Everyone has Mental Health, consider;
- How we feel about ourselves
- How we feel about the people around us
- Our ability to look after our friendships
- Our ability to learn from others and develop psychologically and emotionally
Official figures show that the number of students to drop out of university with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years.
“We want a healthy, happy student population…we want a student population that can talk openly and without concern about their mental wellbeing” (NUS.org.uk)
Here at Bucks we want to empower our students to look after their mental health and educate them on the different forms of support we provide. Peace of Mind is our mental health awareness campaign, lasting throughout the year to encourage students and staff to keep talking about mental health, our aim is to remove the stigma the name brings.
Peace of Mind launched on Tuesday 10th October on World Mental Health Day. There were a number of activities available for students and staff to get involved in for free. They ranged from Positive Psychology workshops, biscuit decorating, crafts, free tea and coffee and many more. Staff from the Union, University, Wycombe Mind and Hillingdon Mind attended offering support. There is evidence to show the singing as a group can have many benefits on ones mental health, it seemed fititng to invite Acapella Society to perform at the launch. Their performance went down a treat with members of the local community offering lovely feedback. Performing Arts student Taylor Gray also performed her own poem which inspired the crowd.
This year we are welcoming passionate students and staff to come forward and get involved, whether it’s holding a two-hour activity or a weeklong campaign, if you have an idea, we can help make it happen!
01494 605 180
Bucks New University Counselling Service
01494 605 018
Bucks New University Disability Service (mental health advisor)
01494 605 049
Mind Info Line
08457 909 090
01865 901 600