Healthy mind and body

World Mental Health Day

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October 2018 is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'young people and mental health in a changing world'.

Feeding your resilience

For World Mental Health Day 2018, we caught up with Ian Hope and Pippa Richards, who run Resilient U - an initiative here at UWE Bristol that's all about teaching you how to empower yourself to be successful - because being resilient will help not only while you're studying, but in your future.

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‘Support needs to happen all year round’

Jo Midgley, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at UWE Bristol, has written a blog for Bristol 24/7 about the importance of mental health at the University. She highlights the importance of an annual event to get people talking, but that mental health support, activities and conversation need to happen all year round. 

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What's on

Self-care and wellbeing sessions

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.

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Green shoelaces for World Mental Health DayGreen shoelaces

UWE Bristol and The Students’ Union at UWE are working together to raise awareness of mental health and encouraging good mental health for all – especially through activity. To ‘play’ their part, teams will be supporting the cause by wearing green shoelaces in their fixtures today. Follow the action on social channels: #WMHD18, #TeamUWE and #MentalWealthFirst

Message bauble for World Mental Health DayBaubles

To give everybody a little boost, you’ll find baubles hidden around Bower Ashton, Frenchay and Glenside Campuses – some of them will have little treat in them. Let us know what you find using #MentalWealthFirst.

Mental health resources

Daily drop-in sessions

The Wellbeing Service is holding drop-in sessions where members of our team are available to give you guidance, advice about the services we offer and help you select self-help resources. The sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with each available slot lasting 15 minutes.

Drop-in sessions:

  • normally run Monday to Friday from 14:00–16:00
  • are only available on Frenchay Campus
  • don’t require an appointment.

Just come to the Wellbeing Service reception at 2FC 50 (Felixstowe Court) on Frenchay Campus (view the location on a map) and fill in a short form. Alternatively, you can telephone +44 (0)117 32 86268 if you would prefer a telephone drop-in.

Please note that drop-in sessions are not suitable for crisis situations due to the short-time frame. If there is an emergency you should call 999.

Online support

Want to share your experiences with others who might be going through similar situations? We’ve partnered with Kooth Student to help you get free, anonymous online counseling during evenings and weekends. There are also forums to share your story, listen to others and ask questions.

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