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University Mental Wellbeing Campaign launches

This week sees the launch of a new campaign which aims to help students take steps to achieve and maintain good mental wellbeing.

The campaign, which is based on the NHS's Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing, will explore ideas and things to try which may make our students feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life and their studies.

To start things off students will be encouraged to try the 'connect' step. Each week will focus on a different step to wellbeing:

1. Connect
2. Be active
3. Keep learning
4. Give to others
5. Be mindful

The campaign, which will also aim to raise awareness of University support services for students, will be shared using a mixture of on-campus advertising, digital communications, events and a video series, which has been created by a student to demonstrate how to get involved.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts as well as our Student News pages for ideas around how students (and staff) can get involved.


A large part of the support provided to our students comes from the staff that they interact with every day. In order to facilitate staff who may be in the position of providing support to our students, a hub of resources have been made available on the Wellbeing Hub.

For all staff, the Wellbeing Hub has been refreshed to highlight support available around work-life balance, mental health, physical wellbeing or personal development. There are also signposting links to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), online self-help modules and the HR Intranet for policies and procedures that enable staff to seek guidance with institutional support.

Joanna Brown
Communications and Public Affairs