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President Higgins on hand to support ‘Please Talk’ at RCSI

27 April 2012

President Michael D. Higgins attended the 5th anniversary of the launch of the ‘Please Talk' initiative in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Friday 27th April.

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President Michael D. Higgins signs the guest book with Prof. Eilis McGovern, RCSI President before the start of the "Please Talk" conference held at RCSI.
 
Please Talk is an initiative that encourages students to talk about their challenges, be it at home, in college, or in their private lives. The programme urges students to understand that talking is a sign of strength and not of weakness. President Michael D. Higgins was also in attendance and addressed the students.

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President Michael D. Higgins is introduced to RCSI Student Welfare Officer, Aidan Healy by Prof. Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI.


If students experience problems at home, in college, or in their private lives, they can log on to www.pleasetalk.ie and select RCSI to view the full range of services available in the college.

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President Michael D. Higgins addresses guests at the "Please Talk" event in RCSI.


Please Talk is supported by the HSE through the National Office of Suicide Prevention, and is part of the National Mental Health Strategy.