University Mental Health Day

   
   

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University Mental Health Day is an annual event to raise awareness of mental health in higher education. This year it takes place on Thursday 7 March and, to celebrate, we will be hosting over a week's worth of events.

This year's theme is all about the power of using your voice, and we want you to use your voice to help shape the future of student mental health. Join us to inspire conversations and change the face of mental health at the University of Nottingham. 

University Mental Health Day events
 Date DescriptionLocation
End February - beginning March

Hall events

Across the end of February and Start of March all halls are getting involved with University Mental Health Day by putting on events to help residents relax and have some fun!

Have a chat with your Hall Committee to see what is happening and look out on social media as details will be announced soon.

We currently have Oreo & Friends visiting (fancy cuddling a meerkat?), free head massages & yoga sessions, lucky dip giveaways, cake mornings, dessert stations, movie nights, pamper nights, spa trips, Kitty Café trips and so much more! 

On and off-campus halls

Monday 4 March

Mindfulness Workshop - Breathe Here Now

Mindfulness is about ‘paying attention on purpose in a kindly non-judgemental way’. Studies have shown that regularly practising Mindfulness can be helpful if you tend to worry a lot about the future or find it hard to let go of situations once they have passed.

This is a drop-in session; you do not need to register for the workshop.

See University Counselling Service workshops for more information.

1:15-1:45pm

The Orchards,  University Park

Monday 4 to Friday 8 March

Special tea on offer in Portland Coffee Co.

Isn’t it nice to catch up with an old friend over a cuppa? Red Berry Burst is back and for this week it's only £2 a pot with 10p of every sale going to MQ – a mental health research charity.

 

Monday 4 to Thursday 7 March

Pop up welfare stalls

The UP East Welfare team will be running a series of pop up stalls week beginning the 4 March. A chance to chat and collect some useful resources to support your mental health. Various times at the following locations:

  • George Green Library
  • UP East Service Centre
  • Pharmacy Building
  • Life Sciences Building and E Floor Medical School
  • Engineering 
University Park East

Monday 4 to Friday 8 March

Activities in the Libraries

  • Djanogly LRC and James Cameron-Gifford Library - why not share your ideas for activities that help you to love your mind? There will also be origami and colouring activities and information leaflets to take away.
  • Hallward and Business Libraries will have whiteboards for students and staff to share ideas on how to keep well. There will also be origami and colouring postcards.
  • George Green Library will host a stall with the Student Welfare Officer for the Schools of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, their Mindapple tree will be on display and information leaflets to take away.
  • Greenfield Medical Library will have a promotion of the Leisure Reading Collection.
All Libraries

Tuesday 5 March

Conversation Cafe - with QMC Student Welfare

Come along and meet the QMC welfare team at our conversation café. Join in on our conversation about mental health and enjoy hot drinks, cake and healthy snacks.

10am-12pm

B1, outside the Students Service Centre, QMC

Tuesday 5 March

Conversation Cafe - with City Hospital Student Welfare

Come along and meet the City welfare team at our conversation café. Join in on our conversation about mental health and enjoy hot drinks, cake and healthy snacks.

11am-1pm

Clinical Sciences Building Foyer, City Hospital

Wednesday 6 March

Conversation Cafe - with UP Student Welfare

Come along and meet the UP West and UP Central welfare teams at our conversation café. Join in on our conversation about mental health and pick up loads of helpful free resources.

10am-12pm

Sir Clive Granger Cafe, University Park

Wednesday 6 March

Wellbeing Cafe - with the Poetry and Spoken Word Society

Join the Jubilee welfare team and the Poetry and Spoken Word Society who will be workshopping words and creating some Use your Voice bunting. Free hot drinks, biscuits and freebies and welfare staff will be on hand for a chat. The team particularly encourage students to come along if you're struggling at the moment, feeling anxious or just having a bad week!

1-3pm

Exchange Building Atrium

Wednesday 6 March

Film/Pizza/Chat

As part of the Use Your Voice, University Mental Health Day events, we're excited to be hosting a film night to watch Life, Animated. There will be free pizza and an opportunity to discuss the film and the issues it raises about mental health, using our voices and becoming whole. Register your interest on Facebook.

7-9pm

Chapel Lounge (A38), Portland Building, University Park

Thursday 7 March

 

Use Your Voice Workshop - Explore using your voice for fun, relaxation and wellbeing 

This workshop uses basic singing and sound-making so no need for any singing experience.

Sound can do amazing things like balance your brain, improve your immune system, help with relaxation, reduce stress and heighten your consciousness.

There’s no promise that this workshop will do these things but it might be worth finding out.

Register your place here.

10-11am

The Dance Studio, Portland Building, University Park
Thursday 7 March

Stall event

Drop by C floor in the Portland Building for information on looking after your mental health. This is an opportunity to talk to University welfare, SU Wellbeing, Library and Sports staff, student run groups and external services all specialising in mental health.

Featuring free hot drinks and biscuits and a break-out space to enjoy some mindfulness colouring.

11am-2pm

C floor Portland (near the Atrium), University Park
Thursday 7 March

Conversation Cafe - with QMC Student Welfare

Come along and meet the QMC welfare team at our conversation café. Join in on our conversation about mental health and enjoy hot drinks, cake and healthy snacks.

11am-3pm

B1, outside the Students Service Centre, QMC
Thursday 7 March

Sutton Bonington activities

Art Society
Air dry clay modelling
Pin art
Colour your own postcard/make a card for the children’s ward 
Tile project – add to a mosaic to represent a united campus to be displayed in the Barn concourse

Shelter Medicine
Cakes, healthy snacks
Pottery painting (must be pre-ordered - ideal for Mother’s Day gift)

Knitting corner
Hats to be made for the homeless, or squares for Vets in the Community blankets

How many riddles can you solve in 2 minutes, prize for the winner of solving the most

Speech bubble to write what you do to look after your mental health, or something similar – entered into a prize draw

11am-3pm

The Barn Concourse and  Bar
Thursday 7 March Sutton Bonington welfare stall

Come along and meet your school welfare officers for a conversation around mental health. Featuring free smoothies and fruit and lots of helpful resources and information.

11.30am-2pm
The Barn Concourse, Sutton Bonington Campus
Thursday 7 March Time to Talk drop-in

A lunchtime drop-in invitiation to call into the University Counselling Service for tea and biscuits and a chat with the staff.

1-2pm
The Orchards, University Park
Thursday 7 March

Facebook Live - Round table disussion

Join student digital ambassadors and Mental Health First Aiders for a discussion about studying effectively. A great opportunity for students to share tips on study strategies and how to maintain wellbeing and good mental health. The UoN Facebook account will host the Live session and it'll be available to view after the event.

1-2pm

Hallward Library - Short Loan
Thursday 7 March Conversation Cafe - A more mentally healthy Campus


Conversation cafes are pop-up, interactive, friendly and safe workshops that allow students to talk about what really matters. We will be running this conversation cafe on the theme of 'a more mentally healthy Campus'. Come along to discuss your thoughts with fellow students. Every attendee will receive a free goody bag, including a free coffee voucher. See our facebook event or come along to the Portland stall event for more information.

2-3.30pm

A36, The Well, Portland Building, University Park
Thursday 7 March

Mindfulness workshop

An introduction to Mindfulness with information on resources and apps for further practice. Facilitated by the University Counselling Service. Sign up on the Department of Sport website.

5.30-6.30pm

Oasis, A Floor, Portland Building, University Park
Thursday 7 March

Men's Health Active

UoN Sport will be hosting the launch of the new Men’s Health Active initiative on UMHD 2019.

The aim of the initiative is to encourage male students to use sport and physical activity as a tool to help them maintain a good level of mental wellbeing.

The launch event will include a panel talk plus Q&A (with refreshments) and then the opportunity to try some free sports tasters, including climbing, boxing, a weights-based fitness class and volleyball.

Please note that this event is for male students and those that identify as male.

To book on, email Hannah Webber in the Sports Dept.

6-9pm

Conference Room, David Ross Sports Village
Friday 8 March

Conversation Cafe - with UP Student Welfare

Come along and meet the UP West and UP Central welfare teams at our conversation café. Join in on our conversation about mental helath and pick up loads of helpful free resources.

10am-12pm

Atrium, Teaching and Learning Building, University Park
Monday 11 March

Conversation Cafe - with Royal Derby Student Welfare

Come along and meet the Derby welfare team at our conversation café. Join in on our conversation about mental health and enjoy hot drinks, cake and healthy snacks.

11am-1pm

Student Service Centre, Royal Derby Hospital
Monday 11 March

Everyday Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness is about ‘paying attention on purpose in a kindly non-judgemental way’. Studies have shown that regularly practising mindfulness can be helpful if you tend to worry a lot about the future or find it hard to let go of situations once they have passed.

If you are curious about mindfulness and/or you want to practice mindfulness exercises more regularly in a supportive environment then ‘Everyday Mindfulness’ is for you.

This is a rolling fortnightly programme of gentle exercises which will be conducted in an upright position. No special equipment is needed.

Register your place here.

5.30-6.30pm

University Park, Venue TBC once registered
Throughout March

Nightline Competition - use your Voice

Nottingham Nightline is running a competition encouraging creativity for University Mental Health Day awareness.

You can enter any artistic or written piece on the theme: 'Use Your Voice!' This includes Poetry, Art, Photography, Music and any other creative thing that follows the theme!

Closing Date: 28th March

Send entries to nightlinepublicity@nottingham.ac.uk

Prizes TBC, will be announced soon on the Nottingham Nightline facebook page.

 
 

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