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Uni Mental Health Day


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March 14th 2024 marks Uni Mental Health Day. It is a time to take a moment pause and break down stigma around student mental health at university

What is Uni Mental Health Day?

Uni Mental Health Day (UMHD) works by bringing together university communities to make student wellbeing a university-wide priority. No student should ever feel alone when experiencing mental health. The scariest thing is starting a conversation, talking about mental health isn’t easy but it has the power to change lives for the better. Student mental health is a year-round priority, UMHD just spotlights the importance of it.

Students are faced with more challenge’s than ever, no one is immune from mental health problems and often it can happen without us even realising as we continue as ‘normal’ with everyday life. With factors like homesickness, adjusting to a new way of life, language barriers, the cost of living and other student experiences that can negatively impact our wellbeing, it is vital to recognise the common signs and symptoms that can suggest a decline in you or your friends mental wellbeing.

Signs you may be struggling include

– Low mood and energy
– Neglecting personal hygeine
– Loss of interest for things that brought you joy
– Sleeping problems
– Becoming socially isolated

How to get involved

University life can be a whirlwind, but with collective effort, we can create an environment where mental health is prioritised.

– Participate in Campus Events: Many universities host seminars, workshops, and activities. Join in, learn, and show your support.
– Open Conversations: Talk about mental health. Whether in a group discussion or one-on-one, break the stigma.
– Share Resources: Know where to seek help, and share that information. University wellbeing services, helplines, and student support groups can be lifesavers.
– Be There: Sometimes, just being present and listening can make a world of difference to someone in distress.

There is no better day to get the nation talking about wellbeing at university. Make a difference and open a conversation about student mental health this Uni Mental Health Day.

Important links are below:

Need someone to talk to?
DIGS Wellbeing Support
University of Huddersfield Wellbeing Support

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