Transformation and cultural change

Mental Health Awareness Week

29th July 2015

Health & Wellbeing, Marketing and Student’s Union staff delivered a Mental Health Awareness Week. It included a Health & Wellbeing fair, free hugs, Wellbeing workshops and film screenings. The highlight was a sell-out evening event at which Ruby Wax joined Professor Jim Al-Khalili to talk about her own experiences. Afterwards, the Vice-Chancellor and the Students’ Union Vice-President for Welfare signed an organisational pledge to tackle mental health discrimination. Staff and students also took the opportunity to make a personal pledge on boards situated across campus. The week received overwhelmingly positive feedback on Social Media.