skip to primary navigationskip to content

Mental health awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week – week commencing 18 May 2020

Dear All,

Mental Health Awareness Week (May 18th - 22nd) is an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of mental health and inspiring action to promote the message of good mental health for all.  In response to the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the week will focus on the relationship between ‘kindness’ and our mental health. 

The University has organised a programme of virtual events and activities for staff and students to participate in. A number of the events require you to book in advance.  

There is also a list of many other wellbeing activities and offerings being organised across the wider University that you (and your family) can participate in at your convenience. 

“It is important, especially during times such as these, to be kind to ourselves by taking care of our health and wellbeing. I hope that the talks and activities in this programme during Mental Health Awareness Week will provide an opportunity for as many of us as possible to spend some time concentrating on just that.” Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Institutional and International Relations  

PDN will be having a virtual MHAW tea break on Zoom on Thursday 21 May 2020 at 3pm.  Please try and come along and have a chat. 

Stay safe and connected!