Friday, 21 November 2014

Exam De-stress programme: therapies, support & advice

The Exam De-stress programme provides plenty of low cost destress therapies
for students and staff, including massage, reflexology, shiatsu, Indian Head Massage, Acupuncture and much more. For details check out  Exam De-Stress Programme

As well as the exam distress programme there is plenty of other ongoing support networks on campus for you. Below is info on the support being provided by The Chaplaincy, Exam Support Team, Student Health Unit, Student Counselling and Student Services Health Promotion.  

As normal, the Chaplains are available to meet with students, and contact can be made through the Chaplaincy Office, Distillery Rd., by phone or by email. In addition, during exams they offer the following:
·        Pre Exam De-Stress Retreat will take place on Sunday, 7th December 4 - 6pm in the Chapel. Light supper available afterwards.
·        Monday Evening Meditation Group, 5.30pm in the Chapel Common Room.
·        Taizé Society Prayer Time, Mon. 1st Dec., 7-8pm in the Chapel Common Room.
·        Pre-Exam Mass & Breakfast: Mon– Fri. will take place in the College Chapel at 8am every morning, followed by a take-away “Breakfast-in-a-bag”, beginning 8th Dec. until 19th Dec.
·        The Exam Support Team supports students in distress at the main examination centres (they wear a blue 'Exam Support' T-shirt). If you, or a friend, feel stressed, ill, need to talk to someone, arrive at the wrong venue, forget your pen, calculator or the like, then the Exam Support Team is there to help.  The role of the Team is to offer practical support to students, liaise with the invigilators on your behalf and refer students to other Support Services.
·        The Chapel, the Chapel Common Room and An Gairdín Sosa (beside the chapel) are places where you can pray, relax or study before or after an exam. During exam time they are open every day from 7.45am till 10pm. For further information or support, contact the Chaplains at or 091 495055

Student Health Unit: The Student Health Unit is located upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn beside the Student‘s Union and operates a walk-in service where students are allocated a time on a first-come, first-served basis. Its hours are 9.15 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. , Monday to Friday. 

Student Counselling: Counselling is available to all students. Drop in appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis, weekdays between  2.15 p.m. and 4.15 p.m., at 5 Distillery Rd. 

Health Promotion: For a consultation about any aspect of health and wellbeing, email Or call in to the Wellness Centre to browse a range of  wellness resources. 

For more on support and therapies check out Exam De-Stress

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