Are you beginning or returning to college? Here’s how to look after your mental health

Expert Tips: Counselling psychologist Treasa Fox shares her advice for third-level students

Some young people can’t wait to get in to college; it will be quite challenging for others. Photograph: iStock

Some young people can’t wait to get in to college; it will be quite challenging for others. Photograph: iStock

Counselling psychologist Treasa Fox is head of student counselling at Athlone Institute of Technology and spokeswoman for Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education Ireland. Here she shares some advice for students beginning and returning to college.

– I think the biggest thing will be going on to campus, for the first time for second and first years, and back on for others. Everybody is going to be feeling a bit anxious.

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