Who are we?
Student Minds is a national charity that works to help students with mental health problems, and campaigns to raise awareness about student mental health. Here at Student Minds Bath, we are a student-led group committed to supporting university students with their mental health and wellbeing on and off-campus.
What do we do?
We aim to support student mental health! Our committee runs a number of campaigns and events on campus to raise awareness and create positive change around the importance of mental health and wellbeing for students here in Bath. We're always listening out for how students' mental health can be improved in all areas of university life (both in and out of academia), so feel free to get in touch via email if you have any relevant feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are our aims for the year?
- Increase our social media presence and make the content relatable: we want our Instagram page to be a warm and friendly place to visit if students are feeling low or need some light-hearted motivation.
- Collaborate with more societies for events to reach a greater number of students: mental health wellbeing applies to all!
- Individual committee member aims:
- Anastasia: Creating a more supportive community on campus, attentive to student needs!
- Arabella: Reducing stigma!
- Jahanvi: Self-care activities to support people!
- Jay: Male mental health!
BIG COMMITTEE WINS 2021-2022:
- 'Best Campaign, Project or Event' at The Education Awards 2022 (for our long-term 'Personal Tutor Improvements' project in collaboration with university department heads).
- 'Change Makers Award' at The Student Union Awards 2022 (for our work on the Male Mental Health Support Group, Look After Your Mate Training, Sports Wellbeing Project and Personal Tutor Improvements).
- 'Bronze Certificate' received for the Inclusivity Award 2022.
Current Ongoing Nominations
- Sustainability Award (aiming for Gold status).
2021-2022 Previous Projects:
Male Mental Health Peer Support Group (collaboration with the SU Community Officer, Student Union Advice & Support and the University Student & Wellbeing Services).
Personal Tutor Improvements (collaboration with the SU Education Officer, subject departmental heads and the University staff 'Task and Finish' group).
Sports Group Wellbeing (collaboration with the SU Sports Officer and sports teams across the University and Student Union).
‘Look After Your Mate’ Training (collaboration with the Student Union Advice & Support services and student policy & safeguarding officer).
Previous & Upcoming Socials/Events
- Freshers SU groups fair.
- Welcome social.
- Collaborative film screening event of 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story' with Nightline.
- Male Mental Health awareness and discussion event.
- Mental health coffee morning in collaboration with SU RAG.
- Christmas Social - Plug & Tub Pub Quiz.
- Refresh Week SU fair.
- Committee Nominations Social at Lime Tree.
- 'Be Well Week' Breathers session in The Edge (mandala drawing and affirmation journaling).
- Male Mental Health focus-group sessions.
- 'Look After Your Mate' wellbeing training sessions.
- The Student Union Awards.
- The Education Awards.
- End of year social - Royal Crescent picnic event (in collaboration with Amnesty International, VegSoc, People & Planet and Sustainable Fashion societies).
- Committee Handover Session.
- 2022-23 Events!
Contact or Follow us!
Need emotional support?
- Coronavirus Resource Hub
- Contact the Counselling and Mental Health Teams (in 4 West) to book an appointment and speak to a trained mental health professional. Call 01225 383838, or email email@example.com. Further information can be found on their website.
- Bath Nightline is a student-run listening service open every night, 8 pm-8 am during term time. You can find their number on the back of your library card. They also have an instant messaging service which can be found on their website.
- Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, offering a 100% confidential helpline. Call 116 123. www.samaritans.org
- You may find it helpful to get in touch with the Advice and Support Centre (Level 2 of the Students Union). View further information and opening hours: Advice and Support.
Need immediate medical attention?
If you feel that you’ve recently been struggling to cope, or you have had thoughts about hurting yourself in any way, please take action now to keep yourself safe:
- Get in touch with your GP as soon as you can.
- If your surgery is closed, call NHS Direct (111) for further advice.
If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 now (if you are on campus, call the University Security emergency number, 01225 383999, to do this). Visit Students Against Depression for advice and suggestions on what to do now.'
How to get involved with the national charity:
The 'National Student Minds' newsletter subscription will keep you up to date with news, research, campaigns, fundraisers and opportunities with Student Minds. The sign-up link is here:
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The 'Student Minds blog' is the biggest blog in the UK dedicated to student mental health and university life. We believe students should have a place to speak up about their experiences of living with mental health difficulties and show others that they are not alone. The 'Student Minds Blog' email services subscription sign-up link: