World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2018
Augusta Chidinma Nnajiofor - Vice President Community and Welfare
Across the week of World Mental Health Day, The Students’ Union at UWE are hosting sessions and speaking to students across the campuses, discussing the importance of self-care and how to manage your mental wellbeing and recognise mental health symptoms.
It is important for anyone going through any mental health issue, in any form or to whatever degree and for whatever reason, to note that you are beautiful, you are valued and you are deserving of being treated with respect and dignity. You matter, your views and opinions matter, and you deserve to live your life without merely surviving but reaching your fullest potential.
If you are struggling and you ever find yourself needing someone to talk to, needing a safe space, needing someone who would listen with no judgements, the UWE Wellbeing Service and The Students’ Union Advice Centre are here for you. Please contact them and they will be happy to offer their support.
Monday 8 October
- We are going to be out and about talking to students and door knocking across campus, so if you live on Frenchay then keep a look out for us!
- Instagram WMHD Takeover: we will be taking over The Students’ Union Instagram account and sharing some of our Mental Health and self-care related pictures, why not join us and share yours? Follow us @thesuatuwe
- Why is Mental Health important to you? The Students' Union at Frenchay, 11:00 - 14:00. Join us for a cup of tea and a chat!
Tuesday 9 October
- Why is Mental Health important to you? The Students' Union at Glenside, 11:00 - 14:00. Join us for a cup of tea, boardgames and a chat! (Other hot drinks are available)
- We will be handing out #SUWellbeing Green laces and asking students to post and share on social media. Tweet me! @VPCommWelfare
- Cake Sale in aid of Off the Record, 11:00 - 14:00, The Students' Union at Frenchay.
Wednesday 10 October – World Mental Health Day
- Why is Mental Health important to you? The Students' Union at Frenchay, 11:00 - 14:00. Join us for a cup of tea, boardgames and a chat! (Other hot drinks are available)
- Meet the Advice Centre, The Students’ Union at Bower Ashton, 11:00 – 14:00
- Stress-busting activities, The Students’ Union at Glenside, 12:00 - 14:00 - mindfulness colouring, Play-Doh, puzzles, games and Lego. The Care Forum, a local organisation, who offer courses, volunteering opportunities, mental health-related events, etc. which aim to help people to maintain their health and wellbeing and care for themselves as well as each other will have a stand in The SU Bar at Glenside between 12:00-14:00
- Mindfulness workshop, Bower Ashton 1G002, 14:00-15:00 - to sign up email: SUBower@uwe.ac.uk
- Mental Health Awareness Training 14:00-16:00, Frenchay
- Black Men & Masculinity 15:00-17:00 3X109, Frenchay
- Gardening for Wellbeing workshop 16:00-17:00 MR1, Frenchay
- WMHD at Bower Ashton 9:30-15:00, Bower Ashton
Thursday 11 – Join us at Bower Ashton
- Why is Mental Health important to you? The Students' Union at Bower Ashton, 11:00 - 14:00. Join us for a cup of tea, boardgames and a chat! (Other hot drinks are available)
- Women’s Mental Health Charity , The Bluebird Project and DHI Drugs and Alcohol Practitioner will be at Bower to engage with lots of students and answer questions.