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University Mental Health Day 2020

Posted on 28 February 2020

Events on campus to mark University Mental Health Day on Thursday 5 March 2020.

University Mental Health Day 2020

University Mental Health Day is a national campaign promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education. 

What’s happening?

Drop-in sessions are taking place on campus to mark the day and highlight available support.

Public Living Room - Mental Health Day
Market Square/Library
The GSA invites you to join us in Market Square (or in the Library if it’s raining) to talk about your thoughts and feelings about mental health. We will be looking for people who can share their stories and experiences about what helps with their own mental health fitness. This is designed to be a communicative space where we can help each other by discussing our personal strategies.

Free hot drinks and information

Between 8.30am and 3pm, there will be free hot drinks, biscuits and mental health information in a marquee on the front lawn of The Retreat, near campus.

Find out about College Wellbeing Workshops
Want to know how to manage and maintain good mental health? Do you need skills to better manage the impact of stress on you and your life? These workshops, delivered by College Tutors, are designed by the University’s Open Door Team to do just that, so come along to this informal meeting to find out about what is on offer for you and how these sessions could help you. You can also enjoy some free pizza for lunch!

From the secrets to successful sleep, to overcoming perfectionism, these workshops can help you manage your mental health more effectively.

College Wellbeing Workshop: Stop Procrastinating
Following on from the introductory talk, why not stay for this sample session to see how the College Workshops can help you be more effective?

We will explore the causes of procrastination and look at practical ways to overcome “putting things off”.

  • Do you find it difficult to start a piece of work?
  • Does a nagging guilt spoil your leisure time?
  • Do you tidy your room, check emails or constantly find ways to distract yourself from your work?

If any of these questions resonate with you, come along. We can help you get to the bottom of your procrastination and find better ways to work.

Introduction to the PhD Survival Guide
The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building
Come along and find out about the PhD Survival Guide Project, a resource created by students for students based on what they wished they had known right from the start of their PhD journeys. From information resources to student-led workshops, find out how this project can help support you with your PhD journey.

Introduction to “The Wellbeing Thesis”
The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building
The Wellbeing Thesis is a web resource providing information to improve the mental health of postgraduate research students, considering the whole postgraduate research experience and supporting positive cultural change towards good mental health. This session will provide a brief introduction to this collaborative project between the University of Derby, King’s College London and Student Minds, and the resource which resulted from it.

Look After Yourself - Identifying anxiety, depression and stress
The GSA and Open Door Team invite you to this session about how to identify early signs of stress, anxiety and depression, the differences between them, and where to get help from.

Find out more