1 Mar 2018
University Mental Health Day 2018 – know the support available to you
Today (1 March) marks University Mental Health Day – a national campaign that aims to promote mental health in higher education institutions and help to create communities of students and staff who can offer support to one another.
With this in mind, the University has highlighted the support services available to staff and students to help with their wellbeing:
- EAP Service – the Employee Assistance Programme was launched last year for staff, providing 24/7 support online and by telephone to those experiencing a range of issues, from problems in the workplace to personal life issues. The EAP has recently updated their webpages to provide additional resources to Loughborough staff, which you can find out more about here.
- Student Services – Financial worries? Stressed from studying? Or simply looking for a person to talk to? The Student Services consists of a number of teams across the University available to help students throughout the year. Health and wellbeing is of high importance to the University, so make sure to check out the different services available to find the most suitable option for you.
In addition to the above services, some of our #Lboroexperts have provided great advice on improving health and wellbeing.
Articles they have contributed to that may help both staff and students include:
- Learning exercises to ease back pain - for prolonged sitting when studying or working
- Knowing how to get a good night’s sleep
- The best fitness tracker for you - to help kick-start your path to a more positive mindset.
Loughborough Students’ Union is running a University Mental Health and Wellbeing Fayre until 3pm today, which will have a number of stalls led by mental health charities and some of the University services listed above.
You can find more information on the event here.
The Loughborough Life blog has also written a post to highlight University Mental Health Day, providing students with some top tips from current student Hannah and Mental Health Advisor Charlotte, from the University's Counselling and Disability Service.