We’re a nation of talkers and tea drinkers so why keep silent on the mental health problems that we all can go through? We’re encouraging students to make time to share a cuppa today and really ask someone how they’re doing.
In partnership with See Change, the Union of Students in Ireland, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Lyons Tea, thousands of “Chats for Change” tea packs will be distributed across college campuses nationwide to spark open conversation of mental health. The “Chats for Change” tea packs also include tips on taking the fear out of taking about mental health and useful support service contacts all aimed at encouraging students to make time and space to chat about their mental health while enjoying a cup of Lyons tea.
Rugby star Alan Quinlan and See Change ambassador Riyadh Khalaf will be launching the Chats for Change initiative in the National College of Ireland in Dublin’s IFSC on Monday, 11 November at 11am.
As part of the USI’s wider “More Talk, More Action” mental health campaign, See Change will be joining a week-long campus road-show that will hit college campuses across the country from November 11th to 14th with a message for students to talk more about mental health and take more action for their wellbeing.
Monday, 11th November ¦ 11am-2pm ¦ National College of Ireland (Main atrium)
Tuesday, 12th November ¦ 11am-2pm ¦ Cork IT (Main atrium)
Wednesday, 13th November ¦ 11am-2pm ¦ NUI Maynooth (Marquee@ Arts building)
Thursday, 14th November ¦ 11am-2pm ¦ Athlone IT (Atrium beside canteen)
Students can expect. interactive and educational information stands and expert advice from See Change, Mental Health Reform, Headsup, Headstrong, Grow, Reachout, PleaseTalk and Mental Health Ireland. One to one consultations are being provided by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.