Mental Health & Wellbeing

UCC is constantly working toward positive mental health and wellbeing on campus for everyone – employees included. From a variety of counselling services to direct staff/student advocacy, UCC is always working to promote a healthy environment where mental health and wellbeing can thrive. There are a variety of resources available to everyone on campus, including free mindfulness classes for practice in managing stress or anxiety.


There are free mindfulness classes available to staff at UCC every week. You can check the calendar here for the list of classes.

From Cork Healthy Cities, check out these 5 Tips for Mental Health at WorkPSYCHED Document

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Free counselling is available for staff and their families through Inspire Workplaces. For more information, visit the webpage available here.

My Mental Health Matters: from UCC Health Matters

Insightful, Inspiring, Real Life Stories - Written by the Students and Staff of UCC.

Link available to document: My Mental Health Matters

Headspace: Free Guided Meditation. Say Hello to Headspace

 Virtual Meditation Room: visit our Virtual Meditation Room for mindfulness practices and information.

#LittleThings Campaign: Mental Health support from the HSE and Healthy Ireland.

BibliotherapyStaff bibliotherapy is a private, self-directed strategy to improve your mental health.

Opportunity to contribute to Mental Health & Wellbeing at UCC:

Are you interested in contributing to Mental Health and Wellbeing projects on campus? As a recognised health promoting university, UCC has several working groups that reflect various health topics and are made up of staff and students. If you’re interested in being a part of the Mental Health and Wellbeing working group, you can contact the health promotion project workers at UCC Health Matters:

Staff Wellbeing & Development

First Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC, T12 YN60