Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

'Please Talk' Remembrance Event

26 November 2012

During the week of November 12th a Remembrance Event was held in the various universities and colleges throughout Ireland to remember all those who died by suicide.

RCSI marked this event by keeping a minute's silence during the weekly Friendship Lunches hosted by the Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy Team and the Friendship Society. These are held both in the College and in Beaumont.

The students were reminded of the importance of reaching out and being a friend to others. Sarah Dinneen from the SU highlighted the motto of the Please Talk Campaign "Talking is a sign of strength not weakness" No concern is too trivial and there is always someone there to listen.

RCSI is part of the ‘Please Talk' initiative, which is one of many activities reaching out to lend encouragement and support. If you would like to know more about the campaign and supports log on to www.pleasetalk.ie. where you will be signposted to services in the college. Alternatively contact the Pastoral Care/Chaplaicy Team at chaplaincy@rcsi.ie  (01-402 2383) or the Student Services Office at studentservices@rcsi.ie  01-402 2294).