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1 Mar 2017

Loughborough taking part in University Mental Health Day 2017

University mental health day

Loughborough University and Students’ Union are taking part in University Mental Health Day on Thursday 2 March, featuring a range of events and activities aimed at students and staff.

Nuz Fatima, Welfare and Diversity, Executive Officer at LSU, will be running a series of fun and engaging activities, from art therapy to mindfulness yoga, in the students’ union from 12noon – 4pm.

The Mental Health Support team will be running events aimed at staff in the Bridgeman Building, and the University’s newly-appointed student Wellbeing Advisers will be holding stalls in their departments:

  • School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
  • Loughborough Design School

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Active Mental Health’, which discusses the relationship between physical activity and mental wellbeing. Students and staff will be encouraged to look at mental health as a part of broader physical health, and how staying active contributes to wellbeing.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of a range of free activities available through My Lifestyle,

The initiative was set up in 2012 by the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) and is supported by Student Minds and members of the Alliance for Student-Led Wellbeing. Last year’s event saw over 70 universities, 3000 students and 650 members of staff taking part.

Further information is available from the UMHAN website.