Useful Contacts, Apps, Books, Netflix & Podcasts

If you would like to know more information about wellbeing, this space provides useful contacts and links to podcasts, books, apps and videos.

On Campus links for students

071 9305463 E:

The Student Counselling Service aims to provide a confidential support service that is free of charge to all registered ATU Sligo students residing in the Republic of Ireland. The service offers students the opportunity to explore any issue which may be impacting on their mental health and general well-being in a confidential setting.

The Student Counselling Service webpage has useful information and resources.

Tel: 071-9305205/071-9305463 E:

The Student Medical Services is a student friendly service with attention given to preventative medicine, health promotion and healthy lifestyles. It is intended to provide acute medical care during the week when it is not possible to attend your regular GP.

The Student Health Service webpage has useful information and resources.

Tel: 07 1 91 41887 E:

Every student at ATU Sligo is automatically a member of the Students’ Union. They offer a range of services, support students, run campaigns on areas such as mental health and sexual health, give advice on things such as SUSI applications and run a number of events.

Recorded Tutorials and Online Resources

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Mental Health Links

The Being Well Living well toolkit helps students to develop the confidence to manage wellbeing issues they may face and understand that they are not alone in experiencing challenges in their academic and personal lives – whilst also providing guidance on supporting their friends, and signposting when and where to seek further support if needed.

The toolkit covers 4 main themes: Living Well, Feeling Well, Staying Safe, Spending Well

The online toolkit allows students to dip in and out of the themed resources at anytime. It also contains useful IT Sligo resources and supports to help students overcome pressures and anxieties. You can access Being Well, Living Well by logging into Moodle.

HSE – Mental Health – 

information, support and services.

01 284 1166 (Information line – 9am to 5pm -Mon to Fri)

Mental Health Ireland provides information and support for people who experience mental health difficulties.


Self-help for Wellbeing and Mental Health. A new way to a healthier mind. 1 in 4 of us struggle with mental health challenges, like feeling low or anxious. SilverCloud programmes give you the tools and skills to feel better and stay better. You can access SilverCloud by logging into Moodle

Mental health information, resources and networks for students, from the Union of Students in Ireland.

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Sexual Health Links

01 670 6223 (Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm).

BelonG To offer support to LGBTI+ young people (14-24 years). They advocate and campaign on behalf of young LGBTI+ people and offer a specialised LGBTI+ youth service with a focus on mental and sexual health, alongside drug and alcohol support.

LGBT Ireland is a national organisation underpinned by localised knowledge and responses. Together with our network members, we provide support, training, and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland.

To learn about Contraception, Fertility and Pregnancy, STIs, Emergency Contraception and more, go to

Transgender Equality Network Ireland seeks to improve conditions and advance rights and equality of trans people and their families.

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Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts like former monk and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from managing stress and everyday anxiety to sleep, focus, and mind-body health. Build your practice your way with meditations for every experience level and lifestyle — including short, 3-minute sessions that fit seamlessly into a busy schedule.

HSE Eating Disorder Self Help App

A self-care app for people:

  • with an eating disorder
  • caring for someone with an eating disorder,
  • worried about developing an eating disorder
  • diagnosed or are recovering from an eating disorder

From the HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders and Bodywhys

Read more about the HSE Eating Disorder Self Help App.

Insight Timer

Insight Timer is an app and website designed to help make meditation and yoga convenient, easy, and pleasant to do. Meditation and yoga are practices that unite mind and body to focus attention in order to calm racing thoughts, reduce stress, and improve mental and physical health and well-being.

Mood Patterns

Mood journals and diaries are a great way to keep a record of your feelings. This app helps you to do just that by linking how you feel to your location, company, and activity as well as to how you slept and to recent events in your life. Use it to explore the patterns in your mood.

Can We Talk About Consent?  A book about freedom, choices and agreement by Justin Hancock (author), Fuchsia MacAree (illustrator)

Mindfulness. A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Danny Penman and J. Mark G. Williams

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why has no one told me this before? By Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie’s simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way.

Guide to Meditation– Headspace

Guide to Sleep – Headspace

Unwind Your Mind  – Headspace (Interactive)

Glow West

Conversations about sexual wellness. Every week Dr Caroline West will shine a soft light on many aspects of sex related issues. Guests include activists, sex educators, academics, sex workers, sexual health experts and more.


Mental Health Ireland’s Podcast Series

Mental Health Ireland’s podcast, promoting positive mental health through a series of episodes focusing on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics.


Bite Back – Rozanna Purcell

How would you define your relationship with your body? This podcast explores our personal and ever-changing journeys towards self-love and acceptance and looks at why numbers on a scale doesn’t and shouldn’t define us, and how amazing our bodies really are.

Super Brain – Sabina Brennan

This podcast focuses on thriving and surviving in life. In addition, Sabina injects a weekly booster shot packed with practical tips to transform your everyday brain into a healthy, happy, Super Brain.


Do You Mind – IT Sligo Student Counselling Service

A mental health podcast commissioned by IT Sligo Student Counselling Service. This podcast aims to promote positive mental health in students through the discussion of a variety of topics and issues effecting the student population in Ireland including anxiety, consent, identity and being part of the LGBT community and many more.