University Mental Health Day 2017
BY Student Wellbeing 16 February 2017
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘active mental health’ and aims to promote the relationship between getting active and positive mental health and wellbeing.
Show us how you get active for mental health by taking part in our photo competition using the hashtag #UoRGetActive
on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. You could be in with the chance to win the top prize of a £50 Blackwells voucher, a free month's membership at the SportsPark or one of two £20 vouchers to use at the Unique Fruits fruit and veg market. Click here for full terms and conditions.We’ll also be joined by “knockout” guest speaker and sporting legend Frank Bruno MBE on Wednesday 1 March who will be here to talk about his well-documented struggle with mental illness.
Wednesday 1 March
1-2pm at the SportsPark
This event is free and can be booked online or by ringing the SportsPark reception on 01189318799.
In conversation with…Frank Bruno MBE
Wednesday 1 March, 2–3pm, Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS
Frank Bruno MBE is a former World and European heavyweight boxing champion who has battled with Bipolar Disorder and severe depression in the public eye.
Having won 40 of his 45 professional fights and been crowned World Champion in September 1995, Frank refers to his fight with mental illness as the “toughest fight of his life”.
Frank now works more widely as a mental health ambassador, campaigning to break down stigma around mental health and will be here to talk about his experiences and answer your questions.
Admission free. Students and staff only. Click here to book your place.
Thursday 2 March
11am - 3pm in Palmer foyer
Visit the BikeSmart stand find out how cycling can help improve your health, wealth and happiness. Pick up two free ReadyBike journeys and enter a prize draw to win £100 voucher to use in the Oracle.
‘Nutrition for Body and Mind’ a talk by Nutritional Therapist, Dr Maria Paula Goncalves, Doctor in Food Science and Raw Chef
1-2pm in Palmer 103
Guided nature walk with ecologist Chris Foster
1-1.45pm, meet at the Chaplaincy
'Achieving your Potential: be your best' a talk by Head of Wellbeing, Dr Alicia Pena, Counselling & Occupational Psychologist
2-3pm in Palmer G04
Taking the edge off student life with drugs and alcohol?’ An informational talk on the effects of drugs on your mental health by Ben Houghton, IRIS partnership
2-3.15pm in the Wing Aung Boardroom, Students’ Union Building
Mindfulness-inspired walk around the Harris Garden with Chaplain, Mark Laynesmith
3-3.45pm, meet at the Chaplaincy
‘Bibliotherapy’ - A display of therapeutic and wellbeing books available in the Library
All day, ground floor of the Library
Look out for special promotions in all university food and drink outlets, information stalls in the Palmer Foyer and other activities hosted by RUSU.