We know that 1 in 4 of us will struggle with our mental health each year and many more will be affected by the stigma surrounding mental illness, but lots of us struggle to find the words to talk about how we're feeling.
That's why each year we organise Mental Health and Wellbeing Week - a week-long programme of events and activities focused on mental health which aim to support, inspire and challenge the University community.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2018 ran from November 12th to 16th, with over 70 events and activities designed to support, inspire and challenge the University community!
For highlights of the week, check out our Facebook album. We also recorded a series of videos with students and staff discussing their own experiences with mental health which you can view below.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2019 will take place from November 11th to 15th. We'll be in touch with staff in Schools about our plans and how you can get involved over the Summer, but if you would like to get in touch to discuss your plans, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know mental health is something which affects people year-round, and while Mental Health and Wellbeing Week has a clear impact, there's always more to be done.
- - If you have any questions about looking after your own mental health, supporting a friend, or mental health more generally, check out our list of resources and services.
- - If you have a mental illness and would like to build a community with your peers, consider joining the Students' Association's Disabled Students' Campaign which exists to provide support and representation for students like you.
- - For more information on the Students' Association's work on mental health and wellbeing, please contact email@example.com.