10
Oct

World Mental Health Day 2020: You Are Not Alone

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Content warning: Mental Illness

Saturday 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let students know that in these particularly difficult times, we are here to help you with your mental health.

Problems like loneliness, homesickness, work pressures, housing issues, financial difficulties, romantic relationships, and physical health can all contribute to mental illness or struggling with your mental wellbeing at university. Whether you are a new or returning student, we know that sometimes there are things going on in your life which may negatively affect your mental health. We will be posting blogs on our website over the next couple of weeks tackling topics such as homesickness, loneliness and anxiety.

We have also compiled a list of students’ union, university, local and national resources which may help you with your mental health at this time.

Students’ Union and University

The Advice Centre: The Advice Centre provides free, independent and confidential support to all students.

First Support: “Support for students who may be facing significant difficulties in their life or dealing with a crisis.”

University Counselling Service: “Personal problems may impact your ability to study and achieve your potential at University. Counselling is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or issues you may have in a supportive and safe environment.”

Student Life: “The Student Life Team are dedicated to supporting student wellbeing and enhancing the student experience. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Student Life are based within Halls of Residence”

Helplines

Suicide Prevention – Samaritans 116123

Women’s Self Injury Helpline – 0808 800 8088

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably for those identifying as male) – 0800 58 58 58 (17:00 – 00:00 every day)

Yellow Door Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support (Wednesdays 16:00 – 17:00) – 023 8063 6313

LGBTQ+ Support – 0300 330 0630 (Open 10:00 – 22:00 every day)

Muslim Women’s Network – 08009995786

Websites

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