Mental Health Society

#UnleashTheElephant

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Mindfulness Monday
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
13:00
Ends:
14:00
 Max:
30
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: John Paul II Library

Weekly walk through South Campus grounds from the Library. Collaboration with EnviroSoc and GeogSoc. Moving your body is good for the brain and breathing fresh air feeds the nervous system. We're all human, we need nature to be happy! Come hug trees, touch grass and have a giggle and chat :)

Mindfulness Monday

Day Mondays
From 13:00, to 14:00
Cost FREE
Max 30 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: John Paul II Library

Weekly walk through South Campus grounds from the Library. Collaboration with EnviroSoc and GeogSoc. Moving your body is good for the brain and breathing fresh air feeds the nervous system. We're all human, we need nature to be happy! Come hug trees, touch grass and have a giggle and chat :)
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About Mental Health Society

Hi everyone and welcome to the Mental Health Society! We are a society for anyone who has an interest in Mental Health or who believes Mental Health is a topic worth talking about. Our slogan is "unleash the elephant", as Mental Health often feel like the elephant in the room - the thing everyone knew existed but no one wanted to talk about - and we wanted to get people talking. Over the last few years I think we have began to move the elephant out, but there's still a lot more work to be done!

Our society has a bit of everything - so there really is something for everyone! Our three main aspects are social, education and advocacy. 

Our social aspect involves creating a community of friendly faces and helping hands! We have regular meet-ups with tea, coffee and biscuits along with different activities. The activities range from collaborations with other societies, walks around campus, arts and crafts and more! We aim to create a space where we can all get a break from the hustle and bustle of campus life and make some friends. Also included is our 'Random Acts of Kindness' which we carry out for all the students on campus to brighten their day and our Retreat, which is a yearly trip away from the college to do lots of different activities and have a great time!

Education involves the more serious side of mental health and includes providing mental health literature at all our events, guest speakers, workshops and trainings. We do workshops on all things from meditation and yoga to information on specific mental illnesses. We also work with the HSE to provide a number of trainings and provide the most up to date info for all our students, including any free resources nationally or in Maynooth!

Finally, one of our roles as a mental health society is to work to improve mental health services for all of you! This includes fundraising for mental health charities, and lobbying both the University and the Government to provide better services. Whether that means getting information from our members on what they're missing or petitioning for better services of all kinds in Maynooth, we are always working to improve mental health services for our members and students in general!

Our society is for everyone, whether you've struggled with mental health yourself, know a friend or family member who has or just think mental health is worth talking about! Mental health is something we all have, just like physical health, and its something we all should be looking after! 

Don't forget, this is YOUR society, so if there's anything you think we should be doing, please send us on a message and let us know and we'll do our best to do it! Our Instagram and Tiktok handles are @mhsmaynooth.

Finally, here are some helplines and resources should you ever need them!:

niteline.ie: 1800 793 793

MU Counselling: 01 708 3554

MU Chaplaincy: 01 708 3469

MU Health Centre: 01 708 3878

Campus Security: 01 708 3929

Samaritans.org: 116 123

Aware.ie: 1890 3030 302

Pieta House: 01 601 0000

RapeCrisisHelp.ie: 1800 778 888

BodyWhys.ie: 1890 200 444

LGBT+ Helpline: 1890 929 538

OneFamily.ie: 1890 622 212

Crisis Pregnancy: Text 'LIST' to 50444

Current Committee 26
Co- President Tara
Co- President NICOLE MARIA ZSURZS
Social Media Manager ELEANOR LARTEY
Vice Chairperson MICHELLE LEE GEORGE
Public Relations Officer ANDREA MARY HICKEY
Community Outreach Officer, Events LIAM WOODGATE
Continuing Officer Shauna(She/Her)
Diversity Officer SUSAN CLAIRE O'REILLY
Emotional Support Peer DAAN
Events Operations Officer CHLOE BERGIN
Events Team ETHNA
Events Team MAKENZIE MANN
Events Team AOIFE LOUISE MOORE
Events Team LEO MICHELE CAPASSO
Events Team AMINA ABD ALLGANY
Events Team MARIESSA MAJELLA MC MANUS
Information Officer Kirsten Baltazar
Merch Team PADRAIG MC GOWAN
Merchandise Manager Olena Kaniuka
Post- Grad Rep MATTHEW DUFFY
Social Media Team CIAN PATRICK SHAH
Wellbeing Officer MICHELLE
Z James
Z EVAN MURPHY
Z Cathal Owens
Z AKIRA AINGEL FLORES

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