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: email@example.com or contact us on Instagram @studentmindsbath.
What are our aims for the year?
- Build up our presence on social media so that our support can reach more students :)
- Run campaigns that reduce the stigma around mental health within the student community and offer helpful resources.
- Create a bigger space for people to talk more openly about mental health.
- Plan regular socials to create a greater sense of community within our group.
- Strive for the Inclusivity Award, running projects championing awareness of mental health experiences within minority groups and collaborating with various other societies across campus.
Upcoming Events / Campaigns
Student Minds are planning a discussion evening surrounding topics of how international students conceive of and experience wellbeing and mental health at university.
Nathalia Gjersoe (Associate Dean for Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) has kindly agreed to speak and a team of international student volunteers will facilitate small group discussions during the evening.
Ideas and themes discussed may be used collaboratively by the University and SU to guide wellbeing related projects.
All students welcome :).
Find out more here:
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.
- 'Bronze Certificate' recipients for the Sustainability Award 2022.
Previous Projects 2021 ~ 2022:
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, 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).
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Become a member!
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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:
- The 'Student Space' newsletter subscription will keep you updated with Student Space news, including new services and information for students. The sign-up link is here:
- 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:
Need emotional support?
- Contact the Counselling and Mental Health Team to book an appointment and speak to a trained mental health professional. Visit the Roper Centre in 4 West, book online or call 01225 383838. The Be Well - Talk Now service and other support groups are also available; further information can be found on the university 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 can also get support from SHOUT by texting 85258.
- 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.
Meet the Team