Wellbeing Week


Wellbeing Week

We held our Wellbeing Week from 1-5 February, at a time when student mental health and wellbeing are more important than ever with the added pressures of lockdown and coronavirus. There are so many issues which affect student wellbeing, and we’re going to be focussing on a different area each day, including Isolation and Loneliness, Drug and Alcohol Use, Sex, Finance and General Wellbeing/Mental Health.

We worked with student groups and societies to bring you a range of events to help raise awareness of the issues affecting students, as well as highlighting the services available to students who need support.

Events


Watch back events from Wellbeing Week 2021.


View Playlist on YouTube

Listen


Movember, Masculinity and Men's Mental Health
Exeter Uni chat to current students and alumni about their own experiences of Movember and why the discourse around men's mental health needs to change.

Wellbeing and Self-care with Jayne Hardy
Imperfect scribbly drawings about imperfect mental health

Read


The Whiteness of Wellbeing - Neha Shaji
by Neha Shaji, Exepose 

‘I thought I was a lost cause’: how therapy is failing people of colour - Coco Khan (The Guardian)
by Coco Khan, the Guardian

Coming out, and my mental health
by Sarah Brown, Stonewall

Britain’s lockdown mess is hitting vulnerable university students the hardest
by Mishti Ali, Gal-Dem

OCD Recovery
by Jane May Morrison, Student Minds

Loneliness & Eating Disorders
a story by Molly

Sex Work and Wellbeing
by an Anonymous Student

Health and Wellbeing
by Unite Students (Sponsored)

Adjusting to University
A Current Student’s Advice for New Students with ASC

Managing the Demands of a Degree with a Long-term Illness
by Cerys Whiting, BA English

Sponsored by


Unite

Workshops


There are a series of workshops to check out throughout the week to give you a better understanding of some of the wellbeing issues affecting students.


STUDENT LONELINESS AND COVID-19: PASTS, PRESENTS AND FUTURES

Student loneliness and Covid-19: pasts, presents, and futures. This hour-long workshop will explore student loneliness before, during, and after Covid-19. There will be a few brief talks and an informal conversation, where we will discuss experiences, ideas or opinions (or you can just listen if you like!) All welcome. Speakers: Chloe Tear, award-winning disability blogger and writer; Emily McGuirk, loneliness activist and podcaster. Chair: Fred Cooper, historian.

More info


8 STEPS TO A HAPPIER LIFE AT UNIVERSITY

TEDx speaker and Wellbeing coach, Toluwa has spent most of her professional career working with young people around the world, enabling them to make transformative changes in their personal and professional lives as well as their communities.  This interactive seminar will be focused on dealing with low mood, loneliness and making friends, and staying connected in a virtual world, with practical tips and wellbeing techniques provided. The seminar is designed to be a small, intimate online workshop. Providing a space where we can discuss openly, without judgement and without hesitation. We are coming together to learn, to share and most importantly to reflect.

More info

PGR Resources

Social


Eco-Grief
Instagram by Be The Change Society

Sophie Brain Scribbles
Imperfect scribbly drawings about imperfect mental health

Mindful Classics
Using mindfulness for a healthier headspace

Accessibility Tools

University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 07217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ