Health & Wellbeing

If you are going to perform well in University then you will need to look after your welfare. Your VP Welfare and Equality Kim is here should you need any help, advice or a cuppa tea and a chat.

What do you mean by ‘Welfare’?
What can the SU do for my Welfare?
What can the University do for my Welfare?
How can I get more involved in helping?


What do you mean by ‘Welfare’?
Your Students’ Union cares about your Welfare- so much so we have a student Officer (Ciarán) dedicated to it. But what do we mean when we say ‘Welfare’. Basically, it’s your health and all that affects it. Your physical, mental and sexual health all impact your college experience. We want put you in touch with whatever supports or information you need to be happy and healthy.

What can the SU do for my Welfare?
Ciarán is your Welfare Officer and part of her role is to be available to talk with you. Sometimes you might just want to talk to someone who has recently been a student and understands where you are at. Ciarán can do that and inform you of any supports that might be of use to you.

What can the University do for my Welfare?
Maynooth University has many supports available to its students. These include the Medical Centre, Counselling and Chaplaincy Services. You can drop straight in to the Student Services building or you can pop into the Union first for a referral.

How can I get more involved in helping?
In the first few weeks I will be putting out a call for volunteers to join my welfare crew – the WelFamily! Sign up. This will be a chance for you to meet like- minded people, to get involved and have some fun. We will work together to organise exciting and important events in a bid to raise awareness on important welfare topics; for example, mental health. These kinds of issues affect all of us so let’s all work together and have some fun while supporting our students and piers and combating these issues!