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Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May

Photo of man getting stressedThe focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) is on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, and stress is a key factor in this.

As well as looking at ways to tackle stress, we will be raising awareness of smart approaches to studying. This can be achieved without the use of smart drugs, through eating well and making time for nourishing activities.

Participate in free events

Look out for Mental Health Awareness Week events on your campus organised by Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs). Free activities include:

  • Silent disco!
  • Yoga
  • Sunflower seed planting
  • Dog walking
  • Lavender bag making

For more information contact the SSGTs at your campus. Or check out the Events Calendar.

Speak to the Students’ Union

In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week, the Students’ Union will be running a campaign around smart studying which can be achieved without the use of smart drugs.

For more information visit the SU stand at your campus. Or visit their website for advice and support for drug and alcohol issues.

Enjoy healthy eating and drinking

Our restaurants will be encouraging smart studying by featuring 13 brain foods on their menus. Visit any university restaurant for more information about foods that can help to boost focus and memory, not to mention possibly improve mental health.

You can also pick up a free recipe book and get 10p off all fruit and herbal teas.

Here to support you

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

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 or bereavement.


Follow the conversation online via the hashtag #MHAW18


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Robin Coleman • 11 May 2018

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