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Mental Health

Your Mental Health; from your phone-alarm in the ‘AM’ to closing your eyes at night, is so important to your day, your assignments, your relationships with others in college and managing the daily stresses that come up for us all. It needs to be looked after just as much as our nutritional or physical health.

Any combination of things can affect your Mental Health, from the foods you’re eating to your exercise levels, time management, workload, or what’s happening around you with friends and family. But if you do find yourself in a bad place, there’s lots of people and resources where you can reach out for that bit of assistance.



Your MSU Welfare Officer:

Aoife Fennell
Vice-President for Welfare & Equality
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Location: SU Building 9.30-5.30pm, Monday - Friday


University Counselling Service:

Website: MU Counselling
Telephone/Appointments: (01) 708 3554
Location: Student Services Centre, North Campus

The college counsellors are there for you. The Student Counselling Service is a professional, confidential counselling service provided to all registered students of Maynooth University. Counselling offers an opportunity for students to discuss in private any issues or concerns that they feel are impacting on their academic performance or sense of personal well-being. Counselling is generally offered on a one to one basis, is short-term in nature, is strictly confidential and is provided free of charge.


Self-referral to the Service is welcomed and encouraged. To make an appointment to see a counsellor simply call to the Counselling Service Reception in the Student Services Centre or ring on (01) 708 3554.


University Chaplaincy:

Website: MU Pastoral Care
Telephone/Appointments: (01) 708 3554
Location: Student Services Centre, North Campus

The Maynooth University Pastoral Care service offers friendship and support to all on campus. The service is here to listen in confidence and to accompany our students in both the sorrow and joy of their lives. They provide meaningful opportunities for worship and spiritual nourishment for students of all faiths and none.


Student-run Listening Service (Niteline):

Website: Niteline
Telephone: Freephone 1800 793 793.

Niteline is a voluntary student-run organisation that operates a telephone listening, information service and online listening for students. They are here if you ever feel that you would like to talk about anything to someone who will listen, accept and understand without judging or directing. Niteline is totally committed to confidentiality and is here to listen and provide support, whatever your situation.

Callers can talk about anything that is on their minds, be it personal, sexual or study-related. Put simply, if an issue is important to you, it’s important to us. Phone lines are open every night of term from 9:00pm to 2:30am, so if you find yourself needing a chat don’t hesitate to call.

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