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World Mental Health Day is next week!

Published: 30 September 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October each year

World Mental Health day takes place on 10th October each year. To celebrate World Mental Health Day this year, Enabling Services are offering a variety of activities and events:

Pop along to our chill out space at the Welbeing Centre, 28 University Road between 12pm - 2pm for:

  • Mindful colouring
  • A promise board (make a pledge about how you can start the Academic year right!)
  • Tea, coffee and bisuits!


Throughout the day, we are also offering some workshops that you can sign up to attend:

  • Student Led Support Group: Promoting Positive Minds from 11am - 12pm in The Wellbeing Centre, 28 University Road.
  • Attend our talk on ‘Self-care and Wellbeing’ from 2pm - 3pm in The Wellbeing Centre, 28 University Road.

The Faith and Reflection Centre will be open for a tea and talk drop-in between 10am - 5pm. There will be Chaplains and volunteers available to talk and lots of tea! They are also hosting a bread and cheese lunch at 1pm, with a 'Thought for the day' related to mental health.

Student Life are hosting a number of 'tea and talks' based at each Halls site.

Whilst you are at University, you might experience a number of changes in your life. If you would like support with these changes, visit the Student Support drop-in sessions to speak to a trained advisor.

If you can't attend a drop-in session, you can also contact Enabling Service by email, call us on +44(0)23 8059 7726 or access our Live Chat between 2pm and 4pm. Alternatively, Student Life are available 24/7 to support you.

The Students' Union run a number of initiatives around mental health throughout the year, to support your mental health, as well as equip you with the skills to enable you to offer support to those around you.

Look After Your Mate is a two hour training session developed by the leading mental health charity Student Minds. It provides basic skills to help students support their friends. Keep an eye on the SUSU website for details of how to sign up and the dates for the next session.

Nightline is a confidential telephone listening service, run by students for students.  It is open 8pm - 8am every night during term-time. Call 023 8059 5236 (25236 from Halls).

The Students' Union Advice Centre is here for independent and confidential help and support with practical issues such as housing, student finance and academic problems.  It is open Monday- Friday 9am - 5pm and is located on Level 3 in Building 40 (Garden Court), email or telephone 023 8059 2085 to arrange an appointment.

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