March 3, 2017, by Claire Henson
University Mental Health Day 2017
Student Welfare Officer Rani Mukherjee-Neale talks about the activities for University Mental Health Day in the School of Medicine.
To promote ‘University Mental Health Day’ on Thursday 2nd March, the Welfare teams in the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences held a ‘Wellbeing and Mental Health’ stall of their own in the foyer outside The Student Services Centre. We gave away free Stress Balls, Herbal Tea Bags, Carrot Sticks and Bottled Water. The stall had lots of information about the services available at the university which can support your mental health. There was also an interactive board where students have been telling us how they ‘have been getting active for their mental health’. It was lovely to talk to lots of Medicine and Health Sciences students and to find out about some of the interesting sports and activities they get involved in. Thank you to all students who took part!
Throughout the year the Welfare team at QMC will be doing lots of work to raise awareness for different causes and to help promote health and wellbeing for all our students. Often students may feel that things they are experiencing are unique to them, and it can be very helpful to know that others may be experiencing similar issues, and also, that students know they can come and see a member of the Welfare team for help, support and sign posting to other University services and also to external services.
For more information about health and welfare support for students, visit the Student Services website.