University Mental Health Day 2017

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Welcome to another Blogpost by carer from South London. I raise awareness of mental health carers, mental health in general and some times awareness days or events I attend and help promote.

If you like my videos, feel free to subscribe, I also have a website and a mental health twitter channel, plus a fairly daily mental health newspaper, which I sometimes advertise other people’s YouTube videos.

In fact, you can watch the video version of this blog post down below.

I want to now turn your attention to the situation students face when at university. If its not the prospect of exam pressure, we have the problem of trying to fit in to a new environment, coping with difficult situations, not knowing where to turn and sometimes there is a lack of support.

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On the 2nd of March, an awareness day called University Mental Health Day helps raise awareness of the following.

– The challenges that students face at university and what that means for their mental health.

– Give students the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and support their friends.

– Encourage all members of the university community to think about their mental health and how they can look after themselves.

– Encourage conversations between staff & students on campus about what can be done to transform the state of mental health at university.

The awareness campaign was started by UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network) in 2012 and supported by Student Minds and members of the Alliance for Student-Led Wellbeing.

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I think around 70 universities, over 3000 students and 650 members of staff, took part in University Mental Health Day 2016. In 2017 I think the theme is getting active for mental health.

For more information please check out UMHAN site on http://www.umhan.com/university_mental_health_day.html

plus Student Minds
http://www.studentminds.org.uk/unimentalhealthday2017.html

Thanks for reading until next time.

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