Alex Ward 2018-11-30

On the 17th of November, two societies from the Graduate Entry Medical School came together to organise a 5K Fun Run in aid of Limerick Suicide Watch. UL MedSoc teamed up with UL GIVE to create this event on the final day of MedWeek 2018. The focus of MedWeek this year was mental health and well-being, […]

Christopher Dunne 2018-11-07

UL alumnus and recipient of a UL honorary Doctorate, Dr Vicky Phelan, will switch on Limerick’s Christmas lights this year. Dr Phelan and her family have been selected as the guests of honour for this year’s Light Up Limerick festival. The festival begins on Sunday 18 November with the annual switching-on of the city’s Christmas […]

Clodagh Guerin 2018-10-11

THERE’S no denying it; Ireland has a serious problem with mental health.   This problem manifests itself in many ways, but one of the most common appears to be addiction and substance abuse.   In 2015, 224 people died by overdose in Ireland with a reported 8,791 people admitted to Accident and Emergency for self-inflicted […]

Erin Dyer 2018-10-11

‘Self-Care’ is one of the simplest things we can do to better our mental health every day. With mental health week in full swing, here are some small things that can be added to your life to get your head in a good space.       Get Organised The world is messy enough, don’t let your life […]

Jamie Dowling 2018-10-10

As the saying goes, “when the going gets tough the tough get going.” It is all about how you look at a situation that will determine how you react to it – while it isn’t always easy to reframe things in a positive light if you are struggling with depression, schizophrenia or anxiety, or any […]

Frances Watkins 2018-09-27

Freshers, the time has finally arrived for you to pack your bags, buy your body weight in pasta and head off to college. It’s an exciting time for you all, but it can also be daunting to be in new surroundings. I have come up with some handy tips to mind your mental health, for […]

Lorcan O Donnell 2018-09-26

Hello, you sexy bunch of humans, this is your elected Student Welfare Officer delivering a quick message ahead of our Sexual Health And Guidance week during week 3 from the 24th-28th of September. It’s a week for homos, heteros, lesbos and don’t knows. Students are a sexually active bunch and so we should be. Many […]