-10am FREE Beginners Contemporary Dance Class in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn

11am-1pm Brunch with GiGSoc in The Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn

11am-5pm DramSoc & GUMS Free Hugs around campus

1pm Launch of Mind, Body & Soul Collection in the Library with speakers from Connacht Rugby squad

4pm-6pm DramSoc Cutting out the Dramatics Meeting Rooms, Áras na Mac Léinn

5.30pm-6pm Evening meditation with the Chaplaincy in the Chapel Common Room

6pm-9pm Baking Soc Mug Cake Workshop in The Hub

6.30pm-7pm GiGSoc Candlelight Remembrance Vigil outside Áras Na Mac Léinn

7pm FilmSoc Screening of St. Patrick’s Day in IT250, 7pm

7pm-8pm Tea and Talk with GiGSoc in Meeting Room 1 & 2, Áras Na Mac Léinn

7pm Timelord Society FREE Screening of Amy’s Choice Large Acoustic Room, Áras Na Mac Léinn

8pm-11pm French Soc Schloer & Cheese Night with CinéClub Meeting Rooms Áras na Mac Léinn

8pm Neil Delamere in O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 from the SU Office. – SOLD OUT!

Tuesday 4th October/Dé Máirt, an 4 Deireadh Fómhair

12.30pm-2pm Psych Soc & SVP Soc ‘Resilience: Looking out for yourself and others’ talk with free tea & coffee in the Large Acoustic Room.

12pm-4pm Finance Soc get your LinkedIn Headshot in foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Health Unit

6pm Dansoc ‘Club Classics’ Free interactive hip hop dance workshop in The Cube

6pm-8pm GiG Soc Self Care Talk in AC204.

6pm-8pm Writer’s Soc Mental Health Awareness Writing Workshop in AC214.

6.30pm-8.30pm Seas Suas, Drug and Alcohol Information & Training in MY129, Áras Moyola

7pm Timelord Soc screening of Robots of Sherwood & Counsellors talk D’arcy Thompson Theatre.

7pm Psych Soc & Fem Soc Screening of The Mask You Live In & Talk Fottrell Theatre

7.30pm-8.30pm 5 Songs celebrating Mental Health Week with the Chaplaincy in the Chapel

Wednesday 5th October/Dé Céadaoin, an 5 Deireadh Fómhair

10am-5pm Poster Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn

11am-4pm Best Buddies Pop Up PhotoBooth in Áras na Mac Léinn

11am-12.30pm Archaeological Soc Yoga in The View. Bring your own mat.

1pm-2pm Music Soc & Choral Soc Lunchtime Concert & Tea in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn

1.10pm-1.50pm FREE Mindful Meditation with NUIG Mindful Way in AC202

2pm-3pm FREE Mindfulness Workshop with Martina Coyne in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

4pm Listen to Flirt FM 101.3 FM Mental Health Series “Heads Up”

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Health Unit

5pm-6pm Chef’s Challenge & Autumn Wellness Programme Launch in Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm Psych Soc Discussion on making NUIG autism friendly campus in AC201

7pm-8pm GiGSoc Talk with LGBT Helpline in IT202

8pm-9pm GiGSoc Talk with Psychiatric Nurse in IT202

8pm-9pm Candle Light Prayer & Praise in the Chapel

Thursday 6th October/Déardaoin, an 6 Deireadh Fómhair

9am-10am Salsa Fitness Silent Disco in foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn

10am-5pm Poster Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn

10am-12pm Psych Soc & Choral Soc Coffee Morning & Tunes in the View

10am-4pm Draoicht Soc Charity Book Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn

11am-12pm Mentors and Mentees Coffee/Tea Morning in The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn

3pm-5pm Organic Soc Organic Garden Open Day on Distillery Road

4pm Listen to Flirt FM 101.3 FM Mental Health Series “Heads Up”

6pm-8pm Writer’s Soc & Gig Soc Workshop exploring mental health issues with LGBTQ focus AC204

6pm-8pm Juggling Soc Workshop in Áras na Mac Léinn

6.30pm Chaplaincy screening of Life is Beautiful (La Vita é Bella) with snacks Chapel Common Room

7pm Psych Soc & Psi Chi Ultimate Table Quiz in Sult with finger food and raffle.

7pm-10pm Lit & Deb Rant night/Poetry slam in the Kirwan Theatre

9pm-10.30pm GUMS & GiGSoc Lip Sync Night in the Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn


Word of Hope Wall with the Chaplaincy in the Chapel

Psych Soc Mental Health Goodie Bags & Confession/Outlet Boards around campus.

Psych Soc #ShareASmile Campaign: Share your “smile experiences” and #littlethings that get you through the day on social media. Plus maybe get a random free coffee or lunch in participating outlets: Smokey’s, Sult, Úr Restaurant, Friars, Stem Café, Coffee On Line & Zinc Café

Visit ALIVE in the Hub (Monday – Thursday 2pm-5pm) and get a free colourful highlighter to brighten up your reading!

More information from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó


NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week 2016

Seachtain Meabhairshláinte Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 2016


#littlethings is a mental health and wellbeing campaign. It highlights that there are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope.

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people: 

Chaplaincy Service 091 495055

Counselling Service 091 492427

Student Health Unit 091 492604

SU Welfare Officer Daniel Khan 091 492747

Jigsaw Galway 091 549252

Samaritans Free phone 116123

Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

Go to for more information.

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SU Weekly Email 17 7th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome Back! We hope you had a good Christmas break and are all ready for 2016.

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 6th February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & Irish Cancer Society

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 23rd February 750m swim/5km run

Learn to save lives

SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact for more information

Want to do something amazing this month? 
Give Blood in Galway at the following clinics:

$1·         The Clybaun Hotel17:00-20:30 Thursday 7th January

$1·         Menlo Park Hotel17:00-20:30 Tuesday 12th January, Wednesday 13th January & Thursday 14th January

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

8 Week Yoga Course(Beginners Course FULL – Space available Intermediate only)

10 Week Sign Language Course

Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card

Clubs Day

If you missed out on joining a sports club in 2015 you have a second chance to get involved at Clubs Day 10am-5pm Thursday 14th January in the Sports Centre.

Socs Day & Volunteering Fair

If you want to get involved in any of the societies on campus or want to start volunteering make sure you go to the Societies day and Volunteering Fair 10am-5pm Wednesday 13th January in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Advisory Session for applicants to the IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Schemes

5pm Wednesday, 13th January in Lecture Theatre (243), Áras Moyola (Nursing Building). Dr Lucy Byrnes (Dean of Graduate Studies), together with the Research Office, will host an advisory session on preparing a successful application. This is a good opportunity for applicants to seek guidance on their application and to have any questions answered.  Supervisors are also encouraged to attend.


CampusCreate, a space and practice, aims to encourage creative thinking across the NUI Galway campus in a fun and playful way. It’s a place for you to flex your creative muscles, and undertake weekly inspiring challenges, and to share these across the campus community. During the 12 weeks of semester two, ‘Creative Challenges’ will be posted via TwitterFacebook, and websiteEach week has a different theme and ‘Daily Prompts’ will support the challenge. Interpret the ‘Creative Challenge’ in whatever way you like with creations of video, drawing, writing, audio, photography, mash-ups, remixes, etc. More details on our website where you can register for news & updates. 

Semester 2: Ball Season!

  • Wednesday 27th January Commerce Ball
  • Wednesday 3rd February Engineering Ball
  • Tuesday 9th February Law Ball
  • Wednesday 10th February Arts Ball 
  • Thursday 3rd March Postgrad Ball

ASIST Course now enrolling

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

The 2 day course will take place 9am-5pm Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February in Áras na Mac Léinn and you must attend both days.

The course is free but there is a €10 deposit required to reserve your place. Spaces are limited – sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

Learn Sign Language in 2016
Registration is now open for our 10 Week Basic Sign Language courses in 2016. The course cost is €40 (usual price €75) and you can pay in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March) – Just 3 Spaces Left
• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

The next SU 8 week Ashtanga yoga course is on Thursday 21st January – Thursday 10th March 2016.

The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks and you can pay the course fee in the SU Office now Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To pay by credit card please phone 091 524810.

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

Learn to manage stress and workload during the college term. This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety during your college year. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 20th January 2pm-3.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact

Free Assertiveness Workshops

This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help increase assertiveness in your social and college life. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 27th January 4pm-5.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact


Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.


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