FlirtFM Radio Series

Heads Up

Heads Up Mental Health Series

Heads Up is a series of 10 half hour radio programmes on student mental health. It started during Mental Health Week on October 7th 2015, and ran every Wednesday at 2pm until December 9th 2015 on Flirt FM 101.3.

We spoke to a wide range of counselors, researchers, students, artists and performers about issues that crop up regularly for young people – settling into college, understanding the impact of alcohol on your mind, body, emotions and overall mental health, dealing with anger and conflict, sex, intimacy and pornography, overcoming social anxiety. Each show ended with an artist performing a song or reading a poem and discussing their own mental well-being.

This programme is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

Winner of CRAOL Awards 2016 – Distinction in the category of Commissioned Programming.


Episode 1 – NUIGalway SU President Phelim Kelly and NUIG Student Counsellor Geraldine Connolly about the stresses associated with the move from school or home to college. They discuss supports and advice on how to cope with this stress.

Episode 5 – Mary O’Sullivan; Suicide Prevention Resource Officer and NUIG Vice President & Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern about the SU’s Life Skills programme in Suicide Prevention.

Episode 10 – Jigsaw Galway counsellor Catherine Sherlock is in studio to talk about managing anger for positive mental health.  Student counsellor Aisling Reidy on the importance of assertiveness and the workshops she teaches.

Listen back to all episodes at www.mixcloud.com/flirtfm/playlists/heads-up-flirt-fm/


Produced by Alan Meaney & Mary Owens
Presenters – Mary Owens & Eoghan Holland
Researcher – Eoghan Holland
Student reporters – Blue Hanley & Paul Corcoran

Poster designed by Hopscotch Multimedia.