MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

08 Jan - 26 Jan 2018

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‘Mental health’ is described as being the state of your psychological and emotional wellbeing. Everyone has mental health. Take care of yours. 

Mental Health Month is the Students’ Guild campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues and to start breaking down the stigma around mental health on campus. 

The month will feature a variety of events and activities hosted by the Students’ Guild and your VP Welfare and Diversity, Kat, to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing and provide opportunities to find out more about the support available to you in Exeter.

If exam week leaves you feeling a little tired, pop into the nap room in the A&V conference room any time throughout to catch some well deserved rest. 

Over the past few years, our students have championed the creation of a Wellbeing Information Directory (WiD) to show what services exist to support you in times or bad mental health. Check it out here.

 

“Mental health difficulties can affect anyone at any time, and sometimes that’s really difficult to come to terms with. I’ve always thought of myself as extremely resilient, and whatever life had thrown at me so far, I’d always coped really well. So when one day suddenly everything wasn’t okay anymore, I really struggled to accept that. Over time I learned that being kind to yourself and letting yourself experience all those different emotions really helped. Taking one day at a time, setting realistic and manageable goals and keeping busy were all helpful strategies. And also the realisation that, even though it sometimes doesn’t seem like it, there is always hope. Whatever you’re going through, remember you’re not defined by what you are experiencing right now and one day you’ll be able to look back on this time and just be so proud that you made it through.” Amelie #HearMeOut #mentalhealthmonth

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“Mental health difficulties can affect anyone at any time, and sometimes that’s really difficult to come to terms with. I’ve always thought of myself as extremely resilient, and whatever life had thrown at me so far, I’d always coped really well. So when one day suddenly everything wasn’t okay anymore, I really struggled to accept that. Over time I learned that being kind to yourself and letting yourself experience all those different emotions really helped. Taking one day at a time, setting realistic and manageable goals and keeping busy were all helpful strategies. And also the realisation that, even though it sometimes doesn’t seem like it, there is always hope. Whatever you’re going through, remember you’re not defined by what you are experiencing right now and one day you’ll be able to look back on this time and just be so proud that you made it through.” Amelie #HearMeOut #mentalhealthmonth

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Events List

Thu 18th January

Women's Cricket
9:30am - 11:30am
Indoor Cricket Centre
Meet the horses!
2pm - 4pm
Rollestone Farm, Pennsylvania Road
Walking Group
4pm - 5:30pm
Bottom of Forum Hill
Yoga
5pm - 6pm
Northfield House
Snooker and Pool
7pm - 9pm
All Stars Sports Bar
Golf
8pm - 9pm
Vic Ambler Golf Centre

Fri 19th January

Athletics - Social Run
6pm - 7:30pm
Stocker Road, Entrance

Sat 20th January

Caving
11am - 5pm
Meet outside Peter Chalk

Sun 21st January

Group Cycle Ride
9am - 11am
Meeting at Forum Roundabout
Jiu Jitsu Free Taster Session
8pm - 10pm
Studio 3, Sports Park

Mon 22nd January

Forum Tree
9am - 5pm
The Forum
Yoga
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Birks Grange
Ultimate Frisbee
1pm - 3pm
Rubber Crumb (Near Sports Park)
Eating Difficulties Support Group
7pm - 9pm
A&V Conference Room
Fundraiser for Mind - Live Music and Raffle
7pm - 11pm
BierKeller, The Quay
Women's Basketball
8pm - 10pm
Sports Hall, Streatham

Tue 23rd January

Total Body Conditioning
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Birks Grange
Talk with Samaritans
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Forum Seminar Room 1

Wed 24th January

Study Skills: Developing Focus when Studying
noon - 1pm
Harrison Hub 03 (Harrison Building)
Board Game Evening
6:30pm - 8:30pm
G47 (St Luke's Campus)

Thu 25th January

ACTivate Your Life (Session 1)
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Harrison Hub 03 (Harrison building)
ACTivate Your Life is a four week course that teaches key life skills which can help you feel more in control of your life. Each week you will learn new skills and find ways to fit these into your personal life.
Yoga
5pm - 6pm
Northfield House
Golf
7pm - 8pm
Vic Ambler Golf Centre
Tae Kwon Do Free Taster
8pm - 10pm
Studio 3, Sports Park
Volleyball
8pm - 10pm
Sports Hall, Streatham

Fri 26th January

Pilates
7:30am - 8:30am
Indoor Cricket Centre
Chaplaincy Hub
11am - 1pm
Chaplaincy Hub (Old Library)
Mental Health Month Closing Night
6pm - 9pm
The Grove Diner (Lafrowda)

University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ