Welcome to the website of UCC's Sláinte Society!
We are a health promotion based society, and we aim to refresh peoples
knowledge of health and health
related issues in a way which has not been done on campus before by using unique and
innovative ways of communicating
health information! We are always looking for new members and would love to see you at
our next meeting!
Best Small Society 09/10!
At this years UCC Societies Awards, the Sláinte Society was awarded the title of Best Small Society! Well done and thank you
to everyone involved, and anyone who has helped us out over the year. Congratulations everyone!
Our AGM will be taking place on Monday the 22nd of March. All positions are open for election, and no previous experience is
necessary. New members are especially welcome, so if you think you might like to get involved in the society,
come along and see what we're all about!
When: 22nd March, 7 pm
Where: ORB 255
Positive Mental Health Day and talk on Technology and Wellbeing
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH DAY! - Tuesday March 16th from 12 to 3pm!
As part of UCC's Positive Mental Health Day, the Sláinte Society and Reachout.com are hosting a talk on:
“Internet, Technology and Wellbeing”
When: March 16th, 1-2pm
Where: West Wing 6 lecture hall
Guest speaker: Dr. Rachel O'Connell, Social Media Strategist and former VP of AOL and Chief Safety Officer of Bebo
Dr. Rachel O’Connell, a UCC graduate, has extensive experience in researching how people use new and
emerging technologies - and she has gone on to use this evidence base in the development of programmes to
educate and empower children, young people and adults in various capacities with the tools, knowledge and skills to navigate the internet safely.
It promises to be a very interesting talk so we encourage you to come along.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as places will be limited.
Also, please do visit our stand on the UCC Main Campus Plaza on March 16th from 12-3pm for some free stuff!
Christina Noble Talk
The Department of Epidemiology & Public Health in association with The Sláinte Society invite you to attend a talk by Christina Noble.
Almost 21 years ago, Christina Noble travelled to Vietnam and began working by herself to help others who
suffer as much as she has suffered. From truly humble beginnings, Christina has built a foundation that has
helped over 80,000 children, as well as countless family members who have also benefited from her work. The
Christina Noble Foundation gives disadvantaged children and their families, a chance to better their lives and
Christina’s dream of providing underprivileged children with hope, has become a reality. She is an inspirational
woman so we encourage you to attend what promises to be a most inspirational talk.
Where: Brookfield G.05
When: Monday March 8th
Reach Out website
Reachout.com is new webite that
inspires young people to help
themselves through tough times, and find ways to improve their own mental
health and well-being. Sláinte are hoping to
work with the people behind the website on an upcoming Positive Mental
Health Day on campus in March.
What’s Reachout.com in a nutshell?
We keep it fun and friendly while providing no-nonsense factsheets, blogs,
and stories about mental health, well-being,
and getting through ‘tough times’. That means everything from relationships,
exam stress and anxiety, to suicide,
depression and self-harm. We don't provide counselling or crisis response.
Instead, our focus is more on trying to
empower young people to get the info and help they need early on.
Young people in Ireland need easy, quick, and confidential info about mental health,
and we are working to normalise
helpseeking and de-stigmatise mental health issues.
The people who blog at ReachOut.com, the folks who comment on our Facebook posts, the
big brothers and sisters who
post links in forums, and the friends who refer a friend they care about-- that is what
we’re about. ReachOut is a
community that thinks helpseeking is a sign of determination, not weakness. It’s about
changing the way we look at
‘tough times’ and our ability to talk when we need to. And we're just getting started.
Check it out!
Fun Fitness Week!
Fun Fitness week is taking place January 11th to 14th! We hope to
see you in Devere Hall, Monday - Thursday, 12.00 - 2.00 pm. There will be UCC Club performances, information stands,
giant twister, hula hooping, Nintendo Wii competition with great prizes to be won each day and more!! Daily events
are listed in the timetable below, we hope you enjoy them!! Mardyke Arena are providing free classes in the hall on Monday
and Tuesday evenings also, details and tickets available from SU office.
Get Off Your Butt and Lose That Gut!
The Athletics Club have kindly invited us to join them in training. They cater for everyone and it
is the perfect way to stay active in the weeks before Christmas, especially when the Mardyke is closed. Ask for
Aisling when you get there and she will guide you in the right direction :) For more details check out
When: Tuesdays @ 6.00PM.
Where: Meet outside Ferry Lodge, the PE office
When: Thursdays @ 6.00PM
Where: Meet at bottom of hill at Sundays Well
Our Christmas party will be taking place this year on Tuesday the 15th of December in the Bailey. We meet at 8.30pm!
As part of our healthy eating campaign, we hope to release a recipe booklet. Written by students for
students, it will contain cheap and healthy meals. The deadline has now been extended and the best recipe will
win a prize so send us your ideas!
Sláinte and the Philosoph Society are having a debate on Suicide on Monday the 9th at 7.30pm in Kane G19.
Fun Run Success!
Congratulations to all society members who took part in a Fun Run on Sunday November 1st in Cork City.
We really enjoyed ourselves and encourage anyone who is interested to get involved in future events.
Due to dark evenings we need to re-locate training sessions and are awaiting confirmation of new venue.
In the meantime, keep up the good work and hopefully we will be back in action again soon!