World Mental Health Week with NUSU

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World Mental Health Day is celebrated each year on October 10th. It is an initiative introduced by the World Federation for Mental Health who say... 'World Mental Health Day celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping people feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and to create lasting change' We're marking World Mental Health Day with a week-long event for the whole University community over 7-11 October. We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not. That's why we are exploring the 5 ways to wellbeing; five evidence-based actions you can take to improve your personal wellbeing as identified from research by the New Economics Foundation.

Take Notice...
Be Active...
Keep Learning...

Each day we are providing you with opportunities to discover each of the '5 ways' through a number of talks and activities. If you are inspired by anything you experience during the week, we want to encourage you to keep going. There are some suggestions for how you could do this within this programme.

Full event details tbc...


Go Volunteer have orgniased a number of events for Friday 11th October which is focused on 'Give'.

Take a look at the list below to see what we have planned. 

Give Friday, October 11
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Nightline: All Term. All Ears.
Nighline Volunteers
Student Union, Daniel Wood Room, 10am-10.30am
No booking required: just turn up.
Nightline is a student listening service run by fellow students. We provide an invaluable and relatable service that any student can access between 8pm and 8am during term time. Come and find out more about Nightline and how you can volunteer.

Go Volunteer
Go Volunteer Team
Student Union, Daniel Wood Room, 11am-11.45am
No booking required: just turn up.
Go volunteer offer over 200 volunteering projects. Find out how to sign up to a project and learn about the benefits of getting involved.

Micro Volunteering
Go Volunteer Team

Student Union, Daniel Wood Room, 12pm-1pm
No booking required: just turn up.
Do Good, feel good. Pop in any time between 12 and 1 to find out how doing good will help you feel good. It only takes 15 minutes. We will be sewing small wiggly bags for children with Hickman lines and writing postcards to sick children.

How Volunteering Can Benefit Your Mental Health
Go Volunteer Team

Student Union, Daniel Wood Room, 11am-11.45am
No booking required: just turn up.
Join in with this open discussion about how volunteering can benefit your mental health, contribute your experiences or pick up some helpful hints and tips. A safe place to discuss and find out more.


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