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University Mental Health Day 2023

Prioritising your wellbeing is important and to mark University Mental Health Day on 9 March, Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity will be hosting activities that will help you to put your wellbeing first.

They will be running a stall in the Edward Herbert Building atrium, 10am-2pm, providing information on the services available at Loughborough to support your wellbeing.

There will also be a host of workshops taking place in BRI 2.11, Bridgeman Building, which are free for you to attend.

10am-10.45am: Gambling and wellbeing (led by Adrian Iyayi, Outreach and Engagement Worker, GamCare)

This session will cover the below:

  • The definition of Gambling.
  • What is problem gambling?
  • Signs of problem gambling.
  • The impact that gambling has on individuals in the community.
  • Useful tools to help limit your gambling.
  • Affected others and how they can access support too.
  • Useful information on where to signpost if in need of support, and advice.

12.30pm-1.30pm: LU Arts Journaling workshop

This workshop offers a new take on journalling which caters to the busy student lifestyle, carving out pockets of mindfulness throughout the day so that journalling isn’t so daunting. It will go through creative new journal prompts and touch on simple mindfulness practices to integrate into the day-to-day. All participants will receive a free copy of the new LU Arts Journal to take away and use. Bring along a drink and snack.

2pm-2.45pm: Catch it, check it, change it 

The team from Vita Health, providers of the NHS Talking Therapies service, will be giving information about the support available and how to challenge unhelpful thoughts.

3pm-4pm: Creative Wellbeing drop-in

This session will be a chance to spend some time being creative with access to the LU Arts trolley materials. Members of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity will be present if you want to chat about anything wellbeing related.

If you are looking to get out and connect with nature, there will be a Wellbeing Walk leaving from the University Mental Health Day Stall in the EHB Atrium at 11.30am. If you would like to attend please head over to the stall from 11.15am. Dress appropriately for the weather and note that the walk will go through the woodlands so wear comfortable shoes.

Further wellbeing support

Students can access Togetherall, a 24/7 peer-to-peer and professional support service. The online platform has useful resources, courses and self-help programmes for a range of topics related to wellbeing including sleep, anxiety, and depression.

Find out about the wellbeing support available at the University.