1 IN 4 STUDENTS HAVE TO WAIT OVER 4 WEEKS FOR COUNSELLING

Family and friends can be important influences in helping someone get treatment for mental health issues. Reaching out and letting them know you are there to help them is the first step. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Devin N. Boyer/Released)

25% of third level students in Ireland are waiting over four weeks for counselling supports.

That’s one of the many issues facing universities across the country according to the Union of Students in Ireland.

Third level students and staff will protest at Trinity College today, calling on the government to address the growing crisis of funding.

USI President Síona Cahill says urgent action to required.

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