Le Chéile is a programme aimed to develop your personal skills for proactive student-to-student assistance and intervention. Starting Tuesday 10th October 2023 from 6-8pm. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Chéile is a programme encouraging personal skill development for proactive student-to student assistance and intervention. The programme runs for five weeks, bringing together qualified experts, both internal and external to UCC.
This skills-based programme was developed in response to various issues students encounter and is tailored to the bystander model of safe, effective intervention. It engages students in a shared learning experience to proactively recognise and respond to peers who are struggling and how to intervene in various situations. Over the 5 weeks, Le Chéile covers:
- Week 1: Mental Health and Wellbeing with Tom Tate (Why Mind) and Active Listening with UCC Counselling
- Week 2: Bystander Intervention with UCC Bystander Intervention
- Week 3: Suicide Awareness with Cork Samaritans
- Week 4: Drugs and Alcohol with Cork Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force
- Week 5: Student Feedback Session with UCC Chaplaincy
By the end of the programme students will:
- Be more proactive in looking after themselves and each other.
- Learn techniques and skills to enable them to recognise and intervene in various situations.
- Be able to analyse unhealthy patterns in the lives of their peers and themselves.
- Learn how to develop healthy habits to combat these patterns.
- Learn how to actively listen and communicate.
- Develop their own innate abilities to be able to assist and safely intervene where necessary.
- Know how to refer peers to further services that they might need.
- Be awarded a certificate for the completion of the START Suicide Awareness online training course.