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It's time to talk. Over the past 12 months, 57,305 UK-based students disclosed a mental health condition to their University, which is a rise of 47,630 over the course of just a decade. It's no longer in doubt that the higher education system is seeing an unprecedented rise in mental illness, and universities and Students’ Unions now need to stand up and change the way we discuss and deal with mental health issues.
That's why we run Mental Health Awareness Week. In partnership with The Mental Health Network, we're delivering a week of activity and action focused around the theme of why mental health matters to us. Throughout the next seven days, we’ll be exploring key issues around the subject in methods designed to engage with as large an audience as possible, from mural making to a panel discussion.
Our mural making, which will run throughout the week will facilitate discussion on an individual level, encouraging you to think critically about why mental health matters to you, and to those around you.
The “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” event will be a chance to hear from your peers, as your fellow students take to the stage to recount some of their experiences.
Alongside this, we'll be delivering exclusive mental health training to certain staff and students, so that they are equipped with the tools to tackle crises on campus. Join us, and the Mental Health Network for a week which is critical to our ongoing support of mental health on campus.
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