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University Mental Health Day 2021

University mental health day

University Mental Health Day takes place annually on 4 March each year. This year more than ever it is important for us to discuss mental health and focus on looking after ourselves and our loved ones.

The Healthy DMU team have devised a programme of events on the day to help support you. There are free masterclasses to attend, a mindfulness session to allow you to unwind and a PiYo (a mix of Pilates and Yoga) session to ensure you get in some exercise.

Timetable of events

TimeSession
10.00am – 11.00am

Emotional Awareness and Resilience Masterclass 

This masterclass offers ways to improve our awareness of how we react to challenges and how we can help ourselves.

We can improve our emotional awareness and resilience and this can prepare us with valuable, transferable skills for employment. 

Please book here. 

10.30am – 11.00pm Mindfulness 
To focus on the here and now can help to improve concentration and regular mindful practice can boost our feelings of wellbeing, helping to manage the distractions in our day to day life. 
Please book here
2.00pm – 4.30pm Look after your mate 
This is an introduction to student mental health and the student experience, communication techniques, signposting and boundaries, self care and looking after yourself whilst supporting a friend.Places are limited and booking is essential. 
6:30pm-7:15pm PiYo session
A combination of the core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga on the DMU Leisure App.
7.00pm – 8.00pm A virtual night out’ Quiz
Including rounds about movies, food, drink, song lyrics and cityscapes. Join here. 

The Healthy DMU Hub is always available and regularly updated with new information for all students. It is a one-stop shop for all things health and wellbeing and a full what’s on section listing all the upcoming masterclasses and mindfulness sessions.Alongside this, on social media we will be sharing a video of students’ top tips on how to look after themselves on University Mental Health Day even in lockdown. @dmuleicester

DMU has also recently signed up to Togetherall, to help students who are looking for support with their wellbeing while at university.

Togetherall is designed to help students get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer-to-peer support, plus a range of courses and tools to help students self-manage their wellbeing.

The safe and anonymous platform is a place for students to virtually get together to support each other without judgement, while also recognising mental health does not discriminate; we all have to look after it.

It is completely free and students can access the webpage by registering with their DMU email address.

Outside of support at DMU, the Time to Change website has lots of great resources for you to access and provides lots of information about the different types of mental health conditions and how you can support your friends or family.