By Megan Manneh (@meganmanneh)
BETWEEN 23rd March and 27th March Southampton Solent University Students’ Union is hosting Mental Health Awareness week.
The event will be held in Solent Students’ Union, at East Park Terrace, Southampton. The Vice President of welfare will be helping to host events.
Southampton Solent University Students’ Union is getting involved and putting on many events to help tackle the stigma involved and help raise awareness in mental health and to show students that small actions can make a big difference.
Activities for the week include stalls, debates, focus groups and buffets. There will also be the opportunity to talk with others and get advice on mental health.
On Monday 23rd there will be a stall were you can see the progress that has been made throughout the year after last years signing of the ‘Time to change’ pledge to end the sigma and discrimination.
On the Wednesday 25th between 11am and 2pm at the dock, there will be advice and positive messages as well as a chance to have free massages- delivered by health spark.
On Friday 27th their will also be a fair between 11am and 3pm with stalls and an advice centre plus plenty of food and giveaways.
The 5 days of scheduled activities will give students a chance to meet others who face issues with mental health, and also give new students the chance to meet others and make friends for life. The full list of events are on Solent Students’ Union Facebook page.
Click below for interview with Theresa Ridley, Senior Mental Health Practitioner.
Read more on the Mental Health Awareness Week website.