mental health week 2016

Date published: May 09, 2016

Activities to take place across campus for Mental Health Awareness Week

We will be running a number of activities across campus for Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May.

The nationally celebrated week falls at an important time of year for yourselves, with many of you needing to take care of your mental health during the exam period.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is centred on relationships. 

With healthy and supportive relationships helping to reduce the risk of mental ill-health, Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 is all about celebrating our connections, relationships, and the people in our lives who help us to maintain our wellbeing and make us feel good. It’s also about thinking how we can build new friendships, whether with people on your course or even passing someone at random in the street.

To coincide with this, we have come up with a range of activities that will provide opportunities for you to not only find out more regarding mental health, but also to gain new friendships.

Activities include, Yoga sampling, head, shoulder and back massages, a Post Grad Lunch, a ‘Walk and Talk’ through Peel Park and along the River Irwell, and much more. Check out everything that’s going on here.

There will also be a chance to grab some free fruit at some of the on-campus information stalls, where people can find out more about Wellbeing Services at the University and other local organisations that can help you too.

If you need to speak to someone regarding mental health, please feel free to speak to the University’s wellbeing team

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