Time to talk about the elephant in the room

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This week we’re launching our Mental Health campaign. Mental Health affects millions of people across the country, with 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope. Our campaign aims to both support our members if they so need, and to make our members aware of mental health.

To help kick off the launch of what’s an incredibly important campaign we’ve got an exclusive video from Dame Kelly Holmes, which you can check out below:

Also coming up on May 6th we’ve got the Captains of the Sports Groups attending a National Student Minds & BUCS pilot programme which aims to awareness of mental health issues and what sports teams can do to facilitate any issues for their members. This session will run from 1pm to 3pm in SUSU.

Once the session finished the captains will meet in the Concourse to launch the Elephant in the Room campaign. This campaign aims to encourage a greater discussion around mental health, and to remove the stigma around it – as it’s okay to not be okay.

If you’re struggling with your mental health there are several sources provided by volunteers, the university and SUSU listed below.


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