Shane Kilmartin

Promoting Positive Mental Health, Wellbeing & Recovery

Five Ways To Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are simple actions to practice each day to maintain or improve our mental health and wellbeing. The New Economics Foundation developed the set of evidence-based actions in 2008. The project examined research from across the world on proven actions that can help us to feel good and function well.


What is Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing is feeling good about yourself, the world around you and functioning well in everyday life, most of the time. Being resilient and coping with the normal stresses of life is also an important attribute of wellbeing.
  • There are many things that can influence your wellbeing. These include exercise, diet, sense of belonging, relationships, career, self-care, spirituality, money, where we live, and sense of purpose.
  • Wellbeing is much broader than simply how happy you are. It also includes how satisfied you are with your life, your sense of purpose, and how in control you feel.


Make time each day to Connect. Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. By staying connected and nurturing these relationships we feel happier and more secure, giving us a better sense of purpose.

Be Active

Look for ways to be active everyday. Go for a walk or a run. Step outside. Cycle, play a game, garden or dance. Discover a physical activity you enjoy which suits your lifestyle and level of mobility and fitness. Research has shown being physically active can improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Take Notice

Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Be Curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Pay attention to the present moment – to your thoughts, feelings and to the world around you.

Keep Learning

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Cook a new recipe. Take on a new responsibility. Setting yourself a new challenge and learning a new skill will increase your confidence which can improve your mental health and wellbeing.


Giving to others is good for you. Do something nice for someone else. Thank someone. Volunteer your time or join a community group. See yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and create connectedness with the people around you.

Academic Year 2022/2023

Academic Year 2022/2023

Summer Opening Hours:

  • July: Mon-Fri. 10.00-3.00pm
  • August: Mon-Fri. 9.00-5.00pm

Summer Preparation Courses:

  • All information available here.

Supervised Study Start date

Weekly Grinds Start date

  • Monday 29th August 2022.
  • Please confirm the start date with your grinds teacher prior to showing up.

Study Skill Seminars

Start of Sunday Study

  • Date to be confirmed from 10-5 pm.
  • Date is subject to change.
  • All information and packages available here.

October Mid-Term Study

  • Tuesday 1st November- Saturday 5th November 2022.
  • All information available here.

College Closure in October/November

Our colleges will be closed on the following days:

  • Sunday 30th Oct. 2022
  • Monday 31st Oct. 2022
  • Sunday 6th Nov. 2022

Christmas Study & Revision Courses

  • Mon. 28th Dec. to Tuesday 5th January 2021 (Dates are subject to change)
  • Students are on holidays from Tuesday 22nd December to Wednesday 6th Jan 2021.
  • Grinds & Supervised Study will operate on Sat.19th December 2020. However, please confirm with class teacher.
  • Christmas Study information available here.
  • Christmas Revision Course information available here.

Christmas College Closure

Our colleges will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Saturday 24rd December 2022
  • Sunday 25th December 2022
  • Monday 26th December 2022
  • Tuesday27th December 2022

February Mid-Term Study

  • Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2023.
  • All information available here.

St. Patrick’s Day

  • Closed on Friday 17th March 2023.
  • All information available here.

Leaving Cert Oral Dates 2023

  • Dates to be confirmed.

Easter Supervised Study 2023

  • Week 1: Monday3rd to Friday 7th April 2023
  • Week 2: Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th April 2023
  • Additional dates are available outside of these dates
  • All information available here.

Easter Revision Courses 2023

  • Saturday 1st –  (dates subject to change)
  • All information available here.

Pre Exam Courses 2023

  • These courses will run in May/June 2023
  • All information available will be available here.

May Bank Holiday 2023

  • Study runs as normal on Saturday 29th April and study will run Sunday Hours on Sunday30th of April and Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023.

June Bank Holiday 2023

  • Study runs as normal on Saturday 3rd June and study will run Sunday Hours on Sunday 4th and Bank Holiday Monday 5th June 2023.