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What is Wellbeing & Mental Health at CUSU?

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By joining our free group you can help us:

  • Raise awareness of mental health on campus, get involved or run your own campaigns.
  • Be informed on services and resources available and how they can help with your needs.
  • Enact change; help reduce the stigma attached to mental health.

CUSU Wellbeing & Mental Health is a space to share your ideas, campaigns and concerns about Wellbeing & Mental Health at Coventry University.

We organise events and campaigns, share resources and services to help those who are suffering from Mental Ill Health – have an idea for a mental health activity or fundraiser? Let us know!

CUSU Wellbeing and Mental Health is a signposting and awareness raising platform, we are here to put you in the direction of the professionals who can better help with your issues.

Have a look at what we have coming up this term as well as what we have been up to in the past academic year!

Students taking part in a Wellbeing walk organised last year through the Student Volunteer Week

World Mental Health Day (10th Oct)

  • Promote mental health practises across the university.
  • Promote mental health services across the university.
  • Sign posting to resources early on for students in their university career.

“The world is experiencing the unprecedented impact of the current global health emergency due to COVID-19 that has also impacted on the mental health of millions of people. We know that the levels of anxiety, fear, isolation, social distancing and restrictions, uncertainty and emotional distress experienced have become widespread as the world struggles to bring the virus under control and to find solutions.”

A friendly dog visit by the charity Pets As Therapy on campus

With COVID-19 academia will bring about unique challenges for students and staff. At Coventry, we are making it a part of everything that we hope to deliver this year, as well as going forward. We have some brilliant new platforms and programs for students to engage with to help prevent and cope with mental health strains.

 

National Stress Awareness Day (4th Nov).

  • Raising awareness for the dangers of stress at university.
  • Sharing resources to help better deal with negative stress.
  • Learn how to utilise healthy stresses for personal growth.

Stress is an important factor – it is a natural response to the demands made by ourselves and the environments we are put in. The academic environment of higher education is a new challenge for many and with it comes stress, from social to academic and everything in between, it’s about being aware of our stresses and separating the healthy from the unhealthy and overwhelming.

The aim of the day is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma in accepting and searching for help when things are not going so well. November is a key date for many students, as the mid-point of the first term; the metaphorical training wheels of Freshers’ have fallen off and the serious undertaking of studying has kicked into a higher gear.

 

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