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University Mental Health Day – 9 March 2023

This Thursday, 9 March is officially University Mental Health Day but your mental health and wellbeing is always our priority – all year around our expert teams are here for you.

To mark University Mental health Day our Student Support and Guidance tutors (SSGTs) will be on campus to chat to you about the variety of wellbeing support available. Our SSGTs will be sharing advice on managing good mental health and encouraging students to also share their tips, where they will be displayed for others to read.

  • Thursday 9 March, City campus: Grand Parade main building, Atrium gallery 12 – 2pm
  • Thursday 9 March, Moulsecoomb campus: Cockcroft building, outside Aldrich library, 12-2pm
  • Thursday 9 March, Eastbourne campus: Sprinters canteen, 12-2pm

If you can’t join us on campus, over on our Instagram story you will find some of our student Wellbeing Champions sharing their mental health tips, we invite you to get involved on the 9 March and share your tips too.

Join our Flashmob Choir, all abilities welcome

Thursday 9 March, Moulsecoomb Campus: The quad, garden area behind Cockcroft, 12.30-12.50pm

Our SSGT’s are assembling a choir in record time to sing a familiar song together, #Leanonme. Lyrics will be made available, just wrap up warm and bring your friends. If you don’t want to sing you can always clap along. We’ll warm up our voices, practice once and then perform.

Financial Pressure – UOK? online workshop

Wednesday 8 March 3pm-5pm on Microsoft teams.

Led by our student wellbeing champions this workshop will look at budgeting, where to go if you need support or advice, how money impacts mental health and strategies for staying mentally healthy while looking after your finances.

Please register here and join via teams Meeting ID: 352 125 975 169  Passcode: DgUseo, for any queries, please email

Student Advice team

As part of money week our Student Advice team will also be on campus providing information, advice and support to students relating to a wide range of financial issues and the cost-of-living crisis. Students can also discuss the impact of money issues and the cost of living on their wellbeing with their SSGT.

  • Tuesday 7 March, Falmer: Checkland Building foyer 12– 2pm
  • Wednesday 8 March, Moulsecoomb: Cockcroft building, outside Aldrich Library 12– 2pm
  • Wednesday 8 March, Eastbourne: Darley Road building, Book and Bean cafe 12 – 2pm
  • Thursday 9 March, City campus: Grand Parade main building, Atrium gallery 12 – 2pm
  • Friday 10 March, Eastbourne: Hillbrow campus, Sprinters canteen 12 – 2pm

Services and resources to support you whatever your situation

  • The Wellbeing Champions Programme – this popular programme gives you the opportunity to learn techniques to manage your own wellbeing and learn how to help those around you. After completion of the training and with guidance from our Wellbeing team you can help train others, through paid opportunities as a wellbeing ambassador.
  • UOK? Workshops –  a safe space to have open and honest discussions about the stresses of university life and learn strategies to manage them. Open to all foundation, first, and second year students, and run by our Wellbeing Champions and Inclusive Practice Partners.
  • Student Support Guidance Tutors – each school has at least one dedicated tutor, who can support you with any issues that might be impacting your studies, your wellbeing or your overall experience with us.
  • If you think you need a bit more help than your SSGT can offer, please register for our wellbeing services, and we’ll find the right kind of support for you.
  • Report an incident of harassment, discrimination, violence or abuse using the student disclosure tool – our specially trained Disclosure Response Team can provide practical support, signpost you to specialist services, explain options for making a formal report or complaint, and support you with managing your safety.
  • Student Advice Service – it is not unusual to have concerns about money as a student. Whether you want some simple budgeting tips, need some help getting through to pay day or you are facing financial difficulties, the Student Advice Service are here to help. Check out their Money Matters blog to get information on a wealth of finance related topics, and catch up on posts from our recent Money Week, too.
  • Living in halls? Student Residential Advisers (SRAs) are senior students who can provide student-to-student support, information and advice. They also help to organise social activities to create opportunities for you to meet other students, make friends and have fun!
  • Togetherall is a safe, anonymous, online community where you can get things off your chest, explore your feelings, and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Check out our self-help guides on topics such as managing anxiety, understanding your sleep difficulties and stress management. Library Services have also put together some additional resources that are available online or through our libraries.
  • University Mental Health Day is organised by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. They offer support programmes, advice, and resources on the different challenges that university can bring.
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Katy Croft • 9 March 2023

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