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The Irish Student Health Association is the umbrella organisation for those who work in student healthcare, supporting them to connect and discuss matters relevant to 3rd level student health.

ISHA Conference. Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April 2023 at the Galway Bay Hotel

The Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) are delighted to invite you to join us in Galway for our annual conference and AGM on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April 2023, our first in person conference in 3 years! 

This year the ISHA conference, hosted by the University of Galway, will take place in the beautiful Galway Bay Hotel, located on the edge of the Atlantic with stunning views and walks. We have an exciting line of of speakers, poster competitions and awards, and a wonderful Gala dinner on the Friday night with guaranteed excellent entertainment!

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ISHA logoMembership of our organisation is free. Members are provided with email updates as well as website access. Members are also eligible to attend the annual conference and study days. Please contact irishstudenthealth@gmail.com if you would like to become a member.
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Mental Health Promotion in Higher Education Report. Launched September 11th 2023

In April 2023, young people and professionals came together to highlight what is needed to achieve better mental health and a sense of belonging for students in third-level education. Today, September 11th 2023, the report on the findings of this event is launched.

Jigsaw, the youth mental health charity, and HSE Mental Health and Wellbeing, co-hosted a roundtable event which gathered together university staff, national stakeholders and higher education students from across Ireland to talk through what is needed to support the mental health of higher education students.

Minister Butler launches new HSE National Youth Mental Health Office. September 11th 2023

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler has today announced the launch of the new National Youth Mental Health Office in the Health Service Executive (HSE). The new National Office will focus on delivering strengthened and more integrated supports for child and youth mental health care across Ireland.

This new HSE office will provide for coordinated input across service, legislative and policy developments for all child and youth mental area areas, from prevention and early intervention to the specialised Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Meet the Committee

The committee of ISHA is working hard to support its membership. Please click here for more information on the committee members. We are always looking for new members so please let us know if you would like to join!
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