Connect with your mental health and nature for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Published Monday, 10th May, 2021 in University news
This week, Monday 10th – Sunday 16th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week which is an annual event for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. Started by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago, each year has its own theme and for 2021 the theme is ‘nature’.
The hope is for individuals, communities and governments to think about connecting with nature and how nature can improve our mental health. However, the Week is a chance to talk about any aspect of mental health that you want – regardless of the theme.
Read the Foundation’s top tips on connecting with nature to improve your mental health.
Here at City, we encourage you to be mindful of your mental health and aware of the support services available to you. The Student Hub features a number of resources focusing on mental health, wellbeing, mindfulness and more. Some of the services available include:
- The Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Service – offering a range of services to meet diverse, individual needs and support you to manage your wellbeing
- Togetherall – access online peer support and a range of self-help courses
- The Chaplaincy Team – regardless of your faith, belief or culture they are available if you ever want to chat
- City’s Centre for Excellence in Mindfulness Research (CEMR) – join facilitated mindfulness sessions up to three times a week
- CitySport – build physical activity into your daily routine using the numerous free classes available on YouTube
Keep an eye out on our social media channels all week as we will be sharing a range of resources, videos and takeovers with our City community.
Mental Health Awareness Week also overlaps with the Students’ Union annual Study Well campaign – a series of events focusing on mental health, wellbeing and academic success. All events are free to attend and this year are being delivered remotely. Head over to the SU’s website to register for events and prepare yourself for your assessments.