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'Please Talk' Candlelit Event

02 November 2011
This year's RCSI's ‘Please Talk Candle lit Service' was appropriately held in the newly renovated Serenity Prayer room where colleagues and students gathered to bring their intentions and light to shine on those who have lost their lives and been bereaved through suicide.


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‘Please Talk supporters at the Candle lit event'  


Now in its fourth year of Campaigning ‘Please Talk' continues its message that talking is a sign of strength especially when experiencing challenges. RCSI students and Chaplaincy Team gathered on Wednesday 2nd November once again to highlight and reinforce this message and to show that through our collective and collaborative effort in RCSI with chaplains, student support officers, students' unions, disability support services, buddy students and staff we can safeguard our mental health and wellbeing together.

The loss- experience through suicide can be intense and complex and in solidarity with all other Colleges and Universities engaging with the ‘Please Talk Campaign', RCSI students and staff shared reflections and presence to remember all those impacted by this loss. The shared reflections focused on remembering that we all are vulnerable and fragile and we need to remember to cherish those things that keep us connected and nurtured.

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Corriena Brien, Student Services Manager commended the students who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the service.  She went on to add that she personally felt moved by the ceremony this year and that the newly renovated Serenity Room certainly added to the atmosphere of this special event.

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‘Please Talk supporters at the Candle lit event' 

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 http://www.pleasetalk.ie/. where you will be signposted to services in the college. Alternatively contact the Chaplains office at chaplaincy@rcsi.ie  (01-402 2383) or the Student Services Office at studentservices@rcsi.ie (01-402 2294).