‘Mental Health Week’ took place at Letterkenny Institute of Technology from Monday 18 November to Wednesday 20 November, 2013. This event, organised by the Student Union Welfare Officer, Tanya Russell included a host of on- campus activities aimed at encouraging young people to ‘Chat for Change’. This event ran simultaneous to the Union of Students national campaign #moretalkmoreaction.
LYIT students and staff have organised over 25 activities in 9 months for numerous different charities. There are a further 4 major charity events to come, including the North West 10K, Strictly Come Dancing, a student trip to Malawi with Habitat for Humanity, and a Campus to Campus cycle.
As part of Civic Engagement Plans 2013 in the LYIT joined with the North West Simon Community to make homelessness and awareness of being homeless an issue for students and staff.
North West Simon Community is a not for profit organisation working with those at risk of homelessness in counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo.
Its mission is: