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Please Talk Day

April 7th, 2014

On Wednesday March 26th, Please Talk UCD hosted their annual Please Talk Day in celebration of the 7th year since it’s founding.

The Day aimed to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, while also highlighting the supports available to students. We were joined on the day by SeeChange, BodyWhys, HeadsUp and Irish Guide Dogs For the Blind. KC Peaches and Blazing Salads sponsored the day with free healthy foods. The committee gave out free ‘Tea Packs’ to encourage students to start the conversation about mental health.

The Day finished with a screening of Silver Linings Playbook with the International Students Society.

Labhair Linn

February 2nd, 2014

No matter what the language, the message is the same.

Is cuma cén teanga, tá an teachtaireacht mar an gcéanna.

For Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014 in UCD, PleaseTalk have joined up with An Cumann Gaelach to spread the mental health message as Gaeilge.

Talking is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Is caint chomhartha neart, níl laige.

Seirbhisí Tacaíochta -

Comhairleoirí na Mac Léinn:

Ionad Sláinte na Mac Léinn :

fón - 01 716 3133

Oifigeach na leasa agus comhionannais:

riomhphost - [email protected]

Annual Candlelight Vigil

January 31st, 2014

In November, staff and students in UCD gathered together to remember those in our community who we lost to suicide.

Remembrance Day

November 9th, 2013

Join PleaseTalk on Wednesday 13th November at 5.30pm by the main lake for our annual candlelight vigil.

Each year PleaseTalk holds a Remembrance Day on campus to remember those that we have lost to suicide. It offers a chance for the community to come together in reflection and to get people thinking about the reality of mental health, and encourage those who may be struggling to reach out for help.

Who can you talk to?

October 22nd, 2013

World Mental Health Day

October 7th, 2013

This Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. In order to raise awareness across UCD, Please Talk will be postering in the morning, making information leaflets available to students, launching our PleaseTalk flyers and holding a FREE tea/coffee evening in Belgrove Residences from 5pm.

Coffee Evenings

September 9th, 2013

This semester PleaseTalk will be holding monthly coffee evenings with ResLife on campus.

Not only will there be tea, coffee and biscuits available, but PleaseTalk will have free materials available at each meeting too!

Pop in to enjoy some freebies with friends, or come along to meet your neighbours.

The first two dates and locations are listed below:

- 12th September Glenomena Common Area at 5.30pm

- 10th October Belgrove Common Area at 5pm


Guide to Arts

September 1st, 2013

Please Talk along with UCSDU Arts Convener and funding from O2 ThinkBig have produced a handy Guide to UCD Arts for all incoming Arts 1st years.

All the information that incoming students need in one booklet, the Guide was written by students for students with the intention of making life easier with entrance into UCD’s biggest faculty.

Check out our help page with both academic and personal information. “Talking is a sign of strength.”

Help Page

You can get your copy during Orientation Week, starting on Tuesday 3rd September!

Or you can access the full guide in the link below:


PleaseTalk Forum, June 14th 2013

April 19th, 2013

The 2013 PleaseTalk Campaign forum is taking place on Friday the 14th June. It’s an excellent opportunity for outgoing and incoming students’ union officers to meet with one another and talk about issues affecting their students. Discussions will be taking place on how to keep the campaign going strong towards it’s seventh year in 2014.

“We need to talk about mental health.” - A panel discussion, 7pm April 17th in the Fitzgerald Chamber

April 12th, 2013

As part of Please Talk Day (celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Please Talk campaign), the L&H, in association with UCDSU, present a Panel Discussion about Mental Health in the FitzGerald Chamber at 7PM on Wednesday. Speakers on the night include:

- Zoé Forde, recipient of the UCD President’s Award 2013 for her work in the area of mental health and volunteer.

- Ciara Johnson, Gender Equality officer with UCDSU and Bodywhys Youth Panelist.

- Sorcha Cusack, SpunOut Youth Panelist and mental health activist.

- Neha Siddiqui, UCD student with a special interest in autism awareness.

- Donal Scanlan, Health Promotion Specialist at St. John of Gods Hospital.