The 3rd March is University Mental Health Day which aims to bring the University community together to highlight mental health issues and facilitate change. We want to normalise conversations surrounding mental health, letting students know it’s ok to ask for help or share their worries with someone they can trust.
To normalise these conversations, we are running lots of events on University Mental Health Day where you can get involved.
You can book a ticket to meet Guide Dogs and notice the difference that being around animals has on your wellbeing.
You can also enter our photography competition and be in with a chance of winning some great wellbeing prizes such as a yearlong Headspace subscription, a £10 Feel Good Club voucher and mindfulness journals. All entries will be showcased on the ground floor of University Place on University Mental Health Day, so be sure to come along to see yours displayed!
Between 11am and 2pm on the ground floor of University Place, our ‘KitKat ChitChat’ event is taking place, where you can meet other students and support staff, and learn about the different services at the University.
The Counselling and Mental Health Service are running a range of fantastic workshops on the day, including Challenging Unhelpful Thinking Habits and ‘Learn how to Relax’. If you are unable to make these workshops on University Mental Health Day, they run all year round and can be booked via the Counselling Workshop website.
University Mental Health Day is a great opportunity to learn more about the different services that can help you with your mental health and wellbeing. No student should have to face mental health struggles alone, but it can be difficult to reach out for help. There are a wide range of resources that you can access depending on what works for you, whether that’s speaking to someone, sending a text or connecting with peers.
Student Support Website: The Student Support Website has lots of resources and information that you can access to support your wellbeing. Whether you’d like to find out more about the Six Ways to Wellbeing, find out how to access support services, or need support with specific issues such as academic or financial concerns, the website is here for you.
Wellbeing Calendar: If you’re looking for events to enhance your wellbeing and meet new people, take a look at our Wellbeing Calendar.
The Students’ Union Buddy Scheme:if you’re experiencing feelings of isolation or you’d like to be connected with another like-minded student, you can sign up for the peer buddy scheme.
NHS Guidebooks: The NHS guidebooks are self-help workbooks that can help with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, managing anger and social anxiety.
Togetherall: Togetherall is a 24/7, safe online community that can help you with mental health and wellbeing concerns via self-guided courses and resources. It is monitored by trained clinicians and is anonymous.
Health Assured 24/7 Helpline: The 24/7 mental health support phone line and app means that there is always someone available to talk to, no matter what time of day it is.
The Counselling and Mental Health Service: The Counselling and Mental Health Service offer support via one-to-one appointments, workshops and through various resources. Details of how to access their support can be found on their website.
If you aren’t sure which service is right for you or if you need help with accessing support and would like to meet with a Wellbeing Advisor, you can email the Student Wellbeing Team on email@example.com. If you feel as though you need immediate support please see here.