‘Reaching Out in College: Help-seeking at Third-Level in Ireland’

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10:00 am - 4:30 pm

DIT Aungier ST
Aungier St
Dublin 2

Date : December 11th 2015

Time : 10am- 4:30pm:

Where : The Courtyard, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin.

“This event will involve presentation and discussion of findings from a recently published study involving a collaboration between ReachOut Ireland, the IAUCC and the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention, based on survey results of over 5,000 third-level students. The study explored the help-seeking experiences, preferences and views of students in Ireland, with a focus on e-mental health (using the internet and technology for mental health information and support) and college supports and services.

Data will be presented on students’ attitudes towards help-seeking, where they are most likely to seek help, and their suggestions regarding the provision of information and support. A discussion will subsequently be held with IAUCC members and event attendees, in order to reflect on the findings and suggest potential action points regarding the planning and resourcing of student services and resources”.

Gillian Karwig 

Gillian is currently working as Research Officer with ReachOut Ireland, and was involved in a recent study that explored the mental health and help-seeking behaviours and preferences of third-level students in Ireland. She holds a BA in Applied Psychology from University College Cork and an MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology from The University of Edinburgh.

Gillian has previously worked with a range of clinical programmes and mental health organisations. She recently worked as a Research Officer with the National Suicide Research Foundation for the European Commission-funded study ‘Preventing Depression and Improving Awareness through Networking in the EU’ (PREDI-NU), involving local implementation and coordination of an online self-management programme for mild to moderate depression.

Free to all IAUCC members

Lunch provided for members


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