Athlone IT Launches Mental Health Text Line To Support Students

The college is partnering up with a team of volunteers.

Athlone Institute of Technology is partnering with a text service to bring new mental health supports to its students.

The free 24/7 anonymous line will be available by texting "AIT" to 50808, allowing the user to speak directly to a volunteer.

It's hoped the college will be able to use data regarding the volume of messages received and the areas people were most affected, to optimise its on campus counselling service. 

Head of Student Counselling at AIT, Treasa Fox says the introduction of new restrictions makes the service even more vital:

We are proud to partner with Text 50808, a national crisis text service which provides 24/7 support to those in need, to...

Posted by Athlone Institute of Technology on Monday, 19 October 2020

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