World Mental Health Day: what’s going on?

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do. 


What’s going on this World Mental Health Day?


Welfare Wednesday Podcast Launch 

A new podcast series with VP Welfare, Isabella to talk all things mental health and wellbeing. This week’s podcast is all about World Mental Health Day. 

  • Check it out here on blogs.susu.org 
  • Wednesday 10th October, 12 PM 



Tea and Chat Chill Out Space

The Faith and Reflection Centre are providing a quiet space to chill out with a cup of tea and chat. “You don’t have to be religious to attend, this is an opportunity for anyone to take 10 minutes out of their busy day to relax”

  • University Faith and Reflection Centre
  • Wednesday 10th October, 2-5 PM



University of Southampton: Tea and Talk

“Come along for tea and decorate your own cupcake. Join in lots of fun activities to help us create a world with good mental health for all”

  •  Building 37, Enabling Reception
  •  Wednesday 10th October 2018, 12-4 PM



Free access to the Gyms, Pool and 2 classes, Zumba and Insanity (Jubilee based).

“To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Day, Sport and Wellbeing would like to invite the University community to try out our facilities. An active lifestyle is proven to help mental health issues & supplements a healthy lifestyle.

  •  The Jubilee Sports Centre and Mayflower Gym (please fill in a health declaration form at reception).
  • Wednesday 10th October 2018, all day



Charity Quiz Evening with Mind Society and Quiz Society

“This World Mental Health Day, MindSoc have joined QuizSoc to bring you all a Charity Quiz Evening! There is a suggested entry fee of £2 per person, with teams being made up of 6 people max, and all proceeds being donated to Solent Mind.” 

  •  The Cafe, Students’ Union Building 42
  • Wednesday 10th October, 7-10 PM



 Student Minds Meet and Greet

“This is a chance for students to come along and meet our facilitators, get an idea of what the Positive Minds course is like, and help them to form some friendships before our 6 week course starts. This course is perfect for students struggling with low mood or mild depression who want to get a little support from other students.”

  • Meeting Room 4, Students’ Union Building 42
  • Thursday 11th October, 5-7 PM 


Mind Society Charity Yoga

“Join us for a wonderful session of Hatha yoga, taught by Carley, a student and qualified yoga instructor! Yoga has been shown to improve both physical and mental wellbeing, and no prior experience is needed at all. This is a great activity for all people of all abilities! Bring your friends along, mats will be provided but if you have one please bring it as they are limited and will be first come first served. Suggested donation is £2, all going towards Solent Mind to help them continue their amazing work. “

  • Clubs and Societies Room, Students’ Union Building 43
  • Monday 15th October, 5-7 PM

If you would like to share your thoughts on mental health and well being this World Mental Health day please use the hashtag #HumansOfSUSU  


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