It’s Mental Health Week this week in NCAD so I made some GIFs to go along with a brief I set for my 4th year Education students. I included a cheeky reference to that duuuuuurty ride Bressie who gave a very good talk to Oireachtas Joint Committee (click to view) on the subject of mental health in Ireland. I come face to face with this in my job every day as I meet students who are struggling to come to terms with a whole range of issues from depression to OCD. I hope to make some noise around the college during mental health week to help raise awareness among the staff and student body. Never under-estimate how much you can help someone just by being there to listen if they need to talk. Bring tea, tea is good.