Whole university approach

Live Well Be Well: Mental Health and Wellbeing Event

3rd April 2011

The event was designed to encourage people to explore non-medical strategies for self-managing wellbeing and was aimed at students at the University of Brighton. The aim was to reach people who are experiencing stress and emotional distress. The event helped to inform students of innovative approaches to self help and the maintenance of recovery for problems with emotional distress, depression and anxiety. A particular focus was on the New Economics Foundation’s Five-Ways to Wellbeing: connect; be active; take notice; keep learning; give. The event involved the delivery of talks and workshops about mental wellbeing, allowing students to gather information and ask questions at the exhibition stands and poster displays. Events included an IAPT session on Stress and Anxiety offering CBT approaches to self help, and a Mental First Aid session. Approximately 200 people attended the event which has helped to de-stigmatise mental health and to spotlight wellbeing awareness.