Month of the Mind 2018

During May 2018 we will be celebrating our third annual Month of the Mind events programme which focuses on raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year in the UK (NHS England, 2016) but there is still stigma attached to mental illness which means many people …

Looking out for each other in the Vet School

By Zara Abas, Teaching Intern Staff Student Liaison Officer At Nottingham Vet School, we pride ourselves on our commitment to staff and student welfare. We recently launched #Lookoutforeachother, our school-wide mental health and wellbeing awareness campaign which has rapidly gained momentum over the last year. Thanks to generous funding from Nottingham Cascade, we have been able …

Dementia Awareness – A pop-up café with unexpected results

By Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, Faculty of Social Sciences  We celebrated Dementia Awareness Week 2017 with an installation in Nottingham’s Market Square.  The aim was to showcase art works produced by people with dementia, to raise awareness and to have fun.  The café had been conceived by Victoria Tischler as an …