Mental Health Awareness Week
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 15 - 21 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 yoga and mindfulness sessions to extended study hours with free hot drinks, 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 a programme of support sessions and resources to help look after your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Pressure Drop: Students’ Union Events
As part of the Students’ Union’s ‘Pressure Drop’ campaign, take a break this exam season and come along to yoga, aerobics, or extended study sessions with free hot drinks.
Yoga Sessions at Warwick Arts Centre
Join us at Warwick Arts Centre for regular, free yoga sessions, facilitated by Warwick Sport and inspired by the abstract paintings of The Reason for Painting exhibition. Book your place to attend.
Study Happy: Mindfulness at the Library
Mindfulness practice is one of the 5 ways to wellbeing, recommended by the NHS. Our free weekly workshops are a great way to try mindfulness techniques and find dedicated space and time for regular practice.
Wellbeing for Leaders
We have collaborated with wellbeing experts, Luminate, to provide our staff leaders with the tools they need to support the wellbeing of their teams, to support their own mental health, and to lead with compassion. View the workshops here.
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.
Drop in: Optimising your Mental Health for Exams
The drop in sessions are every day at 4pm, to offer an understanding of how stress and anxiety impacts you, and to give you practical tools and techniques you can use to optimise your mental health as you prepare for exams and deadlines.
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.
5 Questions with our Director of Wellbeing and Safeguarding
Get to know Andy Smith, our new Director of Wellbeing and Safeguarding. Andy shares his advice on managing stress during exams and how to access wellbeing support for staff and students at Warwick.
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 day-to-day basis.
A Meeting of Minds Webinar
What affects our mental health and happiness? Watch this webinar, with Warwick alumna, Dr Afiniki Akanet, Professor Swaran Preet Singh from Warwick Medical School and Professor Andrew Oswald from the Department of Economics.