Treasa Fox

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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(...)

UCD student Hannah Ledesma in her ‘home-college’, the bedroom she shares with her sister at home in  Mountmellick, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Hannah Ledesma from Mountmellick, Co Laois, applied to go to University College Dublin she never expected first year would be like this: studying(...)

Record numbers of third-level students are receiving counselling for mental health problems such as anxiety. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Record numbers of third-level students are receiving counselling for mental health problems such as anxiety. Almost 12,000 students sought counsellin(...)

Student rape: most research suggests that rape and sexual assault involving students – especially first-years – are a feature across third-level campuses. Illustration: Getty Images

It was her first year in college and Leanne was approaching the end of her exams in 2016. “It was supposed to be a time of excitement, change and acco(...)

Counsellors say they believe social media is playing a key role by amplifying stressful events such as relationship break-ups. Photograph: Getty Images

Record numbers of third-level students are seeking counselling for anxiety and related mental health problems, new figures show. Counsellors say numb(...)