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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Are you surviving or thriving?

The 8-14 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, part of a national conversation to get people thinking and talking about their mental health.

The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘surviving and thriving’, to challenge you to see how the experiences learned through survival can pave the way for strength, resilience, and the opportunity to thrive.

Get involved

We want to help you explore ways to cultivate good mental health, so look out for events on your campus organised by SSGTs and the libraries as part of this week.

Free activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Mindfulness
  • Reflexology
  • Pilates
  • Seed planting
  • Colouring
  • Dog walking
  • Book swap
  • Giveaways of healthy snacks and herbal teas

For more information about the activities available contact the SSGTs at your campus, or check your Facebook campus groups.

We’re here to help you

You can also access a wealth of self-help resources online to help you deal with difficult situations you may experience – such as homesickness, sleep difficulties or bereavement.

The university is here to support you on a successful journey through your studies, so if you need to talk about anything that’s getting in your way, we are here to help. You can talk to your SSGT, Student Services, or the Students’ Union in confidence.

Each year, the Counselling and Wellbeing team run sessions across all campuses to provide practical strategies that can help you juggle university life. To find out more about the following sessions click here:

  • Develop your bounce! Be more resilient to stress
  • Procrastination and how to avoid it!
  • Understanding anxiety and dealing with worry

    Join the conversation

You can follow the conversation online via the hashtag #MHAW17

Check the official TwitterFacebookYouTube and Instagram channels to see what’s going on across the UK this Mental Health Awareness Week.

Samantha Paget • May 5, 2017

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