DCU Healthy Minds Study

DCU Healthy Minds Study

DCU is embarking on a four-year plan to develop a campus environment and culture which will promote positive mental health and student wellbeing. To begin this process, DCU is conducting a campus-wide survey called the Healthy Minds Study, running between the 8th and 22nd of February.  Check your email to participate!

The purpose of this study is to better understand student mental health and wellbeing, sources of support, and other mental and emotional health topics. 

“The survey examines various elements of your lives as students, including your mental health, your feelings of belonging at the University, your attitude towards an experience of diversity on campus, and your general wellbeing as a student.” Dr Claire Bohan, Director of Student Support and Development.  

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can contact Deputy Director, Student Support and Development, Annabella Stover,  annabella.stover@dcu.ie.

Or the HMS research team at hms-coordination@umich.edu or University of Michigan principal investigator of this study, Justin Heinze, at jheinze@umich.edu.

Campus/local resources:
Counselling & Personal Development, DCU
Hours: 9am-5pm
Location: Dublin City University
Website:  https://www.dcu.ie/counselling
Email: counselling@dcu.ie or spd.counselling@dcu.ie
Phone: 01-7005165 (Glasnevin) / 01-7009215 (St. Pats)

DCU Health Centre
Hours: 9.30am-5pm
Location: Dublin City University
Website:  https://www.dcu.ie/health
Email: healthservices@dcu.ie  or spd.healthcentre@dcu.ie
Phone: 01-7005143 (Glasnevin) / 01-7009215 (St. Pats)

DCU Student Advice Centre
Hours: 9:00am-5pm
Location: Dublin City University (Glasnevin and St. Pats)
Website: https://www.dcu.ie/advice
Email: student.support@dcu.ie
Phone: 01-7007165 or  01 7009018

Other/External Resources:
Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/
Email: jo@samaritans.org (response time 24 hrs)
Phone: 116 123 (A national 24/7 helpline)

Pieta House
Preventing suicide and self-harm
Website: http://www.pieta.ie/contact-us
Phone: 1800 247 247 (a national freephone to speak to a therapist)  
01 8831000 (Dublin North Centre)
0818111126 (to make an appointment) 

Text: Text HELP to 51444

National Text Service Number 
A free 24/7 anonymous national text service, funded by the HSE. You will be listened to and supported by a trained Crisis Volunteer via text conversation in a safe and confidential environment.
Text: Free text HELLO to 50808

Website: https://www.text50808.ie