Rejection, my Best Friend

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My name is Maggie Sanders. I am from Dallas, Texas, I went to college at the University of Arkansas, and have lived in the US my whole life. This summer I have traveled to Dublin from the US, and am working with MyMind as a marketing intern. I am here to share my story, as a student transitioning into the … Read More

Counselling for students

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Exam season for students in Ireland is imminent and with it comes panicked study cramming, sleepless nights, caffeine drinks on tap, weepy Whatsapps and future fears. Student life, especially in the lead up to exams, can be wrought with immense pressure to succeed and plan for the future, and the student experience can go from zero to 10 on the … Read More

An insight into my internship

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Looking to boost your career and skill knowledge but don’t know where to start? How about doing an internship? It can be tough as you near the end of your college years to think about an internship versus a holiday away. As a millennial, there is that pressure to aspire to perfection, to be confident, curious, beautiful, smart, talented and … Read More

Dealing with exam stress

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It’s the first week of June, the sun’s out but students are still walking around with their heads in books. That can only mean one thing, the dreaded Leaving Certificate exams are here. These exams are one of the biggest sources of stress for school leavers and even those of us who finished secondary school years ago. Due to the … Read More

The power of listening

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According to the Mental Health Matters Report (2016), there has been a 41% increase in the number of college students seeking counselling. This is a staggering increase and it’s no surprise that a lot of university counselling services are struggling to meet this demand. In my spare time, I volunteer as a peer mentor. I am one of the founding members … Read More

My time at MyMind

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Limerick Mental Health Week

Before I started my work placement at MyMind, I didn’t really know much about the organisation. I knew that it integrated technology with mental health and that was roughly the bare bones of it. I was quite keen to begin to learn the “behind the scenes” process of counselling and psychotherapy as I was never provided that opportunity before, let … Read More

My time at MyMind

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By Fiona Kerrigan I have, for the past 3 months, been working as a communications intern at MyMind – Centre for Mental Wellbeing.  My work here included writing creative content for the MyMind blog, managing social media, quantifying feedback, marketing and branding and event management. MyMind is a non-profit organisation that provides accessible and affordable mental health care to those … Read More

Why I chose an Internship at MyMind

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I have, for as long as I can remember, been interested in the behaviour, emotions and thoughts of others and myself. I am constantly introspective of my actions and emotions – monitoring how I behave and asking myself why I am feeling or acting in a certain way. If a situation arose where someone acted strangely, I would be the … Read More