Student Mental Health Strategy Launch
Prof. John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork invites you to the online launch of UCC’s Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. A 30 minute event to include Minister Simon Harris, brief overview of strategy and Q+A, and guest speaker Professor Pat McGorry from Australia, known worldwide for the development and scaling up of early intervention and youth mental health services, with over 1000 publications.
All are welcome to attend.
UCC has a strong history of supporting student mental health and wellbeing. In addition to responding to the needs of UCC students, the University has led out locally and nationally on responses to issues such as tackling harms related to alcohol use through the REACT (Responding to Excess use of Alcohol in Third Level) programme, supporting the development of a Framework to Respond to the use of illicit drugs in HEIs, the collation of data on the levels of drug use and related harms in the recently published DUHEI (Drug Use in Higher Education in Ireland) study and the development of the Bystander Initiative to tackle the issue of sexual violence and sexual misconduct on campus.
University College Cork’s Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed and builds on a strong tradition of evidence based support and intervention provided to UCC students by Student Counselling & Development, the Student Health Department, and other student services. Its purpose is to promote and enable a whole institution approach to mental health and wellbeing in UCC and to create a system where students have access to the right support at the right time.