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University Mental Health Day 2022

University mental health day

University Mental Health Day  takes place on the 3rd March and it is a fantastic opportunity to discuss mental health and focus on looking after ourselves and our wellbeing.

The Healthy DMU team and De Montfort Students' Union have devised a programme of events on the day and there are free masterclasses to attend, mindfulness sessions to help you to unwind and a Life Links peer support group taking place in the Campus Centre.

Our DSU team will be on campus handing out wellbeing information on the day and asking our students to share their tips on looking after their mental health and wellbeing.

 

 

Timetable of events

TimeSession
10.00am – 10.30am

Prayer Room and Breathing Space Tour 

Find out more about what the Prayer Room and Breathing Space has to offer and the regular activities which are held in these areas for all.

 Please book here

11.00am – 11.30am Mindfulness - Breathing Space, Portland Building
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 – 3.00pm

Positive Mindsets Masterclass - MS Teams
We will discuss ways to develop a positive mindset and share practical tips for meeting people and getting involved.

Please book here

 2.00pm- 3.00pm

Life Links Peer Support Group - Zen Zone, Campus Centre
The group provides a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment for students to come and talk about their mental health experience.

No need to book.

3:00pm-4:00pm

Mindful Lego – Zen Zone, Campus Centre

Working through some simple, mindful activities using Lego can help you to focus on the present moment.

Please book here

 4.00pm - 5.00pm  

Personal Productivity Masterclass – Breathing Space, Portland Building

We will look at some tools and techniques which develop qualities and skills to stay productive. These skills can be applied in different areas of your life - personal, academic and in the workplace.

Please book 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 sessions. 

Student Space is available to all higher education students across England and Wales. Student Space is a trusted space to:

  • access confidential support via text, phone, email and webchat
  • explore online resources
  • find help at university

Wellbeing at DMU

We want to try and ensure that all students have a positive experience at DMU. So it is important that you ask for advice and support as early as possible to reduce the possible impact on your mental health.

The Wellbeing Team offer a range of support including counselling which can give you the opportunity to talk in confidence with someone who is impartial and separate from work, social and family life. The Mental Health Team support students with existing mental health conditions.

 To access support please email wellbeing@dmu.ac.uk or book a Single Point of Access Appointment (online or face to face) via MyGateway.

Disabled Student's Allowance

Did you know that if you have a diagnosed mental health condition and you are a UK student you could be eligible for funded support? This fund is called the Disabled Student’s Allowance and it can help to cover costs such as study related support or specialist equipment.  One example of the study related support you could receive is regular sessions with a Mental Health Mentor, which can focus on (but is not limited to): time management, motivation and procrastination, stress and anxiety and finding a healthy lifestyle balance.

 The allowance does not have to paid after graduation and it is linked to your individual needs. Please visit Disabled Student’s Allowance for more information and for support in the application process please contact wellbeing@dmu.ac.uk