It’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

This week 10th– 16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week. Despite being back on campus now for a while after studying remotely through the pandemic we are all more aware of how fragile our mental health can be.

Socialising and getting back to some sort of normal has been challenging  anxiety and getting confidence back is understandably affecting many of us.

Moreover as the end of the year fast approaches it natural to feel stressed, or worried about being behind or how things will go over next few weeks. Connecting with others and knowing how to ask for help are some of the hardest things about student life at the moment.

This years theme is loneliness: So if you are feeling lonely, feeling a bit worried, getting wrapped up in your own thoughts, or losing confidence do you know where and how to get help?

We have created an area on My Studies of wellbeing resources such as online yoga classes and breathing exercises all of which have been co-created with students and mental health practitioners specially aimed at students studying architecture and design courses.

And of course our SSGT has being speaking to students about all sorts of issues that affect how they are feeling and coping strategies.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we thought it was important to highlight and share the wider range of University resources and services that are there to support your wellbeing.

Student Support and Guidance Tutor: Justine Devenney ssgtsoad@brighton.ac.uk 

Need to speak to someone https://www.brighton.ac.uk/brighton-students/your-student-life/my-wellbeing/need-to-speak-to-someone/index.aspx

Wellbeing Champions ( pictured)  https://www.brighton.ac.uk/brighton-students/your-student-life/my-wellbeing/wellbeing-champions/index.aspx

Next year’s Wellbeing Champion roles have now gone live and students can now apply for these ambassador roles:  So if you would you like to be a Wellbeing Champion Student Ambassador next year have a look at this link.
SOCASUAL5-22 Wellbeing Champion Student Ambassador (Casual) – Jobs at the University of Brighton

Check out this page to find a wealth of wellbeing resources that are available all year  https://www.brighton.ac.uk/brighton-students/your-student-life/my-wellbeing/self-help-resources/index.aspx