In June 2013, the University made a public commitment to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination by signing the Time to Change pledge.
For many, university can be a stressful time and it can sometimes get too much. Research shows that almost half of UK students (46%) admit to loneliness during their time at university, and 45% of students find their university degree stressful.
To help tackle this, the ‘Time to Talk’ campaign encourages everyone to open up about mental health and how they’re feeling, and to talk, listen, and help each other.
National Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 6 February 2020. It’ll be a day for the nation to take 5 minutes to have a conversation about how they’re feeling, mental health, and the stigma surrounding it.
On this day, we invite you to come along to the Library Wellbeing area (on the ground floor of the Main Library) between 11am – 12pm for tea, biscuits, and a good old chit-chat.
Take a Break
You can also come and join the equality and diversity team on 6 February in the Atrium, University Place. The drop in session will be running from 12 – 2pm, where you’ll be able to chat and mingle with colleagues and students over a cup of coffee and some cake!
Starting a conversation about how we’re feeling isn’t always easy. Time to Change have shared some tips for talking if you’re struggling. If you’re ever in need of support with your mental health, you can find out more information at the Student Support website.