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Mental Health Awareness Week

13-19 May marks Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. This year's theme is body image - how we think and feel about our bodies. In support of this important campaign, to drive conversations and help to make a positive change, we are sharing activities, support and perspectives around mental health from across the university.

Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, aims to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK's education system, improving outcomes and life chances. Here, staff and students share their research insights:


Where did Ryan Goslings’ belly go? An interactive body image talk and works...

13 May 2019

As part of this national campaign, Dr Glen Jankowski and Candice Whitaker will be delivering an interactive body image talk and workshop. Body Image researchers Candice and Glen will discuss the extensive appearance pressures in media, advertising and wider culture that causes so many people to dislike their appearance. These pressures are so strong that even Ryan Gosling has succumbed to them. The workshop will feature two presentations on body image and appearance pressures, before attendees investigate appearance pressures themselves. Finally attendees will be encouraged to resist appearance pressures through media subverts and Body Positive post it notes. All workshop materials will be provided.

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Research Spotlight

Dr Glen Jankowski discusses research which found that Black women are rarely featured in mainstream women’s magazines and, when they are, representations need to be more diverse and realistic.

Student support and wellbeing

Be In The Know
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Be In The Know aims to give you the knowledge and support you need to succeed at Leeds Beckett, whether its helping you through the exam season, or telling you about the range of opportunities to get involved in the Leeds Beckett community.
Student Wellbeing Team
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The Student Wellbeing Team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of counsellors and mental health practitioners who are skilled and experienced in recognising how emotional and mental health difficulties can affect your time whilst at university.

Kooth Right Arrow

Leeds Beckett University have partnered with Kooth Student, who offer an online counselling and emotional well-being platform accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of need.


Mental health in construction

14 May 2019

During Mental Health Awareness week, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber will be joining forces with Leeds law firm Clarion to deliver this very important event looking at mental health in the construction industry. They will be exploring what companies can and are doing to try and reverse the industry’s shocking statistics in this area.

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Research Spotlight

'Learning to be Old' represents the main themes from interviews with 60 women aged from 40 - 101 years who were asked to share what was good about ageing. 

An ISRF fund research project led by Professor Jayne Raisborough

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