Posted on 27 February 2018
University Mental Health Day is a national campaign promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education. It takes place on Thursday 1 March and this year's theme is community.
The day sees the official launch of the University Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which sets out our approach to promoting wellbeing and supporting students who experience mental ill-health.
Professor Trevor Sheldon, Chair of our Student Mental Health Forum says:
"The University is committed to promote the wellbeing of all its students and ensure that students who experience mental ill-health whilst at the University are well supported. It is good to see this commitment publicly articulated in the strategy and the accompanying action plan."
Drop-in sessions and other activities are taking place on campus to mark the day and highlight available support, including:
YUSU will be with Edible Uni in Market Square, highlighting the positive impact on mental health of getting involved in volunteering activities.
|The Department of Health Sciences' Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Group (MHAWG ) have a display in the reception of Seebohm Rowntree Building all day. Take a look and feel free to take any of the available resources away with you.
|11.00am - 2.00pm
|Wellbeing drop-in at JJs at Halifax College. You can also cuddle a canine, with a dog available for walks throughout the day. Halifax College is also screening A Beautiful Mind later in the evening to raise awareness of mental health issues.
|11.00am - 3.00pm
|Make a stress ball at Alcuin Reception.
|11.30am - 2.00pm
|Student Minds York and the Mental Health Awareness Project will have stalls in Vanbrugh College with information and advice.
|1.00pm - 4.00pm
|Drop-in session at Wentworth College with crafts and mindful colouring sessions and a chance to meet the welfare team.
|3.00pm - 6.00pm
|An afternoon of relaxing music, colouring, tea and puzzles at The Warren in Vanbrugh College.
|4.00pm - 7.00pm
|De-stress activities at Constantine College with freebies, information on sources of support, and a member of the welfare team available to speak to.
|7.00pm - 9.00pm
|Launch of the Wellbeing Hub at Goodricke JCRC. Drinks and treats available, as well as support from Wellbeing Officers, college tutors and college staff.
Find out more
- Find out more about University Mental Health Day
- Find out more about mental illness, including help and support