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Alcohol / Intoxicants

The overuse and misuse of alcohol can be extremely harmful to both your physical and mental health. For more information on alcohol and your health, see the resources below:

Ask About Alcohol - HSE

Healthy Living Booklet


Understanding '1 standard drink' of alcohol:

Units of alcohol


Drug abuse and addiction can have severe adverse consequences on your health. For more information on drugs and your health, see the resources below:

Drug and Addiction Support - HSE Helpline

ReachOut - Drug Addiction/Abuse

Student Drug Culture - Motley

Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is very important for your overall health and wellbeing. If you need help or want more information on mental health, see the links below:

My Mental Health - Booklet with true stories from UCC staff and students on mental health - Reach Out provides information on various topics of mental health

Mindfulness - Practicing mindfulness and can help relieve stress and anxiety


If exam time is stressing you out, have a look at these relaxtion tips that we handed out during study week!

There's also a map of some places on campus where you can relax.

Sexual Health

Taking care of your sexual health is important not only for your physical health but also for your mental health. Regular sexual health check-ups are encouraged at the Student Health Service. For more information, see the links below:

Student Health Service

Information about Sex and Contracpetion

HSE Sexual Health Services

The Sexual Health Centre


Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential in maintaining your health and wellbeing. For more information on nutrition, see the links below:

HSE - Healthy Eating and Nutrition Guidelines

Farm to Fork at UCC

Safefood - Nutrition and Food Safety


UCC Health Matters

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