Confetti supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Friday May 3, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 13 May – Sunday 19 May 2024. The theme of this year is all about movement and moving more for our mental health. Read on to learn more and find out how you can get involved.

What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Every year, Mental Health Awareness Week gives us an opportunity to unite and it emphasises the importance of prioritising our own mental well-being, as well as others. It aims to break down stigmas and to better understand and support each other’s mental health.

Moving your body

Being physically active has so many benefits for both our bodies and minds. We understand that there are challenges that might hold us back, like accessibility, busy schedules, financial constraints, limited open spaces. That’s why it’s great to explore how you can get moving—it’s different for everyone!

Take a look at the Mental Health UK website for tips on overcoming these obstacles to staying active!

Get involved in Nottingham

Flourish Gardening Session

Tuesday 14 May | 2pm – 2.45pm | 3pm – 3.45pm

Support Student Services and Estates with gardening on the roof top terrace and in the courtyard. Spending time in nature is a fantastic way to boost your mental health, easing stress and anxiety. Gardening adds the bonus of moving your body which is what this week is all about!

Stonebridge City Farm Walk

Wednesday 15 May | 12pm – 2pm

Come along with Student Services for a walk to Stonebridge City Farm and enjoy free entry to meet the various animals. Research shows that spending time with animals can lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone) and decrease blood pressure. Other studies have also found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood.

Crochet Corner

Thursday 16 May | 2pm – 4pm

Join Student Services for a class in learning how to crochet. Materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Both knitting and crocheting involve a meditative and repetitive process that helps to centre the mind, slowing down the nervous system and decreasing levels of anxiety and stress hormones like cortisol in the body.

To book onto to any event, email


Feel free to drop by DMH Reception anytime during the week to visit a range of stands. Pop by if you need advice, have any questions, or just want to chat.


  • NottAlone: Monday 13 May & Tuesday 14 May | 10am – 12pm
  • Change Grow Live: Monday 13 May | 1pm – 4pm & Thursday 16 May | 10.30pm – 2pm
  • C-Card: Wednesday 15 May & Friday 17 May |11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Thortify: Friday 17 May | 2pm

Get involved in London

Wellbeing Walk and Talk

Monday 13 May | 4pm – 5pm | Meet at Confetti reception

Join Student Services on a walk from Confetti London to Embankment along the Thames at golden hour. The walk will be 54 minutes, which is 2.4 miles, a chance for students to mingle while getting their steps in.

Tea and Talk

Monday 13 May | 12pm – 2pm | Social Space

Come along enjoy a tea and chat to your peers and find out what mental health services are available to you.

Wood Slice Painting

Monday 13 May | 12pm – 2pm | Social Space

Get creative and paint on your own wood slice which can be made into a coaster or keyring.

Origami, Mindfulness Colouring and Wood Slice Painting

Tuesday 14 May | 1.30pm – 2.30pm | Social Space

Step away from your studies and relax your mind and body with origami, colouring, or painting. This is a great chance for you to connect with fellow students and get to know people from other courses.

Tea, Talk and Crafting

Wednesday 15 May | 4pm – 5pm | Social Space

If you missed it on Monday, join in on more craft activities or chat with peers and the Student Service team to explore the support available to you.


Feel free to drop by the Social Space anytime during the week to chat to these charities. Pop by if you need advice, have any questions, or just want to chat.

  • ELOP : Monday 13 May | 12.30pm – 2pm
  • MIND: Tuesday 14 May | 1.30pm – 2.30pm

We’re always here to help you

If you’re struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, remember that you are not alone. You can get in touch with our Student Services Team by calling 0115 952 2075 or emailing

Our Student Services team are based behind Confetti’s main reception and are open from 8.30pm -6pm, Monday-Friday (excluding closures, bank holidays and non-term time)

As a Confetti student, you can also sign up for Togetherall, which is an online, 24/7 mental health support platform. You can sign up using your Confetti email address below.