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Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2024

From 13 to 19 May, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place, during which a series of events will be running to help signpost support services and encourage conversation among students. All week, we will be offering free activities to get students active, with a range of events scheduled for each day, including ‘Walk My Dog’, a fun colour run, and free gym passes. Your mental health and wellbeing are always our priority. Whatever difficulties you might be facing there is support at the university in place to help you.

Check out these free activities:

All week, Monday to Friday

  • Free sports facility use and equipment hire at Falmer and Eastbourne sports centres, students will be able to turn up to the sports centre and book out sport equipment for free, to use on the synthetic turf pitches, outdoor tennis and netball courts, and in the sports halls. Students will need to bring their student ID to do this. Check the Sport Brighton website or Instagram for available days and times.
  • Panthers Play social sport sessions happening on campus will be free to access during this week, so check the live timetable or Sport Brighton app for a full list of sessions running.
  • Give It A Go events organised by the Brighton Students’ Union for activities like windsurfing, laser tag, and diving.
  • Free sport activity pop-ups around campuses, get 5 minutes of movement into your day and give our activities and challenges a go.
  • 10-minute chair yoga sequence designed especially for University of Brighton students and staff in Mental Health Awareness Week. See our video below:

Monday 13 May

Meet the Healthy Living team, 12.30-1.30pm, outside Aldrich library
Come and meet Brighton and Hove Healthy Living team to find out what activities are available in the local area.

Free Zumba, 6.30-7.30pm, Falmer Sports Centre
Come and try this fun, energetic dance fitness class, and feel amazing. Booking is advised via the Sport Brighton app.

Tuesday 13 May

‘Walk My Dog’, 2pm-3pm, Eastbourne campus
Meet outside Queenwood library to join us on a walk across the local countryside and take the lead with one of our dogs. All welcome, free to attend and no need to book.

Free Relax and Restore Yoga, 8pm-9pm, Sport Brighton facility, Moulsecoomb campus
A yoga class that aims to relax your nervous system and get you ready for a good night’s sleep. Suitable for all levels including those new to yoga.

Wednesday 14 May

‘Walk my dog’, 2-3pm at the Moulsecoomb campus
Meet outside Manor House campus, join us on a stroll across the local countryside and take the lead with one of our dogs. All welcome, free to attend and no need to book.

Colour Run, starts 2pm on the Falmer campus
Roll, run or walk 2.5km around the Falmer Campus whilst soaking up some colour at our powdered colour stations.

Colour run 2024 graphic

Friday 17 May

‘Walk my dog’, 2pm-3pm, Falmer campus
Meet outside Checkland building and walk our friendly dogs in the nearby countryside. All welcome, free to attend and no need to book.

Meet your SSGTs, 11.30am -1.30pm at Aldrich Library, Moulsecoomb campus
Come and talk with your SSGTs about what you do to support your mental health, with a chance to win some free gym passes and other goodies from your Moulsecoomb SSGTs.

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Clare Cornwell • May 10, 2024

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