Tamzin, Student Wellbeing Champion, talks about ‘Mind Your Head’ Week and World Mental Health Day and how you can get involved with events around campus.
Mind Your Head Week is an annual event running Monday 8 October – Saturday 13 October this year. It’s a week of events held around Cardiff University to raise awareness of mental health and to bring an end the stigma surrounding it. Mental health can impact anyone, so it’s vital we consider our minds to be as important as our bodies.
The week is about raising awareness, talking about issues, and also having fun!
A whole range of different activities are taking place for students and staff (because mental health really can affect anyone).
World Mental Health Day
The Wednesday of Mind Your Head Week is World Mental Health Day and Cardiff University is holding an event in the Council Chamber of Main building, 12:00-14:00, to raise awareness, hear other people’s stories and be part of ending stigma.
Join in on World Mental Health Day! The event will include a talk about how cultural awareness is important when looking at mental health and a talk about the additional challenges LGBT+ people can face with their mental wellbeing. Students and staff members will also join a panel where they will share their experiences about their own mental health and what they find helps or doesn’t help, linked to the Uni’s Mental Health Campaign: What’s on your mind? #LetsShare.
The Five key messages are:
- Speak about your mental health
- Help others to talk about their mental health
- Access support for mental health
- Recognise language is important
- Expect small things to make a big difference.
Watch our #LetsShare video, featuring Cardiff University students and staff, who have been brave enough to speak about their own personal experiences of mental health, in support of the Campaign.
The #LetsShare banner Exhibition will also be up in Main Building throughout Mind Your Head Week – stop by and check it out.
How are you?
Cardiff Uni is also partnering with the National Centre for Mental Health on a new project called How are you? The aim of the project is to improve students’ mental health and wellbeing and to take part you just need to complete a short survey.
Please share your thoughts by going to How are you?
1 in 4 people suffer from some form of mental health problem during university – So let’s talk about it!
Get involved in Mind Your Head week, Book your place at the World Mental Health Day Event and please remember: you are not alone.
Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service
The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service can offer support to anybody experiencing any sort of difficulty.
One-to-one therapy appointments are available to request via an Online Self-Referral Form, which can be found on the Our Appointments Page of the Student Intranet.
A daily Wellbeing Walk-In Service (15:00-15:45: Monday–Friday and Wednesday mornings: 9:30-10:15 at the Student Support Centre at 50 Park Place) is also available.
Wellbeing Workshops offer information, support and self-help resources on a variety of mental health difficulties, and several therapeutic Courses and Groups are also available, offering a safe and confidential space to explore issues and develop new skills over the course of several weeks.
Tamzin, Student Wellbeing Champion.
Your Student Life, Supported.
The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.
For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.