This year, University Mental Health and Wellbeing day is on
Thursday 1st March 2018
Warwick University will be marking the occasion by celebrating the diversity of our community. We are encouraging students and staff to reflect on their unique University story - how they found themselves being part of the Warwick community, who has been part of that journey and the anticipated next chapter in the story.
* Please note that due to the weather conditions IAPT, Springfield Mind and the Wellbeing Team will be located in the Oculus Building.
For more information about pop up and rock up sports, visit the Sport Centre calendar
A bit about University Mental Health Day...
University mental health day is an opportunity for staff and students to break the stigma of mental health. We all have mental health and this will fluctuate from day to day. Mental health exists on a continuum. We can promote good wellbeing with small steps in our day to day life.
What do YOU do for your own wellbeing?
We’ve all heard that eating five fruit and vegetables a day is good for your physical health. Did you know that there’s a “5-a-day for mental health"? Following extensive research, the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project identified 5 activities which promote mental wellbeing:
1: Connect… With the people around you. With family, friends and fellow students.
2: Be active… Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good.
3: Take notice… Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends.
4:Keep learning… Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Learn to play a musical instrument.
5: Give … Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in.
Before you say “I haven’t got the time”, consider that we all have the same number of hours in the day. Devoting time each day to activities which promote mental health and well-being can lead to improvements in:
- your overall level of wellbeing
- effective time management
- meeting the demands of study and student life
- your ability to fulfill your academic potential
It’s worth the investment!