Take Care Tuesdays

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/02/2018 - 28/02/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Brookfield, UCC

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The aim of this campaign was to encourage people to practice incorporating self-care into their weekly routine. “Take Care Tuesdays as an overall event” took place in stages throughout the year. Tuesday evenings throughout the semesters were devoted to promote this positive self-care practice among students. The stages involved providing students with workshops enabling  them to cultivate their mental health. Workshops focused on developing student’s resilience, mindfulness and CBT practice, motivational skills, communication skills, suicide alert competencies and awareness of the detrimental effects of alcohol on mental wellbeing. The workshops, classes and performances were delivered by Educational Psychotherapists, counsellors, positive psychologists and professional welfare trainers.

“Take Care Tuesdays” campaign deserves recognition as it is unique in that it incorporates diverse aspects of mental health and encourages students to engage in cultivating their mental wellbeing throughout the college year. Focus was on the enhancement of student resilience, communication skills, motivational skills, suicide awareness, self-care, positive relationship skills and alcohol awareness. This promoted positive mental health taking a range of its fundamental components into consideration. Mental health needs to be consistently attended to throughout one’s life and the way in which this event takes place in stages throughout the year mirrors the way in which students must care for their psychological wellbeing  as a process throughout their college life. By awarding “Take Care Tuesdays” it will awaken fellow students to the importance of active engagement in tending to one’s own mental health.

If this campaign was recognised it would reinforce the concept that there is a need for a focus on welfare roles especially considering how highly pressurised and stressful this college can be.

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