Coventry University urges its students to mind their mental health
Monday 07 October 2013
Coventry University is celebrating World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 9 October by hosting its own mental health and wellbeing day for students at its city centre campus.
The University is running the event in partnership with the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and the local branch of mental health charity Mind. The charity’s Wellbeing Resource Bus will be parked onsite and anyone can hop on board to speak to professional advisors and pick up tips on how to maintain good mental health.
Further information about local resources and support groups and a wealth of other useful material will also be available on the day.
World Mental Health Day is an annual event and was established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise the public’s awareness of mental health issues. Wednesday’s event at the University marks this occasion and also coincides with the start of the new academic year, traditionally an anxious time for new and returning students.
Yvette Brown, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Coventry University said:
Anyone can be affected by mental health issues and students are no different. In fact, they are often susceptible because of the pressure they feel to succeed in their studies, manage workloads and meet deadlines, and fit in with their peers.
It’s important that students are aware of how to manage these pressures and know where to ask for information or seek help if necessary. That is the purpose of Wednesday’s event and our team of experts will be on hand throughout the day to offer advice and guidance on the wide range of support services available both on campus and in the locality to help students look after their mental health and wellbeing.