ATU Sligo Healthy Campus Charter Launched to improve Health and Wellbeing of the ATU Community


The Healthy Campus Charter was launched in Atlantic Technological University (ATU) – Sligo Campus on Thursday, 3rd of March, by Head of Sligo College Dr Brendan McCormack and Derval O Rourke, former Olympian and world champion.

Implementing the Higher Education Healthy Campus Charter, launched in July 2021 by the Government, will be an inclusive, coordinated approach to improving health and wellbeing by creating an environment and organisational culture that enhances health, wellbeing and sustainability.

O’Rourke, an author, businesswoman, and mother of two, congratulated ATU Sligo on their commitment and passion for supporting our students’ health and wellbeing of our students.

Derval spoke about her time in college and balancing her career in sports and that of a student. She advised students to find people and resources who could support them and how important it was to her in her career.

Yvonne Roache, Health and Wellbeing Officer at ATU Sligo, thanked all the staff who have worked over the years to make Healthy Campus a success. She said:

“We have to help our students learn how to mind their health and wellbeing during their time here with us. In addition to earning their academic awards, we need to teach them how to talk about their mental health and take care of their general health”.

Minister Frank Feighan, minister for State for Public Health, Wellbeing and National Drugs Strategy, also endorsed the Healthy Campus Charter. He commended the ATU Sligo on a Health and Wellbeing Officer appointment and for our proactive approach to health and well-being.

View the ATU Sligo Healthy Campus Charter HERE.