Student Minds Workshop: How’s your Wellbeing?

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Starting at university can be a stressful time for some, so Student Minds’ upcoming workshop couldn’t come round at a better time – as well as being right next to World Mental Health Day on October 10th. This workshop is just the beginning of what SUSU can offer if you’re struggling, but it’s a great place to start.

University of Southampton Student Minds is our branch of a national charity that aims to promote awareness and reduce the social stigma that surrounds mental health, as well as having a focus on mental wellbeing. The workshop, is part of Student Minds’ ‘Look After Your Mate’ campaign, and will be run by the top bods at the national Student Minds organization.

The ‘Look After Your Mate’ campaign focuses on how to help a friend if you think they have a problem. At university, this support can be crucial – with young people away from family for the first time, it’s important that you have people to rely on here at university. To find out more about the campaign, have a look at studentminds.org.uk.

The workshop will run from 6-8pm on Wednesday October 9th, in 54/7033 (Maths Building, Highfield Campus).

Another, regular, event will be starting soon: Walk for Wellbeing, a chance for people to walk around the Common (as if you needed an excuse with the gorgeous autumn weather), get some fresh air and take a chance to focus on your wellbeing and take a break from any stresses. This is likely to happen on Wednesdays – more information to follow.

For more information on the services offered by the university, have a look at www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport

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