Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

first_imgLimerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Attending the launch of ePUB  were  Caoimhe Guinnane, Students’ Union Vice-President, LIT; Tom McLaughlin, MIC student and Caolan O’Donnell, Students Union Welfare Officer, UL. Advertisement Email Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Print Linkedin Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext article‘A Life in Theatre’ Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Entitled Electronic Personal Use Barometer or e-PUB, the programme will be  implemented in all three third level institutions in the Mid-West region as part of a collaborative initiative between Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) University of Limerick (UL) and the Mid-West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Awareness Project.e-PUB is a recognised, evidence based, on-line intervention and personalised feedback tool developed by counsellors and psychologists at San Diego State University, and is currently in use at over 550 campuses in the United States, Canada, Australia and Ireland.The programme is anonymous and encourages participants to examine their individual drinking patterns, their personal and family risk factors and the health and personal consequences of their behaviours. It then provides user personalised feedback designed to support and motivate individuals to adapt and, if necessary, reduce their consumption patterns. The programme is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counsellor or administrator.According to recent figures 2.48 million in Ireland drink with at least 75% of all alcohol consumed as part of a binge drinking session.  Those aged 18-24 years are most likely to have a harmful drinking pattern.Speaking at the launch of the e-PUB initiative, Gearoid Prendergast, Co-ordinator of the Forum, said: “This is an exciting and innovative project which has brought together the three main 3rd Level Institutions in the City with a view to encouraging participants to examine their individual drinking patterns, their personal and family risk factors and the health and personal consequences of their behaviours”. Speaking on behalf of all three Students Unions Caoimhe Guinnane, LIT Students’ Union Vice-President said that she hoped the e-PUB programme would help students become more aware of their alcohol consumption. “This programme will be a tool to anonymously encourage students to seek help via the information of local services provided if necessary” she said.e-PUB has already been implemented with great success in a number of other Irish 3rd level institutions, including UCC and NUIG. TAGSe-PUBLITMary Immaculate CollegeUL An online alcohol intervention programme, which aims to encourage third-level students to reflect on their drinking behaviour, is to be rolled out across colleges in Limerick. WhatsApp NewsEducationHealthOnline intervention programme will help students moderate their drinkingBy Editor – March 24, 2017 1153 Facebook Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project International Women’s Day LIT Twitter 22/3/2017 Attending the launch of ePUB – an online alcohol awareness app for 3rd level Institutions werePhotograph Liam Burke Press 22last_img

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