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Conor Cusack to give talk about depression at UCC

The former Cork hurling star recently spoke out about how depression has affected his life.

Conor Cusack speaking on Prime Time
Conor Cusack speaking on Prime Time
Image: RTÉ screengrab via YouTube

FORMER CORK HURLER Conor Cusack recently spoke out about his experiences with depression, and next week he will give a talk on the topic in Cork.

Cusack will speak in Boole 4 in UCC on Monday 18 November at 8pm. The event is jointly organised by the UCC Students’ Union (SU), Clubs Executive and Societies Guild.

The talk, called A Journey with my Freedom Friend, is open to members of the public as well as students and staff of UCC.

The sports star recently penned a blog post about his experiences with depression and the impact it has on his life. The positive blog post resonated with a huge number of people, and he was invited on to Prime Time to talk about his story.

The organisers of the UCC event say that seating will be very limited and a full house is expected. Entry will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

UCC SU Welfare Officer David Berry will open proceedings at 8pm, and will briefly teach the audience how to use a number of simple mindfulness tools in their daily lives.

Denise McCarthy, vice president for welfare in the Union of Students of Ireland, will also contribute to the discussion.

If you have been affected by the issues discussed in this article please call Aware at 1890 303 302 or the Samaritans at 1850 60 90 90, or email

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