By Fiona Lee
With the new restrictions being put in motion this week, all of us will struggle in our own way. There isn’t a soul who won’t be affected by this lockdown to some degree, and going into the wintery festive months, it just feels that bit harder than before.
SIN wants to reach out to its fellow students, Galwegians and our readers nationwide to remind you all that you are not alone. It’s completely normal to be frustrated, overwhelmed, disappointed, anxious or upset.
Reach out to friends, family, the guys and gals in your classes. Ask them how they’re doing and how they’re dealing with everything, or even just say hi and have a nice catch up.
Don’t be afraid to reach out yourself if you’re struggling. You are not a downer, you are not being bothersome, those around you will want to know how you’re feeling.
Also, there are many services out there with people waiting by the phone to listen to you, and we have listed some of them down below.
It’s a difficult time but we’ve already gotten through so much.
You are all incredible, we’ve got this!
Call 1800 247 247 or Text “Help” to 51444
Call 116 123
Aware – 10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday
Call 1800 80 48 48 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will respond within 24 hours
Text TALK to
Call 1800 341 900 or Call 112/999 in an emergency.
Click (here – https://www.womensaid.ie/help/immediatedanger.html) for advice on what to do if you are in immediate danger
Call 01-554 3811 or Email email@example.com, or call 999/112 in an emergency
Galway Rape Crisis Centre
Call 1800 355 355
For information on how to connect with NUI Galway’s counselling services, click here – https://www.nuigalway.ie/counsellors/faqs/