AHEAD have noted an increasing number of students on campus with Mental Health Difficulties seeking assistance (AHEAD 2017). Census 2016 reported an increase in the last five years of 28.7%. While there are a number of very innovative initiatives such as Student Central in Maynooth University to work with students and faculty and the ESB Health and Wellness Program – an uncertainty about supporting students or employees with Mental Health prevails.
If our students are to realise their potential on graduation, with the necessary resilience for a new and demanding world, we need to take stock.
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