10 – 16 May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme of this year’s week is ‘nature’.
Mixed anxiety and depression are the most common mental health conditions in Britain, with 7.8% of the population meeting the criteria for a diagnosis. Early figures indicate that things have worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like exercising outdoors, taking care of/walking pets or reading in the sun can help to:
- improve your mood
- reduce feelings of stress or anger
- help you take time out and feel more relaxed
- improve your physical health
- improve your confidence and self esteem
- help you be more active
- help you make new connections
Student Services are running a mental health forum for students on Tuesday 11 May at 1pm. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Show us your creativity
As part of Mental Health Awareness week, we would love to see your creativity poured into a piece of content around positive mental health. This could be an animation, song, video, game or anything else which depicts or promotes positive mental health.
If you’d like to submit an entry, please email them over to email@example.com by Friday 14 May for the chance to win an Amazon voucher.
We’re here to help you
If you’re struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, we’re here to help – get in touch with our Student Services Team by calling 0115 952 2075 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For the latest health and wellbeing information relating to Covid-19, visit our stay safe page.