University Mental Health Day 2022
This year's University Mental Health Day falls on March 3rd 2022. University Mental Health Day is an opportunity to bring together the whole University community to highlight mental health amongst students and staff and shed light on prioritising our mental health and wellbeing.
University Mental Health Day is jointly run by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisory Network (UMHAN). Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity that works to empower students and members of the University community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. UMHAN is a network made up of mental health specialists who work in Higher Education who provide support to students who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
You can get involved in University Mental Health Day by using the hashtag #UniMentalHealthDay. Social media is a great way to reach lots of people across the country and encourage the continued conversation and raise awareness. You can join the campaign by sharing your views of how and why you want to shape the future of student mental health. No one should ever feel alone with their mental health and now more than ever it is important to keep having conversations, take action and create meaningful change for the future. If you are worried about your own, or someone else's mental health and wellbeing at University, then please know that you are not alone. There are a number of support services available that can help you that have been listed below.
If you’re feeling down, overwhelmed or struggling to adjust to student life, our Student Wellbeing Service can offer tailored one-to-one support to help you manage and make sense of what you’re experiencing. You can book an appointment with your faculty wellbeing advisor by accessing our website.
Through a triage appointment, you can access a wide number of options that will be recommended to support your mental health.
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.
They empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive. Find out more about what they do.
How are you taking care of your mental health and wellbeing this University Mental Health Day? Best Wishes,
The Wellbeing Team