The University will support University Mental Health Day on Thursday 5 March to promote better mental health and wellbeing. 

University Mental Health Day

The University and Students’ Union are currently collaborating on a project to develop the ‘confidence and competence’ of staff and students in dealing with mental health issues across the University. Part of this is delivering 'Mental Health First Aid' training to staff and 'Look After Your Mate' peer support training to students.  

As part of University Mental Health Day (by Student Minds), the team will promote training sessions with a theme of 'the Elephant in the Room'- a term designed to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Stalls will be held throughout the day to engage students and colleagues in opening up the conversation around mental health and wellbeing. 

On the day, representatives from the following teams will be at Harrow and Marylebone Campuses:

  • University Mental Health Charter with Student Minds 

  • UUK Mental Health Framework

  • Change for Good – Corporate Social Responsibility Team  

  • Local GP links  

  • Internal wellbeing services including: wellbeing advisers, safety health and wellbeing team, mindful/meditation workshops etc.

  • Students’ Union 

If you’re interested in attending ‘Look After Your Mate’ training, you can register your interest here

If you’d like more information, get in touch via [email protected] 

For more information on the wellbeing resources available at the University, visit the Students’ Union Wellbeing page.

We hope to see you at the stall and please encourage your friends to participate in this national campaign!

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