This is what CCCU are doing for World Mental Health Day this year!
Mental health is something that is so important to talk about, it’s not just a ‘bad mood’ there can be a lot more surrounding it and that’s why on days like World Mental Health Day, we can all come together to give those who need it the support and guidance to get better. There is so much social stigma around mental health and that’s why this day is vital.
World Mental Health Day takes place on the 10th of October.
CCCU and the Student Union like every year always offer great events, activities, and workshops for those who want to come along. It’s a chance for students and staff to come together and support the wellbeing of others and most importantly your own.
Be sure to join the Dance students, Public Health students, all student support and wellbeing services, Students’ Union, the Chaplaincy and many more to help raise awareness and show the support that is available.
The theme this year is surrounded by the Five Ways to Wellbeing which are: connecting, being active, learning, giving to others and taking notice, which is what each activity offers.
Here is a list of a few activities taking place throughout the day:
- Students’ Union Game around the pound, Anselm, 10 am – 2 pm
- Let’s Talk About Mental Health, Laud, 10 am – 4 pm
- Mindfulness Session, Governor’s House, 11 am – 12 pm
- Support and Information Fayre, Augustines House, 11 am – 2 pm
- Creative Zone with crafting and graffiti wall, Daphne Oram, 11:30 am – 2 pm
- Re-wilding, Johnson Wellbeing Garden, 12 pm – 2 pm
- Student’s Union Tea and Cake, SU Lounge, 2 pm – 4 pm
- Biscuit Baking, Chaplaincy, 3 pm
- Evensong, the Chapel, 5:30 pm
- CCCU Dance Students Showcase, Anselm studio, 7 pm
- ‘A Star is Born’ with a discussion panel afterward, Gulbenkian, 7 pm
- Virtual Pilgrimage, Chaplaincy, all week
There are so many activities taking place throughout the day and there are so many to choose from to ensure you make the most out of the day. By connecting through the petting zoo, connecting with cute furry friends can make you feel so much better. Being active through the boot camp taster session, an outdoor workout designed for strength and fitness and it’s free! Learning through the knowledge zone, about different organisations and finding out a range of information from the stalls.
Giving to others through volunteering at the Careers and Enterprise Hub in Augustines House, chat with the team about volunteering. Taking Notice through mindfulness sessions, to help reduce stress and improve wellbeing.
Come along and enjoy yourself, that’s the main thing. Don’t forget to look out for the CCCU Therapy Dogs, Oliver and Pixie during the day, to help you de-stress.