Talking about Mental Health
20 February 2019
We are encouraging you to start a conversation about mental health as part of University Mental Health Day on Thursday 7 March.
University Mental Health Day is a national campaign led by the UK’s student mental health charity, Student Minds.
Come along to The Gateway, in the Leslie Silver building on City Campus between 11:00 and 15:00 to meet organisations such as Samaritan’s, Leeds Nightline, Andy’s Man Club, Kooth Student and Mindwell, who will be promoting wellbeing.
The Leeds Beckett Spoken Word Poetry Society will also be performing material around mental health.
This year’s theme for the event is ‘Use Your Voice’ so we are hoping that our event will inspire conversations and give people the opportunity to share their own experiences.
This will give people the opportunity to reflect on their own wellbeing and to have open and honest conversations about mental health in a safe and welcoming environment.
Craft activities are well known for the positive impact on mental health – come along and try some jigsaws and colouring. Refreshments will be available.
Representatives from the Sport and Active Lifestyles and Money Advice teams will also be attending to promote the importance of looking after our physical health and our finances in relation to our mental health.
You can book your place by booking on here, however booking is not essential - feel free just to drop in.
If you need urgent support please visit our Student Wellbeing page.
The university has also partnered with Kooth Student to provide confidential, free counselling. Find out more about how you can access the service here.