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Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Staying well, both physically and mentally, is a critical part of successful student life. While it might be more challenging than usual now for some of you, now is the time to reach out for support. We have support available for all  international students – no matter where they are. On this page, you will find resources which are desgined to help you with your mental health and physical health during these unprecedented times.

Crisis Support 

If students require immediate/crisis support, they should take note of the following services:

Should a student feel at risk/suicidal and do not feel that they can keep themselves safe, they need to contact the crisis liaison mental health team at the University Hospital Limerick (061 301111)/their local hospital, or their GP immediately.

Minding your Mental Health

HSE

The Health Service Executive provide lots of detailed information on Mental Health and COVID-19, including helpful tips for protecting your mental health as well as plenty of resources which you can avail of should you feel the need. 

Check it out here. 

Additionally, the HSE have recently made available a freely accessible, video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing.

This evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience.

Check it out here

 

Mindfulness

Making mindfulness a daily routine can help fight the stress that student life brings. It gives opportunities to relieve pressure, improve memory, and focus.

 Why not try out some free Mindfulness apps

  • Headspace
  • CalmAura
  • Stop, Breathe & Think
  • Insight Time

The UL Counselling Service Website provides self-help resources for mental health management during COVID-19.

UL Counselling Service

Keeping Active 

Podcasts 

Whether it's a podcast on History or Sport, Music or Film, or even a funny comedy, the The Irish Times have put together a list of the 50 best podcasts to listen to right now:

Check them out here!

 

UL Global Spotify

Need motivation to study or workout? Want to learn more about Irish music? Head to our new Spotify profile to listen!

Our playlist 'Hit the Books' has been created by International students to keep you motivated - check it out now.

 

UL Student Life have launched a virtual 'Get Away Zone' - a place where all students can forget about what is going on in the world at the moment

Check it out here

Healthy UL provides plenty of tips for staying healthy during COVID-19

Check them out here