€5m support package for students’ mental health

Minister for Further and Higher Education says concerns about mental wellbeing is ‘number one issue’ for young people at third level

24th August, 2020
€5m support package for students’ mental health
New education funding will be used to recruit extra counsellors for third-level students. Picture: Getty

A support package of €5 million for third-level students’ mental health and wellbeing has been announced by Simon Harris.

The Minister for Further and Higher Education said the package consisted of €2 million that had been pledged in 2019 and an additional €3 million in response to Covid-19.

The funding will be used to recruit counsellors and assistant psychologists for students. It will also be used to implement the government’s Framework for Consent in Higher...

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