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Debbie does 12 hour walk for Mental Health awareness

By Hannah Webber, Disability Sports Officer Monday 29 February to Friday 4 March was HealthyU week at the University, as part of that week we supported the University’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 3 March. The day was dedicated to shining a light on mental health, the day also saw one of our UoN …

Philanthropy, volunteering and enhancing the student experience…

By Karen Ang …are all recurring themes from the House of Lords Alumni and Cascade Evening. On 24 February 2016, alumni, staff, and projects including the Equestrian Club all gathered in Westminster, London to promote generosity at the University of Nottingham. The House of Lords is not just for Lords, but also for students, alumni …

Debbie’s getting active for Mental Health Day!

Debbie Butler is an associate member of staff at the University and she’s looking to make her mark during Healthy U Week (29 February – 4 March). Over the last six months, Debbie has been using exercise and the University sports facilities to help manage her mental health illness and physical impairments with some positive …

Healthy U Week: Get involved and get active!

By Andriana Petrova Did you know that physical activity can help you beat the stress, boost your mood, and give you more energy? Not only that but also that exercise is a powerful tool to reduce risk of serious illnesses too? One whole week dedicated to helping you stay healthy, both physically and mentally. There are plenty …

Mental Health recognised as a priority for higher education sport with the launch of a new training programme

From Summer 2015, higher education institutions will have access to a new training programme which aims to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of the HE sports community in the area of mental health and wellbeing. Student Minds (the UK’s student mental health charity), BUCS – British Universities & Colleges Sport, (the governing body for …

How sport helped me manage my mental health

Ahead of the University’s Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Week, 16th – 22nd February, Debbie Butler, who is a masters student at the University, has very kindly agreed to give us her insight into how sport and physical activity helped her manage her own mental health. Debbie’s Story At 57 I am not your typical …

I must be mad to watch this lot!

As England’s chances of advancing beyond the World Cup group stages hang by an ever diminishing thread, Alan Pringle discusses just why we put ourselves through the pain of supporting our national teams. In recent years, Alan’s research has focused on how football can be used as a vehicle for mental health promotion and interventions. I have …