Mental Health Awareness Week
10 May 2021
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is ‘Nature and Environment’
Did you know that nature can have a hugely postive impact on your mental health?
We'll be handing out plant pot decorating kits to students across our sites, along with some seeds to plant in them. Take them back to your room and watch them bloom.
There'll also be the opportunity to share your mood boosting messages on our positivity boards in our receptions.
Free 24/7 counselling when you need it
We've partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide access to a Student Assistance Programme powered by Health Assured.
This FREE support gives you the option to speak to an experienced BACP accredited Counsellor who will be able to provide help and support in a friendly, knowledgeable and non-judgemental way.
It also gives you access to:
- Unlimited access to the 24/7 counselling helpline with translation services available in over 200 languages
- Structured telephone & online counselling options are available
- Legal information services
- Debt & financial information support
- Free access to My Healthy Advantage mobile app and online portal
- Monthly webinars on a variety of topics, including loneliness, BAME mental health, addiction, burnout, mindfulness, sleep, and stress management
- BrightTV, with interviews with well-known names and faces. Episodes explore their lives, struggles and unique experiences
- Mini health check
- Four week self-help programmes, from quitting smoking to sleeping better, losing weight, drinking less, and coping with pressure.
Call Health Assured
To get in touch with Health Assured via telephone, please call 0800 028 3766.
Login to the portal
You can find out more about the other services available by logging into the health and wellbeing portal. We've emailed you the log in details. If you don't have these, please speak to your accommodation team.
Download the app
If you decide that speaking to someone isn’t for you, you can access the free My Healthy Advantage mobile app for iPhone and Android through your app store. We've also emailed you login details for this.
More organisations who can help
Every Mind Matters Practical tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental health.
YoungMinds Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health.
Mental Health Foundation Tips to help you, your friends and your family to look after your mental health, including how to avoid rumour and speculation which can fuel anxiety.
Mind Practical advice for staying at home and taking care of your mental wellbeing.
Rethink Mental Illness Online hub with practical support and information for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.
Samaritans Support and guidance for anyone worried about their mental health. Call the free helpline on 116 123 24/7 or find out about other ways to get in touch.
Student Minds Guidance for the university community on looking after your mental health, including ways you can support friends and family, guidance for those experiencing xenophobia and racism, and for those with ongoing mental health difficulties.
PAPYRUS Prevention of young suicide. Call the Hopeline: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays).
Men's Health Forum: 24/7 support for men.
Relate The UK's largest provider of relationship support, including live chat, webcam and telephone counselling.