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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 13 - 19 May, but talking about mental health and wellbeing is important all year round. Life at university is exciting, though it can have its challenges, so we want you to know about all of the resources and support available to you.

Take a break from work, exams, assessments and research to get involved in a variety of events and activities on campus - from our two-week ’DeStresstival’, to study support sessions at the Library and our Steps to Wellbeing summer programme.

Read on to see tips from Wellbeing and Student Support and profiles from our Warwick community about looking after your mental health. You’ll also see information about the range of support available to you.

To access support at Warwick, please visit Wellbeing and Student Support via our Wellbeing Portal, where our teams are ready to support and work with you to develop the personal resources and skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life.

If you’re a member of staff at Warwick, take a look at our Staff Wellbeing Hub, where you can find support and resources to help you look after your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Featured events


Welcome to DeStresstival, a free cross-campus festival for Warwick students from 7-19 May. Hosted by the Active Wellbeing team, the festival spans over a fortnight and provides the perfect opportunity for you and your friends to focus on mindfulness, relaxation, and de-stressing.

Tie-Dye Tote Bags

As part of DeStresstival, we have a weekend-long tie-dye event with our Residential Community Assistants, supporting you through the process of making your own unique tote bag! All materials are provided - book your place for 18 or 19 May.

Wellbeing Stand

Visit the wellbeing stand on Wednesday 15 May for some top tips on staying healthy, with refreshments provided! Staff and students are welcome to join us outside the Arts Centre (or inside Senate House if wet) from 11am-1pm.

Steps to Wellbeing

This is a 5-week rolling programme you can join at any time to learn strategies and skills to help navigate student life. On Tuesday 14 May, we'll be covering the topics of sleep and relaxation. Come along!

Running for Wellbeing

The Wellbeing and Student Support team are leading a Wellbeing Run each Wednesday, in collaboration with the Warwick Sports and Wellness Hub team. Join the run on Wednesday at 8am.

PG Wellbeing Walk

Join your PG Officer, Vaish, for a wellbeing walk across campus to get outdoors with some fresh air, meet new people, and grab a hot drink on us! This event is directed at Postgraduate students, but all students are welcome.

Library Events

See what's on at the Library this Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond, from Sensory Workspace study sessions to the Coping with Stress Student Toollkit and much more.

Fruit and Veg Stall

'Fresh and Juicy' is bringing a burst of flavour and nutrition to the heart of campus. Come to the Students' Union Atrium for a convenient and affordable way to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Rock Up & Play

Get fit, make friends and improve your skills with 50 hours of free social sport sessions every week, along with activity courses, leagues and events.


Weekly Wellbeing Themes

This week's wellbeing theme, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, is managing low mood. This term is always busy with exams, deadlines and dissertations. It can be stressful and have an impact on our mental health, but there are things you can do to make things feel easier. Visit this page to find out more.

Mental Wellbeing Tips from Wellbeing and Student Support

University life is a busy and exciting time and can be full of ups and downs. It's important to remember to look after yourself both physically and mentally as best you can. View some simple tips on how you can do this in your day-to-day life here at Warwick.

Steps to Wellbeing

This is a 5-week rolling programme you can join at any time to learn strategies and skills to help navigate student life. Find out more about the Summer Term dates and register.


Utilise online resources such as Togetherall, where you can share how you are feeling, speak with others, and both offer and gain advice and support from people all around the world.

Report + Support

Everyone at the University, whether studying, working, or visiting, has the right to feel safe. Harassment of any kind is completely unacceptable, and our community is an environment where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated. Find out more about Report + Support, including how to speak to an advisor or submit a report.

Hear from our community

Male profiles from the Warwick community

View some profiles from men across our University community, sharing what mental health and wellbeing means to them, and how they look after themselves on a daily basis.

Georgia's blog:
Activities during exams

When it comes to exams, I always do my best to balance out my day with activities to reduce those stress levels, such as sport/fitness, society events, or day trips off campus.

Raahimah's blog: Healthy eating tips

Let's explore five simple ways to ensure we're nourishing ourselves with healthy foods to power through exams with energy and focus.

Mindful moments on campus

Take a minute to sit back, relax and enjoy some beautiful shots of wildlife captured around campus.

Looking to spend more time in nature? Take a look at these walking maps that showcase some of our best green spaces.