Mental Health and wellbeing – Time to Talk

Posted by rmt22 at Feb 08, 2017 08:52 AM |
The University recommitted itself to supporting good mental health last week

As part of our Time to Change Pledge, which was signed by the Vice-Chancellor last year, we held a Time to Talk Day roadshow in the foyer of The Charles Wilson Building on Thursday 2 February.

Conversations about mental health change lives, and the national Time to Talk Day aims to stimulate these conversations. On the day more than 100 staff and students shared with us how they felt on post-it notes which were then displayed on the Time to Talk Wall. They were also given the opportunity to speak to someone about how they were feeling.

It was great that so many people felt able to share their feelings and have a discussion about where to obtain further support for themselves or others that they may be worried about.

This should not be confined to just one day so we urge all of our staff and students to please KEEP TALKING to each other or access the varied services available to staff and students.

Wellbeing Week, which commences Monday 27 February, will see a number of activities taking place including the launch of a new staff benefits portal offering fantastic discounts for you. The students’ union will be marking University Mental Health Awareness Day on 2 March. We have also organised a staff Health, Wellbeing and Benefits Roadshow for Wednesday 5 April which will showcase the many benefits that University staff can access.

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